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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
Kayak/Canoe Tour of Lake Blackshear
Saturdays 9 AM - 11 AM until Sep 20, 2014 
Sunday 9 AM - 11 AM – Sep 14, 2014 until Sep 28, 2014 
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.
Sunday Morning Museum Tour
Sunday 12 PM - 1 PM – Sep 14, 2014 until Sep 28, 2014 
Tons of FunCome out to the Park Office and experience some outstanding artificats from the fine Military heritage of this great country.  $1 plus $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Night Hike
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM from Sep 19, 2014 until Sep 20, 2014 
Tons of FunMeet at the Visitor Center to go on an adventure of the nature trails and see what happens at the park when the sun goes down. Who knows what type of critters you just might encounter.  $3 plus $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Cypress Grill Live Music
Friday 9:30 PM – Sep 26, 2014 until Sep 27, 2014 
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.
Bass 'n Trash Roundup
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Tons of FunWe will have volunteer opportunities for all who want to help keep our park beautiful. Also, we will have a Kids Fishing Rodeo at Gum Creek that will end at Noon. From there families can go to Cypress Grill to enjoy lunch specials & entertainment. 229-276-2371.
Prayers for Chloe Golf Tournament & Fundraiser
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 11 PM
Please come to Georgia Veterans Park for this wonderful event. Ms. Chloe Kendrick recently had surgery to remove a cancerous brain tumor. Proceeds will go to assist with her medical care.  $100 per team for golf. $5 Cypress cover charge donation $5 parking. 229-276-2377.
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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Make reservations using the options above or call 1-800-864-7275 (Monday-Friday, 8AM-8PM; Saturday-Sunday, 9AM-5PM EST).
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