The Coast / Waycross

Laura S. Walker State Park

5653 Laura Walker Rd.
Waycross, GA 31503

912-287-4900 | 800-864-7275
  • Laura S. Walker Campsite

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  • Laura S. Walker Fishing

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  • Laura S. Walker Interpretive Center

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  • Laura S. Walker Hiking

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  • Laura S. Walker Boating

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  • Laura S. Walker Playground

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  • Laura S. Walker Playground

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  • Laura S. Walker Bird Watching

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  • Laura S. Walker Wildlife Observation Platform

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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, skiing and boating, and single, tandem, and fishing kayaks, as well as 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.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Monday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Tuesday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Wednesday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Thursday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Friday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Saturday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Daily ParkPass $5.00


    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Parking on Site, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter

    Group Amenities


    Near Interstate Highway


    Site Information

    Dump Station, Number of Sites, Pull-thru Sites, RVs Permitted, Tenters Welcome

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Kayaking 101

    Kayaking 101

    05/14/2016 - 05/14/2016

    Learn the basics to kayaking with park rangers! We will learn several basic strokes and techniques for rescues. Space is limited, and registration required. This is an all day event with instruction in the morning, a lunch break, and then practice on the lake in the afternoon.

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  • Friends of Laura S. Walker State Park Meeting

    Friends of Laura S. Walker State Park Meeting

    05/16/2016 - 11/21/2016

    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.

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  • Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration

    Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration

    07/04/2016 - 07/04/2016

    Celebrate Independence Day at Laura S. Walker State Park for the Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Laura S. Walker State Park.

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  • Fall Festival

    Fall Festival

    10/22/2016 - 10/22/2016

    Children of all ages can play brand new games, as well as old favorites to win candy. Bring the whole family because we will also have live music, bingo, hayrides, a haunted hayride, face painting and much more! There will even be some activities for toddlers.

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  • Night Sky

    Night Sky

    11/12/2016 - 11/12/2016

    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.

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