Supported by a local Friends chapter and 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 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. The park’s namesake was a Georgia writer, teacher, civic leader and naturalist who loved trees and worked for their preservation.
Laura S. Walker State Park
Friends of Laura Walker State Park feed the Evacuees of Dorian
The Friends of Laura Walker State Park in Waycross jumped in to help feed a full campground of Hurricane Dorian Evacuees on Wednesday, September 4. They were all treated to hot pancakes, sausage links, fresh milk, juice, coffe and fellowship. We fed well over 100 people from all over the east coast. The DNR had also sent several employees to LWSP to await further instructions for the clean up effort after the storm. This gave them a chance to relax and not have to worry quite as much as they had been. Most just threw...