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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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LAKE NOTICE:  The park's lake is temporarily closed to all boating, allowing for maintenance and construction projects.  

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-$30)
    &bull: Camper Cabins (coming mid-2015)
    • 7 Picnic Shelters ($35)
    • 4 Group Shelters (seat 75–165, $45–$175)
    • Group Camp (sleeps 142, $450)
    • Pioneer Campground ($35)
    • 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, boardwalk, 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
Story and Craft
Saturdays 4 PM - 5 PM – Sep 5, 2015 until Dec 26, 2015 
Enjoy a story with a park ranger then a fun craft. Each week will be a different theme.  $1.00 per person $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Night Hike
Saturdays 8 PM - 9 PM – Sep 5, 2015 until Sep 26, 2015 
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin a ranger for a discussion and hike on a different topic each week. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Natural Knowledge
Wednesdays 10 AM - 6 PM – Sep 9, 2015 until Dec 30, 2015 
Get Outdoors GeorgiaCome out every Wednesday and enjoy learning about the wonders of the natural world around us, making a craft, and taking an interpretive hike with our naturalist. Come join us from 10:00 a.m. till Noon or from 4:00 p.m. till 6:00 p.m. the cost of the event is $3.  $3 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Rain Barrel Workshop
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
There will be a brief presentation on the benefits of rain barrels and overall water conservation. We will then go over in detail how to construct your rain barrel and assist with installation. Registration includes the barrel and a do-it-yourself diverter kit. All necessary tools and equipment will be provided.  $25.00 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Nighttime Sky Watch Program
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaEnjoy a tour of the night sky as we get an up-close view of the moon. Please pay at the park office. This program is weather permitting.  $3 per person $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Friends of Laura S. Walker State Park Meeting
Monday, Sep 21, 2015 7 PM to 8 PM
Monday, Oct 19, 2015 7 PM to 8 PM
Monday, Nov 16, 2015 7 PM to 8 PM
Come join us at Group Shelter #1 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.
Spruce Up - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 3:30 PM
Come join other volunteers for a day of service at the park. Volunteers will be working on a variety of projects that include lake clean up with River's Alive and the Cooperative Extension Office, park clean up, and building a pollinator garden. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Waterway Clean Up - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin our shore-line cleanup efforts with Rivers Alive and the Cooperative Extension Office. We will clean along the water way and remove trash from fishing areas. Please wear clothing that can get dirty. Bring water, a hat, sunscreen and bug spray. 912-287-4900. 912-287-4900.
Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 4 PM to 9 PM
Tons of FunChildren 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 live music, bingo, hayrides, a haunted hayride, face painting, and much more! There will even be some activities for toddlers. Children dressed in costume may enter our raffle prize drawing.  $3 per vehicle. $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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