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I was in 5th grade when the original Friday The 13th movie was in theaters. I asked my Mom to go see it and got an emphatic NO, so my friends and I did what most kids in a small town of 2,500 people did…..we got our older friends to buy our tickets and we sneaked into the theatre.  

I haven’t seen any of the rest of the series, but was always fascinated by the locations where some of the camp scenes were filmed. I learned today that Hard Labor Creek State Park in Rutledge, Georgia is the iconic film location for Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, one of the most enjoyed installments in the legendary slasher series.

My wife has been wanting to take a day trip somewhere cool since we moved here in January. If you’re looking for a short trip down I-20, it’s only 86 miles from Augusta. 

Maybe I’ll see you there.

Hard Labor Creek State Park

Please note: the Hard Labor Creek Reservoir located in Walton County is not owned or operated by Hard Labor Creek State Park or the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Please visit for information on recreation opportunities at the reservoir.