Georgia Veterans State Park

Earlier this year we registered as potential camp hosts for Georgia State Parks and were very impressed with their process, organization and online volunteer portal.  We allocated a week to travel East through Georgia to see if the state parks fit with our initial impression so we planned to stay at 2 – 3 parks on our way to South Carolina.

We went to Georgia Veterans State Park near Cordele because it is a big park with lots of room for bike riding situated on a large lake.  Also it had a 50% discount for 3+ nights of camping (very important).  The state park system is very marketing oriented and try to ‘fill the spaces’ and target snowbirds heading south.  Even with this discount, there were very few campers in the campground.

It is a very nice park – well maintained and the campsites are close to the lake.  The sites are not large by state park standards but graveled and mostly level.  There is a free museum that has multiple exhibits from each of our US wars and is really well done in a small space.  Outside there are airplanes, tanks, and other weapons on display that show an interesting historical story with the details of the equipment.

We played our first game of Disc Golf  – cheap entertainment for a rental of $10 for two sets of golf frisbees.  The 18 hole course was set in pine woods and a real challenge  NOT to hit a tree when throwing the frisbee.

The only negative was no grill at the campsite – the fire ring had a grate but too high for really grilling.  No worries – we hiked over to a day use area and cooked our burgers.

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Inside of free museum showing each war with US presence

Glenn's favorite:)

Glenn’s favorite:)

One of many tanks on display

Many tanks on display

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Campsite at twilight – not many campers in park

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Happy hour set up – our earliest ever at 2:30. Wahoo!

 

 

 

 

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