Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Georgia Veterans State Park
Lodge/Cottage/Golf Packages 800-459-1230
Camping/Park Office 855-330-4300
Golf Pro Shop/Tee Times 877-736-8897
SAM Shoreline Excursion Train 229-276-0755

Due to Halloween Actitivities, a portion of Yellow Trail will be closed for the entire month of October. Please call Park Office for more details.

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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 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.

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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Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office Hours: 8AM-5PM
$5 parking. Annual passes available.
No Set Up after 10 p.m.
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Visit or call 1-800-459-1230 for rates, information and reservations.

    • Championship Golf
    • Boating, Swimming and Waterskiing - private boats permitted, boat rental, canoe and kayak rental, sand swimming beach
    Paddleboards are now available
    • Fishing - bass, crappie, catfish, bream
    • Birding
    • Disc Golf (fee)
    • Playground
    • Bicycle Rental
    • Model Airplane Flying
    • Ranger Programs
    Hiking - 3 miles of trails
    SAM Shortline Excursion Train -- daytrips from the park


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Day Out With Thomas the Tank
Fridays 9 AM - 3 PM – Oct 16, 2015 until Oct 23, 2015 
Get Outdoors GeorgiaFor two weekends only, 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. Visit for tickets and more information. $5 parking. 229-276-0755.
Crisp Days of Fall Festival-Dark Forest Haunted Trail
Friday 6 PM - 10 PM – Oct 16, 2015 until Oct 30, 2015 
Get Outdoors GeorgiaGeorgia Veterans is celebrating the joys of Fall & Halloween and we want you here. There will be a Piles of Smiles Hayride, Pumpkin Decorating, and for those brave enough there is the Dark Forest Haunted Trail. The trail will be even bigger and scarier.  $4 - $8 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. Hwy. 280.

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

Georgia Veterans State Park

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