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Attention: The Lake at Laura S. Walker State Park will be lowered and closed to all watercraft, effective Wednesday, October 15, 2014, due to the construction of new camper cabins and other construction projects.


Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sun Jul 03 2016   Later Dates


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 kayaks are available for rent. The park’s namesake was a Georgia writer, teacher, civic leader and naturalist who loved trees and worked for their preservation.

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.


626 Acres
44 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($25-$28)
7 Picnic Shelters ($35)
4 Group Shelters (seat 75–165, $85–$170)
Group Camp (sleeps 142, $450)
Pioneer Campground ($30)
120-Acre Lake (may close due to low water)
The Lakes Golf Course & Pro Shop (18-Holes) ($31-$38.50)

Nearby Attractions:

Crooked River State Park
Dixon Memorial W.M.A.
Dixon Memorial W.M.A. Public Firing Range
Farmers Market
General Coffee State Park
Historic Downtown Waycross
Jekyll Island
Mall Cinema 7
Obediah's Okefenok
Okefenokee Adventures
Okefenokee Heritage Center
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
Okefenokee Swamp Park
Satilla River
Satilla Square Shopping Center
Southern Forest World
St. Simons Island
Stephen C. Foster State Park
Suwannee River Eco-Lodge
Suwannee River Visitor Center
The Lakes Golf Course at Laura Walker
The Mall at Waycross
Waycross, Georgia & the Okefenokee Swamp
Waycross Motor Speedway

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Bike Rentals
  • Boat Launch
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Dogs Allowed on leash
  • Dump Station
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayak Rentals
  • Pit Toilet - pioneer campground
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Visitors Center
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Observation Platform
Alerts and Important Information
Parkpass is required for all vehicles.
ParkPass fees: 1-12 passenger vehicles $5 per day or $50 annual ParkPass;
13 - 30 passenger vehicles $30 per day or $75 annual ParkPass;
31 or more passenger vehicles $70 per day or $250 annual ParkPass;
Georgia active duty military/veterans $3.75 per day or $37.50 annual ParkPass.

ParkPass is available at the park office or by calling (770) 389-7401.
Overnight guests pay only one fee for the duration of their stay.


Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
31.14306, -82.21639
31°8'35"N, 82°12'59"W

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.

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Information:  (912)287-4900