Georgia Veterans State Park boasts an impressive variety of amenities and facilities. As the name implies the park was established to honor Georgia's military veterans. This is reflected in the theme of the park's museum. It displays medals, uniforms, weapons, vehicles, aircraft and other items that span the time from the Revolutionary War through the Gulf War.
The park is situated on the beautiful 8,600 acre Lake Blackshear and is enjoyed by boaters, jet skiers, water skiers, fishermen, and swimmers. Private boats are allowed on the lake or if you prefer there are a variety of watercraft available for rent at the Georgia Veterans State Park Marina.
There are also plenty of things-to-do on land. The Lake Blackshear Resort and Golf Club, a privately run facility that is part of the park, operates an 18 hole golf course and also offers lodge rooms, cottages, and conference facilities. There is also a pro shop and a restaurant at the lodge. You can hold functions at the park, if you wanted to: hold a conference in the resort, have a large picnic at one of the outdoor group picnic facilities, or even rent a 50 passenger boat for a celebration party. If you are interested in a more adventuresome overnight stay there are 77 camp sites in the park. They can can accommodate tents, RVs, or trailers. Roughing it in this case also includes having cable TV hookups available at each campsite.
Just in case none of these things grab your interest there are still more options. You can play a game of disc golf on the Georgia Veterans State Park course or fly your model airplane from the R/C Model Airplane Flying Field. You can also take a ride on The Sam Shortline Excursion Train. The Georgia Veterans State Park train station is just one of a number of stops the Shortline train makes as it travels between a number of local towns. Each stops offers historical attractions, like the President Carter Campaign Museum in Plains, and places to shop.
Not many parks can boast having a golf course, a large recreational lake, and a local train!
Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office Hours: 8:15 AM-4:45 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele , GA 31015
Camping Reservations (800) 864-7275
Room/Lodge Reservations (800) 459-1230
Cottage Reservations (800) 459-1230
Golf Packages (800) 459-1230
Golf Pro Shop (877) 736-8897 (229) 276-2377
Park (229) 276-2371
SAM Shortline (877) 427-2457
Make a reservation . . .77 Campsites - Reserve
- Cottages - Call Lake Blackshear (800) 459-1230
- 4 Picnic Shelters - Reserve
- 2 Group Shelters - Reserve
- Pioneer Camps - Reserve