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Lake-Blackshear is a man-made lake located on the Flint River in southwestern Georgia. It's located near the unincorporated community of Cobb, home to the largest pecan orchard in the world. Lake Blackshear was created by a dam that was constructed in the late 1920s. Georgia Veterans State Park is located on the east side of the lake, and the park is home to the Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club. Lake Blackshear is about 20 miles long and varies in width, with the widest part being no more than one mile wide. An interesting note about the lake: when the dam was constructed, little effort was made to cut down the trees that would soon be underwater. It was thought that the trees would soon die and decompose once submerged. This was true for many of the trees, however, there are still many living Cypress trees right in the middle of the lake and some dead trees that have not fallen down. Activities at Lake Blackshear include fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, and golf. The Denis Griffiths golf course was listed on Golf Digest's list of four-star-rated courses. The course is open daily from 8:00am until dusk. Nearby Georgia Veterans State Park covers 1,308 acres and features a museum with aircraft, vehicles, weapons and other memorabilia dating from the Revolutionary War to the present. Lake Blackshear is about a two-hour drive from Atlanta.

Surrounding areas: Perry, Georgia (37.1 mi)

Lake Blackshear Vacation Rentals

Lake Blackshear Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Athens Motel1512 16TH Ave ECordele, GA9.9 mi.(229) 273-7903
Comfort Inn1601 16TH Ave ECordele, GA9.9 mi.(229) 273-2371
Hampton Inn Cordele1603 16TH Ave EastCordele, GA9.9 mi.(229) 273-0737
Rodeway Inn Cordele1609 16TH Ave EastCordele, GA9.9 mi.(229) 273-3390
Super 8 Cordele1618 E 16th AveCordele, GA10.1 mi.(229) 273-2456
Best Western Colonial Inn1706 E 16TH AveCordele, GA10.2 mi.(800) 721-3352
Holiday Inn Express416 S Greer StCordele, GA10.2 mi.(229) 273-9477
Quality Inn & Suites1711 16TH Ave ECordele, GA10.2 mi.(229) 273-4117
Ramada Inn Cordele2016 16TH Ave ECordele, GA10.6 mi.(229) 273-5000
Days Inn2115 16TH Ave ECordele, GA10.7 mi.(229) 273-1123
Hampton Inn1609 E Lamar StAmericus, GA18.6 mi.(229) 928-5400
Holiday Inn Express1611 E Lamar StAmericus, GA18.6 mi.(229) 928-5400
Rees Park Garden Inn504 Reese ParkAmericus, GA19.2 mi.(229) 931-0122
Jameson Inn Americus1605 Cordele HwyAmericus, GA19.8 mi.(229) 924-2726
Quality Inn1205 S mlk jr BlvdAmericus, GA19.8 mi.(229) 924-4431
Windsor Hotel125 W LamarAmericus, GA19.8 mi.(229) 924-1555
Phoebe Enterprises Corporate Housing108 & 109 Gala CtLeesburg, GA20.6 mi.(229) 889-0110
Comfort Inn Ashburn820 Shoenys DrAshburn, GA23.3 mi.(229) 567-0080
Knights Inn Ashburn1971 Ambay RdAshburn, GA23.3 mi.(229) 567-3334
Days Inn823 E Washington AveAshburn, GA23.5 mi.(229) 567-3346
Howard Johnson Inn156 Whittle CirAshburn, GA23.9 mi.(229) 567-3295
Red Carpet InnIh 75 Exit 40Unadilla, GA24.4 mi.(478) 627-3261
Days Inn520 Spaulding RdMontezuma, GA24.6 mi.(478) 471-4565
Budget Ilakeview Inn104 Roby Reeves RdSycamore, GA26.4 mi.(229) 567-3357
Albany Knights Inn1201 Schley AveAlbany, GA27.0 mi.(229) 888-9600
Fairfield Inn2586 N Slappey BlvdAlbany, GA27.3 mi.(229) 435-6859
Ramada Inn Albany2505 North Slappey BlvdAlbany, GA27.3 mi.(229) 883-3211
Super 8 Motel Albany2444 N Slappey BlvdAlbany, GA27.4 mi.(229) 888-8388
Motel 6 Albany201 S Thornton DrAlbany, GA28.0 mi.(229) 439-0078
Ramada LTD306 Tallulah DrAlbany, GA28.1 mi.(229) 436-0010
Holiday Inn Express911 E Oglethorpe BlvdAlbany, GA28.4 mi.(229) 883-1650
Courtyard By Marriott Albany3019 Kensington CtAlbany, GA28.6 mi.(229) 889-8015
Courtyard By Marriott229 Kensington CtAlbany, GA28.6 mi.(229) 889-8015
Hampton Inn806 N Westover BlvdAlbany, GA28.6 mi.(229) 883-3300
Holiday Inn Albany2701 Dawson RdAlbany, GA28.6 mi.(229) 883-8100
Jameson Inn Albany2720 Dawson RdAlbany, GA28.6 mi.(229) 435-3737
Suburban Lodge Albany2731 Dawson RdAlbany, GA28.6 mi.(229) 436-9119
Wingate Inn-albany Mall2735 Dawson RdAlbany, GA28.6 mi.(229) 883-9800
Hilton Garden Inn Albany101 S Front StAlbany, GA28.7 mi.(229) 888-1590
Best Western Inn & Suites-Albany Mall2729 Pointe N BlvdAlbany, GA28.8 mi.(800) 687-1153

Lake Blackshear Weather & Climate

Southwest Georgia has a humid, subtropical climate, similar to that of northern Florida. There is a rainy season, June through September. Summers are hot and humid with frequent afternoon thunderstorms. Winter are mild and somewhat drier and lasts from December through January. Daytime temps in the winter range from 50 to 70 degrees F. in the extreme south. Snow is almost unheard of in southwestern Georgia, but it does fall on rare occasions. Extreme weather is possible in the form of severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and heat waves. Summer temperatures over 100 degrees F. have been recorded in the past. Autumn is mild and the driest part of the year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 57°F 35°F 5.39 in. -
February 62°F 38°F 4.29 in. -
March 70°F 45°F 5.17 in. -
April 77°F 52°F 3.27 in. -
May 85°F 61°F 2.97 in. -
June 91°F 68°F 4.41 in. -
July 93°F 71°F 4.78 in. -
August 92°F 70°F 3.68 in. -
September 87°F 65°F 3.55 in. -
October 78°F 53°F 1.91 in. -
November 69°F 45°F 3.55 in. -
December 60°F 38°F 3.87 in. -

Lake Blackshear Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Dawson Municipal airport (16J) located about 32 miles west of Lake Blackshear in Dawson, Georgia, the Southwest Georgia Regional airport (ABY) located approximately 32 miles southwest of Lake Blackshear in Albany, Georgia, the Middle Georgia Regional airport (MCN) located roughly 54 miles northeast of Lake Blackshear in Macon, Georgia, and finally the Columbus Metropolitan airport (CSG) located around 70 miles northwest of Lake Blackshear in Columbus, Georgia.

Lake Blackshear Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Wild AdventuresValdostaGA86.1 mi.
Water Parks
Water WorldDothanAL99.5 mi.
Surfside Water ParkAuburnAL101.5 mi.
Golf Courses
Georgia Veterans Memorial State ParkCordeleGA1.6 mi.
Lake Blacksheer Golf & Country ClubCordeleGA8.8 mi.
Pine Hills Country ClubCordeleGA9.1 mi.
Brickyard Plantation Golf ClubAmericusGA19.5 mi.
Wolf Creek Golf ClubAmericusGA19.5 mi.
Wanee Lake Country ClubAshburnGA23.7 mi.
Pineknoll Country ClubSylvesterGA27.1 mi.
Mallard Point Golf ClubRochelleGA28.1 mi.
Flint River Municipal Golf CourseAlbanyGA29.1 mi.
Grand Island ClubAlbanyGA29.1 mi.
Radium Country ClubAlbanyGA29.1 mi.
River Point Golf ClubAlbanyGA29.1 mi.
State Parks
Georgia Veterans Memorial State ParkGA1.7 mi. 
Chehaw State ParkGA25.5 mi. 
Whitewater State ParkGA28.2 mi. 
Hawkinsville State ParkGA35.4 mi. 
Jefferson Davis Memorial State ParkGA37.9 mi. 
Georgia Rural Telephone MuseumLeslieGA9.2 mi.(Technology)
WestvilleLumpkinGA51.5 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Chehaw Wild Animal ParkAlbanyGA28.8 mi.

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