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Lake Blackshear, GA

Located west of Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park, Lake Blackshear is a 8,500-acre reservoir which is accessible from many locations around its 95 miles of shoreline. Lake Blackshear sets in the south-central part of the state, just 8 miles west of Cordele, GA. There are multiple boat launch ramps around the lake for launching pleasure boats, pontoons and an array of fishing boats. Bass boats are a favorite here, as are canoes and kayaks.

Longnose gar caught in GA

The lake has healthy populations of bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish, sunfish, white bass, striped bass and hybrid stripers. Cover for fish, and baitfish, are the many boat docks, creek channels, ledges and brush. Marinas, convenience stores, bait shops, lodging, camping and other amenities are all close by to enhance your stay. Come for a weekend of fishing or a family vacation.

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What to fish for...

Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, redear sunfish, white bass, striped bass and hybrid striped bass at Lake Blackshear in Georgia.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Blackshear

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill Redear Sunfish White Bass Striped bass Hybrid Striped Bass

Lake Blackshear Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Fishing Boat Rentals

The Marina at Lake Blackshear Resort
Rentals: Pontoon boats, canoes and kayaks
229 273-7747

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Campers Haven Boat Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, off Campers Haven Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

GA Veterans State Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off GA Veterans Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.


The Marina at Lake Blackshear Resort
2459 US-280
Cordele, GA 31015
229 273-7747

Click here for a Georgia Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Dixie RV Park - 229 268-5712

Georgia Veterans State Park Campground - 229 276-2371

Lakeshore Marine RV Park Campground - 229 853-2275

Cordele KOA Campground - 229 273-5454

Cordele RV Camping Campground - 229 273-4444

Southern Gates RV Park & Campground - 229 273-6464

Lake Blackshear GA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Lake Blackshear
Georgia Veterans State Park
2459 U.S. 280
Cordele, GA 31015
229 276-2371


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Lake Blackshear in Georgia.

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Lake Blackshear offers exciting fishing for bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish, sunfish, white bass, striped bass and hybrid stripers in south-central Georgia.

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