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Laura S Walker State Park
Laura S Walker State Park © Chris Smith
Laura S Walker State Park © Chris Smith
5653 Laura Walker Rd.
Waycross, Georgia   31503

Phone: 912-287-4900
Reservations: 800-864-7275
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. A championship 18-hole golf course, The Lakes, features a clubhouse, golf pro 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.
Golf Course
The Lakes features a natural beauty rare in golf courses today. Steve Burns' golf design was able to preserve much of that beauty by using native sand for the many traps and waste areas. Greens are undulating rather than tiered. Each fairway and landing area is defined with gentle, links-style mounds that accent the courses three large lakes. So natural is the course - and so close to the Okefenokee Swamp - that it's not uncommon to see an alligator roaming the waterways. What better incentive to keep the ball in the fairway?

Full-Service Golf Shop: Features golf accessories, snack bar and group/individual lessons (with advance appointment).

Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Hours may vary according to season. Open daily except Christmas Day.

Tee Times: Reservations taken seven days a week - recommended on weekends and holidays.

Overnight Accommodations:44 campsites and local hotels

Course Layout: Holes: 18 Holes Yards: 6595 Rating: 71.9 Slope: 122 Par: 72

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
April 8
we checked in on mar.30th. the flies were so bad you could not sit outside or cook, and they were also inside our camper. we were to stay until april 5th, but could not stand the flies. they did not offer to refund out money for the remainder of our stay. we are very disappointed .greg & henrietta
December 26 clean and friendly
April 24 ants!!
I stayed here April 18 for 3 nights. The park was very nice and clean but the ants were terrible. My RV and my daughters camper were full of ants before we left. The park needs to spray or something to solve this problem.


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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