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


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PUBLIC NOTICE: The Liberty Bell Swimming Pool is scheduled to open Saturday, May 24, 2014 for Memorial Day Weekend.
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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.



Camera feed overlooking Pine Mountain Valley at FDR
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Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office Hours: 8AM-5PM Monday-Thursday; 8AM-10PM Friday; 8AM-6PM Saturday and Sunday
Dowdell's Knob Hours: 8AM-8PM April-September; 8AM-5PM October-March.
$5 parking. Annual passes available.
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Liberty Bell Swimming Pool Schedule:
    • Memorial Day Weekend | May 24-26, 2014
    • Wednesday-Sunday | 11AM to 6PM | May, June, & July
    • Weekends Only | August through Labor Day Weekend


ACCOMMODATIONS & FACILITIES:
    • 9,049 Acres
    • 21 Cottages ($100–$175) -- #18 and #19 are dog friendly ($45 per dog, max 2)
    • 140 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($25-$28)
    • 16 Backcountry Campsites ($10/person)
    • 7 Picnic Shelters ($50)
    • Group Shelter (seats 85, $145)
    • 1 Group Camp (capacity 75, $505)
    • Pioneer Campground ($55)
    • 2 Lakes (15-acre Lake Delanor and 25-acre Lake Franklin)
    • Liberty Bell Swimming Pool
    • Gift Shop


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Bird Walk
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 9 AM to 10 AM
Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 9 AM to 10 AM
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 9 AM to 10 AM
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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 Fishing Dock on Lake Delanor in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Reptile Review
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 11 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 11 AM to 12 PM
Meet some of the Park’s scaly inhabitants. Discover natural history and how to ID local snakes, turtles, and lizards Meet at the CCC Stone Amphitheater next to the Park Office  $3 each ages 4 & up. Pay at Office $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Earth Day Bark In The Park
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaBring your canine friend and join us for an easy Earth Day forest romp. New sounds, sights, and discoveries for all of us! Dogs must be on a 6-foot leash. You do not have to have a pet to walk with us. Everyone is welcome! Supported by the Columbus area Petsmart. Meet next to the Trading Post; Bring water. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pine Mountain Trail Work Day
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 10 AM to 3 PM
Saturday, May 17, 2014 10 AM to 3 PM
Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 10 AM to 3 PM
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Join Pine Mountain Trail Association as they work on trails and back country camping sites. Dress for the weather. Bring water and a lunch. Meet at the park office parking lot on Hwy 190. Updates and changes posted on the Pine Mountain Trail Association website. 706-628-5336.
Wildflowers & Wildlife Discovery Table
Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 10 AM to 1 PM
Meet the naturalist with all the fun discoveries for the week. Learn natural history of plants and meet animals found in the park. Meet at the Park Office on Hwy 190. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pine Mountain Trail Hike
Saturday, May 3, 2014 10 AM to 2:30 PM
Enjoy late spring woodlands on this 5.0 mile moderate hike with PMT Association guides. Meet at the WJSP Parking Lot off Hwy 190. Geared towards ages 10 & up. Dress for the weather and bring water and a snack. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Remarkable Reptiles
Saturday, May 3, 2014 to Sunday, May 4, 2014 11 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, May 10, 2014 to Sunday, May 11, 2014 11 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, May 17, 2014 to Sunday, May 18, 2014 11 AM to 12 PM
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Meet a snake. Talk to a turtle. Discover fascinating facts about our local scaly residents. Cement seats. You may want to bring a chair. Meet at amphitheater next to the Park Office.  $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Music & Dancing on the Mountain
Saturday, May 3, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Saturday, Jun 7, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Bring your family and friends for a spring outing on the mountain. Dance, sing-a-long, and enjoy classic vinyl and oldies with our popular local musicians. Bring a chair or cushion. Cement seating. Meet at the rock amphitheater next to the park office.  Resident overnight park guests $3 per person ages 4 & up; $5 all other guests 4 & up. Pay at the office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Family Drum Circle on the Mountain
Saturday, May 24, 2014 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Watch the sun set and listen to the music featuring the Uptown Drum Circle from of Columbus, GA. Percussion instruments provided for those who want to add their own beat. Meet at the amphitheater next to park office on Hwy 190; bring a folding chair.  Resident overnight park guests $3 per person ages 4 & up; $5 other guests ages 4 & up. Pay at office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Memorial Day Flag Retirement Ceremony
Monday, May 26, 2014 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Join our local Boy Scouts as they retire the flag. Guests are welcome to bring old flags needing retiring to the park office. Meet in front of Park Office on Hwy 190. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Bug Olympics
Sunday, Jun 1, 2014 10 AM to 11 AM
Sunday, Jun 8, 2014 10 AM to 11 AM
Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 10 AM to 11 AM
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Enter your fastest, carefully collected live bug (worm, small spider, caterpillar, ok) in our challenge. No amphibians or reptiles. Contest for cricket spitting. Prizes for winners. Bring race animals in safe container with lid. .Meet next to Trading Post in campground.  $1 entry fee per event.Correct change only. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Roosevelt Stables Summer Horse Camp
Monday, Jun 2, 2014 9 AM to 3 PM
Monday, Jun 9, 2014 9 AM to 3 PM
Monday, Jun 16, 2014 9 AM to 3 PM
Geared towards ages 7 to 13, this active hands-on adventure includes horse care fundamentals, instructional time and mountain top trail rides along Pine Mountain Ridge. Advanced riders: June 2-6 and 16-20. Beginning riders June 9-13. Register in advance.  call for cost $5 parking. 706-628-7463.
2014 Jr. Ranger Explorer Camp
Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014 until Friday, Jun 6, 2014 8 AM to 2 PM
Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 until Friday, Jun 13, 2014 8 AM to 2 PM
Two camp sessions for girls and boys ages 8-11. Discover the natural wonders of the park from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM Wednesday thru Friday. Fee includes swimming on 3 days, art projects, camp journal, t-shirt, special citizen science activities, outstanding instructors. For questions or to register, contact the park office. Limited space.  $75 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Friday Night Frog Walk
Friday, Jun 6, 2014 8:15 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, Jun 13, 2014 8:15 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, Jun 20, 2014 8:15 PM to 9:30 PM
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Listen to an amphibian concert and learn who is splashing about. Geared towards ages 4 & up. Not stroller accessible. Bring flashlight. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 7, 2014 10 AM to 1:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaEnjoy a summer ramble along East End Loop Trail with PMT Association guides. Meet at the WJSP Tower parking lot off Hwy 190. Bring water and a snack. dress for the weather. 4.0 easy miles. Geared towards ages 10 & up. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 7, 2014 10 AM to 2 PM
Enjoy a summer trek along the East End Loop Trail with Pine Mountain Trail Association guides. Easy 4 miles; bring water & snack; geared towards ages 8 & up. Meet at the WJSP Tower Parking Lot off Hwy 190. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Music & Dancing on the Mountain
Saturday, Jun 7, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Bring your family and friends for a summer outing on the mountain. Dance, sing-a-long, and enjoy classic vinyl and oldies with our popular local musicians. Bring a chair or cushion. Cement seating. Meet at the rock amphitheater next to the office on Hwy 190.  Overnight park guests $3 per person ages 4 & up; $5 day guests ages 4 & up. Pay at the office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Rock It Science: A Geology Talk & Walk
Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day with Dr. Bill Wetherspoon, Fernbank geologist, and explore rocky outcrops of Pine Mountain ridge. 1 mile walk & talk. His book, Roadside Geology of Georgia will be available. Meet at the Park Office on Hwy 190. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
EarthQuest Birds of Prey Show
Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 8 PM to 9 PM
Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day with free-flighted hawks, owls and falcons with master falconer and EarthQuest founder, Steve Hoddy. Meet next to the Park Office; Cement Seating; You may want to bring a chair .  Donations accepted. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Star Light, Star Bright
Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 9 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 8 PM to 9 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin the Coca-Cola Space Science Center staff for an evening of star talks, star maps, and night sky viewing. Bring a chair. Meet at amphitheater next to the Park Office on Hwy 190. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pine Mountain Trail Summer Ramble
Saturday, Jul 12, 2014 10 AM to 1 PM
Join PMT Association guides for a hike in the summer woodlands. Geared towards ages 8 & up. Bring water and a snack. Meet at the Fox Den Cove Parking Lot. Ends at the Trading Post in the campground. There will be transportation to get you back to your car. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Dowdell's Knob Hike
Saturday, Aug 9, 2014 10 AM to 2:30 PM
Meet up with Pine Mountain Trail Association guides and loop the highest section of the park. Geared towards ages 10 & up. Bring water and a snack. Dress for the weather. Meet at Dowdell's Knob Parking Lot off Hwy 190. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Address/Directions
F.D. Roosevelt State Park
2970 Ga. Highway 190
Pine Mountain , GA31822


GPS Coordinates:
N 32.837533 | W -084.815616

Located just off I-185 near Callaway Gardens, west of Warm Springs on Ga. Route 190, or south of Pine Mountain off U.S. Hwy. 27.

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


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F.D. Roosevelt State Park


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