Georgia Veterans State Park

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

 

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

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Events
Cypress Grill Band Line Up
Fridays 9 PM - 11 PM – Aug 26, 2016 
A great way to sit back and relax while at Georgia Veterans State Park/Lake Blackshear Resort is to come down to Cypress Grill and listen to the live bands. You can have a wonderful time away from work, with friends and family while listening to great music and having good food. See below for August Line up  $7. 229-401-1295.
South Georgia Golf Promotions
8 AM - 5 PM from Aug 27, 2016 until Aug 28, 2016 
Grab a friend or a couple of friends and bring them to the Golf Course at Georgia Veterans for a Stroke Play and Best Ball tournament, sponsored by Hooters. For entry forms call the number listed or email:SGGP201561@YAHOO.COM $5 parking. 614-441-3965.
Lady Liberty Dinner Cruise
Saturday, Aug 27, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
Ever cruised around beautiful Lake Blackshear? Ever ate on a dinner cruise? Well now you can do both. Lady Liberty dinner cruises are back in August. Click for details.  $40 plus $5 parking. 229-276-1004.
Twilight Kayak/Canoe Tour
Saturday, Aug 27, 2016 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Enjoy a twilight guided canoe/kayak tour around Lake Blackshear. We provide life-jackets and paddles for our adventure.We have 5 kayaks (one-seater) and 4 canoes (seats 3) available for reservations.  $10 plus $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
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Guided Canoe/Kayak Tour
Sunday 11 AM - 12 PM – Aug 28, 2016 
Come out to Georgia Veterans State Park each weekend in Augusta for a guided tour of beautiful Lake Blackshear. You will see nature up close and personal. We have an abundance of wildlife on the lake and we want you see it firsthand. Call ahead to reserve, limited seating. See below for tour dates and times:  $8.00 plus $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Get Outdoors Georgia
PokéRun 5k
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 5:30 PM to 9 PM
Pokémon and Pokémon GO fans! Join us for our FIRST Pokémon inspired, "Gotta Catch 'Em All," 5k PokéRun and Fun Run at Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park at Lake Blackshear! There will be a Pokémon costume contest beggining at 4 p.m. The Fun Run/Walk begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the 5k race at 6:00 p.m. $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
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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.


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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