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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Get Outdoors Georgia Laura S. Walker First Day Hike
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 9 AM - 10 AM

Friends of Laura S. Walker State Park Meeting
Monday, Jan 19, 2015 7 PM - 8 PM
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Okefenokee Swamp Run 10K and 1 mile
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 7 AM - 12 PM
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Friends of Laura S. Walker State Park Golf Tournament
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Fishing Clinic
Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 6 PM - 7 PM
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Junior Ranger Camp
Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015 - Friday, Jun 12, 2015 8 AM - 12 PM
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Kids Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 8 AM - 12 PM
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Independence Day Fun
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 9 AM - 12 PM
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Heels And Wheels For Megan's House Triathlon/Duathlon
Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 7:30 AM - 11 AM

Volunteer Workday - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM - 3:30 PM

Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 4 PM - 9 PM




Address
5653 Laura Walker Rd.
Waycross, GA 31503


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.

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    (912) 287-4900
    (912) 285-6154

     
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