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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.

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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Red Fox Fun Run
Saturday, Sep 5, 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 28 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.
Eye Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 8 AM to 4 PM
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 8 AM to 4 PM
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 8 AM to 4 PM
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Team up (1-6 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 Sat. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize on Sat. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Farmer's Market
Saturdays 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM – 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 – Sep 5, 2015 
Hand crafted, local items for sale. Craft demonstrations. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Campground Bingo
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 7 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 7 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, Sep 19, 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.
Movie on the Mountain: Big Hero 6
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 8 PM to 10:30 PM
Free Drive-In movie! Bring the family and friends to this Disney computer animated PG comedy. Park your vehicle on the field and enjoy a movie under the stars. Bring chairs and blankets. Meet on the ball field across from the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354 $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Dog Splash at Liberty Bell Pool
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 1 PM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaUnleash the fun with Frisbees, balls and hula-hoop jumps out on the lawn, and music. Dogs must be up to date on all shots and can be off-leash inside the pool area. Dog swimsuit contest 3:30 PM. Only dogs allowed in the pool on this last day that it's open. No outside food or drink. Pool concessions open. Meet at Liberty Bell Pool, Hwy 354.  $8 per dog. Humans free. $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.
Stable Volunteer Roundup – Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaIt’s a cinch! Help the stable staff get ready for the fall riding season by clearing trails. Wear closed toe shoes and dress to get dirty. Bring picnic lunch/drinks and a water bottle. Meet at Roosevelt Stables. Geared towards ages 12 and up. 706-628-7463.
Lake Franklin Boat Flotilla and Fishing: Your State Park Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPre-register to join hands and paddles and help us set a float record. Rent a canoe or kayak for a water gathering at 12:30 pm. Sign up for canoe lessons at 10 AM, kayak at 11 AM. Fishing allowed for FREE and no state license is required. Bring bait, gear, chairs, & picnic. Meet at Small Group Camp.  kayak/canoe rental $8 per person per hour;Kayak/canoe class $15 per person. Sign up and pay at park office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Dulcimer Jam
Saturday, Oct 3, 2015 1 PM to 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaBring 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 behind the Park Office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Tailgate Party
Saturday, Oct 3, 2015 3:30 PM
Saturday, Oct 31, 2015 3:30 PM
Are you ready for some football? Support your team. Wear your colors. Family activities, games, & refreshments. Meets at the Trading Post in the campground. Cost varies for food items. Starts 30 minutes before game time. Supports Friends of FDR State Park. $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.
A Birthday Picnic with Eleanor Roosevelt
Sunday, Oct 11, 2015 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Enjoy an entertaining and educational evening on the mountain. Celebrate a circa 1938 birthday with local historian, Nancy Sims, as she portrays Eleanor Roosevelt. Special picnic fare offered just like President and Mrs. Roosevelt would have served. Tickets pre-sold.  $20 per person-$120/sponsor table (seats 6) $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Dutch Oven Cooking Class
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin instructor, Lesley Risinger, and discover simple, tasty basics of Dutch oven cooking over charcoal. Sample tasting. Must pre-register and pay at park office. BYOB --Bring your own bowl. Meet at Picnic Shelter #1 at the end of the Pool Parking Lot.  $10 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Family Camping 101
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 1 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaDesigned for new camping families, this 1 night, 2 day adventure introduces kids and adults to the basics of food, fire, shelter and fun. Must prepay & pre-register . $40 per person. Geared to ages 8 & up. Includes on-site staff, hands-on classes, trail hike, & 2 campfire meals. Call office for details. S  $40 per person $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Going Batty
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 7 PM to 8 PM
Join Dr. Mark Yates from LaGrange College to dispel myths and learn fascinating facts about these amazing flying mammals. Meet at the shelter next to the Trading Post in the campground. Geared towards ages 10 and older. Pre-register at the park office.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Saturday, Oct 31, 2015 6 PM
Bring your carved or painted pumpkin with a candle to the Trading Post. Must pre-register. Prizes.  $3 per pumpkin. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fall Campsite Decoration Contest
Saturday, Oct 31, 2015 7 PM
Show us your G rated creative side at your site. Make us believe you love fall and camping. No nails or staples on plants. No unattended candles or fires. Leave no trace decorating ideas. Prize for 1st, 2nd, 3rd at the sites. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Campground Trick or Treating
Saturday, Oct 31, 2015 7 PM
Dress up & Trick or Treat at campsites marked with a candy bag. RV & tent campers who bring candy to give out can show it when they register & get 10% off their stay. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Homeschool In The Park Day:LEAVES
Friday, Nov 6, 2015 9:30 AM to 12 PM
We are grateful for our great outdoors! Join us for an exciting natural trail discovery geared towards families who homeschool. Look at colors, shapes, & the science behind leaves in an investigative lab. Make a craft to take home. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the park on your own afterwards. Meet at Group Shelter below Lake Delanor dam.  $5 per child ages 4 & up. Parents free. Extra adults $5 $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Geocache 101 Workshop
Saturday, Nov 7, 2015 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.
Dowdell's Knob Hike
Saturday, Nov 7, 2015 10 AM to 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin Pine Mountain Trail guides for an autumn trek through fabulous woodlands. Geared towards ages 10 & up. Bring water and a snack. 4.3 moderate miles. Meet at Dowdell’s Knob Parking lot. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Great Beaver Campfire
Saturday, Nov 7, 2015 7 PM to 8 PM
Join singer, song writer, author, & musician Deb Gerace next to the campfire for songs, stories, and games underneath a beautiful fall sky. 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.
Turkey Bingo
Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 7 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 7 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 7 PM to 8 PM
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Win prizes as you play our original FDR Park Turkey Bingo game. Great fun for adults and families alike. Meet at the shelter next to the Trading Post in the campground.  $3 for each bingo card $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.
Turkey Trek
Saturday, Nov 28, 2015 10 AM to 1:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin the Park Naturalist and walk off some of that bountiful Thanksgiving dinner. Discover natural history of the piedmont region and search for the turkeys that got away. Meet at Overlook Parking Lot on Hwy 190. Bring water; Easy to moderate. Ages 6 & up. $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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