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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Story and Craft
Saturday Every Week from Aug 29, 2015 until Dec. 26, 2015 4 PM - 5 PM
Get Outdoors Georgia
Night Hike
Saturday Every Week from Aug 29, 2015 until Sep. 26, 2015 8 PM - 9 PM
Get Outdoors Georgia
Natural Knowledge
Wednesday Every Week from Sep 2, 2015 until Dec. 30, 2015 10 AM - 6 PM

Rain Barrel Workshop
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 10 AM - 12 PM
Get Outdoors Georgia
Nighttime Sky Watch Program
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 7 PM - 9 PM

Friends of Laura S. Walker State Park Meeting
Monday, Sep 21, 2015 7 PM - 8 PM

Spruce Up - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM - 3:30 PM
Get Outdoors Georgia
Waterway Clean Up - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM - 11 AM

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

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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