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Laura S. Walker State Park
Waycross, Georgia
Norman W. Hildrum

Laura S. Walker State Park Campground - Photo by Norman HildrumIf a visit to the famed Okefenokee Swamp is one of your travel destinations, then Laura S. Walker State Park is the ideal place to camp. The 626 acre park is located just 2 miles south of US 82 on SR 177. Laura Walker was a teacher, writer and civic leader who had a passion for conservation before it was fashionable. This Georgia park is one of a few that have been named for women.

View of campground from across lake - Photo by Norman HildrumThere are 44 sites situated in a nicely wooded grove of pine adjacent to Lake Laura S. Walker (120 acres). The shower building was older but, well maintained and convenient to our campsite. We occupied a lakeside site (premium) which had water and electric (30 amp) hook-ups. Our cost was $17.00 per night (01/00). The park also contains an 18-hole championship golf course.

Okefenokee Swamp Park - Photo by Norman HildrumWhile there, a visit to the Okefenokee Swamp Park is highly recommended. The Okefenokee Swamp covers more than 600 square miles and is composed of a maze of waterways and islands. The Okefenokee Swamp Park is a commercial attraction that provides interesting insights into the swamp, its evolution, and social aspects. You will also be able to take boat trips into the swamp and see, first hand, the creature of the swamp, including alligators. For more information on Georgia State Parks call 404-656-3530 or logon to

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