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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

For Reservations during Labor Day weekend please call the Park Office at 229-276-2371.
The park is taking reservations for waterfront and non-waterfront sites with Package deals.

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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 tickets for slides. Call 229-276-2371 for reservations.
August 2015 Camping Coupon
Winter Special 2015-2016 Coupon

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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Visit or call 1-800-459-1230 for rates, information and reservations.

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


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Beginning Kayak/Canoe Class
Sunday, Sep 6, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaAre you interested in canoe or kayaking and want to learn the basics? This class is about 1.5 hours long and will teach you the proper paddle techniques, how to get back in an overturned vessel, how to prevent overturning, how to maneuver the vessel and we will have fun doing it. Bring your swimsuit. We provide life jackets and paddles.  $10 per child/ $12 per adult $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Cancer Stomp
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors Georgia1-Mile Reflective Walk begins at 9:00am Teams & Individuals: Register online to walk & fundraiser Family Fun Activities begin at 10:00am Fun & Healthy Activities - Relay Races, Aerobics, Hula-Hoop, Frisbee, Face Painting & More for the Whole Family! Honorarium Event Signs - $25 each Complimentary shirt with $25 donation upon registering! $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Guided Kayak and Canoe Tour
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 3 PM to 4 PM
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.
Pirate Festival At Lake Blackshear
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 12 PM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaCome out to Cypress Grill inside Georgia Veterans State Park for the annual Pirate Festival. Costume contest (everyone gets a goodie bag) Pirate Buffet with Pirate Food. Pirate Tattoo Parlor Pirate Trivia with Prizes.  Free Admission for Festival $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Your State Park Day Volunteer Project
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunGeorgia Veterans is asking for volunteers to help install a pollinator garden that will not only help beautify the park, but also aid the Monarch butterfly and other pollinators. There will also be other opportunities such as shoreline clean up and trail maintenance. $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Touch a Truck
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaBring the kids whether big or small out to Georgia Veterans to see some really cool equipment, cars, bikes, and more. There will be all types of "big boy toys" and even some classic cars on display.  $2.00 per ticket $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. Hwy. 280.

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

Georgia Veterans State Park

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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