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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Directions

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
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    Phone
    912-287-4900
    912-285-6154

    Natural Knowledge
    Wednesdays 10 AM - 6 PM – Sep 2, 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 – Sep 5, 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.
    Night Hike
    Saturdays 8 PM - 9 PM – Sep 5, 2015 until Sep 26, 2015 
    Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Laura S. Walker State Park
    Join a ranger for a discussion and hike on a different topic each week. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
    Rain Barrel Workshop
    Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
    Presenter/Location: Laura S. Walker State Park
    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...  $25.00 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
    Nighttime Sky Watch Program
    Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
    Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Laura S. Walker State Park
    Enjoy 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
    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.
    Spruce Up - Your State Parks Day
    Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 3:30 PM
    Presenter/Location: Laura S. Walker State Park
    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 GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Laura S. Walker State Park
    Join 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 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.
    Contacts
    BOB HOWARD BOYNE
    912-285-5615  PARK MANAGER, GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

    Darlene Youmans

    Lou Carver

    Owen Travis Griffin
    912-287-4900  Assistant Manager

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