Home | Getting Started | Gift Center | Gear Store | Topo Maps | My Wildernet | Newsletter Signup
Georgia > Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites > Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park
Activity Locator:

Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park

Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park
   Customized Topo Maps and Aerial Photos
Outdoor Gear and Clothing

Search by Name within Georgia:

Trip Planner

Hotels Airline Tickets Car Rentals
B&Bs Yellow Pages City Guide

General Information

Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park.
Copyright: - Georgia State Parks
Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park.
Description - Established as a memorial to U.S. veterans who served their country, Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park features a museum with uniforms, weapons, metals, and other items from the Revolutionary War through the Gulf War. Aircraft, armored vehicles and guns from World War I through Vietnam are also displayed. Near this 1,308 acre park is the Museum of Aviation. An 18-hole golf course with pro shop, a swimming beach on 7,000 acre Lake Blackshear and a conference retreat center make this park popular with both vacationers and locals. For accommodations, there are 77 tent, trailer, and RV campsites, some of which are found near the lake's edge, pioneer camping, 10 cottages, and group shelters.

Recreation - Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park offers many water activities including boating, water-skiing and fishing. Private boats are permitted and fishers can expect to find bass, crappie, catfish, and bream in the waters of Lake Blackshear. Visitors will enjoy other activities such as model airplane flying, golfing, camping, picnicking, swimming, and hiking a nature trail.

Climate - Georgia has a warm climate, especially in the southern regions of the state. Expect high temperatures and humidity levels during spring and summer months. The area can offer a relatively warm escape for snow-free outdoor recreation during the winter months.

Location - Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park is located in the Plains Region of southern Georgia. The park is found nine miles west of I-75 near Cordele on U.S. Hwy. 280.

Current Conditions & Trip Reports

Trip Reports:
Add your own trip Report! Newly re-released feature. One of the most popular features on Wildernet, trip reports allow you to share your experiences with others. This is an invaluable resource for determining what to expect on your outdoor adventure, so please participate! To prevent spamming, you must be a registered user of Wildernet in order to submit a trip report

Filed By: John (Tuscaloosa, AL)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: The bream and crappie numbers were fantastic.Caught my limit all 3 days. Plus the park is beautiful. i recommend to everyone that fishes and camps.

Filed By: nancy
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: We loved the park and have returned to it several times. Most of the campsites are well laid out and spacious, bathhouses are clean, and there are plenty of things to do in the area. The store that is across the street (Striplings) sells the best meat and sausage that you've ever had. Our only negative comment would be that the campground host ( we were there in March of 2002) by the gate was extremly grumpy and didn't seem very friendly. This is in direct contrast to our other trips and even the other host during our stay. If you take your pet watch out for ticks- even Frontline didn't help much!

More Information

Contact Information:
Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park, 2459-A U.S. Highway 280 West , Cordele, GA, 31015, Phone: 912-276-2371

Additional Information:
Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites - There are 54 State Parks in Georgia, located throughout the state. The northern part of the state has the most parks with a high concentration along the coast as well.
Georgia's Lakes and Reservoirs - Georgia's Lakes and Reservoirs range from huge reservoirs covering several thousand acres, to small lakes tucked away in the Georgia countryside.
Plains Region - This area is located at the western edge of Georgia along the Alabama state line and south to the Florida line. Columbus is the major city in the area. These areas include lakes and rivers as well as historic home sites.

Georgia State Parks - Official Agency Website
Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park Website - Official park webpage


About Wildernet |  Email to a Friend  |  Disclaimer |  Privacy |  Contact Us  | Comments & Suggestions
Advertisers & Sponsors |  Owners & Operators |  Tourism Promotors
©1995-2019 Interactive Outdoors Inc. All rights reserved.