Presidential Pathways / Cordele

Georgia Veterans State Park

2459-A Hwy. 280 W.
Cordele, GA 31015

855-330-4300 | 800-459-1230
  • Georgia Veterans State Park

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  • Memorial Golf Course

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  • Military Museum and Aircraft Displays

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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

    Activities

    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

    Group-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    75

    Site Information

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

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Peanut Express

    Peanut Express

    10/02/2014 - 10/02/2014

    Take a tourist train ride through southern Georgia. Visit the large collection of telephones in Leslie at the Rural Telephone Museum (Train ticket includes FREE admission to the museum). Then travel West to Plains for some delightful peanut treats.

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  • Kayak/Canoe Tour of Lake Blackshear

    Kayak/Canoe Tour of Lake Blackshear

    10/05/2014 - 10/18/2014

    Enjoy an easy guided tour around Lake Blackshear in kayaks or canoes. We'll look for alligators, herons and egrets. Register in advance. Meet at Visitor's Center. Subject to change due to weather.

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  • Crisp Days of Fall Festival

    Crisp Days of Fall Festival

    10/17/2014 - 10/31/2014

    Georgia Veterans will celebrate the joys of fall and Halloween, and we want you here! The festival includes a Piles of Smiles Hayride, pumpkin decorating, and for those brave enough, there is a Dark Forest Haunted Trail.

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  • Archery Explorer Train Ride

    Archery Explorer Train Ride

    11/22/2014 - 12/06/2014

    Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you will travel from Georgia Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear to Plains, Archery and back. Explore President Jimmy Carter's boyhood farm, go shopping and sample peanut butter treats.

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