Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Georgia Veterans State Park
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PUBLIC NOTICE: The Georiga Veterans staff is currently on standby for favorable weather conditions to conduct a controlled burn at the park. Please contact the park office with questions.


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 on history, nature and paddling, with astronomy programs on many Saturday nights.  Some fees charged.


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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.

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Georgia Veterans State Park
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Unit A
Cordele, GA 31015
 


Phone
800-459-1230
855-330-4300
877-736-8897

Georgia Veterans Easter Egg-Stravaganza
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 9 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Georgia Veterans State Park
Come join us for one of the biggest Easter egg hunts around. Over 3,000 eggs will be available for children to find, each with a treat inside. More Easter activities will be taking place throughout the day. Call for more information. $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Lake Blackshear Easter Buffet in Cordelia’s
Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Georgia Veterans State Park
A delicious buffet will be available at Cordelia’s, located inside Lake Blackshear Resort on Easter Sunday. Call for more information. 229-401-1215.
Pigs in the Park Golf Tournament
Friday, May 30, 2014 10 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Georgia Veterans State Park
The 2nd annual Pigs in the Park Golf Tournament will benefit the Donnie Haralson Scholorship Fund. Come out and enjoy a day on the course and showing your support for the cause. Call for more information. $5 parking. 229-276-2377.
Pigs in the Park BBQ and Music Festival
Saturday, May 31, 2014 9 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Georgia Veterans State Park
Join us for the 2nd annual Pigs in the Park BBQ and Music Festival. This event benefits the Donnie Haralson Scholorship Fund and is an all day event with arts and craft vendors, multiple music stages, food and fun. Call for more information. $5 parking. 229-276-1004.
Address
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Unit A
Cordele, GA 31015
Crisp County
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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