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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



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
Touch a Train
Saturday, May 7, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Georgia Veterans State Park
A day full of fun and family-friendly activities at the Georgia Veterans State Park/SAM Shortline Depot. There will be plenty of activities including bouncy houses, putt-putt golf, bean bag toss and plenty of great food! Meet Smokey the Bear and the Georgia State Parks Gopher!  $2 plus $5 parking. 229-276-0755.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Guided Kayak/Canoe Tours
Saturday, May 7, 2016 3 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, May 21, 2016 3 PM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Georgia Veterans State Park
Enjoy a 1 hour guided tour around Lake Blackshear in kayaks or canoes. See wildlife and vegetation that thrives here. Meet at the Visitors Center. Register in advance.  $8.00 plus $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Water-Slides on Memorial Day Weekend
Saturday, May 28, 2016 10 AM to 5 PM
Presenter/Location: Georgia Veterans State Park
Come cool off at Georgia Veterans on Memorial Day weekend with water-slides at the beach. Great way to spend some time with the family on the shore of beautiful Lake Blackshear!  $8 plus $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Memorial Day Weekend Water Inflatables
Saturday, May 28, 2016 10 AM to 5 PM
Presenter/Location: Georgia Veterans State Park
We will be offering an inflatable water slide and slip ā€˜nā€™ slide at the public beach area for visitors and guests. Armbands for all day play from 10-5pm is $8.00 per child. Unlimited turns on the equipment. Staff will be supervising for safety.  $8.00 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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