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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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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.
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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
Beginner Birding
Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 8 AM to 10 AM
From 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM we will discuss the different birds you might see in Georgia. From 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM we will take a walk to see what we can discover. Binoculars available. Pre-registration required by September 10.  $3.00 per person $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Friends of Laura S. Walker State Park Meeting
Monday, Sep 15, 2014 7 PM to 8 PM
Monday, Oct 20, 2014 7 PM to 8 PM
Monday, Nov 17, 2014 7 PM to 8 PM
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.
Lakeside Cleanup - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 to Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 9 AM to 3:30 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin us for a volunteer workday to remove the overgrowth of brush and vegetation around Laura Walker lake. This will create more access to the lake for fishing opportunities as well as beautify the park. 912-287-4900.
Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 4 PM to 9 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunChildren of all ages can enjoy playing games and winning candy. We'll also have bingo, hayrides, haunted hayride, scary stories by the campfire, face painting, cakewalk, and more! Children dressed in costume may enter raffle prize drawing. Food/beverages available for purchase. Bingo and cakewalk tickets sold separately. Volunteers needed.  $3 per vehicle. Additional $1 for bingo and cakewalk. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Address/Directions
Laura S. Walker State Park
5653 Laura Walker Rd.
Waycross, GA 31503
Ware County


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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