Georgia Veterans State Park

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

NOTICE: On August 6th from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., please expect delays and large crowds of people participating in the Georgia Veterans Triathlon. Please follow traffic officers and be prepared to stop.

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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 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.
GeorgiaStateParks.org/GeorgiaVeterans

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
Geocaching
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 State Outdoor Recreation Area
SAM Shortline Excursion Train
• Warner Robins Air Museum

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Events
Guided Kayak/Canoe Tours of Lake Blackshear
Sunday, Jul 31, 2016 11 AM to 12 PM
Enjoy a 1 hour guided tour around Lake Blackshear in kayaks, canoes or standup paddleboards. See wildlife and vegetation that thrives here. Meet at the Visitors Center. Call to reserve your boat.  $8 plus $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Georgia Veterans Triathlon
Saturday, Aug 6, 2016 8 AM to 11 AM
This race is one of the best-kept secrets for those who want to race on a fast and very flat course. $5 parking. 770-926-2367.
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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. Highway 280.


Park directions map

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


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Georgia Veterans State Park