Laura S. Walker State Park

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Christmas at the Interpretive Center
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 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.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

First Day Hike
Sunday, Jan 1, 2017 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
We will be meeting at the Picnic Shelter #7 to kick off the New Year with a hike on our Laura Walker Lake Trail. We will get to see several ecosystem types, and at the end enjoy our new boardwalk over the black water. You may enjoy the views and head back up the trail at your leisure. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Globe at Night
Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 8 PM to 10 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Kick off the night with space themed activities like making a nebula in a bottle or your own space map. After the crafts, we will head outside to measure the light pollution at our park and star gaze. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Handicapped Accessible 

Friday, March 31, 2017

Grown Ups Campout
Friday, Mar 31, 2017 5 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Stay in our Pioneer Campsite alongside rangers for a night. We will begin with a mini series of survival skills. Afterwards, everyone can show off their campfire cooking skills and learn from an experienced cook. After dinner, we will learn the differences between camping in the back country and front country. A night hike will conclude the night. $25 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Twilight Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 7:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Bring your flashlight and join us for a fun egg hunt in the dark. We will have two egg hunts, one at 7:30 p.m. for children ages 0-5, and the second at 8:30 p.m. that will be open to all ages. This activity will take place at the Interpretive Center. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Adopt-a-thon
Saturday, May 27, 2017 8 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Adopt a cat or dog after experiencing our wonderful park. There will be raffles and exhibits showing off local animal associated businesses. Bring your canine to enjoy our nature trails, or participate in our vaccine clinic. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Soak It In 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Kid's Fishing Rodeo
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. Pizza, drinks, and live bait will be available for purchase. All children must register at Group Shelter #2 before fishing. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

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.

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
Children can participate in three-legged races, sack races, sailboat races, corn hole, relay races, egg carry and other fun 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.

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.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 4:30 PM to 9 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.

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.