Laura S. Walker State Park

Near the northern edge of the mysterious Okefenokee Swamp


Located near the northern edge of the mysterious Okefenokee Swamp, this park is home to many fascinating creatures and plants. Walking along the lake shore and nature trail, visitors may see alligators, carnivorous pitcher plants, the shy gopher tortoise, numerous oak varieties, saw palmettos, yellow shafted flickers, warblers, owls and great blue herons.

This is one of the few state parks named after a woman, Laura Walker was a Georgia writer, teacher, civic leader and naturalist who was a great lover of trees and worked for their preservation.

Big Creek Nature Trail is a 1.3 mile loop trail. Lake trail is 1.2 miles in and out.

Directions: Google Directions

9 miles southeast of Waycross on GA Route 177. Take 1-75 to exit 62, follow US 82 east through Waycross. Or, I-95 to exit 36, follow US 82 west 47 miles.

State: Georgia
County: Ware
Latitude: 31.163434
Longitude: -82.223859
Length: 1.3 miles
Difficulty: 1
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