Laura S. Walker State Park

Laura S. Walker State Park

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, swimming and boating, and kayaks and bicycles are available for rent.

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Our Contact Details

For more Information contact:
Waycross Convention & Visitors Bureau Authority located at:

417 Pendleton Street,
Waycross, Georgia 31501
t. 912.287.2969
f. 912.287.2948


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Laura S. Walker State Park is a 626 acre Georgia state park located near Waycross in Ware County and the Okefenokee Swamp. The park is named after Laura Singleton Walker, a Georgia writer, teacher, civic leader, and more famously, a naturalist. The park’s location near the Okefenokee Swamp makes it home to many exotic plant and animal species, including alligators, great blue herons, and pitcher plants.