Established in 1946 as a memorial to U.S. veterans, Georgia Veterans State Park stretches 1,308 acres and offers an array of recreational activities and overnight accommodations. Perched on picturesque Lake Blackshear, the park includes one of the most naturally beautiful Georgia golf courses, four miles of nature trails, and endless opportunities for fishing, boating, and water recreation.
Refresh your spirit, honor those who have served, and enjoy the great outdoors on the banks of Lake Blackshear at this historically important and naturally beautiful Georgia State Park.
Entrance to the park is $5.00 per car for the general public and $3.75 per car for veterans or active military with proper identification.
Avoid the crowds and find more open reservations for activities by scheduling a mid-week visit.
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Share the parks natural beauty with friends and family by booking one of the convenient group shelters that include pavilions, picnic shelter and indoor group shelters with full kitchens.
For rental information explore our Group Shelters or call 229-276-2371.
Campsites are placed in scenic locations with lake and wooded views offering overnight park guests relaxing surroundings for tent, trailer, or RV camping.
Originally used by the Savannah, Americus & Montgomery Railroad Company in the 1880s, the SAM Shortline runs from Savannah to Alabama. Today, the historic SAM Shortline Excursion Train guides passengers on the ultimate scenic adventure through the park and on to Plains stopping at historically significant sites along the way.
For a complete schedule, pricing, and to make a reservation visit www.samshortline.com or call 229-276-0755 or 877-427-2457
Operating under the theme “Serve the Living: Honor our Heroic Dead”, the Military Museum showcases inspiring indoor exhibits and outdoor installations including a B-29A Superfortress, jets, tanks, and a helicopter. This educational experience is a must see for families, school groups and all those who have served in the U.S. military.
For more information about the Military Museum and its hours of operation please contact the Park office at: 229-276-2371.
This outdoor activity oasis is a true Georgia treasure. Both visitors and guests alike bike, hike, kayak, canoe and swim at the sand beach. The cypress trees that line the banks are the perfect fishing spots and recreational boaters can rent pontoon boats from the Marina. Land-lovers enjoy taking advantage of our one-of-a-kind Archery & Air Gun Range, 18-hole championship golf course and disc golf course.
Set in the beautiful Georgia Veterans State Park, the resort is pretty easy to find and has the "wow factor" when you drive across the bridge and into the park.
The park has nature trails, Frisbee golf, a playground, boat rentals, a train that goes through the local sites!
Love the veterans museum some very cool historic planes, tank, helicopters and jets. Can't wait to go back!
What a winning combination. A state park with resort like accommodations!