Fall into Family Fun

Fall is upon us and there has never been a better time to enjoy Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club and Georgia Veterans State Park. The air is crisp, the leaves are turning, and exciting activities and events run from now through the new year. From weekend family getaways to large-scale holiday parties, this is a resort for family and fun all fall long and into the festivities of winter.

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Georgia Veterans State Park

Autumn is an amazing time to explore and discover the beauty and adventure of Georgia Veterans State Park. As one of the state’s true treasures, the park was established in 1946 as a memorial to U.S. veterans. Here are some of the things that set “Veterans” apart:

    • Sits on 1,308 acres
    • Pays tribute to veterans from the Revolutionary War through the present
    • Operates under the theme “Serve the Living: Honor our Heroic Dead”
    • Includes 4 miles of nature trails that offer exclusive night hikes
    • Contains four picnic shelters for group gatherings
    • Presents many educational opportunities, as well as arts and crafts programs
    • Features a signature military museum that offers special guided tours
    • Includes a stop of the SAM Shortline Excursion Train which runs through the park
    • Offers tent, trailer, and RV campsites for overnight guests
    • Hosts an Archery & Air Gun Range

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This list is just the beginning of the reasons to visit Georgia Veterans State Park on Lake Blackshear. Check out our upcoming blog to explore the interesting history and legacy of this beautiful park.

Fantastic and Tasty Fall Festivals and Attractions

Georgia Veterans State Park and the Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club are great sources for fall fun and fresh vacation ideas. Our amazing staff presents specialty events all autumn long, from a Haunted Cabin to a celebrated BBQ Competition. As the leaves change, so do the festivities at our picturesque and cozy Georgia resort. Let’s take a look at this year’s spooky and spectacular events.

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For over 13 years, visitors and locals have flocked to Georgia Veterans State Park to be scared and delighted. This year’s installment of The Dark Forest Haunted Trail is The Cabin in the Woods. Tours run from dark until 10:30 pm on October 5, 11, 12, 18,19, 25, 26, and, of course, 31. Admission is $10 per person, and the tour is recommended for ages 13 and up. This year will also feature a Zombie Paintball Range for killing time in the line for The Cabin in the Woods, which includes both static and live targets.

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Also running throughout October is the Scarecrow Strut. This annual event invites local businesses to join in the fall fun on Lake Blackshear by staging a scarecrow scene on the park grounds. Come see the festive and spooky displays and vote for your favorite. Each department of the Park and Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club contributes as well. It’s a great tradition and an exciting way to kick off fall and the Halloween season.

Set for November 15 & 16, the Smokin’ on Blackshear BBQ & Music Festival is calling all South Georgia Pitmasters. Both seasoned competition participants and home cooks are invited to rule the grill and bring their BBQ A-game to this Georgia Barbeque Association event. You don’t have to participate in the competition to enjoy this delicious get together. The Festival will feature great BBQ and other delicious food from across the state, live music, and some of the most popular arts & crafts vendors around. You can find rules and information on the competition on the Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club website.

Happy Holiday Parties

With 10,000 square-feet of event space, Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club is known for exquisite corporate retreats, as a premier destination for weddings in Georgia, and as a comfortable, convenient, and accommodating family reunion resort. We are ready to serve guest lists of all sizes, from 10 to 450, and that includes holiday parties.

It is never too early to lock down the date, venue, and caterer for this year’s holiday party, and at Lake Blackshear, we offer a one-stop-shop for hosting an event curated and customized especially for you and your family, friends, or organization without compromising quality and ambiance. Browse all the possibilities for hosting your holiday party at our lake resort and contact us to personalize a location, floor plan, and menu that are unique to your event.

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Deals on Accommodations All Year-Round

Visit the Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club Specials and Packages page to see all the resort deals and golf packages you and your family can currently enjoy.



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