F.D. Roosevelt State Park

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

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"Inspired by the natural wonders of Pine Mountain Ridge, F.D. Roosevelt State Park bridges the hope of the past to preservation for the future."

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.

$5 parking. Annual passes available.

Park Hours:

7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Office Hours:

Monday–Thursday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

Dowdell's Knob Hours:

April–September 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
October–March 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Liberty Bell Swimming Pool Hours:

Opens Memorial Day Weekend: May 28, 2016
June–July, Wednesday–Sunday 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
August, Saturday–Sunday 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Closes Labor Day Weekend: September 6, 2016

Accommodations & Facilities:

• 9,049 Acres
• 21 Cottages ($110–$175) — #18 & #19 are dog friendly ($45/dog, max 2)
• 140 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 & 25-acre Lake Franklin)
• Liberty Bell Swimming Pool (fee)
• Gift Shop
wireless connection Available in the park office

Things To Do & See:

• First Time Camper Program
• Hiking & Backpacking — 42 miles of trails; Pine Mountain Trail
• Fishing
• Boat Rental
• Kayak & Canoe Rental
• Picnicking
• Playground
• Pool Swimming (fee) — seasonal; evening pool party rental; swim lessons available
• Horseback Riding — stables; 28 miles of trails; reservations required; rules of stables & equestrian trails
• Geocaching
• Stargazing
• Birding
• Interpretive Programs
Weddings — park approval required
• F.D. Roosevelt Statue at Dowdell's Knob

Nearby Attractions:

• Callaway Gardens
Columbus, Georgia
• LaGrange, Georgia
Pine Mountain, Georgia
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
Macon, Georgia
Thomaston, Georgia
• Warm Springs Village
• West Point Lake
Wild Animal Safari

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"My Chat with F.D.R." — Georgia Living Magazine, August 2008

Review of FDR State Park Cottages

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Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, Jul 31, 2016 10 AM
Saturday, Aug 6, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
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Start anytime. No time limit. Team up (2-6 people) and compete in our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office anytime. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM Sunday. Prizes. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Volunteer to Help Us with Summer Programs and Events
Monday, Aug 1, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
Train with us anytime then join us for a fun-filled summer and fall on the mountain as a program/hike guide, host, or information specialist for one or more of our many public programs. Check our calendar for upcoming events. Contact Amy at the park office for more information or email fdrpark_naturalist@yahoo.com. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Bluebirds and Butterflies
Saturday, Aug 6, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
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Help us monitor our bluebird nest boxes and check on our butterfly garden. Short walk. Brief talk on basics of attracting both to your yard. Handouts provided. Meet at the Park Office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pine Mountain Trail Summer Ramble
Saturday, Aug 6, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Join PMT guides for a summer adventure along the Pine Mountain Ridge and down to the Liberty Bell Pool. Transportation provided back to your vehicle. Meet at the FDR Park office on hwy 190;3.0 moderate miles. Bring water and snack;geared towards ages 8 and older. Pack your swimsuit for a dip afterwards.  $5 swimming pool entry. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Stream Walk
Saturday, Aug 6, 2016 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 4 PM to 5:30 PM
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Take a short woodland walk to Mountain Creek. Discover our aquatic inhabitants. We provide nets, viewing scopes and lots of interesting discoveries. Geared towards adults & families w/ children ages 4 & up.  $2 exact change $5 parking. 706-663-4656.
Mermaid Swim
Saturday, Aug 6, 2016 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Join Mermaid Haley in the Liberty Bell pool for a magical swim and special “submarine” snacks and drinks. Open to all age swimmers. One chaperone per swimmer allowed in the pool area. Must pre-register & pre-pay. No walk-ins.  $20 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Naturalist by the Lake
Sunday, Aug 7, 2016 10 AM to 2 PM
Sunday, Aug 14, 2016 10 AM to 2 PM
Sunday, Aug 21, 2016 10 AM to 2 PM
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Meet the naturalist and check out wildflower, fish, butterfly or new discoveries for the day. Drop in at the boathouse next to the Fishing Dock in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Corn Moon Ramble
Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Join the naturalist for a full moon, night walk along a 1 mile trail. Listen for owls and look for bats and spiders. Enjoy the full moon rising. Not stroller accessible. Wear walking shoes. Bring flashlights. Meet next to the Trading Post in the Campground.  $2 exact change $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Petsmart Bark Camp I
Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Splash in the lake, play games, discover sights and sounds on the trail. Learn obedience, nutrition, and grooming tips. Must pre-regsiter and pre-pay. Bring a picnic lunch, drink, towel,folding chair and written proof of current shots. Humans are asked to bring pet food for local pet pantry. Meet at the Small Group Camp near the stables.  $20 per dog $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Homeschool In The Park Day: Stream Study
Friday, Aug 26, 2016 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Join us for an exciting discovery geared towards families who homeschool. Using nets, strainers and microscopes we will discover small vertebrates and macroinvertebrates in the stream. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the park on your own afterwards. Meet at the playground below the dam in the campground.  $5 per child ages 4 & up. Parents free. Extra adults $5 $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
5 K and 1 Mile Red Fox Fun Run
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 7 AM
Run like a fox on this campground course. Open to all ages. Prizes. Must pre-register and pre-pay at park office or register on park website form and email it in, then call park office with CC information. Sign up and pay by Aug 25 for shirt; Check-in at Boathouse at Lake Delanor in campground.  $10-$25 $15 early group (6 or more) $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Volunteer to Help Us with the Labor Day Pool Splash Celebration
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 9 AM to 4 PM
Help us conduct poolside games and activities for the whole family. Contact the park office for more information and to sign up. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pine Mountain Trail Summer Ramble
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Join the Pine Mountain Trail Association members for a summer adventure along the Pine Mountain Ridge. This 2.9 mile ramble along Sawtooth Trail begins at Mollyhugger Hill Parking Lot. It ends at Fox Den Cove. Bring water and a snack. Geared towards ages 8 and older. Transportation back to vehicle provided. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Cool Pool Summer Splash Celebration
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 1 PM to 4 PM
Come splash with us! Food, fun activities like corn hole and volleyball, contests, and prizes for the whole family. Liberty Bell Pool Hwy 354. DJ poolside from 1-3PM.  $2 - $5. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Dog Splash & Luau at the Liberty Bell Pool
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 1 PM to 4 PM
Unleash the fun as dogs get to swim in our pool before it closes for the season. On-going music and activities. Contests every 30 minutes include dog limbo, swimsuit, best splash, and best trick. Prizes. Vet question and answer table. No humans allowed in the pool. Sponsored by Columbus Area Petsmart. Pre-register at office. Walk-ins welcome.  $8 per dog. Humans free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Grandparent's Day Celebration
Sunday, Sep 11, 2016 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Bring grandma and grandpa to the park. Play our hands-on, interactive nature bingo game. Meet wild animals. Win prizes, and have fun with your grandparents. All ages welcome. Snacks and drinks provided. Must pre-register.  $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Sprouts In The Park: Seeds
Friday, Sep 16, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
Join our new nature club with hands-on discoveries for toddlers ages 2-4 and their caregivers. In September we investigate all kinds of seeds. Bring a stroller and picnic to enjoy in the park after the class. Must pre-register and pre-pay. Meets at the picnic shelter below the dam in the campground.  $5 children; Adults free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Volunteer To Help With Harvest Moon Paddle
Friday, Sep 16, 2016 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, Sep 16, 2016 8 PM to 9 PM
Help us set up boats and gear, outfit paddlers, and go out on the lake with guests. Experienced paddlers only. Must sign up in advance. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Survival Skills I
Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Join instructor, Jimmy Culpepper, for an exciting hands-on skills class. Learn basic outdoor adventure prep, natural hazards, fire building, water purification and lost prevention. Geared towards adults or families with kids ages 12 and up. Bring water. Must pre-register. No walk-ins. Meet at the wooden amphitheater across from the Group Shelter.  $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Bird Walk with Dr. Birkhead
Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 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 Boat House on Lake Delanor in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
One Fish, Glow Fish
Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Bring your pole or borrow ours and meet us by the lake for an evening fishing adventure. We provide bait and fishing tips. Adults must accompany children. Pay at office and bring receipt or pay correct change on-site. Meet at Lake Delanor Fishing Dock in the campground.  $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Volunteer for Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Three volunteer opportunities available. All must sign up in advance by calling the park office. No walk-ins; T-shirt provided. Free parking. (1) Horse Trail Clean Up (2) Civilian Conservation Corps Fish Pools Clean Out (3) Discovery Table/ Learning Station managers,monitors, and hosts $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Discover the Outdoors
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Meet a turtle. Talk to a naturalist. Learn how to build a fire. Volunteers and staff onboard to share great info on wildlife and outdoor skills. Learning stations. Discovery tables. Live reptiles. Hands-on fun for kids and adults. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Volunteer To Help With The Kids Fishing Rodeo
Sunday, Sep 25, 2016 11 AM to 4 PM
Help us set-up this fishing event, manage registration, fishing games, activities, and more. Held at the Liberty Bell Pool. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Kids Fishing Rodeo at the Liberty Bell Pool
Sunday, Sep 25, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Sign up for catfish fishing and fun activities. Event includes hotdog lunch, special gift, door prizes, bait. No outside bait is allowed. Bring one pole per child. There is a 3-fish limit. Must pre-register and pre-pay. Limited space. Open to ages 4-12. One chaperone per child free. Meets at the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354.  Children $10- One adult free per child. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Going Caching 2016
Thursday, Oct 13, 2016 9 AM to 5 PM
Friday, Oct 14, 2016 9 AM to 5 PM
Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 9 AM to 5 PM
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Come join us for a 4-days geocache Mega event. The theme is "Steam Punk Time Travel," blending history with a whole lot of time travel mystery. Loads of new geocaches are now making their way through time portals and await your arrival. Details and registration at geocaching.com.  Varies plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Volunteer to Help Us with Halloween Events
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 4 PM to 9 PM
Sign up to be hosts, judges and decorators for pumpkin, costume, and campsite contests. Contact the park office for more information. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fall Celebration
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 6 PM to 9:30 PM
Participate in pumpkin carving and campsite decorating contests and trick or treating at dark. Event held in the campground. RV and tent campers who hand out candy receive a 10% discount off their stay. Some contests require a fee and pre-registration. Contact the park office for more information.  varies for contests $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Volunteer to Help Us with Our Fall Homeschool Program
Friday, Nov 4, 2016 8 AM to 1 PM
Help our staff coordinate and instruct our fall program geared towards families who home school. Contact the park office for details. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Volunteer to Help Us Bring Santa to the Park
Saturday, Dec 17, 2016 11 AM to 9 PM
Become one of Santa's official helpers or help us coordinate special holiday park events with Santa Claus. There are campground, canoe, and horse events to set up and host. Contact the park office for more info. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Lake Paddle with Santa
Saturday, Dec 17, 2016 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Join Santa’s flotilla on Lake Delanor. Hot chocolate & cookies included. We provide Santa & basic paddle instruction for canoe, kayak, jon boat or paddleboat. Must pre-register, prepay & pick up jackets & paddles at the park office. Limited space. Dress for the weather. Meet at Fishing Dock.  $10 ages 4 & up $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
F.D. Roosevelt State Park
2970 Georgia 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 Route 190, or south of Pine Mountain off U.S. Highway 27.

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

F.D. Roosevelt State Park