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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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"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.
GeorgiaStateParks.org/FDRoosevelt

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, including the 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 equestrian trail use
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 State Historic Site
Macon, Georgia
Thomaston, Georgia
• Warm Springs Village
• West Point Lake
Wild Animal Safari

F. D. Roosevelt State Park Business Plan

School Program Application

First Time Camper Program

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

Review of FDR State Park Cottages


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Events
Naturalist by the Lake
Sunday, May 29, 2016 10 AM to 2 PM
Meet the naturalist and check out wildflower, fish, butterfly or new discoveries for the day. Ask a question. Always interesting. Drop in at the boathouse next to the Fishing Dock in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Jr. Ranger Summer Discovery Camp
Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016 8 AM to 2 PM
Thursday, Jun 2, 2016 8 AM to 2 PM
Friday, Jun 3, 2016 8 AM to 2 PM
Discover the trails, streams & lakes of the park. Fee includes outdoor adventures, indoor labs, craft projects, and outstanding instructors. This 3-day camp meets in the Group Shelter below Lake Delanor Dam in the campground. Limited space. Fills quickly. Must pre-register.  $75 plus $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
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.
Wonderful Wednesday Water Aerobics
Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Fun water workout after regular pool hours. Drop-ins welcome. Liberty Bell Pool  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Thursday, Jun 2, 2016 10 AM
Sunday, Jun 5, 2016 10 AM
Thursday, Jun 9, 2016 10 AM
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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 Thurs or 4 PM Sunday. Two hunts. Two winners. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
One Fish, Glow Fish
Thursday, Jun 2, 2016 8 PM to 9 PM
Thursday, Jun 9, 2016 8 PM to 9 PM
Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 8 PM to 9 PM
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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 & bring receipt or pay correct change on-site. Lake Delanor dock.  $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Friday Night Frog Walk
Friday, Jun 3, 2016 8:15 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, Jun 10, 2016 8:15 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, Jun 17, 2016 8:15 PM to 9:30 PM
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Meet at the Large Group Camp -10 minutes fr/campground for an half-mile walk. Listen to an amphibian concert. Look for eggs, tadpoles, and adults. Learn who is splashing about. Geared towards ages 4 & up. Not stroller accessible. No lakeside restroom. Bring flashlight. Pay at office and bring receipt or pay onsite correct change.  $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Motorcycle Day at the Park
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 9 AM to 5 PM
Sponsored by Blue Knights GA XVIII and Friends of FDR State Park. Ride the park. Enjoy the view, vendors, food, games, and special safety demos. All bikes and clubs are welcome. New vendors welcome and must sign up. Pay onsite. Meet across from the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354.  $10 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Fairy House Playground Workshop-National Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
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Invite a local woods fairy or pixie to your own backyard with cleverly built, natural furniture or playground structures guaranteed to attract. $5 per person. Correct change on-site or pay at office and bring receipt. Meet at Fishing dock on Lake Delanor in the campground. Cancelled if rain.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Dowdell's Knob Loop- National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 10 AM to 2 PM
Celebrate with the Pine Mountain Trail Association along the highest point on Pine Mountain Ridge.. 4.3 moderate miles. Great views. Bring water and a snack. Dress for the weather. Geared towards ages 10 and up. Meet at Dowdell’s Knob Trailhead. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Water Wonders - National Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 12 PM to 1 PM
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 12 PM to 1 PM
Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 12 PM to 1 PM
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Drop by and dip in to see what inhabitants live in our lakes. We provide nets, viewing scopes, and lots of interesting discoveries. Children must be accompanied by adults. Next to fishing dock on Lake Delanor. Please, correct change only.  $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Campground Trivia Challenge
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 7 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 7 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, Jun 25, 2016 7 PM to 8 PM
Play our original park game. Families and adults welcome. Team up and answer park & camping questions for prizes. Meet at the shelter next to the Trading Post in the campground. Bring roasting stick. We provide campfire & marshmallows.  $1 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Group Swim Lessons Session I
Monday, Jun 6, 2016 8 AM to 10:30 AM
Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016 8 AM to 10:30 AM
Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016 8 AM to 10:30 AM
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Meet us at the Liberty Bell Pool this summer. 30 min. to 1 hr lessons are offered during three different sessions,three ability levels each session. Level I 8-8:30 AM, Level II 8:45-9:30 AM, Level III 9:45-10:30 AM. Must call the park office or come by to pay and register. Eight dates for Session I: June 6,7,8,9,13,14,15,16.  Level I $30; Level II & III $50. $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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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. Bring your bathing suit and enjoy a swim too.  $5 includes swimming admission $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Hidden Gem
Music & Dancing On the Mountain- National Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
Dance, sing-a-long, and enjoy classic vinyl and oldies with our Randy & Darlene Dameron, our popular local musicians. Bring a chair or cushion. Cement seating. Meet at the rock amphitheater next to the park office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Father's Day Weekend Grilldown I
Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Bring on your best burger! Plate two hamburgers on separate paper plates in a zip bag. Judged on presentation, taste, & originality. Rules available at the park office. Prizes. For all amateurs cooks. Must pre-register& pre-pay at the park office. Bring burger to shelter next to the Trading Post.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Safe Swim Day
Monday, Jun 20, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Learn about water safety, swim, play games and enjoy a hotdog (with chips & drink) lunch. Schools, camps. youth groups or families welcome. Pre-register. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Mermaid Swim
Saturday, Jun 25, 2016 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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.
Group Swim Lessons Session II
Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016 8 AM to 10:30 AM
Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 8 AM to 10:30 AM
Thursday, Jun 30, 2016 8 AM to 10:30 AM
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Meet us at the Liberty Bell Pool. Three, 8 class sessions offered 30 minutes to 1 hr per class. Three levels of instruction. Level 1, 8:00-8:30 AM, Level 2, 8:45-9:30 AM Level 3 9:45-10:30 AM. Dates: June 28,29,30, July 1,5,6,7,8. Register and pre-pay at the park office.  $30 level 1, $50 Level 2 & 3 $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Bluebirds and Butterflies
Friday, Jul 1, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
Friday, Jul 8, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
Friday, Jul 15, 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, Jul 2, 2016 10 AM to 1:30 PM
Join PMT guides for a summer adventure ending at the Park Office. 3.8 moderate miles. Will help transport you back to your vehicle. Meet at the Callaway Gardens Country Store Parking Lot ; Bring water; geared towards ages 10 & up. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Cool Pool Summer Splash Celebration
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 1 PM to 4 PM
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.
Campsite Decorating Contest
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Show us your PG-13 rated creative side at your site. Judges will cruise the campground looking for décor that tells us that you love the good old USA, 4th of July, and camping. No nails or staples on plants. No unattended candles or fires. Observe Leave No Trace decorating ideas. 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prize awarded at the campsite. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Campers To Campers Game Challenge
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 7 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 7 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 7 PM to 8 PM
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Join us for a team trivia challenge about camping. A fun, hybrid of Family Feud and Apples to Apples. All ages welcome PRIZES! Meet at shelter next to the campground Trading Post.  $1 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Swimming Lessons Session III
Monday, Jul 18, 2016 8 AM to 10:30 AM
Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016 8 AM to 10:30 AM
Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016 8 AM to 10:30 AM
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Meet us at the Liberty Bell Pool. Three swim sessions to choose from; 8 classes, three ability levels each 30 min to 1 hr class. Level 1 8:00-8:30, Level 2 8:45-9:30, Level 3 9:45-10:30.Dates Session III: July 18,19,20,20,25,26,27,28. Must pre-register and pre-pay at the park office.  Level 1 $30;Level II & III $50 $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Star Light, Star Bright
Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 9 PM to 10 PM
Join the Columbus 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. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia
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.
Get Outdoors Georgia
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.
Dog Splash & Luau at the Liberty Bell Pool
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 1 PM to 4 PM
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. Meet at Liberty Bell Pool, Hwy 354  $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
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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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
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.
Address/Directions
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
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F.D. Roosevelt State Park


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