Date of Stay: Monday April 14 - Thursday 17, 2014 (3 nights)
Rate: $26/night (Friends of GA State Parks discount)
Website: Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park (GA)
2459 US Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA 31015
Description: Located near I-75 south of Macon, this park has paved roads with gravel sites bordered by railroad ties. Georgia State Parks let you choose your site when you arrive and we got site 41. All sites have cable tv with water and electric (30A and some 50A). Gin used her pigtail to give us 50A. Even though we were under heavy tree cover, we still got satellite tv. The park is dedicated to the veterans of Georgia who have served the US from the Revolutionary War through the Gulf War. At the Visitor Center, there is a museum and an outdoor ordnance exhibit with tanks and aircraft. It is located on Lake Blackshear and has a resort and golf course. Great place to ride bikes and a couple of hiking trails in the woods.
Activities: We were travelling with Dan and Tricia and we all needed a park with more natural surroundings than Cedar Key RV for a change of pace. Mission accomplished! I purchased a Friends of GA State Parks membership here to get a little discount. We plan to stay at some more GA State Parks in the Fall so it will come in handy for the discounts. We had a rainy day to catch up on some rest and then we enjoyed geocaching in the park while riding our bikes around. We never made it to the museum in the Visitor Center but we checked out the outdoor exhibit and monument. We are truly thankful for the sacrifice and dedication of our veterans and this park serves as a great reminder of their service. Near the entrance to the park is an interesting convenience store with a great butcher shop on premise called Stripling’s General Store. We hope to return next Spring.
Trash and Recycle: A couple of dumpsters in the cg but no recycle.
Visitor Center Tricia and Gin at the GA Vets Monument
Displays at the Outdoor Ordnance Exhibit