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F.D. Roosevelt State Park


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


  32.837533
F.D. Roosevelt State Park

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

Eye Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Aug 8, 2015 8 AM to 4 PM
Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 8 AM to 4 PM
Saturday, Aug 22, 2015 8 AM to 4 PM
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Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Team up (1-6 people) and complete 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. No charge $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Water Wonders
Saturday, Aug 8, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Aug 22, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
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Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
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.
Pine Mountain Trail Summer Ramble
Saturday, Aug 8, 2015 10 AM to 1 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Join the Pine Mountain Trail Association Board members for a summer adventure along the Pine Mountain Ridge and down to the Liberty Bell pool. Meet at FDR Park office on Hwy 190. 3.0 moderate miles. Bring water and snack; geared for ages 8 & up $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Farmer's Market
Saturdays 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM – Aug 8, 2015 until Sep 5, 2015 
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
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 – Aug 8, 2015 until Sep 5, 2015 
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Hand crafted, local items for sale. Craft demonstrations. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Campground Bingo
Saturday, Aug 8, 2015 7 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 7 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, Aug 22, 2015 7 PM to 8 PM
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Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
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.
Homeschool In The Park Day: Lake Life
Friday, Aug 21, 2015 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Friday, Sep 18, 2015 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Join us for an exciting discovery geared towards families who homeschool. Participate in a live earthworm lab. Learn about composting. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the park on your own afterwards. Must pre-register and pre-pay. Meet at Group Shelter in the campground.  $5 per child $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pine Mountain Trail Workday
Saturday, Aug 22, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
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... $5 parking. 706-628-5336.
Bark In The Park Dog Luau
Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 5 PM to 7 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Join us for music, dog dancing, slushies and fun. Best summer costume contest and best trick competition as we celebrate our canine companions. Prizes.  $3 correct change entry fee per dog per event $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Red Fox Fun Run
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 7 AM
Tons of FunPresenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Run 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...  $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.
Movie on the Mountain: Big Hero 6
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 8 PM to 10:30 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
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 GeorgiaPresenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Unleash 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...  $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 GeorgiaPresenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Join 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 GeorgiaPresenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
It’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 GeorgiaPresenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Pre-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.
Music & Dancing On the Mountain
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
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.
American Frontier Days
Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, Nov 22, 2015 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 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.
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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