Established as a memorial to U.S. veterans, this park features a museum with aircraft (including a Boeing B-29A), armored vehicles, uniforms, weapons, medals and other items from the Revolutionary War through the Gulf War. An 18-hole golf course and pro shop, along with 8,700-acre Lake Blackshear and proximity to I-75, make this one of Georgia’s most popular state parks.
A sandy swimming beach is the perfect place to cool off during Georgia summers. The Lake Blackshear Resort and Golf Club is a privately operated conference center with 78 lodge rooms, 10 cottages and restaurants. The SAM Shortline Excursion Train runs through the park on its way from Cordele to Plains, allowing riders to see an antique telephone museum, Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village, President Jimmy Carter’s boyhood farm and other attractions along the journey.
Boating, Swimming and Waterskiing - private boats permitted, boat rental, canoe and kayak rental, sand swimming beach
Fishing - bass, crappie, catfish, bream Birding
Disc Golf (fee)
Model Airplane Flying
Hiking - 3 miles of trails
SAM Shortline Excursion Train -- daytrips from the park
The Lake Blackshear Resort and Golf Club (78 lodge rooms, pool, conference center & restaurants)
76 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($25-$28)– cable TV hookups
Georgia Veterans Memorial Golf Course (18 holes, $41-$45)
The Marina at Lake Blackshear Resort
Military Museum and Aircraft
8,700-acre Lake Blackshear
3 Boat Ramps, 1 four-lane Mega-Ramp
Lakeview Pavilion (seats 100, $100)
4 Picnic Shelters ($55)
Group Shelter (seats 150, $230)
Andersonville National Historic Site
Americus-Sumter County, Georgia
Chehaw Wild Animal Park
Georgia Rural Telephone Museum
Jefferson Davis Memorial State Historic Site
Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
Providence Canyon State Conservation Park
SAM Shortline Excursion Train
Warner Robins Air Museum
Parkpass is required for all vehicles.
ParkPass fees: 1-12 passenger vehicles $5 per day or $50 annual ParkPass;
13 - 30 passenger vehicles $30 per day or $75 annual ParkPass;
31 or more passenger vehicles $70 per day or $250 annual ParkPass;
Georgia active duty military/veterans $3.75 per day or $37.50 annual ParkPass.
Daily or Annual ParkPass is available at the park office. Overnight guests pay only one fee for the duration of their stay.
Annual Parkpass can be purchased by calling (770) 389-7401, Reservation Administration.