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Laura S. Walker State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 912-287-4900
Golf Course 912-285-6154


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  "Golf Package" at The Lakes


Located near the northern edge of the mysterious Okefenokee Swamp, this park is home to many fascinating creatures and plants, including alligators and carnivorous pitcher plants. Walking or biking along the lake’s edge and nature trail, visitors may spot the shy gopher tortoise, numerous oak varieties, saw palmettos, yellow shafted flickers, warblers, owls and great blue herons. The park’s lake offers opportunities for fishing, swimming and boating, and kayaks and bicycles are available for rent.  The Lakes, a championship 18-hole golf course, features a clubhouse, golf pro and junior/senior rates. Greens are undulating rather than tiered. Each fairway and landing area is defined with gentle, links-style mounds that accent the course’s three large lakes.  The park’s namesake was a Georgia writer, teacher, civic leader and naturalist who loved trees and worked for their preservation.


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Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office Hours: 8AM-5PM
$5 parking. Annual passes available.
GeorgiaStateParks.org/LauraSWalker

Free wi-fi service is available at Visitor Center.


ACCOMMODATIONS & FACILITIES:
    • 626 Acres
    • 44 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($25-$28)
    • 7 Picnic Shelters ($35)
    • 4 Group Shelters (seat 75–165, $85–$170)
    • Group Camp (sleeps 142, $450)
    • Pioneer Campground ($30)
    • 120-Acre Lake
    The Lakes Golf Course & Pro Shop (18-Holes) ($31-$38.50)
    The Lakes Grille at The Lakes Golf Course


ACTIVITIES:
    • Golf
    • Fishing
    • Boating and Waterskiing -- 10 HP restriction except between 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. EST and 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Daylight Savings Time
    • Single, Tandem, & Fishing Kayak Rentals
    • Playgrounds
    • Lake Swimming
    Geocaching
    • Hiking and Biking – nearly 4 miles of nature trails, wildlife observation platform
    Weddings (park approval required)

• Camping & Golf Packages are now available at the park's 18-hole The Lakes Golf Course. Call 1-877-591-5578 or click here for more information.


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Events
Friends of Laura S. Walker State Park Meeting
Monday, May 19, 2014 7 PM to 8 PM
Monday, Jun 16, 2014 7 PM to 8 PM
Monday, Jul 21, 2014 7 PM to 8 PM
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Come join us at the Interpretive Center for our monthly meeting. Meet volunteers and friends who care for the park and discuss upcoming events and current park projects. Learn about ways in which you can get involved and volunteer. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Address/Directions
Laura S. Walker State Park
5653 Laura Walker Rd.
Waycross , GA31503


GPS Coordinates:
N 31.143466 | W -082.214533

Located 9 miles southeast of Waycross on GA Route 177. Take 1-75 to exit 62, follow US 82 east through Waycross. Or, I-95 to exit 36, follow US 82 west 47 miles.

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    Laura S. Walker State Park
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    Waycross, GA 31503 View Details


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