Georgia Veterans State Park

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Georgia Veterans 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
LocationCrisp County, Georgia
Nearest cityCordele, Georgia
Coordinates31°57′23″N 83°54′58″W / 31.95639°N 83.91611°W / 31.95639; -83.91611
Area1,308 acres (530 ha)

Georgia Veterans State Park (originally the Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park) is a state park located on Lake Blackshear in Crisp County, west of Cordele, Georgia. It was established in December 4, 1946 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 Veterans State Park was privatized and its management handed over to Coral Hospitality, a Florida-based hotel and resort management company.[1]

Facilities

  • 82 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

  • Boating
  • Waterskiing
  • Pontoon Boat Rentals
  • Archery and Air Soft Rifle Range
  • Hiking
  • Bike Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Birdwatching
  • Disc Golf
  • Veteran's Museum
  • Sam Shortline Train

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

Photos

References

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

External links

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

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