Laura S. Walker State Park

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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. New Sportsman's Cabins sleep six. The park’s namesake was a Georgia writer, teacher, civic leader and naturalist who loved trees and worked for their preservation.


GPS Coordinates:

N 31.143466 | W -082.214533
Located 9 miles southeast of Waycross on 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.

5653 Laura Walker Road
Waycross, GA 31503
Ware County
Laura S. Walker State Park
5653 Laura Walker Road
Waycross, GA 31503 View Details

Laura S. Walker State Park



Saturday Afternoon Football Special at The Lakes
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 12 PM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Laura S. Walker State Park
Golf at The Lakes each Saturday afternoon in October while listening to your favorite college football team's score on your phone or stop by the pro-shop for updated scores and a beverage. Take advantage of discounted golf prices during this time each week! 18-hole rate is reduced to 9-hole rate.  $21.40 (cart fee included) $5 parking. 912-285-6154.
Friends of Laura S. Walker State Park Meeting
3rd Monday of Month 7 PM - 8 PM until Nov 21, 2016 
Thursday, Nov 3, 2016 7 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Laura S. Walker State Park
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.
The Night Sky
Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 5 PM to 7 PM
Presenter/Location: Laura S. Walker State Park
Join us for a fascinating evening learning about the night sky. Sculpt your own moon crater and create a map of the solar system, then head outdoors to enjoy the view.  $3 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Walk off the Turkey Hike
Saturday, Nov 26, 2016 1 PM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Laura S. Walker State Park
Join a member of park staff as we walk off the turkey and talk turkey on the Big Creek Nature Trail. Meet at the Visitor's Center. Please bring water and wear comfortable shoes. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Christmas at the Interpretive Center
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 5 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Laura S. Walker State Park
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.

Darlene Youmans

Lou Carver

Owen Travis Griffin
912-287-4900  Assistant Manager