Laura S. Walker State Park

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Located near the northern edge of the mysterious Okefenokee Swamp, this park is home to many fascinating creatures and plants. Walking along the lake shore and nature trail, visitors may see alligators, carnivorous pitcher plants, 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 boating, skiing and fishing, while a swimming pool is available during summer. A championship 18-hole golf course, The Lakes, features a clubhouse, golf pro, unlimited weekday play and junior/senior citizen discounts. This is one of the few state parks named after a woman, and its name is richly deserved. Laura Walker was a Georgia writer, teacher, civic leader and naturalist who was a great lover of trees and worked for their preservation.

Phone: (800) 864-7275

Other Phone: (912) 287-4900

Latitude/Longitude: 31.135214 , -82.212425


  • tenting
  • store
  • swimming pool
  • fishing
  • lp gas
  • modem connection
  • pullthrus
  • sewer hookups
  • laundry
  • other swimming
  • rentals
  • pets
  • cable tv
  • lodging
  • dump station
  • recreation hall
  • boating
  • group area
  • phone hookups
  • slideouts
  • wi-fi


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.


Monday 03/19/2018 20%
Cloudy. Lows overnight in the mid 60s.
Tuesday 03/20/2018 90%
Variable clouds with strong thunderstorms. Damaging winds and large hail with some storms. High around 80F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 03/21/2018 0%
Partly Cloudy
Sunny with gusty winds. High 64F. Winds WNW at 20 to 30 mph.
Thursday 03/22/2018 0%
Sunny skies. High around 65F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.
Friday 03/23/2018 0%
A mainly sunny sky. High near 70F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

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