Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park: Lake Shore Trail, Walk-in-the-Pines Trail, and Yucca Trace Trail, Cordele, Georgia
It's a rare occurrence to find a relatively major trail system in inland southern Georgia. The Georgia coastline features a number of parks and hiking trails, but as you head inland, there's very few preserved areas that you can find west of the Okefenokee Swamp. Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park is one of these few places. In this extensive state park located on the eastern shore of Lake Blackshear, explore several miles of trails along a finger of Lake Blackshear and through a longleaf pine forest. This hike occurred on Saturday, January 30, 2016. My plan was to hike the Lake Shore Trail and the Yucca Trace Trail. It appears that the trail map on the Georgia State Parks website is outdated, and there is a new Walk-in-the-Pines Trail. Thus, I was able to use this new trail to connect the other two trails.
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