Georgia Veterans State Park

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Georgia Vererans State Park
Clay Pit Rd entrance, Georgia Veterans State Park.JPG
Georgia Veterans State Park entrance
Georgia Veterans State Park is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Georgia Veterans State Park
Location Crisp County, Georgia
Nearest city Cordele, Georgia
Coordinates 31°57′23″N 83°54′58″W / 31.95639°N 83.91611°W / 31.95639; -83.91611
Area 1,308 acres (530 ha)

Georgia Vererans State Park (originally the Georgia Vererans Memorial State Park) is a state park located on Lake Blackshear in Crisp County, west of Cordele, Georgia. It was established in 1931 as a memorial to U.S. Veterans. The 1,308-acre (5 km2) 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 (35 km2) Lake Blackshear, a privately operated conference center and golf club and the SAM Shortline Excursion Train, which runs from Cordele to Plains.

In 2013, Georgia Vererans State Park was privatized and its management handed over to Coral Hospitality, a Florida-based hotel and resort management company.[1]

Facilities[edit]

  • 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
  • 1 mile (1.6 km) nature trail
  • Four picnic shelters
  • Group shelter that seats 150
  • R/C model airplane flying field

Activities[edit]

  • Boating
  • Waterskiing
  • Pontoon Boat Rentals
  • Ski Boat Rentals
  • Sea Doo Rentals
  • Bike Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Birdwatching
  • Disc Golf
  • Veteran's Museum
  • Sam Shortline Train

The fish in Lake Blackshear include bass, crappie, catfish and bream.

Photos[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Some Georgia parks moves to private management". OnlineAthens.com. Associated Press. May 27, 2013. Retrieved September 25, 2017. 

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Coordinates: 31°57′23″N 83°54′58″W / 31.95639°N 83.91611°W / 31.95639; -83.91611