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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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DISCOUNTS:  Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day Camping Packages
3-day minimum. Guaranteed water site: $150 (availability limited). Non-water site: $120. Packages include 1 hour canoe/kayak rental, disc golf and concerts. Call 229-276-2371 for reservations.


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.

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
Saturday 3 PM - 5 PM – Apr 25, 2015 
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunFeel like getting out on the water and experiencing nature first hand and up close? Then there is no better way than a guided kayak & canoe tour of Lake Blackshear. You could see fish, turtles, birds, and even bald eagles on a good day.  $8 per person $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Smores & More
Saturday 7 PM - 8 PM – Apr 25, 2015 
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunThere's nothing like making smores on an open campfire. Call ahead to check availability.  $2 per person $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Sunday Morning Stroll
Sunday 10 AM - 11 AM – Apr 26, 2015 
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunCome out for a lovely stroll through the pines along the edge of the beautiful Lake Blackshear. Enjoy a guided stroll that's great for the whole family.  $1 per person $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Storytime With Craft
Sunday 12 PM - 1 PM – Apr 26, 2015 
Tons of FunWould you like to get out of the house and have some quality time with your little fella or gal? Then bring them to Georgia Veterans State Park for Storytime and Crafts. It will be a great time for each of you!!  $1 person plus $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Storytime With Craft
Sunday 12 PM - 2 PM – Apr 26, 2015 
Tons of FunGeorgia Veterans Park will be hosting Storytime with Craft every Sunday in April. Meet at the Park Office for arts and crafts. There will be coloring and drawing. A great book will be read and memories will be made!!  $1 per person $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Cypress Grill Entertainment
Friday 9 PM - 11 PM – May 1, 2015 until May 29, 2015 
During the month of May, Cypress Grill will be hosting a variety of music entertainment. Please come out and set in the cool air and listen to some great music while looking at the beautiful water of Lake Blackshear. Music starts at 9 p.m. 21 & up after 10 p.m.  $5 cover plus $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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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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