9 Undeniable Reasons To Visit Lake Blackshear Resort

Lake Blackshear Resort Golf Club sits in Southwest Georgia and borders five counties and contains approximately 8,700 acres. The lake was created in 1930 by the damming of the Flint River to provide low cost power to the citizens of Crisp County.

Lake Blackshear Resort has beautiful views of the lake. Cypress trees and Spanish moss dot the lake’s edges, creating a spectacular view from the resort. With the proximity to Georgia Veterans State Park and the SAM Shortline, this is a relaxing and memorable place to bring the family for a Georgia vacation.

9 Undeniable Reasons To Visit Lake Blackshear Resort
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Love the water like we do? Our boys could not get enough of the outdoor pool – with Jacuzzi! It was a relaxing way to wind down each evening, and it also sits on the back of the property giving you the perfect view of the sunset on the lake.

Want something more adventurous? Take advantage of the on-site marina by bringing your own boat to explore the 8,700-acre lake, or rent equipment while you are there. The marina offers pontoon boats, jet skis, and kayaks! Rentals are very affordable, too.

Finally, if you don’t have your sea legs, enjoy Lake Blackshear from the shoreline by fishing for bass, bream, crappie and catfish. Beautiful cypress flats offer a beautiful experience you won’t forget.  You still need a fishing license, but you can grab that at the Visitor Center.


Our family stayed in the Lodge, where the rooms were recently renovated. We loved the charming resort feel, with shutters opening out to gorgeous views of the sun setting on Lake Blackshear.

Our room included a king bed with a fold-out sofa (double beds are available,) a mini-fridge, a desk, and plenty of space to relax. Families can also enjoy a stay in one of the villas with a balcony or a two-bedroom cabin with a full kitchen. Pets are welcome for a small fee.


The resort charges a small Resort Fee ($16 as of this writing). There is a daily resort fee that includes:

  • Dual high-speed Internet work stations
  • Cable Television
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Refrigerator
  • Complimentary coffee service in room
  • Complimentary newspapers available at the front desk
  • $5 State park Pass
  • 2 Bottles of Water
  • Daily Newspaper (available in lobby)

The resort offers fishing, swimming, boating, kayaking, and canoeing. Other onsite activity amenities include the Georgia Veterans Memorial Golf Course, an outdoor swimming pool with a hot tub, and miles of nature trails for hiking, biking and running. 


Cordelias: We ate at the resort for most of our meals, which was yummy and convenient. The Cordelia’s breakfast buffet includes eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, and other delicious treats to get you started off right.

Cordelia’s, with a stunning lake and garden view, is the perfect place for a casual, relaxing country breakfast or an elegant dinner.

We also ate dinner here each evening, enjoying steak, pasta, and more. It was relatively affordable, especially considering the generous servings. Kids’ meals included a burger, hot dog, PB&J, chicken tenders, or pasta – with a drink.

Want to eat in your room? Take-out is available by calling the restaurant and making a payment by phone.

Cypress Grill: Whether it’s a family lunch, romantic sunset moment, or a girls’ or guys’ night out, The Cypress Grill at The Marina will become your favorite spot for casual indoor/outdoor dining and entertainment. The Cypress Grill is easily accessible by boat or land. 

It’s a great place to place to kick back for lunch or dinner and enjoy your lake day or take in the nighttime entertainment, such as live bands and karaoke nights.


Lake Blackshear Resort sits within the Ga Veterans State Park. This park was established in 1946 as a memorial to U.S. veterans. The 1,308 acres pay tribute to veterans from the Revolutionary War through the present day.

The park offers an array of recreational activities and overnight accommodations. 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.

We love the Military Museum and Disc-golf mentioned below. There is also a sandy beach- perfect for playing in the lake, four miles of trails, boat ramps, a campground and more.


The SAM Shortline is Georgia’s only rolling state park! While the SAM isn’t part of GA Veterans Park you can catch a ride from here to explore many of Middle Georgia’s most historically important places – all from within a train that holds its own amazing history. This is how we spent our Saturday afternoon, and I can’t wait to share more.


GA Veterans State Park is home to a large model airplane-flying field. We were lucky enough to see some gentleman prepping their airplanes Sunday morning – what a treat!

You’ll also find an indoor and outdoor museum with aircraft (including a Boeing B-29A), armored vehicles, uniforms, weapons, medals and other items from the Revolutionary War through the Gulf War. The boys couldn’t get enough of the tanks and Huey helicopter!


Georgia Veterans Memorial Golf Course – or Vets Course – is an unbeatable golf destination for locals and visitors alike. Recognized as one of middle and south Georgia’s finest courses with the best value for play, Vets Course is open seven days a week throughout the year and ranked by Golf Digest as a four-star course within the United States.

You will be challenged by mounds, water hazards, and plenty of sand bunkers. Don’t miss the full-service clubhouse.

Golf packages are available.


Of course, you can experience this “a la carte,” but Lake Blackshear Resort’s packages simplify it.

There is the Bed and Breakfast package. Cordelia’s at Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club is famous for its delicious country-style breakfast. So complete your stay at the resort by including this hearty breakfast-to-order. The Bed & Big Breakfast package includes a one-night stay for two in your choice of accommodations and breakfast for two at Cordelia’s.

There are several options depending on what you want to do!


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9 Undeniable Reasons To Visit Lake Blackshear Resort