Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Laura S. Walker State Park

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  "Golf Package" at The Lakes

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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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.

  • About Mrs. Laura Walker

  • Address
    5653 Laura Walker Rd.
    Waycross, GA 31503
    Ware County



    Natural Knowledge
    Wednesdays 10 AM - 6 PM – Oct 7, 2015 until Dec 30, 2015 
    Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Laura S. Walker State Park
    Come 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.
    Story and Craft
    Saturdays 4 PM - 5 PM – Oct 10, 2015 until Dec 26, 2015 
    Presenter/Location: Laura S. Walker State Park
    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.
    Friends of Laura S. Walker State Park Meeting
    Monday, Oct 19, 2015 7 PM to 8 PM
    Monday, Nov 16, 2015 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.
    Fall Festival
    Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 4 PM to 9 PM
    Tons of FunPresenter/Location: Laura S. Walker State Park
    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 live music, bingo, hayrides, a haunted hayride, face painting, and much more! There will even be some activities for toddlers...  $3 per vehicle. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

    Darlene Youmans

    Lou Carver

    Owen Travis Griffin
    912-287-4900  Assistant Manager

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