Laura S. Walker State Park

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Golf Tournament
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 9 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
This is your chance to support your park and have a blast while you are at it. This will be a shotgun start tournament. Prizes for the tournament are as follows: 1st place wins $200, 2nd place wins $120 and 3rd place wins $80. $200 a team/$50 a person. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Easter at Twilight
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 6 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Bring your flashlight and baskets, and join us for a fun egg hunt in the dark. Crafts will start at 6 p.m. with no charge. We will have two egg hunts, one at 7:30 p.m. for children ages 0-5 at the Interpretive Center, and the second at 8:30 p.m. that will be open to all ages. $3 plus $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

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
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.

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.