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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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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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   School Programs at F. D. Roosevelt
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   F. D. Roosevelt State Park Business Plan


Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office Hours:
  - 8AM-5PM Monday-Thursday
  - 8AM-8PM 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. Fee charged.


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


THINGS TO DO & SEE:





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Water Wonders
Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 11 AM
Drop by and dip a net in our lake. See our aquatic inhabitants. We provide nets, viewing scopes and lots of interesting discoveries. Geared towards adults & families w/ children ages 4 & up. Children must be accompanied by adults. Meets next to fishing dock in the campground $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Bug Blitz
Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 8 PM to 9 PM
Join park staff as we investigate nocturnal moths, beetles, and other invertebrates that inhabit the park. We’ll use special lights to attract them and then view them closely. Meets in the pavilion next to the Trading Post in the Campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Art In The Park
Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 10 AM to 1 PM
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 10 AM to 1 PM
Meet the naturalist and create a fabulous park art piece to take home. We use natural vines, tree rings, nuts and even recycled items. Meet on the front porch of the Park Office on Hwy 190  $3 per craft $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Lake Franklin Adventure --Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaDiscover our hidden jewel, 25-acre Lake Franklin. Fish from the banks. Test your paddling skills on the water. Picnic under a shady oak. Make a fabulous fish craft project. No Fishing License Required. Bait and drinks will be available for purchase. Meet at Small Group Camp past Roosevelt Stables off Kings Gap Road.  $5 ages 10 and older. $8 for kayak or canoe rental. 706-663-4858.
Stable Volunteer Roundup – Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaIt’s a cinch! Help the stable staff get ready for the fall riding season. Clear trails, muck stalls, polish tack, and brush horses. Wear closed toe shoes and dress to get dirty. Bring picnic lunch/drinks and a water bottle. Meet at Roosevelt Stables. 706-628-7463.
Star Light, Star Bright
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. 706-663-4858.
Molly Hugger Hike
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 10 AM to 2 PM
Join the Pine Mountain Trail Association for a trek along the ridge ending at Molly Hugger Hill Parking Lot. Geared towards ages 10 & up. PMT will help with transportation back to car. Meet at Fox Den Cove Parking Lot along Hwy 190; 5.0 moderate miles; bring water & snack. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Produce Marketplace
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 to Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 10 AM
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 to Sunday, Oct 12, 2014 10 AM
Sunday, Oct 12, 2014 to Monday, Oct 13, 2014 10 AM
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Purchase local vegetables, fruits, eggs and other homemade items. Across from the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Dulcimer Jam
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 1 PM to 2 PM
Bring a chair and enjoy music from the NGFD Assoc. and an unbelievable fall view off Pine Mountain ridge. Appalachian lap dulcimers and assorted other acoustical instruments will be highlighted. Meet at the rock amphitheater next to the Park Office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Music & Dancing on the Mountain
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.
3R Crafts: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 10 AM to 1 PM
Sunday, Oct 12, 2014 10 AM to 1 PM
Sunday, Oct 19, 2014 10 AM to 1 PM
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Create your own owl, bat, bug or flower souvenir from recycled cans or make a small vine wreath. Meet at the Park Office.  $2 per craft $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fall Ramble Hike
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Meet up with the park naturalist. Investigate fall flora and fauna along parts of Mountain Creek Trail. 1.0 mile. Easy. Bring water and a friend. Meet next to the Trading Post in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Dutch Oven Cooking
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Join instructor Leslie Risinger and discover simple, tasty basics of Dutch oven cooking over charcoal. Learn how to convert favorite recipes. Sample tasting. BYOB Bring your own bowl. . Meets at Picnic Shelter #2 below Lake Delanor Dam in campgroound.  $10 per person.Must pre-register and pay at park office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Campsite Decorating Contest
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 6 PM to 7 PM
Show us your PG-13 rated, creative side at your campsite. Make us believe you love fall and camping. No nails or staples on plants. No unattended candles or fires. Leave no trace decorating ideas. Winners announced at Pumpkin Campfire! Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pumpkin Campfire
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 7 PM to 8 PM
Join us next to the campfire for stories and games celebrating harvest time. Bring a carved pumpkin and enter it in the contest. Awards for pumpkin carving and campsite decorating. Meet at campground amphitheater below Lake Delanor dam. Bring a marshmallow stick  $2 per person ages 4 & up. Free admission for each person bringing a carved pumpkin. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Campground Candy Bingo
Friday, Oct 31, 2014 5 PM to 6 PM
Wear your costume. Win candy and prizes as you play the campground themed game. Meet at the shelter next to the Trading Post in the campground.  $3 fee for each bingo card $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fall Hayrides
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
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Hop aboard our wagon for a real hayride through the campground. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rides last about 15 minutes. Meet at the Trading Post in the campground. Supports Friends of FDR State Park.  Donations accepted. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Great Bear Campfire
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 7 PM to 8 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin singer, song writer,& musician Deb Gerace next to the campfire for songs stories and games honoring the bear. Meet at campground amphitheater below Lake Delanor dam. Bring a marshmallow stick and flashlight.  $3 per person ages 4 & up. Free admission for each person bringing 3 canned food items for the local food bank. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Thanksgiving Doll Craft
Sunday, Nov 2, 2014 10 AM to 1 PM
Sunday, Nov 9, 2014 10 AM to 1 PM
Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 10 AM to 1 PM
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Create your own original pioneer or Native American doll using local corn shucks. Meet at the Park Office.  $3 craft charge per doll $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Homeschool In The Park Day
Friday, Nov 7, 2014 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
We are grateful for our great outdoors! Explore our woodlands for signs of mammals. Discover native mammals in an investigative lab. Make a craft to take home. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the park on your own afterwards. Must pre-register & pre-pay. Space is limited. Meets at Group Shelter in the campground.  Cost $5 per child ages 4 & up. Parents free. Extra adults $5. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
AARP Safe Driving Class
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Learn safe defensive driving skills, ways to handle traffic and new traffic laws. Completion of class may reduce your insurance costs. All ages of drivers welcome. Bring brown bag lunch and drink. Must pre-register. Pay check or cash at door. Meets at the Group Shelter below the dam in the campground.  AARP members $15. Non-members $20. Pay correct cash at door. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
American Frontier Days
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, Nov 9, 2014 10 AM to 5 PM
Meet a trapper. Talk to a soldier. Throw a tomahawk. See living skills displays from local historians. Walk through time from the mid 1700's to the late 1800's. Held on the baseball field across from the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Geocache 101 Workshop
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaLearn the basics of this fun game and then search for a cache. Bring your GPS and/or smart phone (if you have one). A limited number of loaner GPS units may be available for use. Sign up and prepay at the Park Office. Meets at the campground amphitheater below Lake Delanor Dam.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Creek Indian Campfire with Billy Winn
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Listen and learn about the local daily lives of the Creek Indians through the eyes of Columbus native Billy Winn, author, historian, educator and retired editor of the Columbus Ledger Enquirer. Sunset and glorious fall view provided. Bring a folding chair, marshmallow stick and a flashlight. Meet at the stone amphitheater next to park office.  $6 ages 14 and up. Youth 4-14 $3. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Address/Directions
F.D. Roosevelt State Park
2970 Ga. 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 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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