Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Georgia Veterans State Park

Due to Halloween Actitivities, a portion of Yellow Trail will be closed for the entire month of October. Please call Park Office for more details.

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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.

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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GPS Coordinates:
N 31.968020 | W -083.912300

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



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Day Out With Thomas the Tank
Fridays 9 AM - 3 PM – Oct 16, 2015 until Oct 23, 2015 
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Georgia Veterans State Park
For two weekends only, Thomas will visit the SAM Shortline Excursion Train at Georgia Veterans State Park in southwest Georgia. You can spend a whole day with the beloved storybook engine, Sir Topham Hatt and other friends. Visit for tickets and more information. $5 parking. 229-276-0755.
Crisp Days of Fall Festival-Dark Forest Haunted Trail
Friday 6 PM - 10 PM – Oct 16, 2015 until Oct 30, 2015 
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Georgia Veterans State Park
Georgia Veterans is celebrating the joys of Fall & Halloween and we want you here. There will be a Piles of Smiles Hayride, Pumpkin Decorating, and for those brave enough there is the Dark Forest Haunted Trail. The trail will be even bigger and scarier.  $4 - $8 plus $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
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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