Laura S. Walker State Park

Laura S. Walker State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 912-287-4900
Golf Course 912-285-6154

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"Wander among the pines at Laura S. Walker, the first state park named for a woman, an oasis that shares many features with the unique Okefenokee Swamp, where you can enjoy the serene lake, play rounds on a championship golf course, and stroll along the trails and natural communities in this southeast Georgia haven."

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.

$5 parking. Annual passes available.

Park Hours:

7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Office Hours:

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Accommodations & Facilities:

• 626 Acres
• 44 Campsites
• 6 Sportsman's Cabins — #4 is dog friendly ($50/dog, max 2)
• 7 Picnic Shelters
• 4 Group Shelters (seat 75–165)
• Group Camp (sleeps 142)
• Pioneer Campground
• 120-Acre Lake
The Lakes Golf Course & Pro Shop
The Lakes Grille at The Lakes Golf Course
wireless connection Available in the Visitor Center


• Golf
• Fishing
• Boating — 10 HP limit except between 9 a.m.–6 p.m. EDT & 11 a.m.–7 p.m. DST
• Kayak & Stand-Up Paddleboard Rentals
• Waterskiing
• Playgrounds
• Lake Swimming
• Geocaching
• Hiking & Biking — 4 miles of trails; wildlife observation boardwalk
• Weddings

Nearby Attractions:

Crooked River State Park
• Dixon Memorial WMA
• Fairground
• Farmers Market
General Coffee State Park
Golden Isles of Georgia
• Historic Downtown Waycross
• Jekyll Island
• Obediah's Okefenok
• Okefenokee Adventures
• Okefenokee Heritage Center
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
• Okefenokee Swamp Park
• Satilla River
• Southern Forest World
• St. Simons Island
Stephen C. Foster State Park
Suwannee River Eco-Lodge
• Waycross Motor Speedway

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Rivers Alive
Saturday, Oct 14, 2017 8 AM to 11 AM
The focus on this day is cleaning up around our lake shoreline. The park is working with the local 4-H chapter, and along with the feel good vibes for helping the community, you will also get a free Rivers Alive shirt. We will be meeting at the Interpretive Center, and please bring water,closed-toed shoes, and gloves. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Soak It In
Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 3 PM to 7 PM
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 bingo, hayrides, a haunted hayride, face painting and much more! Overnight campers may participate in our campsite decoration contest.  $3 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Christmas at the Park
Saturday, Dec 9, 2017 5 PM to 8 PM
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.
Laura S. Walker State Park
5653 Laura Walker Road
Waycross, GA 31503
Ware County

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.

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

Laura S. Walker State Park