Lake Blackshear is vacation central
Picture a vacation spot where activities for the entire family await, ready to be enjoyed. Now that you can picture it, you may as well go, because it’s real.
Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club, in the heart of Georgia, has something to make memories in every moment for everyone in the family. Embrace the laid-back lifestyle of lake life in the South and rejuvenate your soul with the beauty of sunsets over the 8,700-acres Lake Blackshear. Experience all that this lakeside retreat has to offer.
The resort features luxurious lakeside accommodations, three dining options and much, much more. You won’t want to miss every chance you have to get out on the water. Rent a pontoon boat that holds up to 12 people for a floating party. Check out a kayak to experience the quiet solitude of the lake’s cypress flats and flooded timber. Or hop in your own fishing boat to reel in your next lunker. The lake is teeming with several species of bass, bream, crappie and catfish and has plenty of secret holes and hidden coves that will make you want to stay on the water your entire stay.
But if you do that, you will miss your tee time. That’s right, Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club is at Georgia Veterans State Park, home of Georgia Veterans Memorial Golf Course, an award-winning, 18-hole masterpiece recognized as one of the best courses in the region. The course has been rated with four stars by Golf Digest and here’s the best part – it’s open year-round, so you can stay and play whenever you have a hankering for a round, or two, or three.
When you’re not on the water or on the course, hop on The SAM Shortline Excursion Train, which goes over Lake Blackshear and stops at the depot in Georgia Veterans Memorial Park. The 1949 vintage train is named for the original rail spur that ran from Savannah, through Americus, Georgia, and on to Montgomery, Alabama. The itinerary varies by the day, and rotates stops at the park and Lake Blackshear, Plains, President Jimmy Carter’s home, Americus, Leslie, and Archery, a community outside Plains where Jimmy Carter’s boyhood farm still stands.
Another can’t-miss attraction to see during your stay is the Military Museum at Georgia Veterans Park. The indoor/outdoor museum pays tribute to veterans from the Revolutionary War through the present day. Learn about Georgia’s military history and see jets, tanks, landing craft, artillery, a helicopter, and a B-29A Superfortress airplane.
There are also opportunities for lakeside camping at the park. While here plan to visit nearby Providence Canyon State Park, Andersonville National Historic Site, the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site in Plains, and too many other regional hot spots to mention. It is the perfect jumping off spot to experience the history of Georgia’s presidential pathways.
We could go on, and on, and on, but it’s best if you just come to Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club, stay, and see for yourself that the family vacation you’ve always have been here all along. Book your stay today at lakeblackshearresort.com or by calling 800-459-1230.