Laura S. Walker State Park

Many events have been postponed or rescheduled. Only current active events will remain on the calendar. Please contact the park for more information.


Friday, October 22, 2021

Pumpkin Carving
Friday, Oct 22, 2021 4 PM to 5 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for a fun time of carving your own Jack-o-Lantern. Pumpkins and carving tools provided, or bring your own. Limit 10 people, minimum of 4. Pre-register at the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Saturday, October 23, 2021

Meet the Turtles
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Come learn about the turtles that call our Interpretive Center their home then choose a craft to make. Limited to 15 people, minimum 4. Pre-register at Visitor Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Pumpkin Carving
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 4 PM to 5 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for a fun time of carving your own Jack-o-Lantern. Pumpkins and carving tools provided, or bring your own. Limit 10 people, minimum of 4. Pre-register at the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Stories and S'mores
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 8 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us at the amphitheater in the campground with a campfire, s'mores and stories of the Okefenokee Swamp written by one of our local authors. Please pre-register at visitor center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Friday, October 29, 2021

Game Time
Friday, Oct 29, 2021 5 PM to 7 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for a time of fun yard games and table games. We have as many as 15 games for you to choose from. Bring insect repellent and bottled water. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Movie Night
Friday, Oct 29, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for movies under the stars. Bring bottled water, insect repellent, and a blanket or chair. Please pre-register at Visitor Center. Meet at picnic shelter by the campground. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Saturday, October 30, 2021

Going Batty
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Come learn some curious facts about bats, Georgia's one and only flying mammal, then build a bat house to take home. Limited to 10 people, minimum of 4. Register at the Visitor Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Archery at the Park
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 2 PM to 5 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us during one of three sessions for a time of recreational archery. Limited to three people for each session. Pre-register at Visitors Center. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Campsite Decoration Competition
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 7 PM to 8 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
All camping guests are invited to decorate their sites and join the competition. Theme is Autumn, Harvest Time, or Halloween. Prizes awarded for the three best-decorated sites. Judging to take place after sunset. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Stories and S'mores
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 8 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us at the amphitheater in the campground with a campfire, s'mores and stories of the Okefenokee Swamp written by one of our local authors. Please pre-register at visitor center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Thursday, November 4, 2021

Christmas Crafts
Thursday, Nov 4, 2021 7 PM to 8 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Learn how to make Christmas crafts that are sure to help make your home more festive for the holidays. Some can be used as gifts. Limit: 10 people, minimum 4. Pre-register at Visitor Center. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Friday, November 5, 2021

Movie Night
Friday, Nov 5, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for movies under the stars. Bring bottled water, insect repellent, and a blanket or chair. Please pre-register at Visitor Center. Meet at picnic shelter by the campground. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Saturday, November 6, 2021

Christmas Crafts
Saturday, Nov 6, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Learn how to make Christmas crafts that are sure to help make your home more festive for the holidays. Some can be used as gifts. Limit: 10 people, minimum 4. Pre-register at Visitor Center. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Stories and S'mores
Saturday, Nov 6, 2021 8 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us at the amphitheater in the campground with a campfire, s'mores and stories of the Okefenokee Swamp written by one of our local authors. Please pre-register at visitor center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Thursday, November 11, 2021

Christmas Crafts
Thursday, Nov 11, 2021 7 PM to 8 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Learn how to make Christmas crafts that are sure to help make your home more festive for the holidays. Some can be used as gifts. Limit: 10 people, minimum 4. Pre-register at Visitor Center. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Friday, November 12, 2021

Movie Night
Friday, Nov 12, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for movies under the stars. Bring bottled water, insect repellent, and a blanket or chair. Please pre-register at Visitor Center. Meet at picnic shelter by the campground. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Saturday, November 13, 2021

Archery at the Park
Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 9 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us during one of three sessions for a time of recreational archery. Limited to three people for each session. Pre-register at Visitors Center. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Thanksgiving with Laura
Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 3 PM to 4 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us at the Interpretive Center as we welcome "Mrs. Laura S. Walker" as she stops by to visit us this Thanksgiving season. Limited to 25 people. Pre-register at the Visitor Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Stories and S'mores
Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 8 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us at the amphitheater in the campground with a campfire, s'mores and stories of the Okefenokee Swamp written by one of our local authors. Please pre-register at visitor center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Thursday, November 18, 2021

Christmas Crafts
Thursday, Nov 18, 2021 7 PM to 8 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Learn how to make Christmas crafts that are sure to help make your home more festive for the holidays. Some can be used as gifts. Limit: 10 people, minimum 4. Pre-register at Visitor Center. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Friday, November 19, 2021

Movie Night
Friday, Nov 19, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for movies under the stars. Bring bottled water, insect repellent, and a blanket or chair. Please pre-register at Visitor Center. Meet at picnic shelter by the campground. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Friday, November 26, 2021

Turkey Trot Opt-out
Friday, Nov 26, 2021 9 AM to 4 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Forget about "Black Friday", let's celebrate "Green Friday". Stop by the Visitor Center to pick up a guide to our obstacle course and work off those "Turkey Day calories" while enjoying the great outdoors. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Movie Night
Friday, Nov 26, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for movies under the stars. Bring bottled water, insect repellent, and a blanket or chair. Please pre-register at Visitor Center. Meet at picnic shelter by the campground. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Meet the Turtles
Saturday, Nov 27, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Come learn about the turtles that call our Interpretive Center their home then choose a craft to make. Limited to 15 people, minimum 4. Pre-register at Visitor Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Afternoon Kayak
Saturday, Nov 27, 2021 4 PM to 6 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join our Naturalist for an afternoon tour of the lake. Limit: 8 people, minimum: 4; ages 12 and up; must be able to swim; ages 12-17 must be accompanied by adult. Pre-register at Visitor Center. Tour will be cancelled in event of inclement weather. $15 ($10, your equipment) $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Stories and S'mores
Saturday, Nov 27, 2021 8 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us at the amphitheater in the campground with a campfire, s'mores and stories of the Okefenokee Swamp written by one of our local authors. Please pre-register at visitor center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Candle Making
Thursday, Dec 2, 2021 5 PM to 6 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Learn how pioneers lit their homes and make your own hand-dipped candle. Limited to 10 people, minimum of 4. Pre-register at Visitor Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Friday, December 3, 2021

Movie Night
Friday, Dec 3, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for movies under the stars. Bring bottled water, insect repellent, and a blanket or chair. Please pre-register at Visitor Center. Meet at picnic shelter by the campground. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Saturday, December 4, 2021

Christmas Crafts
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Learn how to make Christmas crafts that are sure to help make your home more festive for the holidays. Some can be used as gifts. Limit: 10 people, minimum 4. Pre-register at Visitor Center. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Hay Rides and S'Mores
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 7 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Meet at the campground picnic shelter for a fun hay ride through the park then join us around the campfire at the amphitheater for Christmas songs, stories, and s'mores. Hayrides limited to 12 riders. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Christmas Crafts
Thursday, Dec 9, 2021 7 PM to 8 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Learn how to make Christmas crafts that are sure to help make your home more festive for the holidays. Some can be used as gifts. Limit: 10 people, minimum 4. Pre-register at Visitor Center. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Friday, December 10, 2021

Movie Night
Friday, Dec 10, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for movies under the stars. Bring bottled water, insect repellent, and a blanket or chair. Please pre-register at Visitor Center. Meet at picnic shelter by the campground. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Saturday, December 11, 2021

Christmas Crafts
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Learn how to make Christmas crafts that are sure to help make your home more festive for the holidays. Some can be used as gifts. Limit: 10 people, minimum 4. Pre-register at Visitor Center. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Hay Rides and S'Mores
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 7 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Meet at the campground picnic shelter for a fun hay ride through the park then join us around the campfire at the amphitheater for Christmas songs, stories, and s'mores. Hayrides limited to 12 riders. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Monday, December 13, 2021

Geminids Meteor Shower
Monday, Dec 13, 2021 8 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Meet at the picnic shelter by the campground. Open to all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring binoculars, insect repellent, flashlight, and a blanket. Pre-register at the Visitor Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Thursday, December 16, 2021

Candle Making
Thursday, Dec 16, 2021 5 PM to 6 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Learn how pioneers lit their homes and make your own hand-dipped candle. Limited to 10 people, minimum of 4. Pre-register at Visitor Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Friday, December 17, 2021

Movie Night
Friday, Dec 17, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for movies under the stars. Bring bottled water, insect repellent, and a blanket or chair. Please pre-register at Visitor Center. Meet at picnic shelter by the campground. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Saturday, December 18, 2021

Christmas Crafts
Saturday, Dec 18, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Learn how to make Christmas crafts that are sure to help make your home more festive for the holidays. Some can be used as gifts. Limit: 10 people, minimum 4. Pre-register at Visitor Center. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Christmas at The Park
Saturday, Dec 18, 2021 7 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us at the Interpretive Center for hayrides, caroling, holiday crafts, a campfire, s'mores, hot chocolate, Christmas sweets, and pictures with Santa. All ages are welcome to join in the fun. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Friday, December 31, 2021

Movie Night
Friday, Dec 31, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for movies under the stars. Bring bottled water, insect repellent, and a blanket or chair. Please pre-register at Visitor Center. Meet at picnic shelter by the campground. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Saturday, January 1, 2022

First Day Hike
Saturday, Jan 1, 2022 9 AM to 5 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Three hikes, three different trails. Join our Naturalist as we hike South Big Creek Trail at 9am, Lake Trail at 12pm, and North Big Creek Trail at 4pm. Each hike limited to 10 people, pre-register at Visitors Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Hay Rides and S'Mores
Saturday, Jan 1, 2022 7 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Meet at the campground picnic shelter for a fun hay ride through the park then join us around the campfire at the amphitheater for Christmas songs, stories, and s'mores. Hayrides limited to 12 riders. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.