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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.
 

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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.
GeorgiaStateParks.org/FDRoosevelt


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


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Holiday Crafts with Santa & Sleigh-Hayride
Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
Join up with our picture perfect Santa and his elves at their workshop. Create holiday ornaments and crafts to take home. Enjoy music, hot chocolate, and a 15-minute hayride around the campground. You may pay in advance at office & bring receipt.Cash only at the door. Meet at Group Shelter below Lake Delanor dam.  $6 ages 4 and up $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Holiday Campsite Decoration Contest
Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 6 PM to 7 PM
Show us your PG-13 rated creative side at your site. Make us believe you love the holiday season and camping. No nails or staples on plants. No unattended candles or fires. Leave no trace decorating ideas. Judging from 6:00-7:00 PM. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Ribbons/prizes placed at winning campsites. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
First Day Hike -- Pine Mountain Trail
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 1 PM to 4:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaCome hike in the New Year with park staff and Pine Mountain Trail volunteers on the Mountain Creek Trail. Geared towards ages 8 and older. Bring water and snacks. Dress for the weather. Meet at the Trading Post in the campground.3.4 miles; easy to moderate. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Audubon's Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, Jan 3, 2015 7 AM
Join us and Callaway Gardens for a day in the gardens, fields, and woods counting our feathered friends. Birding experience suggested. Email or phone Cory Croft to register by Dec 26 so we can set up birding parties and birding areas. Details to follow after registration. ccroft@callawaygardens.org $5 parking. 706-663-6745.
Wolf Moon Ramble
Sunday, Jan 4, 2015 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaAwaken your senses to a night walk lit by the full moon, stars, and lights from the valley below. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Bird Walk
Saturday, Jan 10, 2015 9 AM to 10 AM
Saturday, Jan 24, 2015 9 AM to 10 AM
Saturday, Jan 31, 2015 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 Fishing Dock on Lake Delanor in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Campground Chili Challenge and Chili Tasting II
Saturday, Jan 17, 2015 12:30 PM to 2 PM
Enter this amateur cooking contest or register to be a taster or a heat challenger. You do not have to be an overnight guest to enter. Cook on-site or off-site. Cooks pre-register & pre-pay by Jan 16. Must cook 5 qts. Tasters & heat challengers pre-register & pre-pay by Jan 17. Vote on your favorite. Entry forms available at Park Office.  $5 Tasters/Judges $10 Chili cookers $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Winter Wilderness Trail Ride
Monday, Jan 19, 2015 10:45 AM to 12 PM
Saddle up with the naturalist and a wrangler to celebrate MLK Day in the winter woodlands. Learn about the natural history and get the “horse’s view” of Pine Mountain Ridge. Bring a picnic lunch and drinks for a picnic after the ride. Must pre-register and pre-pay. Meet at Roosevelt Stables.  $30 plus $5 parking. 706-628-7463.
Martin Luther King Day Hike
Monday, Jan 19, 2015 1 PM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin Pine Mountain trail guides for a winter adventure along the Pine Mountain Ridge through a mixed hardwood forest to Fox Den Cove. There will be transportation to get hikers back to their cars. 3.0 moderate miles; Meet at Mollyhugger Hill Parking Lot on Hwy 190; bring water. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
FDR Birthday Celebration
Saturday, Jan 24, 2015 12 PM to 2 PM
Join us for a birthday party. Cake and punch will be served as we pay tribute to the 32nd president of the United States and his upcoming Jan 30 birthday. Meet at the park office on Hwy 190. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
American Frontier Days
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, Mar 15, 2015 10 AM to 5 PM
Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 10 AM to 5 PM
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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.  Donations accepted. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Night Eggstravaganza
Friday, Mar 27, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaBring your basket and your flashlight for a nocturnal egg hunt. Have your picture taken with Roosevelt Bunny. Enter the Easter Bonnet Parade and Contest. Three field hunts separated by age: up to 3 yrs, 4-6 yrs, and 7-9 yrs. Meet at the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354.  Hunt $4 per child ages 3 & up. Easter Bonnet Parade $1 $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
10K CottonTrail Rabbit Run
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 7:30 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunRun this 6.2 mile race through the woods on the Pine Mountain Trail. Pre-registration cutoff March 20. Sign up at the park office or get forms online at gastateparks.org, drop search FD Roosevelt. Cost includes T-shirt and parking fee. Pre-registered runners meet at the Liberty Bell Pool Parking lot on Hwy 354.  $40 includes parking fee. 706-663-4858.
Music & Dancing On the Mountain
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
Bring your family and friends for an 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.
Liberty Bell Pool Party
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
Come splash with us! Music, food, and activities for the whole family. Play Beach Blanket Bingo and enjoy fab music from our sand and surf DJ. Liberty Bell Pool Hwy 354.  Regular Pool admission. Bingo $3 per card. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Red Fox Fun Run
Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 7 AM
Tons of FunRun like a fox in this 1 Mile & 5K run through our campground. Open to all ages. Prizes for youth only. Early Registration by August 21 receives T-shirt. Team registration & No T-shirt registration options. Must pay to sign up. Call or drop by Park Office. Registration 7:00 AM, race begins at 8:00 AM.  $25 early registration w/t-shirt,$18 Group reservation w/ t-shirt (6 or more) $10 early, no T-shirt $15 early group (6 or more) $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Bark In The Park Dog Luau
Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 5 PM to 7 PM
Join us for music, dog dancing, slushies and fun. Join our best summer costume contest and best trick competition as we celebrate our canine companions.  $3 correct change entry fee per dog per event $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Lake Franklin Boat Flotilla and Fishing: Your State Park Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaDiscover our hidden jewel, 25-acre Lake Franklin. Bring your boat canoe,kayak, or small jon boat or rent ours and join hands and paddles to set a lake float record at 11:00 AM. Must pre-register and pre-pay to participate in the flotilla. Fish for bream, bass and cat. No Fishing License Required! Meet at Small Group Camp past Roosevelt Stable  fishing $5 ages 10 and up; boat rental $8/hr; bring your own boat $10 all day $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


Make reservations using the options above or call 1-800-864-7275 (Monday-Friday, 8AM-8PM; Saturday-Sunday, 9AM-5PM EST).
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