Skip to Content (Press Enter)

Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
  • ParkPass
  • 2016 Parks Guide
  • Laura S. Walker Sportsman's Cabins
  • Fitzgerald, GA

Laura S. Walker State Park

Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 912-287-4900
Golf Course 912-285-6154

Check Last Minute Availability
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.

$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 — 10HP limit except between 9 a.m.–6 p.m. EDT & 11 a.m.–7 p.m. DST
• Kayak Rentals
• Waterskiing
• Playgrounds
• Lake Swimming
• Hiking & Biking — 4 miles of trails; wildlife observation boardwalk

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

Laura S. Walker State Park Business Plan

Facebook Like us on Facebook

About Mrs. Laura Walker

Make a Reservation
View by date
Natural Knowledge
Wednesdays 10 AM - 12 PM – Jun 29, 2016 until Dec 28, 2016 
On select Wednesdays, learn about the wonders of the natural world around us, making a craft, and taking an interpretive hike with our naturalist. Topics vary each week.  $3 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Story and Craft
Saturdays 4 PM - 5 PM – Jul 2, 2016 until Dec 31, 2016 
On select Saturdays throughout the year enjoy a story with a park ranger then a fun craft. Each week will be a different theme. Please call the park for specific dates for this program.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration
Monday, Jul 4, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Children can participate in 3-legged races, sack races, sailboat races, cornhole, relay races, egg carry, and other fun games. Free watermelon, hot dogs, drinks and cookies will be available afterward while supplies last. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Friends of Laura S. Walker State Park Meeting
3rd Monday of Month 7 PM - 8 PM until Nov 21, 2016 
Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 7 PM to 8 PM
Thursday, Aug 4, 2016 7 PM to 8 PM
More Dates...
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.
Junior Ranger Camp
Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016 to Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 8 AM to 12 PM
Children will participate in activities that focus on the outdoors and work toward earning a Junior Ranger badge. Activities include outdoor skills, trail walks, birding, and more. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the Park Office to register. Ages 6-12 years old.  $40.00 per student $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Heels And Wheels For Megan's House Triathlon/Duathlon
Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 7 AM to 11 AM
Registration begins at 6:00 a.m. Challenge begins at 7:30 a.m. Please visit for more event details and fees or call the DRC Sports Race Management office at 352-637-2475. You may also contact the Easter Seals/Megan's House at 877-541-7325. $5 parking. 877-541-7325.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Beautiful Birds and Butterflies
Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Enjoy a short presentation on some of the winged creatures that call this park home. Children can participate in a craft while the adults can help tidy up the Interpretive Center's bird/butterfly sanctuary.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9 AM to 11 AM
In conjunction with National Public Lands Day, come join other volunteers for a day of service at the park. Volunteers will be working on a variety of projects that include lake clean up with Rivers Alive and the Cooperative Extension Office. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 4:30 PM to 9 PM
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.  $3 per vehicle. $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.

Laura S. Walker State Park
5653 Laura Walker Road
Waycross, GA 31503 View Details

Laura S. Walker State Park

Make reservations using the options above or call 1-800-864-7275 (Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–8 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. EST).
List All Parks | Reservation Questions | Reservation Types | Activities Chart | Accessibility
 Georgia State Park's Twitter Georgia State Park's Facebook Georgia State Park's Instagram Georgia State Park's PinterestGeorgia State Park's YouTube Georgia State Park's eNewsletter Georgia TourismAmerica's State Parks