Georgia Veterans State Park – Cordele GA

by | Apr 2, 2015

It’s Spring Break here and time to get away. Leaves are starting to pop out in middle Georgia and Macon’s incredible Yoshino cherry trees will be in full bloom. With a promise to take the two grand kids camping, we packed up and headed south, about an hour and a half down I-75 to Georgia Veterans State Park, a few minutes west of Cordele, GA.

Georgia takes great pride in their state parks and Georgia Veterans State Park is a classic example of a well maintained facility with much to offer for the whole family. This is not your traditional state park located in an off the beat location with a couple of camping site. No, this place is loaded with camp sites, fun places for children to play, boating, fishing, trails and more.

We arrive on a Thursday morning, the weekend before most schools in the area take Spring or Easter break. We expected the campground to be full and by late evening Friday night, most of the camping spots were full. First let me say, this campground will support the smallest tent to the largest big rig. Two camping areas, one on the banks of the 8,700 acre Lake Blackshear and the second across the road without a lake view. As expected, the 20 or so spots on the water side were taken when we arrived. Most were back-in with one or two as drive through. The area on the other side of the road had very large sites with ample space between campers. All sites were drive though and we saw a number of big rigs from the largest 5th wheels to a couple of “big boy” class A’s.

The roads are paved with the sites gravel and level. We had to place pads on one side of our lot to level the 5th wheel about 2 inches. Sites offer water and 30 amp service only with a dump station near the campground entrance. Our back-in site had two 30 amp receptacles and we were able to take advantage of our twin 30 amp to 50 amp adapter making Joan happy allowing every electric thing in the 5th wheel to be used at one time (So much for roughing it….right!). We were surprised to find a cableTV connection in the power pedestal. 60 or so standard definition channels and all of the high def local channels were available. Reception was good, but we opted for the satellite dish for all of the high def channels. No wifi yet. There were a number of outdoor wifi nodes under construction and I expect they are available as your read this post. Our Verizon cell service and MyFi data connection worked great with ample bars of reception.

As stated, this isn’t a typical RV park. The area offers free boat ramp access to Lake Blackshear. We saw boats of all sizes from kayaks to large house boats. There are numerous pavilions available from covered, screened, to fully enclosed that can be rented for the day. Several trails and playgrounds, areas to bike, and one of the most unusual offerings, a large model airplane landing strip. There’s a small indoor and outdoor military museum offered at no cost. Joan, the kids and I enjoyed a hour of so touring and providing the kids a brief history lesson. The Blackshear Resort is also locate here with a number of cottages and a restaurant next to the marina, all within a couple minutes walk from the campground. At the entrance of the park is the SAM Shortline Excursion Train offering day trips. We just ran out of time this trip and were not able to take advantage of one of the many day excursions.

This is a very nice campground. Rates are reasonable at $35.00 a day and you can get 10% off per day with a Friends of Georgia pass. Don’t miss this jewel of a park as you make you plans to travel through Georgia.

I love RV life. Jerry

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