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Lake Blackshear, Lake Blackshear Georgia

Lake Blackshear is named after General David Blackshear, an Indian fighter who cut the old Blackshear Trail through this part of Georgia during the War of 1812. In the same period he also built Fort Early on the east side of what is now Lake Blackshear.

Lake Blackshear was created in 1930 from the damming of the Flint River to provide low cost electricity. The Lake borders five counties, contains approximately 8,700 acres, has 77 miles of shoreline, an average depth of 20 feet and its average width is mile.

Lake Blackshear spreads for over 15 miles starting at the city of Warwick. The formation of the lake began in 1930 when the Crisp County Power Commission established the Crisp County Power Dam on the Flint River. The lake is fed by the Flint River with over 8,700 surface acres and 77 miles of shoreline.
Crisp County Power Company operates this 8,500-acre reservoir located on the Flint River in southwest Georgia.

An 8,700-acre park on the banks of Lake Blackshear, was established as a permanent memorial to the U. S. Veterans who served, fought, and died for freedom.

Lake Blackshear is a popular destination for vacationers, conference attendees, boating enthusiasts and nature lovers. line.

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