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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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PUBLIC NOTICE: The Georiga Veterans staff is currently on standby for favorable weather conditions to conduct a controlled burn at the park. Please contact the park office with questions.


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 on history, nature and paddling, with astronomy programs on many Saturday nights.  Some fees charged.


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Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office Hours: 8AM-5PM
$5 parking. Annual passes available.
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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
Georgia Veterans Easter Egg-Stravaganza
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 9 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunCome join us for one of the biggest Easter egg hunts around. Over 3,000 eggs will be available for children to find, each with a treat inside. More Easter activities will be taking place throughout the day. Call for more information. $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Lake Blackshear Easter Buffet in Cordelia’s
Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 12 PM
A delicious buffet will be available at Cordelia’s, located inside Lake Blackshear Resort on Easter Sunday. Call for more information. 229-401-1215.
Pigs in the Park Golf Tournament
Friday, May 30, 2014 10 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunThe 2nd annual Pigs in the Park Golf Tournament will benefit the Donnie Haralson Scholorship Fund. Come out and enjoy a day on the course and showing your support for the cause. Call for more information. $5 parking. 229-276-2377.
Pigs in the Park BBQ and Music Festival
Saturday, May 31, 2014 9 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunJoin us for the 2nd annual Pigs in the Park BBQ and Music Festival. This event benefits the Donnie Haralson Scholorship Fund and is an all day event with arts and craft vendors, multiple music stages, food and fun. Call for more information. $5 parking. 229-276-1004.
Address/Directions
Georgia Veterans State Park
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele , GA31015


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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