Georgia Veterans State Park

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.

August 1–31 Mega Savings Camping 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.

Make reservations for lunch and dinner cruises on Lake Blackshear.


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



Guided Kayak/Canoe Tours of Lake Blackshear
Saturday, Jul 30, 2016 3 PM to 4 PM
Sunday, Jul 31, 2016 11 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Georgia Veterans State Park
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
Presenter/Location: Georgia Veterans State Park
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.
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