F.D. Roosevelt State Park

F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 706-663-4858
Stables — local 706-628-7463

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"Inspired by the natural wonders of Pine Mountain Ridge, F.D. Roosevelt State Park bridges the hope of the past to preservation for the future."

At 9,049 acres, Georgia’s largest state park is a hiker’s and backpacker’s haven. More than 40 miles of trails, including the popular 23-mile Pine Mountain Trail, wind through hardwood and pines, over creeks and past small waterfalls. Many visitors are surprised to find rolling mountains 80 miles southwest of Atlanta. Above King’s Gap is Dowdell’s Knob where President Franklin D. Roosevelt sometimes picnicked and pondered world affairs. A life-size sculpture of the president now welcomes visitors to the overlook.

Several park amenities were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression, including cottages and the Liberty Bell Swimming Pool fed by cool springs. A wooded campground sits near the edge of a small fishing lake, and privately operated stables offer guided horseback rides. In 1924, FDR came to this part of Georgia to swim in naturally warm springs that offered relief from polio. Today, nearby Roosevelt’s Little White House Historic Site invites visitors to see his modest home, a museum and the pools that first drew him here.

$5 parking. Annual passes available.

Park Hours:

7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Office Hours:

Monday–Thursday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

Dowdell's Knob Hours:

April–September 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
October–March 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Liberty Bell Swimming Pool Hours:

Opens Memorial Day Weekend: May 28, 2016
June–July, Wednesday–Sunday 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
August, Saturday–Sunday 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Closes Labor Day Weekend: September 6, 2016

Accommodations & Facilities:

• 9,049 Acres
• 21 Cottages ($110–$175) — #18 & #19 are dog friendly ($45/dog, max 2)
• 140 Campsites ($26–$30)
• 16 Backcountry Campsites ($10/person)
• 7 Picnic Shelters ($50)
• Group Shelter (seats 85, $95–$165)
• 1 Group Camp (capacity 75, $450)
• Pioneer Campground ($55)
• 2 Lakes (15-acre Lake Delanor & 25-acre Lake Franklin)
• Liberty Bell Swimming Pool (fee)
• Gift Shop
wireless connection Available in the park office

Things To Do & See:

• F.D. Roosevelt Statue at Dowdell's Knob
• First Time Camper Program
• Hiking & Backpacking — 42 miles of trails; Pine Mountain Trail
• Fishing
• Boat Rental
• Kayak & Canoe Rental
• Picnicking
• Playground
• Pool Swimming (fee) — seasonal; evening pool party rental; swim lessons available
• Horseback Riding — stables; 28 miles of trails; reservations required; rules of stables & equestrian trails
• Geocaching
• Stargazing
• Birding
• Interpretive Programs
Weddings — park approval required

Nearby Attractions:

• Callaway Gardens
Columbus, Georgia
• LaGrange, Georgia
Pine Mountain, Georgia
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
Macon, Georgia
Thomaston, Georgia
• Warm Springs Village
• West Point Lake
Wild Animal Safari

F.D. Roosevelt School Program Brochure

School Program Application

"My Chat with F.D.R." — Georgia Living Magazine, August 2008

Review of FDR State Park Cottages

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Bird Walk with Dr. Birkhead
Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 9 AM to 10 AM
Saturday, Oct 8, 2016 9 AM to 10 AM
Join us for a stroll along the woodland edges to listen and look for feathered friends. Bring binoculars or share park loaners. We provide a check list. Meet at the Boat House on Lake Delanor in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Saturday, Oct 8, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
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Start anytime. Team up (2-6 people) and compete in our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4:00 PM Sunday. Winner announced at 4:00 PM. Prizes and ribbon awarded. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Park Pokemon: Let's Go
Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Bring your cell phone and join us for a Pokemon Go adventure hunt. After a brief park and game introduction where you can look for Poke stops or gyms, we will head out in the woods on a 1-mile ridge trail. Hatch a few eggs as naturalists introduce you to the wonders of Pine Mountain Ridge. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Dulcimer Jam
Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 1 PM to 2 PM
Listen to Appalachian lap dulcimers and assorted other acoustical instruments as musicians play traditional folk tunes. Enjoy a magnificent view off Pine Mountain Ridge. Bring a folding chair or enjoy wooden benches. Meet at the Wooden amphitheater below the dam in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Homeschool In The Park Day: Turkeys
Friday, Oct 7, 2016 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Thursday, Nov 3, 2016 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Join us for an exciting discovery geared towards families who homeschool. Join us for a outside adventure to learn about turkeys then investigate feathers up close in a lab. Make a craft to take home. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the park afterwards. Meet at the Group Shelter below Lake Delanor Dam in the campground.  $5 per child ages 4 & up. Parents free. Extra adults $5 $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Bat Bingo
Friday, Oct 7, 2016 7 PM to 8 PM
Play our original, fast-paced bingo game. Win prizes and learn about our fabulous flying mammals at the same time. Great fun for families or adults. Meet at the shelter next to Trading Post in the Campground.  $3 per card $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fairy House Furniture Workshop
Saturday, Oct 8, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
Keep your local wood fairies happy. Create a small table, chair, bed, or playground equipment suitable for immediate delivery to your own tree hollow. Adults and families with children welcome. We will supply natural woods, nuts, & plant fibers and you can add your unique design flair. Meet at Boathouse on Lake Delanor in the campground.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Raptors in Flight
Saturday, Oct 8, 2016 4 PM to 5 PM
Join naturalist Dale Arrowood from Winged Ambassadors for a flighted display and educational presentation of owls, hawks, falcons and more. Stone seating available or bring a chair. Meet at the Stone amphitheater next to the park office on Highway 190. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Music and Dancing On the Mountain
Saturday, Oct 8, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
Dance, sing-a-long, and enjoy classic vinyl 60's and 70's music with Randy & Darlene Dameron, our popular local musicians. Cement seating. You may want to bring a chair or cushion. Meet at the stone amphitheater next to the park office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Going Caching 2016
Thursday, Oct 13, 2016 9 AM to 5 PM
Friday, Oct 14, 2016 9 AM to 5 PM
Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 9 AM to 5 PM
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Come join us for a 4-days geocache Mega event. The theme is "Steam Punk Time Travel," blending history with a whole lot of time travel mystery. Loads of new geocaches are now making their way through time portals and await your arrival. Details and registration at geocaching.com.  Varies plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Bamboo Walking Stick Workshop
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 11:30 AM to 1 PM
Cut aged bamboo poles to desired length and decorate your own sturdy, lightweight walking stick. Design the grip and add your special décor to the handle. Pre-register & pre-pay at the Park Office. Meet at the covered outdoor shelter next to Trading Post in the campground.  $10 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Going Batty
Friday, Oct 28, 2016 7 PM to 8 PM
Dispel myths and discover fascinating facts about these amazing flying mammals with Dr. Mark Yates from LaGrange College. Meet at the covered shelter next to campground Trading Post. Geared towards adults and families with children ages 8 & up.  $2 correct change $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Volunteer to Help Us with Halloween Events
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 4 PM to 9 PM
Sign up to be hosts, judges and decorators for pumpkin, costume, and campsite contests. Contact the park office for more information. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fall Celebration
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 6 PM to 9:30 PM
Participate in a carved or decorated pumpkin contest, cookie contest, and campsite decorating competition. Trick or treat throughout the campground at dark. All events held in the campground area.  varies for contests $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Volunteer to Help Us with Our Fall Homeschool Program
Thursday, Nov 3, 2016 8 AM to 1 PM
Help our staff coordinate and instruct our fall program geared towards families who home school. Contact the park office for details. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Volunteer to Help Us Bring Santa to the Park
Saturday, Dec 17, 2016 11 AM to 9 PM
Become one of Santa's official helpers or help us coordinate special holiday park events with Santa Claus. There are campground, canoe, and horse events to set up and host. Contact the park office for more info. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Lake Paddle with Santa
Saturday, Dec 17, 2016 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Join Santa’s flotilla on Lake Delanor. Hot chocolate & cookies included. We provide Santa & basic paddle instruction for canoe, kayak, jon boat or paddleboat. Must pre-register, prepay & pick up jackets & paddles at the park office. Limited space. Dress for the weather. Meet at Fishing Dock.  $10 ages 4 & up $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
F.D. Roosevelt State Park
2970 Georgia Highway 190
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Harris County

GPS Coordinates:

N 32.837533 | W -084.815616
Located just off I-185 near Callaway Gardens, west of Warm Springs on Route 190, or south of Pine Mountain off U.S. Highway 27.

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F.D. Roosevelt State Park
2970 Georgia Highway 190
Pine Mountain, GA 31822 View Details

F.D. Roosevelt State Park