We swung by this remote park on the north end of the Okefenokee swamp on our way back home from our vacation. It proved to be a great visit thanks to its elaborate playground and 1.2 mile nature trail we hiked. These sort of state park visits are always a relief from the hours of sitting in the car; I know Trey appreciates them!
So who is Laura S. Walker and why does she get the honor of being the only woman to have a Georgia State Park named after her? Born in 1861, she became a prominent civic leader, writer, and teacher in Georgia. She was known for her passion for environmental conservation and also defended African-Americans’ rights and founded the Negro Library (Books for blacks? Unheard of at the time). Until 1941, Laura Walker was a National Park and then the State of Georgia acquired the land. You can download a more comprehensive biography of Laura S. Walker from the State Park website.