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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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 ($25–$30)
• 6 Sportsman's Cabins (sleeps six, $125, $45/dog, $25 linen rental)
• 7 Picnic Shelters ($35)
• 4 Group Shelters (seat 75–165, $45–$175)
• Group Camp (sleeps 142, $450)
• Pioneer Campground ($35)
• 120-Acre Lake
The Lakes Golf Course & Pro Shop ($31–$38.50)
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 Rentals
• First Time Camper Program
• 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, GA
• Waycross Motor Speedway

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Get Golf Ready
Monday, Oct 24, 2016 5 PM to 6 PM
Have you always wanted to golf but did not know where to begin? Now is your opportunity! Each Monday in October learn the basics of the game. Golf Pro David Sikes will be teaching a clinic to get you started in this wonderful sport. 12 limit class size so call to reserve your spot today at The Lakes.  $100.00 plus $5 parking. 912-285-6154.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Ladies Day at The Lakes
Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016 8 AM to 10 AM
Each Wednesday in October, ladies can golf The Lakes' beautiful 18-hole course at a special price. Enjoy the cooler temperatures of Fall while meeting new players on the course. Call the pro-shop to book your tee time today!  $19.26 (cart fee included) $5 parking. 912-285-6154.
Saturday Afternoon Football Special at The Lakes
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 12 PM to 2 PM
Golf at The Lakes each Saturday afternoon in October while listening to your favorite college football team's score on your phone or stop by the pro-shop for updated scores and a beverage. Take advantage of discounted golf prices during this time each week! 18-hole rate is reduced to 9-hole rate.  $21.40 (cart fee included) $5 parking. 912-285-6154.
Friends of Laura S. Walker State Park Meeting
3rd Monday of Month 7 PM - 8 PM until Nov 21, 2016 
Thursday, Nov 3, 2016 7 PM to 8 PM
Come join us at Group Shelter #1 for our monthly meeting. Meet volunteers and friends who care for the park and discuss upcoming events and current park projects. Learn about ways in which you can get involved and volunteer. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
The Night Sky
Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 5 PM to 7 PM
Join us for a fascinating evening learning about the night sky. Sculpt your own moon crater and create a map of the solar system, then head outdoors to enjoy the view.  $3 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Walk off the Turkey Hike
Saturday, Nov 26, 2016 1 PM to 2 PM
Join a member of park staff as we walk off the turkey and talk turkey on the Big Creek Nature Trail. Meet at the Visitor's Center. Please bring water and wear comfortable shoes. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Christmas at the Interpretive Center
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 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