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.

Charity Golf Tournament

EDIT: Our 2016 Tournament was a success! We hope you join us in 2017 for our 4th Annual Tournament!

Put together your best team and come out to Laura Walker State Park in Waycross, Georgia for Friends 3rd annual Golf Tournament (Saturday April 2, 2016). Enjoy a beautiful morning on the greens in friendly competition followed by an all you can eat BBQ lunch. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place winners including a certificate for 18-holes with cart for 2, $100 shopping spree at a local grocer and...

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