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Georgia Veterans State Park

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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 privately 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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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 Live Music
Friday 9:30 PM – Aug 1, 2014 until Aug 29, 2014 
Presenter/Location: Georgia Veterans State Park
Come out to Cypress Grill every weekend in August to hear incredible music, eat some great food, and enjoy the beautiful scenery along the banks of the tranquil Lake Blackshear.  $5.00 Cover. 21 & Up after 10 p.m. $5 parking. 229-401-1295.
Kayak Tour of Lake Blackshear
Every four weeks 9 AM - 11 AM – Aug 2, 2014 until Aug 3, 2014 
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Georgia Veterans State Park
Enjoy an easy guided tour around Lake Blackshear in kayaks or canoes. We'll look for alligators, herons and egrets. Register in advance. Meet at Visitor's Center. Subject to change due to weather.  $8 plus $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Museum Tour
Every three weeks 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM – Aug 2, 2014 until Aug 24, 2014 
Presenter/Location: Georgia Veterans State Park
Georgia Veterans has an incredible indoor musuem full of wonderful military artifacts. Please join us for a guided tour through the incredible military heritage of this great country.  $1 plus $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Afternoon Programs
Every three weeks 3 PM - 4 PM – Aug 2, 2014 until Aug 24, 2014 
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Georgia Veterans State Park
8/2: Find Me Scavenger Hunt (Nature trail guided tour) 8/3: Bird Watching (Guided tour for birdlovers) 8/9: Alligator Arts & Crafts 8/10: Find Me Scavenger Hunt 8/16: Hands, Feet, & Paint..Oh My!! (Feet & Hands Painting) 8/17: Bird Watching 8/23: Hands, Feet, & Paint.  $1 plus $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Campground "Hoedown"
Saturday, Aug 9, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Tons of FunPresenter/Location: Georgia Veterans State Park
Please join us at the program building in the campground for some great gospel, oldies, contemporary praise, and country music. Presented by Joyful Noise and Bronwood United Methodist Singers. Open to all registered campers.  Free event. 229-276-2371.
Guest Events
Saturday, Aug 9, 2014 8 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Georgia Veterans State Park
Join us at 8:15 p.m. on 8/9 at the Visitor's Center for a moonlight stroll on the water in our kayaks & canoes. Celebrate National S'mores Day on the beach- Come to Front Desk of Lake Blackshear Resort at 8 p.m. to celebrate this "delicious" holiday...  Tour: $10 per person S'mores: $1 per person $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Lake Blackshear Pirate Festival
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 12 PM to 11 PM
Tons of FunPresenter/Location: Georgia Veterans State Park
At 2 p.m., there will be a Pirate Boat Parade. Snake exhibits, variety show, and kids costume contests during the day along with treasure hunting & water slides. Lady Liberty will be casting off at 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. with a cash bar then a dinner cruise from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m... $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
229-276-2371  Secretary, Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park

Thomas and Hazel Lanier
478-955-4361 

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