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Laura S. Walker State Park

 
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Camping & Golf Packages are available at the park's 18 hole The Lakes Golf Course
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.

Natural Knowledge
Wednesday Every Week from May 4, 2016 until Dec. 28, 2016 10 AM - 12 PM

Story and Craft
Saturday Every Week from May 7, 2016 until Dec. 31, 2016 4 PM - 5 PM

Kayaking 101
Saturday, May 14, 2016 9 AM - 4 PM

Friends of Laura S. Walker State Park Meeting
Monday 3rd Week of Month from May 16, 2016 until Nov. 21, 2016 7 PM - 8 PM
Thursday, May 19, 2016 7 PM - 8 PM

Laura S. Walker Trail Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 9 AM - 10:30 AM

Hook a Kid on Golf
Monday, Jun 6, 2016 9 AM - 12 PM

Junior Ranger Camp
Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016 - Friday, Jun 10, 2016 8 AM - 12 PM

Fishing Rodeo-Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 8 AM - 11 AM

Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration
Monday, Jul 4, 2016 9 AM - 12 PM

Heels And Wheels For Megan's House Triathlon/Duathlon
Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 7 AM - 11 AM

Beautiful Birds and Butterflies
Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 1 PM - 3 PM

Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9 AM - 11 AM

Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 4:30 PM - 9 PM

The Night Sky
Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 5 PM - 7 PM

Walk off the Turkey Hike
Saturday, Nov 26, 2016 1 PM - 2 PM

Christmas at the Interpretive Center
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 5 PM - 8 PM




Address
5653 Laura Walker Road
Waycross, GA 31503

Directions

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.



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

 
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