Georgia Veterans State Park

Georgia Veterans State Park
Reservations 800-459-1230
Park 855-330-4300

NOTICE: Parts of Yellow Trail are closed until further notice. Please call Park Office for details. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The Dark Forest Haunted Trail Flyer
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 professionally 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.

Make reservations for lunch and dinner cruises on Lake Blackshear.

$5 parking. Annual passes available.

Park Hours:

7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Office Hours:

Sunday–Thursday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday–Saturday 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Gates lock at 10 p.m. No late access.

Accommodations & Facilities:

• 1,308 Acres
• 10 Cottages
• 78-Room Lake Blackshear Resort — pool, conference center & restaurants
• 77 Campsites
Georgia Veterans Memorial Golf Course
• Military Museum & Aircraft
• 8,700-acre Lake Blackshear
• 3 Boat Ramps
• 1 Four-Lane Mega-Ramp
• Courtesy Docks
• Lakeview Pavilion
• 4 Picnic Shelters
• Group Shelter
• Swimming Beach
• Beach Pavilion
• Pioneer Campground

Things To Do & See:

• Championship Golf
• Boat Rental
• Waterskiing
• Swimming
• Canoe, Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals
• Fishing
• Birding
• Disc Golf (fee)
• Playground
• Bicycle Rental
• Model Airplane Flying
• Ranger Programs
• Hiking — 3 miles of trails
SAM Shortline Excursion Train

Nearby Attractions:

Albany, Georgia
Americus-Sumter County, Georgia
Andersonville National Historic Site
• Chehaw Wild Animal Park
Fitzgerald, GA
Flint River Aquarium
• Georgia Rural Telephone Museum
Jefferson Davis Memorial Historic Site
• Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area
SAM Shortline Excursion Train
• Warner Robins Air Museum

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Day Out With Thomas
Fridays 10 AM - 4 PM – Oct 28, 2016 
Thomas will visit the SAM Shortline Excursion Train at Georgia Veterans State Park in southwest Georgia. You can spend a whole day with the beloved storybook engine, Sir Topham Hatt and other friends. Tickets are $22 plus tax and handling fee. Dates are 10/21-23 & 10/29-30. $5 parking. 229-276-0755.
Crisp Days of Fall Festival - Dark Forest Haunted Trail
Friday 6 PM - 10 PM – Oct 28, 2016 
Georgia Veterans is celebrating the joys of Fall & Halloween and we want you here. There will be a Piles of Smiles Hayride and Pumpkin Decorating, then there is the scariest thing of all...THE DARK FOREST HAUNTED TRAIL! Are you brave enough?  $4–$8 plus $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
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Lady Liberty Dinner Cruise
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
Ever cruised around beautiful Lake Blackshear? Ever ate on a dinner cruise? Well now you can do both. A Lady Liberty dinner is an absolutely wonderful way to dine in style. Alcoholic drinks are not included. A cash bar will be available on each cruise.  $40 plus $5 parking. 229-276-1004.
Veterans Day Celebration
Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Tribute to Veterans Ceremony at Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park. This is a very unique event that only happens once a year and only at one place, Georgia Veterans! Our ceremony is dedicated to the men and women who have served our beloved country! It is in their honor we lay bricks at our monument. Open to general public. $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
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. Highway 280.

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Georgia Veterans State Park
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA 31015 View Details

Georgia Veterans State Park