Laura S. Walker State Park

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.

Dog Park is Ready!

After many hours of fundraising, planning and installing, Friends of Laura Walker State Park completed the final stage of the park's first ever dog park! The process was long but they are very happy with the results and think that you and your furry friends will enjoy as well.

In the first stage, they worked with the site staff to choose an ideal location for the new dog park. They visited other dog parks across the state and networked with other folks who also did installations to learn from their experiences. From...

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Laura S. Walker State Park Volunteer Mailing List

Member support and volunteer efforts are at the core of our mission. Are you interested in learning more about volunteering with us?