Georgia Veterans State Park

NOTICE: Parts of Yellow Trail are closed until further notice. Please call Park Office for details. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The Dark Forest Haunted Trail Flyer
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.


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



Day Out With Thomas
Fridays 10 AM - 4 PM – Oct 28, 2016 
Presenter/Location: Georgia Veterans State Park
Thomas will visit the SAM Shortline Excursion Train at Georgia Veterans State Park in southwest Georgia. You can spend a whole day with the beloved storybook engine, Sir Topham Hatt and other friends. Tickets are $22 plus tax and handling fee. Dates are 10/21-23 & 10/29-30. $5 parking. 229-276-0755.
Crisp Days of Fall Festival - Dark Forest Haunted Trail
Friday 6 PM - 10 PM – Oct 28, 2016 
Presenter/Location: Georgia Veterans State Park
Georgia Veterans is celebrating the joys of Fall & Halloween and we want you here. There will be a Piles of Smiles Hayride and Pumpkin Decorating, then there is the scariest thing of all...THE DARK FOREST HAUNTED TRAIL! Are you brave enough?  $4–$8 plus $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Lady Liberty Dinner Cruise
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: Georgia Veterans State Park
Ever cruised around beautiful Lake Blackshear? Ever ate on a dinner cruise? Well now you can do both. A Lady Liberty dinner is an absolutely wonderful way to dine in style. Alcoholic drinks are not included. A cash bar will be available on each cruise.  $40 plus $5 parking. 229-276-1004.
Veterans Day Celebration
Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Georgia Veterans State Park
Tribute to Veterans Ceremony at Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park... $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