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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Astronomy at the Park
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join park staff and volunteers as we learn about the night sky, we will have a telescope for viewing, may also bring your binoculars as well. We will meet at the Interpretive Center. The fee is $3 per person. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Nature Hike at Big Creek Nature Trail
Friday, Mar 9, 2018 1 PM to 2 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join an AmeriCorps member on a afternoon nature hike and learn about the local plants and wildlife near the Okefenokee Swamp. Meet at the Visitor's Center. Easy to Moderate terrain. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Archery for Beginners
Friday, Mar 9, 2018 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join an AmeriCorps member and learn a new hobby! Open to beginners and people of all skill levels. Preregistration ONLY. Meet outside of the Interpretive Center. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Turtle Program
Friday, Mar 9, 2018 3 PM to 4 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join an AmeriCorps and learn about local Georgia turtle species including the state reptile the Gopher Tortoise. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Nature Crafts
Friday, Mar 9, 2018 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join an AmeriCorps member and create a fun and free nature craft. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Sunset Kayak Paddle
Friday, Mar 9, 2018 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join an AmeriCorps member on a paddle in Laura S. Walker lake and watch the sunset. Single and tandem kayaks available. Preregistration ONLY. Meet at the Gazebo past Group Shelter #4. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Night Hike
Friday, Mar 9, 2018 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join an AmeriCorps member on a night hike on the Big Creek Nature Trail for about 1 mile with easy to moderate terrain. See what animals or plants will glow under a black light! Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Campfire and S'mores
Friday, Mar 9, 2018 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join an AmeriCorps member for FREE S'mores and campfire stories. Meet at the fire pit outside of the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Archery for Beginners
Saturday, Mar 10, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join an AmeriCorps member and learn a new hobby! Open to beginners and people of all skill levels. Preregistration ONLY. Meet at the field outside of the interpretive center. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Fishing for Kids
Saturday, Mar 10, 2018 1 PM to 3 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join an AmeriCorps member and learn how to cast and catch fish at Laura S. Walker Lake. Preregistration ONLY. Ages 15 and under. Meet at the Dock near the Swimming area. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Wilderness Survival Table
Saturday, Mar 10, 2018 1 PM to 3 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join an AmeriCorps member and learn basic fire making skills and orienteering with a compass. Meet outside the Visitor's Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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First Time Camping
Saturday, Mar 10, 2018 1 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Ever wanted to try camping, but don't know where to start? Join an AmeriCorps ranger to learn the ropes of camping and for a day of fun for the whole family! All gear is provided including a tent, sleeping bags, lanterns, and a propane grill. FAQ's and more information will be provided to those who register. Space is limited, preregistration ONLY. $30 plus $5 parking. 727-415-0423.
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Turtle Program
Saturday, Mar 10, 2018 3 PM to 3:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join an AmeriCorps member and learn about local species of turtle in Georgia, including the state reptile the Gopher Tortoise. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
AmeriCorps 
Nature Crafts
Saturday, Mar 10, 2018 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join an AmeriCorps member and create a fun and free nature craft. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
AmeriCorps 
Sunset Kayak Paddle
Saturday, Mar 10, 2018 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join an AmeriCorps member on a paddle in Laura S. Walker lake and watch the sunset. Single and tandem kayaks available. Preregistration ONLY. Meet at the Gazebo past Group Shelter #4. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
AmeriCorps 
Night Hike
Saturday, Mar 10, 2018 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join an AmeriCorps member on a night hike on the Big Creek Nature Trail for about 1 mile with easy to moderate terrain. See what animals or plants will glow under a black light! Meet at the Visitor's Center $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
AmeriCorps 
Campfire and S'mores
Saturday, Mar 10, 2018 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join an AmeriCorps member for Free S'mores and campfire stories. Meet at the fire pit outside of the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
AmeriCorps 

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Twilight Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Mar 31, 2018 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Bring your flashlights and Easter Baskets. There will be two Easter Egg Hunts ages 0-5 starting at 7:30 PM meet at the park interpretive center and ages 6-12 starting at 8:30 PM will meet at the park visitor center. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Laura S. Walker State Park. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Hook a Kid on Golf
Monday, Jun 4, 2018 8 AM to 5 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
A week long course in partnership with the YMCA to teach children ages 7-14 an introduction to golf. Nine core values are taught. Attendance is limited to 40 participants. Volunteer coaches help teach this week long class. Participants receive a set of golf clubs, shirt, hat, and water bottle. $150.00 per person 912-285-8660.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Hook a Kid on Golf
Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018 8 AM to 5 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
A week long course in partnership with the YMCA to teach children ages 7-14 an introduction to golf. Nine core values are taught. Attendance is limited to 40 participants. Volunteer coaches help teach this week long class. Participants receive a set of golf clubs, shirt, hat, and water bottle. $150.00 per person 912-285-8660.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Hook a Kid on Golf
Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 8 AM to 5 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
A week long course in partnership with the YMCA to teach children ages 7-14 an introduction to golf. Nine core values are taught. Attendance is limited to 40 participants. Volunteer coaches help teach this week long class. Participants receive a set of golf clubs, shirt, hat, and water bottle. $150.00 per person 912-285-8660.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Hook a Kid on Golf
Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 8 AM to 5 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
A week long course in partnership with the YMCA to teach children ages 7-14 an introduction to golf. Nine core values are taught. Attendance is limited to 40 participants. Volunteer coaches help teach this week long class. Participants receive a set of golf clubs, shirt, hat, and water bottle. $150.00 per person 912-285-8660.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Hook a Kid on Golf
Friday, Jun 8, 2018 8 AM to 5 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
A week long course in partnership with the YMCA to teach children ages 7-14 an introduction to golf. Nine core values are taught. Attendance is limited to 40 participants. Volunteer coaches help teach this week long class. Participants receive a set of golf clubs, shirt, hat, and water bottle. $150.00 per person 912-285-8660.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Hook a Kid on Golf
Saturday, Jun 9, 2018 8 AM to 5 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
A week long course in partnership with the YMCA to teach children ages 7-14 an introduction to golf. Nine core values are taught. Attendance is limited to 40 participants. Volunteer coaches help teach this week long class. Participants receive a set of golf clubs, shirt, hat, and water bottle. $150.00 per person 912-285-8660.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration
Wednesday, Jul 4, 2018 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.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Bark in The Park
Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 9 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Enjoy a hike with your furry companion on the Big Creek Nature Trail. After the hike, your furry friends can enjoy our new dog park located near the office. 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 20, 2018

Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 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 23rd year for this event. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Christmas at The Park
Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 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.