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.
Georgia Veterans State Park, the Georgia Veterans Memorial Golf Course, and the Military Museum all pay tribute to U.S. service members from the Revolutionary War through the present day. Operating under the theme “Serve the Living: Honor our Heroic Dead”, the museum showcases inspiring indoor exhibits and outdoor installations including a B-29A Superfortress, jets, tanks, and a helicopter.
Originally used by the Savannah, Americus & Montgomery Railroad Company in the 1880s, the SAM Shortline runs from Savannah to Alabama. In the days of the Daphne Plantation, it was known as the Seaboard Railroad. It is now named to honor its original owner – hence, “SAM” Shortline.
Today, this historic line guides passengers on the ultimate scenic adventure. The SAM Shortline Excursion Train runs through the park as it travels from Cordele to Plains stopping at cultural and historical 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.
Campsites are placed in scenic locations with lake and wooded views offering overnight park guests relaxing surroundings for tent, trailer, or RV camping.
Visitors bike, hike, kayak, and canoe, and when the weather is right, they swim at the sand beach. This outdoor activity oasis is a true Georgia treasure. Set on a classic Southern lake, its perfect for a peaceful picnic with a spectacular view. The cypress trees that line the banks are the perfect fishing spots and recreational boaters can rent pontoon boats from the Marina to enjoy the lake in style. Land-lovers enjoy taking advantage of our one-of-a-kind Archery & Air Gun Range. The park serves as both a center of activity and a serene sanctuary complete with a hummingbird and butterfly garden.
Georgia Veteran’s State Park is also home to the lovely Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club and Georgia Veterans Memorial Golf Course. Accommodations, meeting spaces, and event venues are available. Guests can stay in an array of settings, which include Lodge guestrooms, a selection of 68 Villa guest rooms and 10 lake view Cabins.
Review current resort deals, specials, and golf packages to create your ideal getaway.
The Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park Archery & Air Gun Range is one of the newest additions to the resort. The 4-acre facility, located adjacent to the popular Group Shelter, features 3 ranges – a Static Archery Range, Air Gun Range and 3-D Archery Range. All three areas are considered to be ADA Accessible with wide concrete walkways and platforms.
For Archery & Air Rifle Range reservations, please call:
Share the parks natural beauty with friends and family by booking one of the comfortable and festive group gathering facilities, which include: Four picnic shelters, Group shelter that seats 150 (equipped with a kitchen and air conditioning), Screened in Beach pavilion, Lakeview pavilion with ceiling fans
For rental information please call 229-276-2371
Dining is available at the Cypress Grill at the Lake Blackshear Marina for those looking for a laid-back, more casual dining experience and at Cordelia’s in the Lodge of the resort for those looking for a more upscale dining impression.
For Dining or Accommodation reservations at the Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club call 800-459-1230.
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!