Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
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 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

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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



Guided Kayak and Canoe Tour
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 3 PM to 5 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Georgia Veterans State Park
It's spring, so that means it's time to get out on the water. We have a great way for you to experience nature up close and personal with a guided kayak/canoe tour of beautiful Lake Blackshear.  $8 plus $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
S'mores & More
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 7 PM to 8 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Georgia Veterans State Park
Been inside all winter? Ready to get outside?? Then come camping at Georgia Veterans the weekend of 3/27-3/28 and enjoy our first s'mores and more of the season. There will be delicious treats, songs, laughter, and a great family time!!  $3 per person $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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