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Georgia Veterans State Park
Lodge/Cottage/Golf Packages 800-459-1230
Camping/Park Office 855-330-4300
Golf Pro Shop/Tee Times 877-736-8897
SAM Shoreline Excursion Train 229-276-0755


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Established as a memorial to U.S. veterans, this park features a museum with aircraft (including a Boeing B-29A), armored vehicles, uniforms, weapons, medals and other items from the Revolutionary War through the Gulf War.  An 18-hole golf course and pro shop, along with 8,700-acre Lake Blackshear and proximity to I-75, make this one of Georgia’s most popular state parks.
 
A sandy swimming beach is the perfect place to cool off during Georgia summers. The Lake Blackshear Resort and Golf Club is a privately operated conference center with 78 lodge rooms, 10 cottages and 2 restaurants. The SAM Shortline Excursion Train runs through the park on its way from Cordele to Plains, allowing riders to see an antique telephone museum, Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village, President Jimmy Carter’s boyhood farm and other attractions along the journey.

Weekend Programs
The Park offers a variety of programs such as museum tours, nature hikes, and bird watching. Please call the Park Office for more complete information.


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Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office Hours: 8AM-5PM
$5 parking. Annual passes available.
No Set Up after 10 p.m.

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ACCOMMODATIONS & FACILITIES:
Visit www.lakeblackshearresort.com or call 1-800-459-1230 for rates, information and reservations.


THINGS TO DO & SEE:
    • Championship Golf
    • Boating, Swimming and Waterskiing - private boats permitted, boat rental, canoe and kayak rental, sand swimming beach
    • Fishing - bass, crappie, catfish, bream
    • Birding
    • Disc Golf (fee)
    • Playground
    • Bicycle Rental
    • Model Airplane Flying
    • Ranger Programs
    Hiking - 3 miles of trails
    GeoCaching
    SAM Shortline Excursion Train -- daytrips from the park


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Events
Cypress Grill Live Music
Every three weeks 9 PM
Come out to Cypress Grill every weekend in September to hear incredible music, eat some great food, and enjoy the beautiful scenery along the banks of the tranquil Lake Blackshear.  $5.00 Cover. 21 & Up after 10 p.m. $5 parking. 229-401-1295.
Handicapped Accessible Museum Tours
Saturdays 1 PM - 2 PM – Oct 4, 2014 until Oct 11, 2014 
Tons of FunCome out to an absolute treasure! The Georgia Veterans Museum and learn about what an incredible military heritage we have in this wonderful country of ours!!  $1 per person $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Nature Trail Hike
Saturdays 3 PM - 4 PM – Oct 4, 2014 until Oct 11, 2014 
Meet at the Park Office of Georgia Veterans and get ready to enjoy some beautiful sights and sounds of the wonderful south Georgia landscape!  $1 plus $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Kayak/Canoe Tour of Lake Blackshear
Every week 9 AM to 11 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaEnjoy an easy guided tour around Lake Blackshear in kayaks or canoes. We'll look for alligators, herons and egrets. Register in advance. Meet at Visitor's Center. Subject to change due to weather.  $8 plus $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Crisp Days of Fall Festival
Friday 6 PM - 10 PM – Oct 17, 2014 until Oct 31, 2014 
Get Outdoors GeorgiaGeorgia Veterans is celebrating the joys of Fall & Halloween and we want you here! There will be a Piles of Smiles Hayride, Pumpkin Decorating, and for those brave enough there is the Dark Forest Haunted Trail!!  $3 - $7 plus $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Cypress Grill Halloween Bash
Friday, Oct 31, 2014 8 PM to 11 PM
Calling all gobblins and ghouls! Cypress Grill is ending the season with the biggest & scariest bash of the year, our Halloween Bash. Prizes will be given for best male, female, and couples costumes. $5 parking. 229-401-1295.
Address/Directions
Georgia Veterans State Park
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA 31015
Crisp County


GPS Coordinates:
N 31.968020 | W -083.912300

Located 9 miles west of I-75 (exit #101) near Cordele on U.S. Hwy. 280.

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