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Georgia Veterans State Park

Reservations 800-459-1230
Park 855-330-4300

NOTICE: For the weekend of July 4th, campsites are divided between waterfront and non-waterfront reservations. Call the Park Office with questions. Expect travel delays before and after the fireworks on the 4th at 9:30 p.m.
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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
Cypress Grill Entertainment
Fridays 9 PM - 11 PM – Jun 24, 2016 
Cypress Grill on Lake Blackshear offers weekend music. Click for schedule.  $5 - $10 Cover $5 parking. 229-401-1295.
Cypress Grill Karaoke Night
Thursday 8:30 PM - 11 PM – Jun 30, 2016 
Join us for Thursday night Karaoke with DJ Dangerous playing our favorite songs. Doors open at 5 p.m. Karaoke begins at 8:30 p.m. No cover. $5 parking. 229-401-1295.
Fireworks on the Flint
Monday, Jul 4, 2016 9 PM to 9:30 PM
Celebrate America's day with fireworks over Lake Blackshear.  $5 plus $5 parking. 229-273-2371.
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
Cordele, GA 31015 View Details


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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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