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Georgia Veterans State Park

NOTICE: On May 7th, the Sunshine 5K and Fun will be taking place inside Georgia Veterans from 8:30 a.m.–10 a.m. Please watch for participants and expect delays.
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.

HIDDEN GEM: B-29 Superfortress Plane
The Boeing B-29A Superfortress was flown primarily by the United States during World War II and the Korean War. It was one of the largest aircraft operational during World War II and very advanced for its time.


GPS Coordinates:
N 31.968020 | W -083.912300

Located 9 miles west of I-75 (exit #101) near Cordele on U.S. Highway 280.

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

Georgia Veterans State Park



Cypress Grill Entertainment
Thursdays 5 PM - 9 PM – Apr 28, 2016 
Presenter/Location: Georgia Veterans State Park
Cypress Grill is one of a kind bar & grill on the shores of Lake Blackshear! For the month of April there will be Karaoke every Thursday starting at 5 p.m. Live entertainment will be every Friday and Saturday at 9:00 p.m. Cover charges can vary due to band. 21 & Up After 10  $5 - $10 Cover $5 parking. 229-401-1295.
Spring Carnival
Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 11 AM to 5 PM
Presenter/Location: Georgia Veterans State Park
We'll have bounce houses, vendors, food, games - all the joys of an old-fashioned carnival. Tickets for rides will be sold at booths. $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Sunshine 5K
Saturday, May 7, 2016 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Presenter/Location: Georgia Veterans State Park
Georgia Veterans is happy to announce the 2nd Annual Sunshine 5K & Fun will be back the first Saturday in May. Come out to help raise money for a very worthy cause! Reflections Hospice of Crisp Regional puts on the Sunshine 5K Run/Walk to help raise money for our summer camp, Camp Sunshine... $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Bobby Cline

Bud & Carmen Fitton
706-745-4713  campground host

Carmen & Bud Fitton

Curtis and Gladys Peacock

Susan Jenkins
229-276-0755  Office Clerk, SAM Shortline

Thomas and Hazel Lanier

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