Georgia Veterans State Park

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Georgia Vererans 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.


  • 77 campsites with cable TV hookups for tents, trailers or RVs
  • Pioneer campground
  • 18-hole golf course
  • Lake Blackshear Resort
  • One-mile (1.6 km) nature trail
  • Four picnic shelters
  • Group shelter that seats 150
  • R/C model airplane flying field


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