FACILITIES AVAILABLE for May 17-19:
Tent & RV Campsites / Picnic Shelters / Group Shelters / Group Camp / Group Camp Cabins / Staff House / Kitchen / Pioneer Campsite (Contact park directly for group camp facility and pioneer campsite reservations 912-287-4900.)
(as of May 14, 2013)
"GOLF PACKAGE" AT THE LAKES
Laura S. Walker State Park Business Plan
PUBLIC NOTICE: Due to sufficient increase in lake water levels with recent rains, the lake has reopened to all motorized watercraft. Normal operating hours for boats having motors larger than 10 HP are 9 AM to 7 PM daylight savings time. After daylight savings time ends, the hours are 9 AM To 6 PM Eastern Standard Time. Outside these hours, motors are restricted to 10 HP and less. All vehicles must purchase and display a ParkPass. All boats, regardless of motor size, must be off the water at sunset. Boaters must comply with all boating safety rules and regulations.
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, skiing and boating, and canoes 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.
Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office Hours: 8AM-5PM
$5 parking. Annual passes available.
ACCOMMODATIONS & FACILITIES:
- 626 Acres
- 44 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($24-$26)
- 7 Picnic Shelters ($50)
- 4 Group Shelters (seat 75–165, $85–$170)
- Group Camp (sleeps 142, $450)
- Pioneer Campground ($30)
- 120-Acre Lake (Currently closed to boating due to beach construction. Swimming beach opening summer 2013.)
- The Lakes Golf Course & Pro Shop (18-Holes) ($31-$38.50)
- The Lakes Grille at The Lakes Golf Course
- Boating and Waterskiing -- 10 HP restriction except between 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. EST and 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Daylight Savings Time
- Canoe Rental
- Hiking and Biking – nearly 4 miles of nature trails, wildlife observation platform
- Weddings (park approval required)
Camping & Golf Packages are now available at the park's 18-hole The Lakes Golf Course. Call 1-877-591-5578 or click here for more information.
Nature Trail Tour|
Saturday 9 AM - 10 AM until Aug 24, 2013
|Walk the Big Creek Nature Trail with an interpretive guide while learning more about the park's history, flora and fauna, and geocaching. Tours will be approximately 45 miniutes to 1 hour long. Please arrive to the park office by 8:45 am, and remember to dress appropriately and bring water. Register in advance. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.|
Laura S. Walker Kids Fishing Rodeo|
Saturday, Jun 8, 2013
|Prizes will be awarded for different categories. A food concession area will be available. For kids 13 years old and under. Please bring your own fishing gear and bait. Meet at the screened in Group Shelter behind the playground to sign up for the event. Sponsored by Friends of Laura Walker. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.|