Laura S. Walker State Park


Saturday, June 15, 2019

Fishing Rodeo - Fun, Food and T-Shirt
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 8 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Kids ages 2-12 are invited to join the park and our friend's group for a fantastic event. There will be prizes for many categories. We will be meeting by the gazebo in the park. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Saturday Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Stop by the Visitor's Center anytime between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm to get the scavenger hunt of the week. Prizes for participating children when they bring the completed paper back to the the Visitor's Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Intro to Kayaking
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
In this introductory paddle participants will learn kayak safety as well as various techniques and strokes before practicing their skills on the water. Space is limited. Call park office to register and pay. $25 if using park kayak $15 if bringing your own kayak $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Terrific Turtles
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Come meet the turtles that call our Interpretive Center their home and make a "stained glass" turtle to hang on your window at home. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Beach Party and Movie Night
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 9 AM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Plan on celebrating the first day of summer with a beach party at Laura Walker State Park. Enjoy a family picnic and all the other amenities of the park, and then join together at 5:30pm at the picnic shelter by the campground for two hours of games until time for the movie at 7:30pm. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Saturday Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Stop by the Visitor's Center anytime between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm to get the scavenger hunt of the week. Prizes for participating children when they bring the completed paper back to the the Visitor's Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Hand Made Camp Stoves
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 to Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join our Park Naturalist at the Interpretive Center and learn how to convert a #10 food can into a single-use camp stove. Cans and tools are provided. Sturdy leather gloves are recommended. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Summer Night Hike
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Meet the Park Naturalist at the Visitor Center at 7:30 pm as we make a visit to our sneaky fish-snatching Barred Owl. From there we will search for other night creatures and vegetation. Please register at the Visitor Center by noon Saturday, June 22. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Parks After Dark 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp
Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Children will participate in outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, birding, outdoor survival and more as they work toward earning Junior Ranger badges. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the Park Office to register. Ages 8-12 years old. Space limited to 10 kids. $40 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp
Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Children will participate in outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, birding, outdoor survival and more as they work toward earning Junior Ranger badges. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the Park Office to register. Ages 8-12 years old. Space limited to 10 kids. $40 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Friday, June 28, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp
Friday, Jun 28, 2019 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Children will participate in outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, birding, outdoor survival and more as they work toward earning Junior Ranger badges. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the Park Office to register. Ages 8-12 years old. Space limited to 10 kids. $40 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Saturday Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Stop by the Visitor's Center anytime between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm to get the scavenger hunt of the week. Prizes for participating children when they bring the completed paper back to the the Visitor's Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Intro to Kayaking
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
In this introductory paddle participants will learn kayak safety as well as various techniques and strokes before practicing their skills on the water. Space is limited. Call park office to register and pay. $25 if using park kayak $15 if bringing your own kayak $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Going Batty
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Come learn all about bats and make a hand puppet of Georgia's one and only flying mammal to take home. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration
Thursday, Jul 4, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Families can participate in old-fashioned games. Free watermelon, hot dogs, drinks and cookies will be available afterward while supplies last. This event will be at Group Shelter #2. This is sponsored by the Friends of Laura S. Walker State Park. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Recycling to Bird feeders
Friday, Jul 5, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Bring an empty plastic 20 ounce bottle to the Interpretive Center to learn how to convert it to a bird feeder. Open to all ages. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Friday Night at the Movies
Friday, Jul 5, 2019 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Friday night used to be Movie Night; it will be again this Friday night. We will meet at the Interpretive Center. Open to all ages for some good family entertainment. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Accessible Parks After Dark 

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Saturday Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Stop by the Visitor's Center anytime between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm to get the scavenger hunt of the week. Prizes for participating children when they bring the completed paper back to the the Visitor's Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
July 4th Parade and S'mores
Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
We are going to decorate our rides for an old-fashioned parade through the Park. Human-powered vehicles only: bikes, scooters, wagons, strollers, and such. Prizes for the three best-decorated rides. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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4th of July Campsite Decoration Competition
Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Let's celebrate the birth of our nation and our freedom by decorating your campsites. Judging will be done during the parade at 5:30 PM. Prizes awarded for the three best-decorated sites. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Friday, July 12, 2019

Build a Birdhouse
Friday, Jul 12, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Let's build a house for our beautiful music-makers. Bring a hammer and screwdriver (cordless, if you have one); all other materials are supplied. $5 - $10 $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Family Game Time Fun
Friday, Jul 12, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join our Park Naturalist at the picnic shelter across from the campground for fun and games. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Accessible Parks After Dark 

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Saturday Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Stop by the Visitor's Center anytime between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm to get the scavenger hunt of the week. Prizes for participating children when they bring the completed paper back to the the Visitor's Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Summer Fitness Follies
Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Looking for a different way to "get your paces in"? Join the Park Naturalist at the Fitness Yard in the Day Use Area for an invigorating workout then we will head out on a guided nature hunt down Lake Trail. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes, apply insect repellent and sunscreen, and bring a sweat towel and bottle of water (or two!). $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Friday, July 19, 2019

Hand Made Camp Stoves
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join our Park Naturalist at the Interpretive Center and learn how to convert a #10 food can into a single-use camp stove. Cans and tools are provided. Sturdy leather gloves are recommended. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Friday Night at the Movies
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Friday night used to be Movie Night; it will be again this Friday night. We will meet at the Interpretive Center. Open to all ages for some good family entertainment. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Accessible Parks After Dark 

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Saturday Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Stop by the Visitor's Center anytime between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm to get the scavenger hunt of the week. Prizes for participating children when they bring the completed paper back to the the Visitor's Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Campfire Cooking Class
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 4 PM to 7 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Learn how to cook over a campfire using aluminum foil, pie irons, skillets, Dutch ovens, grills, camp forks, or a plain stick. Registration required by noon, Wednesday, July 17. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Saturday, July 27, 2019

Saturday Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Stop by the Visitor's Center anytime between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm to get the scavenger hunt of the week. Prizes for participating children when they bring the completed paper back to the the Visitor's Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Family Game Time Fun
Friday, Aug 9, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join our Park Naturalist at the picnic shelter across from the campground for fun and games. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Accessible Parks After Dark 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Your State Parks Day is a wonderful opportunity to give back to your local park or your favorite park. We need yor help to spruce up the group camp area. 912-287-4900.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Partnership Cleanup Day - Lake and Trails
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
This is a new event for our park, we will host volunteers to help clean and pick up any trash that may be on our roads, trails or on bank of our lake. If you are a volunteer for this program, there will not be a parking fee charge. 912-285-6154.
Bark in The Park & Pet Costume Contest
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Enjoy a hike with your furry companion on the Big Creek Nature Trail. Before the hike, your furry friends can enjoy our new dog park located near the office and show off their pet costumes. We will meet across the office from picnic shelter 3 and 4. Dog's must be on a 6' leash and have current vaccination tags. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 3 PM to 7 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Children of all ages can play brand new games as well as old favorites to win candy. Bring the whole family because we will also have bingo, hayrides, face painting and much more. Overnight campers may participate in our campsite decoration contest. This will be our 24th year for this event. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Christmas at The Park
Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 5 PM to 8 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join the staff at the Interpretive Center for some holiday crafts, a campfire, and some Christmas sweets. All ages are welcome to join in the fun. Also a special visit from Santa Clause from 7-8pm. $2.00/person $5 parking. 912-287-4900.