Laura S. Walker State Park – we finally made it out of Florida!

January 4, 2018

Our next stop is Laura S. Walker State Park in Georgia. But first, we have to escape Florida. And if it seems like we were in Florida for a long time that’s because we were – about five months!

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Laura S. Walker State Park Campground

I don’t think we had any particular expectations when we landed at Laura S. Walker State Park, but it turned out to be quite lovely!

The campground is dotted with tall pine trees, just enough to give you some shade but their bare trunks don’t do much for privacy. The campsites were spaced out well enough that you didn’t feel like you were on top of people anyway.

campsite at laura s. walker state park.

The campground gently slopes towards the lake and gives many of the sites beautiful views. Check out our lake view from the front window:

lake view at laura s. walker state park.

Between fog and sunsets, we took a few amazing photos.

lake at laura s. walker state park.

lake at laura s. walker state park.

fog on the lake at laura s. walker state park.

lake view at laura s. walker state park.

lake view at laura s. walker state park.

Another nice benefit at this campground was the laundry facilities. Look how cheap it was! When’s the last time you did a load of laundry for $0.75? We haven’t seen it that cheap since either.

cheap coin laundry at laura s. walker state park.

We also saw this little guy hanging out on the outside bathroom wall. We enjoy close encounters with non-dangerous reptiles.

lizard at laura s. walker state park.

Activities at Laura S. Walker State Park

There’s a ton of stuff to do in and around Laura S. Walker. You can boat on the lake or golf at the nearby course. We didn’t do those things. Instead, we took advantage of the trails [map pdf].

There’s a trail right across from the campground entrance. And along with it, you’ll find a few gopher tortoise burrows.

gopher tortoise burrow at laura s. walker state park.

And if you’re lucky, you’ll see a gopher tortoise! We did but didn’t get the camera out fast enough to get his good side.

gopher tortoise in burrow at laura s. walker state park.

close up of gopher tortoise in burrow at laura s. walker state park.

The trails meander through the woods and alongside a creek. You can bike or walk them.

creek along the trail at laura s. walker state park.

There’s also a trail on the other side of the lake. We rode our bikes over there to check it out. If you’re into swimming with alligators, you can do that. We opted out.

alligator warning at swimming area laura s. walker state park.

If you do head to the other side of the lake, there’s a wildlife observation platform that’ll give you some lovely views of the lake.

view from wildlife observation platform at laura s. walker state park.

The trail was under construction on theĀ other side of the platform. Eventually, and maybe even now, it’ll connect with the path across from the campground.

The sunsets put on a nice show here too.

sunset at laura s. walker state park.

sunset under our awning at laura s. walker state park.

The campground was quiet and sparsely populated during the week. But it was booked up for Easter weekend. So we had to move on. We had a pleasant visit and would recommend stopping by for a few days.

 

 

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