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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


Amenities

  • 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

Directions

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.



Weather

Special Statement

Issued:
8:44 PM EDT on April 28, 2017
Expires:
9:00 PM EDT on April 29, 2017
Clear
Friday 04/28/2017 10%
Clear
Mostly clear. Lows overnight in the low 70s.
Mostly Cloudy
Saturday 04/29/2017 20%
Mostly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. A stray afternoon thunderstorm is possible. High 96F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.
Mostly Cloudy
Sunday 04/30/2017 10%
Mostly Cloudy
Mainly cloudy. High 93F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Monday 05/01/2017 50%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Mostly cloudy early. Scattered thunderstorms developing later in the day. High 88F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 05/02/2017 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High near 90F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.


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