Georgia Veterans State Park
State Parkwrite a review Highway 30
Cordele, GA 31015
GPS: 31.968, -83.912
|Last Price Paid:||$24|
|Number of Sites:||77|
|Max Length:||50 ft|
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Trexpodition would stay here again
“Peaceful lake setting”
Reviewed Dec 14, 2016
We've stayed here twice - once in Sept/Oct, 2016 for 13 nights and once in December, 2016 for 6 nights.
We got the Friends of GA State Parks card which entitles you to a 10% discount on camping plus gives you two free nights (or two free golf rounds) and two parking passes. In December, they ran a sale that was 50% off any 5+ night stay (note: you had to have the coupon actually printed). Normal rate is $35 / night + $5 for a temporary parking pass (if you don't get the card).
( (11 * $35 * 0.90) + (2 * $35 * 0) + (6 * $35 * 0.50) ) / 19 = $24 average daily rate
About two dozen of the sites are directly on the lake, and you can pull your boat up onto shore. There are several boat launches at the park, and one is right next to the RV section. At least two of the launches have power lines across them, so if you're launching a sailboat, you'll have to put the mast up on the water.
In December every two years, they lower the level of the lake by about 4' to allow dock repair, so it was too shallow for the sailboat then, and we just used the tender. The arm of the lake near the RV section has some snags when the water is that low, so you need to boat carefully even in a small boat.
The sites are spaced a good distance apart with plenty of privacy. The lake is lovely, and there are many different kinds of waterfowl. There are signs about gators, but we never saw any. There are a LOT of squirrels, so be careful what you leave outside.
Both times we stayed, there were very few campers during our stay, and it was blissfully quiet. As we were leaving after the Oct stay, the park immediately filled up from RV evacuating Florida from hurricane Matthew, but that is not a typical occurrence for a fall stay.
The bathrooms are clean with good pressure and plenty of hot water. The ones in loop 1 are older with smaller showers/toilet stalls while the ones in loops 2 & 3 are larger and more modern.
The camp hosts are friendly and do a really good job of grooming the campsites every day.
The park has plenty of good walking and biking trails. Plus they have an RC flying field and a disc golf course (supplies available for rent at the visitor's center).
Most of the sites are pull-throughs and have water/electricity/cable (the cable is not great quality). There is a dump station on site. GA state parks do not take reservations on individual sites. When you arrive, you just pick any open site (and you can move during your stay). If you go during a busier time of the year, starting your stay on a weekday will make it easier to secure a waterfront spot from the start. During the times we went, there were plenty of waterfront spaces all the time.
There was a storm not too long before our December stay that caused a tree to fall on the camp host's RV and totaled it, so when choosing a site, look around to make sure there are no dead trees around (good advice no matter what RV park you visit), but I suspect the park staff will be taking care of any more suspect trees over the winter.
The little grocery store across the street from the park has some seriously excellent breakfast sausage that they make themselves, and there are some good restaurants within walking/biking distance.
Edited to add: the squirrels and their antics are cute, but they ate the insulation off the wiring of our turbo boost sensor on the engine. If you have an RV that has its bottom open, you may want to put some repellent out.
This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com
We visited this state park in Cordele, Georgia in December and it was still in the low 80s and humid! The lake view sites were closer together so we decided to camp a little farther away in area #3...
- 50 Amp
- 30 Amp
- 20 Amp
- Partial Hookups
- cable tv
- bike rental
- boat ramp
- boat rental
- picnic area
- recreation trail
- swimming beach
- water access
- big rig
- fire ring
- picnic table
- pull thru
- dump station
- restrooms: flush
- water available
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