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F.D. Roosevelt State Park


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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.
 

Camera feed overlooking Pine Mountain Valley at FDR
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Directions

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.

Address
2970 Ga. Highway 190
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Harris County
BLUE-A-1
F.D. Roosevelt State Park
2970 Ga. Highway 190
Pine Mountain, GA 31822 View Details


  32.837533
F.D. Roosevelt State Park

 


Phone
706-663-4858
706-628-7463
877-696-4613 (fax)

Great Backyard Bird Count
Friday, Feb 12, 2016 8 AM to 11 AM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Help us count winter birds during this international birding event sponsored by Audubon and Cornell University. Novice and expert birders welcome. Dress for the weather. Bring binoculars or share park loaners. We provide a check list. Meet at the park office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Roosevelt State Park Cookie Challenge
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 9:30 AM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Enter your favorite, homemade cookies in our contest. Bring 1 dozen cookies to the park office at 10 AM between Fri. Feb 12 & Sat. Feb 13. Two categories include Presidential Cookies and Valentine Cookies. Adult division (age 13 & up) and Children’s division (up to age 12). Prizes...  $5 per recipe $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pine Mountain Trail Hike
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 10 AM to 2:30 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Join Leader, Jim Pound, on a 5.0 mile moderate hike in the winder woodlands ending at Fox Den Cove. Transportation provided back to starting point. Dress for the weather. Bring water and a snack. Geared towards ages 10 & up. Meet at Molly Hugger Hill parking lot along Hwy 190. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
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Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
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.
Cupid Trail Rides
Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Bring your best friend and saddle up with a wrangler guide to celebrate Valentine’s Day. These 1-2 hour, guided horseback rides meander through the winter woodlands. Bring a picnic lunch and drinks for after the ride. Must pre-register. Buy 1 get 1 half off.  Fee varies. Buy 1, get 1 1/2 off. $5 parking. 706-628-7463.
Holiday Bark Walk
Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Celebrate Valentine’s & Presidents' Day with us and your canine or human friend! New sounds, sights, and discoveries for all! Dogs must be on a 6-foot leash. 1 mile walk, natural surface trail. Bring water Dress for the weather. Meet next to the Trading Post in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Volunteer To Help US With Arbor Day In The Park
Friday, Feb 19, 2016 8:30 AM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Help us conduct school programs and give away tree seedlings. Must sign-up in advance. Form more information call the park office or email Amy at fdrpark_naturalist@yahoo.com. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Homeschool In The Park Day: Trees
Friday, Feb 19, 2016 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Join us for an exciting natural trail discovery geared towards families who homeschool. Discover more about trees in an investigative lab and make a craft to take home. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the park on your own afterwards. Meet at Group Shelter below Lake Delano Dam.  $5 per child ages 4 & up. Parents free. Extra adults $5 $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fairy House Furniture Workshop
Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Keep your local wood fairies happy. Create a small table, chair & bed suitable for immediate delivery to your own tree hollow. Adults and families with children welcome! We will supply natural woods, nuts, & plant fibers so you can add your unique design flair...  $5 ages 4 and up $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Tree Seedling Give-A-Way
Sunday, Feb 21, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Learn about trees and Arbor Day at the Naturalist's Discovery table and pick up your free hardwood tree seedling donated by the Georgia Forestry Commission. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Naturalist's Discovery Table
Sunday, Mar 6, 2016 11 AM to 1 PM
Sunday, Mar 13, 2016 11 AM to 1 PM
Sunday, Mar 20, 2016 11 AM to 1 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Meet the naturalist and check out seasonal plant and animal interactive displays from Tree ID and native wildflowers to butterflies and mammals. Meet at the Park Office front porch. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
American Frontier Days
Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, Mar 13, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Meet a trapper. Talk to a soldier. Throw a tomahawk. See living skills displays from local historians. Walk through time from the mid 1700s to the late 1800s. Held on the baseball field across from the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354.  Donations accepted. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Dutch Oven Cooking Class
Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Join instructor, Lesley Reisinger, 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Picnic Supper Hike
Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 5 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Meet at the WJSP Tower trail head on Hwy 85 for a 2-mile (round trip) easy to moderate Pine Mountain Trail hike to Cascade falls. Bring a picnic supper and dine by the falls. Return back to the parking lot. Dress for the weather. Bring a flashlight. Geared towards ages 8 and older. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Volunteer To Help With The Night Eggstravaganza
Friday, Mar 18, 2016 3 PM to 8:30 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Hundreds of kids and their families join us for this annual night event. Help us guard eggs, manage petting coral, organize hat contests, and craft area. Must sign up in advance and be assigned to an area. Call the park office or contact Amy at fdrpark_naturalist@yahoo.com. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Night Eggstravaganza
Friday, Mar 18, 2016 6:30 PM to 8:45 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Great fun for youth and adults begins with egg tossing & ribbon runs (ages 9 -adult) & a hat parade (all ages.) Bring your cleverly decorated hat from home. Visit the animals in the petting coral. Make a craft. Enjoy refreshments. Meet at the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354.  $4 per child ages 3-12 $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia
5K CottonTrail Rabbit Run
Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 8 AM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Run over the creeks and through the woods with the rabbits. Register and pay at the park office or pay CC over phone. Pre-registration includes t-shirt. No guaranteed shirt for walk-ins. Trail/Start details given at registration.  Before March 6,$15; March 6-18, $20; Day of $25. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia
A Luncheon with Eleanor Roosevelt
Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Chat with our local historian, Nancy Simko, as she portrays Mrs. Roosevelt and reflects on women's roles of the time. Enjoy a sandwich fare lunch and listen to an entertaining and enlightening speaker. $10 per person. Must pre-register and pre-pay...  $10 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Spring Campsite Decorating Contest
Saturday, Mar 26, 2016 6 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Show us your PG-13 rated, creative side at your campsite. Make us believe you love spring holidays 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. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Egg Decorating Contest
Saturday, Mar 26, 2016 6 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Enter your decorated, hard boiled or blown egg in a contest. Judging begins at 6:30. Special decorating guidelines. Youth and adult categories. Prizes. Must pre-register & pre-pay at the park office. $3 per egg. Bring your decorated egg to the Trading Post front porch.  $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Candy Bingo
Saturday, Mar 26, 2016 7 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Win candy and prizes as you play the campground themed game. Meet at the shelter next to the Trading Post.  $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Volunteer To Help with the Earth Day Evening Paddle
Friday, Apr 22, 2016 7 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Help us with guest registration and night lake paddle. Must sign up in advance. Call the park office or email Amy at fdrpark_naturalist@yahoo.com. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Volunteer To Help with the Memorial Day Weekend Pool Splash
Saturday, May 28, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Assist park staff with games and activities hosted at the Liberty Bell Pool. Must sign up in advance. Call the park office or email Amy at fdrpark_naturalist@yahoo.com. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Cool Pool Summer Splash Celebration
Saturday, May 28, 2016 1 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 1 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 1 PM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Come splash with us! Food, fun activities, contests, and prizes for the whole family. Liberty Bell Pool Hwy 354.  Regular Pool admission. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Volunteer to Help Us with Summer Programs and Events
Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016 9 AM to 5 PM
Friday, Jul 1, 2016 9 AM to 5 PM
Monday, Aug 1, 2016 9 AM to 5 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Join us for a fun-filled summer on the mountain as a program/hike guide, host, or information specialist for one or more of our many public programs. Contact Amy for more information at the park office or email fdrpark_naturalist@yahoo.com. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Liberty Bell Pool: A Hidden Gem
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 1:30 PM to 3 PM
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Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Historic wonders are nestled within the 9,000 acres of the park and in the surrounding area. Drop by our discovery table and learn about the Civilian Conservation Corp-built pool, park, and the Pine Mountain Valley Resettlement Project. Join in the hunt for hidden rock treasures...  $5 includes swimming admission $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Hidden Gem
Volunteer to Help Us with the Labor Day Pool Splash Celebration
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 9 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
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.
Dog Splash & Luau at the Liberty Bell Pool
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 1 PM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Let your canine friend swim in the pool. Unleash the fun with Frisbees, balls, and music. Dogs must be up to date on all shots and can be off-leash inside the pool area. Contests & prizes. Only dogs are allowed in the pool. No outside food or drink. Pool concessions open...  $8 per dog. Humans free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Volunteer for Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Work on the hiking trails and stable trails and help us man educational exhibits that celebrate our park. Must pre-register by September 16 to receive t-shirts. Contact the park for more information. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia
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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Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
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.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Volunteer to Help Us with Halloween Events
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 4 PM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
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
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
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
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
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
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
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
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
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.
Contacts
Don McGhee
706-663-4858  Manager, F. D. Roosevelt State Park

Michael Stanley
706-348-2059 

Trint Wicklund
706-663-4858 

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