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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 ($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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Mother's Day Picnic & Corn-Hole Tournament
Sunday, May 10, 2015 1 PM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaDecorate a summer hat for mom and create a beautiful, real flower arrangement. Cheer for the mom/child team bean bag toss competition. All ages welcome. Prizes for winners. Bring your picnic and celebrate all mothers. Must pre-register and prepay.  $8 ages 4 & up $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Bat Blitz
Friday, May 15, 2015 7 PM
Get an up-close chance to learn about bats and help researchers collect scientific data about these fantastic flying mammals. Sponsored by the Georgia Bat Working Group this workshop is part of a three night local study. Meet at the Picnic Shelter next to the pool. Must pre-register & pre-pay.  $12 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pine Mountain Trail Workday
Saturday, May 16, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Saturday, Jul 25, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
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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.
Remarkable Reptiles
Saturday, May 16, 2015 11 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, May 23, 2015 11 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, May 30, 2015 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 ages 4 & up. Pay at park office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
National Kids To Park Day - Stream Hike
Saturday, May 16, 2015 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Bring a friend and celebrate an afternoon discovering inhabitants in and along a woodland stream. Dress to get a little wet. Meet in the campground below the Lake Delanor dam at Picnic Shelter #2. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Farmer's Market
Saturdays 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM – May 23, 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.
Art in the Park
Saturdays 2 PM - 5 PM – May 23, 2015 until Sep 5, 2015 
Hand crafted, local items for sale. Craft demonstrations. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Summer Campsite Decorating Contest
Saturday, May 23, 2015 6 PM to 7 PM
Show us your PG-13 rated, creative side at your campsite. Make us believe you love summer and camping. No nails or staples on plants. No unattended candles or fires. Leave no trace decorating ideas. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place awarded at the site. Pre-register and pre-pay at the office.  $5 per campsite $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Summer Woodlands Horse Trail Ride
Monday, May 25, 2015 10:45 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaSaddle up with the naturalist and a wrangler to celebrate summer with a 1-hour, guided horseback ride through the woodlands. Learn about the natural history and get the “horse’s view” of Pine Mountain Ridge. Bring a picnic lunch and drinks for after the ride. Must pre-register.  $30 plus $5 parking. 706-628-7463.
Junior Ranger Explorer Camp (for ages 8-12)
Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015 until Friday, Jun 5, 2015 8 AM to 2 PM
Discover the natural wonders of the park from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM Wed. thru Fri. $75 fee includes swimming on 3 days, art projects, camp journal, t-shirt, special citizen science activities, and outstanding instructors.  $75. 706-663-4858.
Friday Night Frog Walk
Friday, Jun 5, 2015 8:15 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, Jun 12, 2015 8:15 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, Jun 19, 2015 8:15 PM to 9:30 PM
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Meet at the Large Group Camp -10 minutes fr/campground for an half-mile walk along the edges of Lake Franklin. Listen to an amphibian concert. Look for eggs, tadpoles, and adults. Learn who is splashing about. Geared towards ages 4 & up. Not stroller accessible. No lakeside restroom. Bring flashlight.  $2 per person correct change $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 10 AM to 1:30 PM
Celebrate National Trails Day with the PMTA Board members as they lead you through diverse woodlands. 3.5 moderate miles. Ends at Mollyhugger Hill Parking Lot. Bring water and a snack. Dress for the weather. Geared towards ages 10 and up. Meet at Dowdell's Knob trailhead. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Water Wonders
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM – Jun 6, 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.
Campground Bingo
Saturdays 7 PM - 8 PM – Jun 6, 2015 until Jun 27, 2015 
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.
Bug Olympics
Sundays 10 AM - 11 AM – Jun 7, 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.
Solar Oven Cooking Class
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Join local instructor, Lesley Risinger, and discover simple, tasty basics of solar oven cooking. Learn how to convert favorite recipes for fabulous home and camping meals. Limited space. Sample tasting. Must pre-register and pre-pay at park office. BYOB Bring your own bowl & chair. Meets at stone amphitheater next to the park office  $10 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Star Light, Star Bright
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 9 PM to 10 PM
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.
Music & Dancing On the Mountain
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.
Father's Day Picnic & Corn Hole Tournament
Sunday, Jun 21, 2015 1 PM to 4 PM
Sign up for the father-son/daughter bracket bean bag toss tournament. Prizes for winners. Bring your picnic and make dad a special craft to celebrate. Must pre-register and prepay. Meet at Picnic Shelter #1 next to Liberty Bell Pool.  $8 ages 4 & up. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Safe Swim Week
12 PM - 3 PM from Jun 24, 2015 until Jun 28, 2015 
Get Outdoors GeorgiaListen to the experts. Learn about sun, boating, & swimming safety. Demonstrations, activities, handouts, prizes & MORE. Liberty Bell Pool $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.
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.
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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