Laura S. Walker State Park

More events are listed on individual park web pages.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Valentine's Full Moon Paddle
Friday, Feb 10, 2017 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Have a romantic paddle in the light of the full moon on Lake Laura Walker. This is a ranger led paddle; the lake is normally closed to the public after sunset. This is a great opportunity for beginners, and there is a high chance of seeing a variety of nocturnal wildlife. We will have limited space, and pre-registration is required. $25 single; $35 tandem. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Soak It In 

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Grown Ups Campout
Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 10 AM to 10 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Want a weekend getaway but can't seem to be able to get away? Well good thing we have the perfect night designed just for you. Set up your tent and let the fun begin. We will have survival mini-series for valuable outdoors skills. Afterwards enjoy a guided nature hike, or crack open a good book. We will end the day full moon paddle around the lake. $100. 912-287-4900.
Soak It In 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Stand-Up Paddle Board Class
Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
You can be among the first people to use the park's stand-up paddle boards. This activity will be on Lake Laura Walker and great for beginners. Close-toed are required. Once everyone is comfortably on their boards, we will take a leisurely paddle around the lake and learn about the wildlife that are an integral part of the aquatic ecosystem. $25 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Soak It In 

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 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Coastal Kids Nature Camp
Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 8 AM to 4 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join park rangers at three different sites and participate in water activities at each site. Students will visit Crooked River State Park, Laura S. Walker State Park, and Fort King George Historic Site. A park ranger will provide transportation from Crooked River to each site. $105 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Soak It In 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Coastal Kids Nature Camp
Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 8 AM to 4 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join park rangers at three different sites and participate in water activities at each site. Students will visit Crooked River State Park, Laura S. Walker State Park, and Fort King George Historic Site. A park ranger will provide transportation from Crooked River to each site. $105 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Soak It In 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Coastal Kids Nature Camp
Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 8 AM to 4 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join park rangers at three different sites and participate in water activities at each site. Students will visit Crooked River State Park, Laura S. Walker State Park, and Fort King George Historic Site. A park ranger will provide transportation from Crooked River to each site. $105 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Soak It In 

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. 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.
Soak It In 

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
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.

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 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.

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.