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Georgia Veterans State Park - Cordele, Georgia

Georgia Veterans State Park (originally the Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park) is a state park located on Lake Blackshear in Crisp County, west of Cordele, Georgia. It was established on December 4, 1946 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.

Coversations/Things we learned:


This park is connected directly to the Lake Blackshear Resort and golf club. It’s a good park for a day trip and for boating and camping. As for hiking, this park doesn‘t have much to offer with really only one decent but small trail.


The park also offers a nice military museum and military equipment display (aircraft and tanks). The museum is very small but well created. But again, visiting this park is a day-trip and would be excellent for school tours.


Contact Information:


2459-H US Highway 280 West Cordele, GA 31015

Phone: (800) 459-1230


Website:


https://www.lakeblackshearresort.com/ga-veterans-park/








(Visitor Center)

(Gift shop)


 

Military Equipment Displays



Gallery of photos

 

Museum


Gallery of photos


 

Cottages for Rent





 

Campground




 

Lake Blackshear


Gallery of photos



 

Marina/Beach Area





 

Archer/Shooting Range








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