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Georgia Veterans State Park

Reservations 800-459-1230
Park 855-330-4300
SAM Shoreline Excursion Train 229-276-0755

 
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800-459-1230
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.

HIDDEN GEM: B-29 Superfortress Plane
The Boeing B-29A Superfortress was flown primarily by the United States during World War II and the Korean War. It was one of the largest aircraft operational during World War II and very advanced for its time.

$5 parking. Annual passes available.
GeorgiaStateParks.org/GeorgiaVeterans

Park Hours:

7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Office Hours:

Sunday–Thursday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday–Saturday 8 a.m.–7 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
Geocaching
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 State Historic Site
• Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
Providence Canyon State Park
SAM Shortline Excursion Train
• Warner Robins Air Museum

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Events
Water-Slides on Memorial Day Weekend
Saturday, May 28, 2016 10 AM to 5 PM
Come cool off at Georgia Veterans on Memorial Day weekend with water-slides at the beach. Great way to spend some time with the family on the shore of beautiful Lake Blackshear!  $8 plus $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Memorial Day Weekend Water Inflatables
Saturday, May 28, 2016 10 AM to 5 PM
We will be offering an inflatable water slide and slip ‘n’ slide at the public beach area for visitors and guests. Armbands for all day play from 10-5pm is $8.00 per child. Unlimited turns on the equipment. Staff will be supervising for safety.  $8.00 plus $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Workout on the Water (WOW)
Sunday, May 29, 2016 11 AM to 12 PM
Enjoy a 1 hour guided workout on SUPs around Lake Blackshear. Burn major calories, strengthen your core and build muscle. Meet at the Visitors Center. Make reservations.  $8 plus $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Address/Directions
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
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Georgia Veterans State Park


Make reservations using the options above or call 1-800-864-7275 (Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–8 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. EST).
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