Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
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.

    • 9,049 Acres
    • 21 Cottages ($100–$175) -- #18 and #19 are dog friendly ($45 per dog, max 2)
    • 140 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($25-$28)
    • 16 Backcountry Campsites ($10/person)
    • 7 Picnic Shelters ($50)
    • Group Shelter (seats 85, $145)
    • 1 Group Camp (capacity 75, $505)
    • Pioneer Campground ($55)
    • 2 Lakes (15-acre Lake Delanor and 25-acre Lake Franklin)
    • Liberty Bell Swimming Pool
    • Gift Shop



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Geocache 101 Workshop
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 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.
Produce Marketplace
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 to Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 10 AM
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 to Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 10 AM
Purchase local vegetables, fruits, eggs and other homemade items. Across from the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Creek Indian Campfire with Billy Winn
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Listen and learn about the local daily lives of the Creek Indians through the eyes of Columbus native Billy Winn, author, historian, educator and retired editor of the Columbus Ledger Enquirer. Sunset and glorious fall view provided. Bring a folding chair, marshmallow stick and a flashlight. Meet at the stone amphitheater next to park office.  $6 ages 14 and up. Youth 4-14 $3. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fall Hayrides
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Thursday, Nov 27, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Hop aboard our wagon for a real hayride through the campground. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rides last about 15 minutes. Meet at the Trading Post in the campground. Supports Friends of FDR State Park.  Donations accepted. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Thanksgiving Doll Craft
Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 10 AM to 1 PM
Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 10 AM to 1 PM
Sunday, Nov 30, 2014 10 AM to 1 PM
Create your own original pioneer or Native American doll using local corn shucks. Meet at the Park Office.  $3 craft charge per doll $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Homeschool In The Park Day
Friday, Dec 5, 2014 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Join us for an exciting bird discovery geared towards families who homeschool. Use binoculars to explore the woodlands for our feathered friends. Discover more about birds in an investigative lab. Make a bird craft to take home. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the park on your own afterwards. Must pre-register and pre-pay. Meets at Group Shelter.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Winter Forest Ramble
Saturday, Dec 6, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Discover the winter woods with the park naturalist. Look for animal signs and investigate winter plants. Easy, 1 mile. Meet next to the Trading Post in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Bird Walk
Friday, Dec 12, 2014 9 AM to 10 AM
Friday, Dec 19, 2014 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 Fishing Dock on Lake Delanor in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Lake Paddle with Santa
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 2 PM to 3 PM
Join Santa’s flotilla on Lake Delanor. Hot chocolate & cookies included. We provide Santa & basic paddle instruction for canoe or kayak. Must pre-register & prepay at the park office. Limited space. Dress for the weather. Meet at Fishing Dock.  $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Tacky Sweater Party
Friday, Dec 19, 2014 5 PM to 6 PM
Celebrate the holidays by wearing your brightest, boldest, and possibly ugliest holiday sweater or sweatshirt. Bring a batch or bag of your favorite cookies to share. We will provide hot chocolate. Prizes for tackiest canine, child & adult sweater. Judging at 5:30 PM. Meet next to the Trading Post.  $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Holiday Crafts with Santa & Sleigh-Hayride
Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
Join up with our picture perfect Santa and his elves at their workshop. Create holiday ornaments and crafts to take home. Enjoy music, hot chocolate, and a 15-minute hayride around the campground. You may pay in advance at office & bring receipt.Cash only at the door. Meet at Group Shelter below Lake Delanor dam.  $6 ages 4 and up $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Holiday Campsite Decoration Contest
Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 6 PM to 7 PM
Show us your PG-13 rated creative side at your site. Make us believe you love the holiday season and camping. No nails or staples on plants. No unattended candles or fires. Leave no trace decorating ideas. Judging from 6:00-7:00 PM. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Ribbons/prizes placed at winning campsites. $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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