Lake Blackshear is a man-made fresh water lake created when the Crisp County Power Dam blocked the Flint River near Cordele, GA. When I was a little girl growing up in Sylvester, GA, and folks talked about going to the “river”, they meant Lake Blackshear.
Ted and I moved here in 1995 from Albany, GA, soon after our last child graduated from high school and went off to college. Both of us are retired now, and spending six months on Lake Blackshear in the winter and spring and 6 months on Mackinac Island in Michigan in the summer and fall is like having the best of both worlds.
Living on the river, or “ri-vah”as we say here in the south, is relaxing and peaceful – it’s also exciting and fun. Come share our little world here in south Georgia with us. We’d love for you to drop in!