Visit Laura S. Walker State Park in Waycross Georgia
Located near the northern edge of the mysterious Okefenokee Swamp, this 626-acre park is home to many fascinating creatures and plants.
Park Amenities - 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.
Located near the northern edge of the Okefenokee Swamp44 tent, RV and trailer campsites1 pioneer campground - call 912-287-49001 group camp - sleeps 142 people7 picnic shelters4 group shelters that seat 75 to 165 peopleThe Lakes 18-hole Golf Course & Pro Shop The Lakes Grille at The Lakes Golf Coursewildlife observation platform 120-Acre Lake with Swimming beach - Open during summer (Currently closed to boating due to beach construction.) Playgrounds GeoCaching Weddings (park approval required)
Wildlife animals and plants: gopher tortoise, alligators, carnivorous pitcher plants, many oak varieties, yellow shafted flickers, saw palmettos, warblers, owls and great blue herons120-acre lakefishing boat rampboat dockprivate boats are allowed with 10 HP motor limitwater skiingseasonal canoe rentalsHiking and Biking – nearly 4 miles of nature trails, wildlife observation platform
40 foot Campsites hold the following equipment: 1 tent, 2 tents, a pop-up trailer, a trailer up to 40', or a motorhome up to 40'. Each site has water, 20 and 30 amp electrical service, picnic table, grill, and fire ring. No cable hookups. The comfort station has washer/dryer. Maximum 6 people per site. Maximum 2 vehicles per site.
Pioneer Campsite - This is a primitive, rugged site for groups only. A minimum of 10 people is required. The site has water, pit toilets, grill, and picnic table. There is no electrical service. $25 for 1 night deposit for up to 14 people, over 14 people $1 per person up to a maximum of 50 people on site.
Pioneer Campsites A, B, C - These are primitive, rugged sites for groups with a minimum of 10 people only. Each area has an Adirondack shelter and water. All three premium sites share a full service comfort station which includes showers and restrooms.
Picnic Shelters - All visitors are required to have parkpass.
Picnic Shelter #1: Open-sided covered shelter. Near the playground. Shelter has electricity, water, grill and 5 picnic tables. Maximum 30 vehicles.
Picnic Shelter #2: Shelter has electricity, water, grill, and 5 picnic tables.
Picnic Shelter #3: Shelter has electricity, water, grill, and 5 picnic tables.
Picnic Shelter #4: Shelter has electricity, water, grill, and 5 picnic tables.
Picnic Shelter #5: Shelter has electricity, water, grill, and 5 picnic tables.
Picnic Shelter #6: Open-sided covered shelter. Is near playground. Shelter has electricity, water, grill and 5 picnic tables. Maximum 70 vehicles.
Picnic Shelter #7: Located near the boatramp. Shelter has electricity, water, grill, and 5 picnic tables.
Shelter #1: End shelter. Located across the lake by itself. Shelter is handicap accessible. Has heat/air, stove, microwave, refrigerator, bbq pit outside, tables and chairs, island for prepared food, restrooms and play area. Maximum 150 vehicles.
Shelter #2: End shelter. Located in day use area. Referred to as the "BBQ House". Shelter has stove, refrigerator and microwave. Large grill outside and is screened in. No heat/AC but does have ceiling fans. Has tables and chairs for up to 125 people. Maximum 70 vehicles. Shelter #3: End shelter located in day use area. Facility has refrigerator & microwave but nokitchenette, stove or sink. A large grill located outside to rear. Referred to as the "conference room". Heat/AC available. Adjoins shelter #4. Max 50 vehicles.
Shelter #4: End shelter. Located in day use area. Has refrigerator, stove microwave, big outdoor grill. Known as "the game room". Has AC/heat. Adjoins shelter #3. Capacity 90 people. Maximum 30 vehicles.
Hours, Fees, Contact, Address Driving Directions & Park Map
Park Hours - 7 am - 10 pm - $5 Parking Fee. Park Phone - 912-287-4900 at 8 am - 5 pm Campsite and Cottage Reservations 1-800-864-7275 - Golf Course 912-285-6154 - Address 5653 Laura Walker Rd., Waycross GA 31503 - GPS Coordinates N 31.143466 | W -082.214533 - Located 9 miles southeast of Waycross on GA Route 177. Park Facilities Map
Reservations Cancellation Policy
Cancellation of a reservation must be made at least 3 days prior to the date of arrival in order to receive a refund. A $10 cancellation/handling fee per reservation will be charged. Changes in arrival date made less than 3 days prior to the scheduled arrival will constitute a cancellation and forfeit of the deposit. 7-14 day Cottage Reservation Guidelines: All cancellations received 30 days in advance will receive deposit refund minus the $10 cancellation fee per facility.
If a customer requests to cancel less then 30 days in advance but before 72 hours of arrival, the customer may request refund in witting to the site. If cottage is rebooked for the time period originally reserved, site will have Customer Service issue a full refund to the customer minus $10 cancellation fee. If reservation is cancelled within 72 hours of arrival date no refund of the one night deposit will be given. Deposits are required for all reservations. Credit card deposits are posted when the reservation is made.
Check-in - Check-in is between 1 pm and 10 pm and check-out is before 1 pm. Campers must register and present a reservation confirmation before setting up. If you do not arrive on the first night of your stay, you will be counted as a no-show, your reservation will be cancelled, and you will forfeit your deposit.
Reservation Changes (Changes in arrival dates, transfers, etc.)
You may make one change without a charge, provided a 3-day notice is given. Additional changes will incur a $10 per reservation handling fee.