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

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LAKE NOTICE:  The park's lake will be closed to all boating on Oct. 15 for several months, 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

    Laura S. Walker First Day Hike
    Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 9 AM to 10 AM
    Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Laura S. Walker State Park
    Join us for a 1.3 mile ranger-led nature hike along our beautiful Big Creek Nature Trail. We will see and discuss flora and fauna that are native to our area while getting fit for the New Year. The trail is approximately 1.3 miles and an easy hike for almost all ages so bring the family. $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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