Cordele KOA

You'll get a true taste of Georgia at this campground, shaded by mature pecan and pine trees and just 4 miles from quaint, historic Cordele, the watermelon capital of the world.

Check out the new ultra-high-speed Wi-Fi! You'll find true Southern Georgia hospitality at this convenient, friendly campground, just 1 block off  I-75. Enjoy the shade provided by pecan and pine trees. This KOA is just 4 miles from historic Cordele, the watermelon capital of the world. You'll have easy access to many area attractions, including the beautiful 8,700-acre Lake Blackshear for boating, fishing and other water sports. Enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants near the lake. Take a ride on the SAM Shortline Excursion Train to President Jimmy Carter's former campaign headquarters in Plains and his boyhood home in Archery. Visit the Andersonville National Historic Site, location of the Confederate prison camp (40 miles) or tee off  at Georgia Veterans Memorial Golf Course (10 miles). In season, stop by a local strawberry farm. You can also gather pecans in season (October/November). Pool: May 1 - October 1. Max pull thru: 95 feet. Your hosts: the Perlis family's staff.

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Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 90' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (5/1 - 10/1)
  • Propane ($)
  • Kamping Kitchen
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
  • Dog Park
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Ways to Stay

KOA Journey

KOA Journey Campgrounds

KOA Journey campgrounds are the perfect oases after a day on the road. Whether it’s along the way or a quick getaway, they’ve got you covered. Located near the highways and byways of North America with long Pull-thru RV Sites, they deliver convenience to the traveling camper. Pull in, ease back and take a load off.

KOA Journeys Feature:

  • Pull-through RV Sites with 50-amp service
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Well lit after hours check-in service

Latest Hot Deal

Big Weekend

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WHEN: May 14-15, 2021

WHAT: Stay Friday night, May 14th at a participating campground, and get Saturday night, May 15th for just $20*.

WHY: The Big Weekend helps raise funds to send kids with cancer to medically-supervised camps all across North America. Kids fighting cancer deserve a chance to attend a summer camp and to just be a kid again. Funds raised from May 15 support the KOA Care Camps Trust which distributes more than $1 million dollars annually to support 125+ Care Camps each year. Learn more at koacarecamps.org.

* Only at participating KOA locations. Applies to one-site, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. Not valid with other discounts.

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Local Area

Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park

The Georgia Veterans Memorial state park is open from 7 am to 10 pm. Two museums are located within the park. The indoor museum houses exhibits which interpret military actions from the Revolutionary War through the Gulf War. The outdoor museum houses aircraft, armored vehicles and guns from World War I through Vietnam. The park also features an 18-hole golf course, 7,000 acre Lake Blackshear, and a new conference retreat center. Activities include model airplane flying, boating and waterskiing (private boats permitted), and fishing (bass, crappie, catfish and bream). Annual events include an Easter Egg Hunt, Memorial Day Celebration, Independence Day Celebration, Veterans Day Ceremony and Artifact Identification Day. Phone: (229) 276-2371 Highway 280 West, Cordele, GA 31015

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Cordele-Crisp County

Our county is the watermelon capital of the world!

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Lake Blackshear

Touching five counties and covering some 8,700 acres, Lake Blackshear is a natural habitat for many species of fish and wildlife. From fishing to boating and water-skiing, the outdoor enthusiast will find entertainment year-round.

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The Andersonville Trail

The Andersonville trail offers a sampling of antique shops, museums, historic homes, and local southern fare. The centerpiece of the driving tour is the Andersonville National Historic Site, the location of a Confederate prison where 13,000 Union soldiers died. It is also home to an active National Cemetery for all prisoners of war throughout our nation's history.

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