Presidential Pathways / Cordele

Georgia Veterans State Park

2459 US Hwy. 280 W.
Cordele, GA 31015

855-330-4300 | 800-459-1230
  • Memorial Golf Course

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  • Military Museum and Aircraft Displays

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  • Georgia Veterans State Park

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  • Veterans Memorial War Monument

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  • Campground

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Established as a memorial to U.S. veterans, this park features a museum with aircraft (including a Boeing B-29A), armored vehicles, uniforms, weapons, medals and other items from the Revolutionary War through the Gulf War. An 18-hole golf course and pro shop, along with 8,700-acre Lake Blackshear and proximity to I-75, make this one of Georgia's most popular state parks. A sandy swimming beach is the perfect place to cool off during Georgia summers.

The Lake Blackshear Resort and Golf Club is a privately operated conference center with 78 lodge rooms, 10 cottages and restaurants. The SAM Shortline Excursion Train runs through the park on its way from Cordele to Plains, allowing riders to see an antique telephone museum, Habitat for Humanity's Global Village, President Jimmy Carter's boyhood farm and other attractions along the journey.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Monday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Tuesday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Wednesday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Thursday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Friday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Saturday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Daily ParkPass $5.00


    Golf on Site

    Average Nightly Rate

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    Facility Amenities

    Boat Launch, Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Complimentary Parking, Golf Nearby, Grill on Site, Lodging On Site, Meeting Facilities, Parking on Site, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter, Public Restrooms, Restaurant on Site

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities


    Near Interstate Highway


    Site Information

    Cabin / Cottage Rentals, Number of Sites, Pull-thru Sites, RVs Permitted, Tenters Welcome

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Guided Kayak/Canoe Tours

    Guided Kayak/Canoe Tours

    04/29/2017 - 04/29/2017

    Enjoy a one-hour guided tour around Lake Blackshear in kayaks, canoes or standup paddleboards. See wildlife and vegetation that thrives here such as waterfowl, alligators, birds, fish, turtles and more. Meet at the Visitors Center. Call to reserve your boat.

    Saturday, April 8, 2017
    10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

    Saturday, April 29, 2017
    10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

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  • Twilight Paddle on Lake Blackshear

    Twilight Paddle on Lake Blackshear

    04/29/2017 - 04/29/2017

    Join a ranger-guided paddle as the sun sets over Lake Blackshear. Watch as the last light of day fades into the dark night, leaving only the twinkling light of stars and the moon to guide the way. Look for alligator eyes glowing from your flashlight, take in a full moon and enjoy a relaxing paddle on the lake.

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