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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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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.

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.
    Swimming lessons and private parties available.

    • 9,049 Acres
    • 21 Cottages ($110–$175) -- #18 and #19 are dog friendly ($45 per dog, max 2)
    • 140 Tent, Trailer, RV 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 and 25-acre Lake Franklin)
    • Liberty Bell Swimming Pool
    • Gift Shop



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Farmer's Market
Saturdays 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM – Jul 4, 2015 until Sep 5, 2015 
Check out local homegrown in-season fruits & vegetables and homemade food products. Across from Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Red, White & Cool Pool Celebration
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 11 AM to 6 PM
Come splash with us! Music, food, and activities for the whole family. Local DJ poolside from 1-3 PM playing music for the entire family. Liberty Bell Pool Hwy 354.  Regular Pool admission. Some crafts have additional costs. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Water Wonders
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM – Jul 4, 2015 until Jul 25, 2015 
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.
Art in the Park
Saturdays 2 PM - 5 PM – Jul 4, 2015 until Sep 5, 2015 
Hand crafted, local items for sale. Craft demonstrations. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Campsite Decorating Contest
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
Show us your PG-13 rated creative side at your site. Judges will cruise the campground looking for décor that tells us that you love the good old USA, 4th of July, and camping. No nails or staples on plants. No unattended candles or fires. Observe Leave No Trace decorating ideas. 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prize awarded at the campsite. No charge. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Bug Olympics
Sundays 10 AM - 11 AM – Jul 5, 2015 until Jul 26, 2015 
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.
Pine Mountain Trail Hike
Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 10 AM to 1:30 PM
Join PMT guide, Jack Combs, for a summer adventure ending at the Park Office. 3.8 moderate miles. Will help transport you back to your vehicle. Meet at the Callaway Gardens Country Store Overlook Parking Lot; bring water. Geared towards ages 10 & up. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Campground Bingo
Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 7 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, Jul 25, 2015 7 PM to 8 PM
Play your cards right at our original park game. Pick your lucky casino table. Great fun for adults and families. Meet at the shelter next to the Trading Post in the campground.  $3 for each card $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Giant S'more Build-A-Thon
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015 7 PM
Help the park set a STATE S'MORE RECORD! Pre-register and pre-pay to participate in the build. Builders must bring assigned s’more components. S’more eaters come to cheer & devour. Meet next to the campground Trading Post.  S'more builders $5 per team (up to 4 people) $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pine Mountain Trail Workday
Saturday, Jul 25, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Saturday, Aug 22, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Meet up with members of the Pine Mountain Trail Association for trail and campsite clean up. You do not have to sign up ahead of time. All work days are subject to change. Check the Pine Mountain Trail Association website for last minute updates. Bring work gloves, water and your lunch. We furnish tools and fun. Geared towards ages 10 & up. $5 parking. 706-628-5336.
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.
Star Light, Star Bright
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 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 or blanket for sitting on grassy field. Meet at the baseball field across from the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. 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.
Music & Dancing On the Mountain
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.
American Frontier Days
Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, Nov 22, 2015 10 AM to 3 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.  Donations accepted. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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.

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

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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