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Georgia Veterans State Park

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Georgia Veterans State Park - BEST Places to Picnic2459 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

Located 9 miles west of I-75 (exit #101) near Cordele on U.S. Hwy. 280.

Georgia Veterans State Park is a state park located in Cordele, Georgia.  It was established in 1931 as a memorial to U.S. Veterans.  The 1,308-acre park features a museum with aircraft, vehicles, weapons, uniforms and other memorabilia dating from the Revolutionary War to the present.

Other attractions include 8,600-acre Lake Blackshear, a privately operated conference center and golf club and the SAM Shortline Excursion Train, which runs from Cordele to Plains.

Facilities

  • 77 campsites with cable TV hookups for tents, trailers or RVs
  • Pioneer campground
  • 18-hole golf course
  • Lake Blackshear Resort
  • Conference Center
  • Beach
  • Marina
  • Cypress Grill & The Comedy Zone
  • 78 rooms
  • 10 cottages
  • One-mile (1.6 km) nature trail
  • Four picnic shelters
  • Group shelter that seats 150
  • R/C model airplane flying field

Activities

  • Boating
  • Waterskiing
  • Pontoon Boat Rentals
  • Ski Boat Rentals
  • Sea Doo Rentals
  • Bike Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Birdwatching
  • Disc Golf
  • Veteran's Museum
  • Sam Shortline Train
  • Lake Blackshear boasts bass, crappie, catfish and bream. Visitors are welcome to bring private watercraft.

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