Laura S. Walker State Park

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Star Stare
Saturday, May 6, 2017 9 PM to 10 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Gaze into Laura Walker's dark skies and learn about the celestial beauty to be found there. Get a chance to use our high power telescope and see star dust and light you cannot see with the naked eye. Programs may also include crafts and scorpion hunts. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Nest Search - Kids to Parks Day
Saturday, May 20, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Laura S Walker State Park is planning to participate in a national level citizen science project. We will be hunting for bird nests, and throughout the year park staff will monitor and collect data to add to our knowledge of native birds. Join in for this exciting foray. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Pet Adopt-a-Thon
Saturday, May 27, 2017 8 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Adopt a cat or dog, enjoy raffles and exhibits from local animal-associated businesses, bring your leashed pet to enjoy our nature trails and participate in a vaccine clinic. Please don't bring animals with a history of aggression. Livestock are not permitted on park grounds. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Two Trails, One Day - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
We will begin with a hike on Big Creek Nature Trail, meeting at the Visitor's Center. Keep your eyes peeled for the gopher tortoise and indigo snake. Then at 11 AM we will meet at Picnic Shelter #7 to hike down the Laura Walker Lake Trail to the boardwalk, where you may enjoy yourself at your own pace and head back up the trail at your leisure. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Get Outdoors Full Moon Paddle
Friday, Jun 9, 2017 8 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Celebrate this day by watching the full moon rise over our black water. Limited space; pre-registration required. This is a ranger led paddle, the lake is closed to the public after sunset. $25 single; $35 tandem $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Kid's Fishing Rodeo - Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 8 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Celebrate National Fishing Week at the Park. Children between the ages of 3 and 12 are welcome to participate. Prizes in various categories will be awarded. Hot dogs, drinks, and live bait will be provided. All children must register at the Gazebo before fishing. We will also be doing a fish count, so weigh and identify your fish. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Monday, June 12, 2017

Hook a Kid on Golf
Monday, Jun 12, 2017 8 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
A week long course in partnership with the YMCA to teach children ages 7-14 an introduction to golf. Nine core values are taught. Attendance is limited to 40 participants. Volunteer coaches help teach this week long class. Participants receive a set of golf clubs, shirt, hat, and water bottle. 125 plus $5 parking. 912-285-6154.
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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Star Stare
Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 9:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Gaze into Laura Walker's dark skies and learn about the celestial beauty to be found there. Get a chance to use our high power telescope and see star dust and light you cannot see with the naked eye. Programs may also include crafts and scorpion hunts. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration
Tuesday, Jul 4, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Families can participate in old-fashioned games. Free watermelon, hot dogs, drinks and cookies will be available afterward while supplies last. This event will be at Group Shelter #2. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Adventure Camp
Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 9 AM to 4 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Kids age 10-13 come out and enjoy 3 days of outdoor adventure. Kayaking, fishing, hiking, outdoor skills, and environmental education and more. Space is limited, reservations required. $95 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Soak It In 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Adventure Camp
Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 9 AM to 4 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Kids age 10-13 come out and enjoy 3 days of outdoor adventure. Kayaking, fishing, hiking, outdoor skills, and environmental education and more. Space is limited, reservations required. $95 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Soak It In 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Adventure Camp
Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 9 AM to 4 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Kids age 10-13 come out and enjoy 3 days of outdoor adventure. Kayaking, fishing, hiking, outdoor skills, and environmental education and more. Space is limited, reservations required. $95 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Soak It In 

Friday, July 28, 2017

Star Stare
Friday, Jul 28, 2017 9:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Gaze into Laura Walker's dark skies and learn about the celestial beauty to be found there. Get a chance to use our high power telescope and see star dust and light you cannot see with the naked eye. Programs may also include crafts and scorpion hunts. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Star Stare
Saturday, Aug 12, 2017 9:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Gaze into Laura Walker's dark skies and learn about the celestial beauty to be found there. Get a chance to use our high power telescope and see star dust and light you cannot see with the naked eye. Programs may also include crafts and scorpion hunts. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Star Stare
Friday, Sep 22, 2017 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Gaze into Laura Walker's dark skies and learn about the celestial beauty to be found there. Get a chance to use our high power telescope and see star dust and light you cannot see with the naked eye. Programs may also include crafts and scorpion hunts. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Bark in the Park
Saturday, Oct 7, 2017 9 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Bring your canine friend for a day of fun. Enter into our agility and obedience competitions, or if you have a youngster, they can join the puppy race. We will have some demonstrations, dog safe treats, and dog hikes. Registration for each competition will be $10 a canine. Prizes will be from local businesses. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Star Stare
Friday, Oct 20, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Gaze into Laura Walker's dark skies and learn about the celestial beauty to be found there. Get a chance to use our high power telescope and see star dust and light you cannot see with the naked eye. Programs may also include crafts and scorpion hunts. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 3 PM to 7 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Children of all ages can play brand new games as well as old favorites to win candy. Bring the whole family because we will also have bingo, hayrides, a haunted hayride, face painting and much more! Overnight campers may participate in our campsite decoration contest. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Star Stare
Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Gaze into Laura Walker's dark skies and learn about the celestial beauty to be found there. Get a chance to use our high power telescope and see star dust and light you cannot see with the naked eye. Programs may also include crafts and scorpion hunts. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Star Stare
Friday, Nov 17, 2017 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Gaze into Laura Walker's dark skies and learn about the celestial beauty to be found there. Get a chance to use our high power telescope and see star dust and light you cannot see with the naked eye. Programs may also include crafts and scorpion hunts. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Christmas at the Park
Saturday, Dec 9, 2017 5 PM to 8 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join the staff at the Interpretive Center for some holiday crafts, a campfire, and some Christmas sweets. All ages are welcome to join in the fun. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.