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Lake Blackshear for Family Fun

  • Lake Blackshear Resort pontoon rentals

Looking for a relaxing escape on a breathtaking 1,800-acre lake? Then head to Lake Blackshear Resort and Golf Club in Southwest Georgia. It sits inside Georgia Veterans State Park, but it’s a world away from the chaos of everyday life.

If you’re visiting on the weekend, we recommend the Family Affair package, which includes breakfast for the family, and two choices from activities like taking out the pontoon boat or jet skis.

My kids loved the comfy rooms overlooking the lake (with great views of the sunset!) and the outdoor swimming pool. In addition, there’s a disc golf course, free bicycle rental, and the indoor/outdoor veterans’ museum complete with a Boeing B-29A and Huey helicopter.

One of our favorite things about staying at this park is that you can ride the SAM Shortline Excursion Train very easily, as its primary depot is in Cordele – right within the park. The SAM Shortline is Georgia’s only rolling state park. In addition to enjoying the rich history of the train cars and the path through Southwest Georgia, you experience the history of Crisp and Sumter counties, with people and events that have impacted Georgia and the nation.

Here is more information about our stay at Lake Blackshear and ride on the SAM Shortline.

Lesli Peterson

Lesli is the Georgia’s official Family Explorer and the owner of 365AtlantaFamily, which offers a daily dose of inspiration for metro-area families. Click here for more Family content from Lesli.

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