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Construction of New US 280 Bridge, Lake Blackshear

A new bridge to complement the existing bridge on US Highway 280 over Lake Blackshear is presently under construction by the Scott Bridge Company of Opelika, Alabama. It’s slated for completion in 2019.

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Boating on Lake Blackshear

At just 20 miles in length and a mile wide at its widest, Lake Blackshear is one of Georgia’s smallest man-made reservoirs. It’s essentially a wide spot on the Flint River but it’s among the most popular outdoor recreation areas in South Georgia. To my knowledge, it’s also the oldest major man-made lake in Georgia, created with the damming of the Flint River between 1925-1930.

Pleasure boating and water skiing are extremely popular, as is fishing. There’s a busy put-in at Lakeshore Marine on the Sumter County side. Besides a ski shop, marina, campground, and event space, there’s the Lakeshore Grill which sells food, tackle, coolers, beer, gas and other essentials. Georgia Veterans State Park is a mile or so from here and is the primary location for public access to the lake. If you’re in the area, stop at Stripling’s for some of the best sausage around.

 

 

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The Anchored Flint, Circa 1978, Lake Blackshear

If you’ve ever driven between Cordele and Americus via Lake Blackshear you’ve probably noticed this eclectic structure, built to look like an old river boat. It was a popular restaurant/nightclub known as the Anchored Flint and is still in use today as a banquet facility at Lakeshore Marine on the Sumter County side of the lake. The “flint” in Anchored Flint refers to the Flint River, from which Lake Blackshear was created. Thanks to Lydia Cook for the identification.

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Flint River at Montezuma

flint river montezuma ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

A great place to access the beautiful Flint River is the George Hooks Landing just west of Montezuma.

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Flint River at Vada Boat Landing

Flint River at Vada Boat Landing Mitchell County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

From the high bluffs at the Vada Boat Landing, the views of the Flint River are breathtaking. It’s a great place to take in the real grandeur of one of Georgia’s most beautiful waterways.

Flint River Recreation Ski Boat at Vada Landing Mitchell County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Fishing, recreational boating and water skiing are popular pastimes here.

Flint River Water Skier Skiing at Vada Landing Mitchell County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Trestle, 1929, Albany

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