LAURA S. WALKER STATE PARK, GA

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...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Wed Sep 02 2015   Later Dates

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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.

WAYCROSS, GEORGIA
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Nonspecific+ Campsite Electric 6 25
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Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Nonspecific+ Campsite Electric 6 40
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LAURA S. WALKER GROUP CAMP WALKER Group Camp 142 Accessible
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LAURA S. WALKER PICNIC SHELTER # 1 Picnic Shelter 50
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LAURA S. WALKER PICNIC SHELTER # 6 Picnic Shelter 100
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LAURA S. WALKER PICNIC SHELTERS Picnic Shelter 50
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LAURA S. WALKER PICNIC SHELTERS Picnic Shelter 50
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LAURA S. WALKER PICNIC SHELTERS Picnic Shelter 50
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LAURA S. WALKER PICNIC SHELTERS Picnic Shelter 50
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LAURA S. WALKER PICNIC SHELTERS Picnic Shelter 50
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LAURA S. WALKER PIONEER CAMPSITE Pioneer Camping 50
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LAURA S. WALKER SHELTER # 1 Group Shelter 165 Accessible
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LAURA S. WALKER SHELTER # 2 Group Shelter 125 Accessible
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LAURA S. WALKER SHELTER # 3 Group Shelter 75 Accessible
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LAURA S. WALKER SHELTER # 4 Group Shelter 90 Accessible
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Nonspecific+ Campsite Electric 6 Accessible 40
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Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
+When you reserve one of these sites, it will not be a site specific reservation. You will be assigned a site when you arrive at the campground.
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Description

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 canoes 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.

Facilities:

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
Fairground
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

Booking Window

Campsite Electric

Sat Aug 02 2014 - Wed Sep 02 2015

Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 13 Month(s) in advance.

Group Camp

Mon Aug 04 2014 - Tue Aug 02 2016

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 24 Month(s) in advance.

Group Shelter

Mon Aug 04 2014 - Wed Sep 02 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 13 Month(s) in advance.

Picnic Shelter

Mon Aug 04 2014 - Wed Sep 02 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 13 Month(s) in advance.

Pioneer Camping

Sat Aug 02 2014 - Wed Sep 02 2015

Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 13 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Boat Launch
  • Boating
  • Canoe Rental
  • Canoeing
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Dump Station
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Office
  • Only Canoe Rentals
  • Pay Phone At Park Office
  • Pit Toilet
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Sewage Dump Station
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Telephone
  • Visitors Center
  • Water Skiing
  • Waterskiing
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Fees and Cancellation Policies

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jan 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
Pioneer Camping $35.00
Picnic Shelter $35.00
Group Shelter $85.00-$170.00
Group Camp $40.00-$450.00
Campsite Electric $28.00
Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Dec 31 2015
Pioneer Camping $35.00
Picnic Shelter $35.00
Group Shelter $85.00-$170.00
Group Camp $45.00-$450.00
Campsite Electric $28.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
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.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

LAURA S. WALKER STATE PARK
5653 LAURA WALKER ROAD
WAYCROSS  GA  31503

Phone Number:

Information:  (912)287-4900
Additional Information