City of Cordele

Things to Do in Cordele

If the kid in you craves a playground as big as the all outdoors, then let Crisp County satisfy your sense of adventure. Land a trophy-caliber largemouth bass. Slam-dunk to save the game. Serve an ace to win the tennis championship. Chip your way to a tournament-winning birdie. Your dreams can come true in Crisp County where all of these opportunities, and many more, are available to you.

Lake Blackshear is the largest recreation facility in Crisp County.

It is 8,700 acres of paradise for fishing, water skiing, and paddling pleasure, Lake Blackshear offers many types of rewarding activities.
Each year the lake is the site of national bass fishing tournaments that bring participants from all over the nation. The tournaments are eagerly anticipated events that draw impressive crowds to the shores of Lake Blackshear.

Located adjacent to Lake Blackshear is Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park. The park which encompasses 1,322 acres also has recreation and leisure activities available. For leisure there are two park museums that include exhibits of American war artifacts. Displays of some of the most famous war machines that ever fought can be seen at these museums. The park also offers tent and RV sites, 10 rental cottages and group shelters for picnics, reunions or other special gatherings. For more information and reservations call, 1-800-864-PARK.


1,322 Acres
82 Tent & RV Sites

Swimming Pool & Beach
18-Hole Golf Course
Winterized Group Shelter
10 Rental Cottages
Lake Blackshear

Cordele is also home to the fastest 3/8 mile paved oval speedway in the south. "Watermelon Capital Speedway" is located at exit 104 off I-75 in Cordele, they have races every other saturday night beginning at 8:00, the gates open at 4:00. For more information call 273-9306, 273-5102 or 273-3101, please drop by and enjoy the excitement.


Special Events
May - June:  Annual Sailplane Competition
June - July:  Watermelon Festival
July:  Independence Day Celebration - Fireworks
November:  Central Georgia Fair - Veterans Day Celebration
December:  Christmas Tour of Homes
December:  Christmas Parade

Information provided by the Cordele-Crisp Chamber of Commerce
























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Cordele, GA 31015
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