Georgia Veterans State Park

Georgia Veterans State Park
Reservations 800-459-1230
Park 855-330-4300

NOTICE: There will be a temporary water outage in the campground on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

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.

$5 parking. Annual passes available.

Park Hours:

7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Office Hours:

8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Gates lock at 10 p.m. No late access.

Accommodations & Facilities:

• 1,308 Acres
• 10 Cottages
• 78-Room Lake Blackshear Resort — pool, conference center & restaurants
• 77 Campsites
Georgia Veterans Memorial Golf Course
• Military Museum & Aircraft
• 8,700-acre Lake Blackshear
• 3 Boat Ramps
• 1 Four-Lane Mega-Ramp
• Courtesy Docks
• Lakeview Pavilion
• 4 Picnic Shelters
• Group Shelter
• Swimming Beach
• Beach Pavilion
• Pioneer Campground

Things To Do & See:

• Championship Golf
• Boat Rental
• Waterskiing
• Swimming
• Canoe, Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals
• Fishing
• Birding
• Disc Golf (fee)
• Playground
• Bicycle Rental
• Model Airplane Flying
• Ranger Programs
• Hiking — 3 miles of trails
SAM Shortline Excursion Train

Nearby Attractions:

Albany, Georgia
Americus-Sumter County, Georgia
Andersonville National Historic Site
• Chehaw Wild Animal Park
Fitzgerald, GA
Flint River Aquarium
• Georgia Rural Telephone Museum
Jefferson Davis Memorial Historic Site
• Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area
SAM Shortline Excursion Train
• Warner Robins Air Museum

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Guided Kayak/Canoe Tours
Saturday 10 AM - 11 AM – Apr 8, 2017 until Apr 29, 2017 
Enjoy a one-hour guided tour around Lake Blackshear in kayaks, canoes or standup paddleboards. See wildlife and vegetation that thrives here such as waterfowl, alligators, birds, fish, turtles and more. Meet at the Visitors Center. Call to reserve your boat.  $8.00 plus $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
2nd Saturday Craft
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 1 PM to 2 PM
All materials will be provided unless otherwise instructed. Meet at the Visitors Center.  $3 plus $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Come out for the 27th Annual Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt. We will have a very special guest in attendance so bring your camera. Also we will have thousands of eggs filled with candy so bring your baskets. Ages 10 and under. $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Earth Day Kids Activity
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 1 PM to 2 PM
Join Amanda in the Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden to do a special craft. All materials will be provided unless otherwise instructed. This craft will be making homemade bird feeders. Meet at the Visitors Center.  $3 plus $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Before Breakfast Nature Hike
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Sunday, Apr 30, 2017 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Amanda will lead an energizing mile hike on the Yucca Trace Trail. Begin at Lake Blackshear Resort front desk and we will conclude the tour at Cordelia’s Restaurant where guests can take part in the breakfast buffet if they choose too. Pets welcome, must be on a leash.  $2 plus $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Twilight Paddle on Lake Blackshear
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Join a ranger-guided paddle as the sun sets over Lake Blackshear. Watch as the last light of day fades into the dark night, leaving only the twinkling light of stars and the moon to guide the way. Look for alligator eyes glowing from your flashlight, take in a full moon and enjoy a relaxing paddle on the lake.  $10 plus $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Georgia Veterans State Park
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA 31015
Crisp County

GPS Coordinates:

N 31.968020 | W -083.912300
Located 9 miles west of I-75 (exit #101) near Cordele on U.S. Highway 280.

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Georgia Veterans State Park
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA 31015 View Details

Georgia Veterans State Park