Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Georgia Veterans State Park

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DISCOUNTS:  Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day Camping Packages
3-day minimum. Guaranteed water site: $150 (availability limited). Non-water site: $120. Packages include 1 hour canoe/kayak rental, disc golf and concerts. Call 229-276-2371 for reservations.


MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND:  Camping sites will be reserved as either waterfront or non-waterfront sites. May 21-25 only.  

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.
 
Georgia Veterans State Park Business Plan
 

Directions

GPS Coordinates:
N 31.968020 | W -083.912300

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

Address
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Unit A
Cordele, GA 31015
Crisp County
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Phone
800-459-1230
855-330-4300
877-736-8897

Cypress Grill Entertainment
Friday 9 PM - 11 PM – May 29, 2015 
Presenter/Location: Georgia Veterans State Park
During the month of May, Cypress Grill will be hosting a variety of music entertainment. Please come out and set in the cool air and listen to some great music while looking at the beautiful water of Lake Blackshear. Music starts at 9 p.m. 21 & up after 10 p.m.  $5 cover plus $5 parking. 229-401-1295.
Loop the Lake 2015
Saturday, May 30, 2015 8 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Georgia Veterans State Park
Loop the Lake is an annual event that benefits GraceWay Recovery Residence in Albany, Georgia. Every dollar from race registrations and sponsorships goes directly to our charity, GraceWay Recovery Residence. $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Contacts
Bobby Cline

Bud & Carmen Fitton
706-745-4713  campground host

Carmen & Bud Fitton

Curtis and Gladys Peacock
478-290-7805 

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

Thomas and Hazel Lanier
478-955-4361 

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