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 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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Camping Discount through January 1
For stays of two nights, receive a 40% discount.  For stays of 3 or more nights, receive a 50% discount.  No other discounts or rates are available.  Coupon must be requested upon check-in to receive discount.

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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



Lights on the Lake
Every other week 6 PM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: Georgia Veterans State Park
Bring the kids and the whole family to Georgia Vetarans State Park and Lake Blackshear Resort for Lights on the Lake. There will be various businesses from the area represented with different light displays...  $5. 229-276-2371.
New Year's Eve Celebration
Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014 to Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Georgia Veterans State Park
The celebration begins at 8pm in the Grand Ballroom. Live entertainment begins at 9pm featuring The Fabulous Boomers Band...  $247 plus tax and gratuity. 229-401-1249.
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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