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.

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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 Route 190, or south of Pine Mountain off U.S. Highway 27.


Address
2970 Georgia Highway 190
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Harris County
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F.D. Roosevelt State Park
2970 Georgia 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)

Winter Woodland Wanderings
Monday, Feb 20, 2017 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Join the naturalist for a guided, woodland adventure. We will investigate plant and animal wonders along the trail. All ages are welcome. Dress for the weather. Leashed dogs are allowed. Meets next to the Trading Post in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Certified Pool Operator Class
Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 8 AM to 4 PM
Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 8 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Pre-register on-line for the two-day, Certified Pool Operator class. Click on the link. http://www.pooloperatorcourse.com/ Class held at the Group Shelter in the campground below the dam. Pre-registration required. Fee and class time information online. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Roadside Cleanup at FDR State Park
Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Meet up with the Pine Mountain Trail Association for the annual roadside cleanup event. Lunch provided by PMT Association. Bring water and dress for the weather. Prizes for the most unusual pieces of trash. Meet at the Park Office on Hwy 190. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Eye Spy 20 Winter Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Team up for our on-site camera scavenger hunt. Pick up the check list and rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to the office by 4PM Saturday. Winners will be notified by phone to pick up their prize on Sat. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Candy Shoot: Target Archery
Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 11 AM to 1 PM
Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 11 AM to 1 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Stationary target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction equipment and candy prizes. Not geared towards large groups. Groups can contact us for a special time. Pay and pre-register at Park Office. Meet across the street from Park Office.  $8 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Dr. Seuss Read Across America
Saturday, Mar 4, 2017 8 AM to 6 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Remember Dr. Seuss' March 2 birthday by reading one of his books and voting for your favorite. Loaner books will be available. Meet at Park Office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pine Mountain Ridge Walk I
Saturday, Mar 4, 2017 8 AM to 1 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Join us for our first 3-mile, mountain-top walk along the closed highway 190. This smooth surface road goes from an easy to moderate grade and offers fabulous scenery along Pine Mountain Ridge. Strollers and leashed dogs are welcome. Must pre-register to receive a t-shirt.  $10-$20 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Eye Spy 20 Spring Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Mar 4, 2017 8 AM to 4 PM
Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 8 AM to 4 PM
Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 8 AM to 4 PM
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Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office any time. Pictures must be brought to park office with checklist by 4PM Sat. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Tails on Trails Dog Hike
Sunday, Mar 5, 2017 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sunday, Mar 12, 2017 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Bring your canine friend and join the naturalist for a 1-mile guided, woodland walk. Human friends are accepted also. Learn about local habitats and inhabitants. Meet in front of the Trading Post in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
American Frontier Days
Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, Mar 12, 2017 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 like cooking and blacksmithing from local historians Walk through time from the mid 1700s to the late 1800's. Held on the baseball field across from the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354.  Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Fairy House Furniture Workshop
Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 11 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 11 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Keep your local wood fairies happy. Create a small table, chair, bed, or playground equipment suitable for immediate delivery to your own tree hollow. Adults and families with children welcome. We will supply natural woods, nuts, & plant fibers and you can add your unique design flair...  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Beekeeping Basics
Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 1 PM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Get the buzz on these important pollinators from our local Master Beekeeper Bob Jones. He will review bee basics, beekeeping fundamentals and provide resources. Meet at Stone Picnic Shelter #1 next to pool.  $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
March Madness Bingo
Friday, Mar 17, 2017 7 PM to 8 PM
Friday, Mar 24, 2017 7 PM to 8 PM
Friday, Mar 31, 2017 7 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Play our fun, original game perfect for adults or families. Win prizes and roast marshmallows over the campfire. Bring a stick. Shelter next to the campground Trading Post.  $3 for each bingo card $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Bluebirds 101
Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Local bluebird specialist Lamar Hamrick explores the basics of bluebird natural history and housing so you have the tools to attract these feathered friends to your yard. Handouts provided. Meet at the enclosed Group Shelter below the campground dam. Cash please.  $6 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pine Mountain Trail Green Hike
Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 10 AM to 1:30 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Trek along the Pine Mountain Trail and view rich woodlands with guides from PMT Association. 3.5 moderate miles of hiking end at Rocky Point Parking Lot. Guides will help transport you back to your car. Bring water. Geared towards ages 8 and older. Meet at Dowdell’s Knob Trailhead. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Tea with Eleanor Roosevelt
Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Chat with our local historian, Nancy Simko, as she portrays Mrs. Roosevelt and reflects on the Civilian Conservation Corps. Enjoy a drink and finger foods. Must pre-register and pre-pay. Held at the indoor Group Shelter in the campground.  $10 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Lucky Clover Shoot
Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 1 AM to 3 PM
Sunday, Mar 26, 2017 1 AM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Stationary target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. Prizes for skilled and lucky archers. We provide basic instruction equipment and prizes. Not geared towards large groups. Groups can contact us for a special time. Pay and pre-register at Park Office. Meet across the street from Park Office.  $8 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Survival Skills I
Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Join instructor Jimmy Culpepper for a hands-on skills class. Learn basic outdoor adventure prep, natural hazards, fire building, water purification and lost prevention. Geared towards adults or families with kids ages 12 and older. Bring water. Must pre-register...  $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia
April Fools 23-Mile Hike
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 6:45 AM to 6 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Start at sunrise with leader Bob Jones to traverse the 23 miles of this fabulous and diverse trail along Pine Mountain Ridge. Early registration includes t-shirt. Volunteers will pick up hikers at the end. Meet at Callaway Country Store Overlook Parking Lot on Hwy 27. Register and pay by March 24.  $20 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Night Eggstravaganza
Friday, Apr 7, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:45 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Arrive early for a hot dog supper, fantastic egg games and the petting coral. Begin with competition games: egg tossing & ribbon runs for ages 10 -adult. Visit the animals in the petting coral. Bring your basket & flashlight for a candy egg hunt separated by age: up to 3 yrs, 4-6 yrs, and 7-9 yrs.  $5 ages 3-9; 10 & up free $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Bird Walk with Dr. Birkhead
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 9 AM to 10 AM
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 9 AM to 10 AM
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 9 AM to 10 AM
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Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Join Dr. Birkhead 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 Boat House on Lake Delanor in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Red, White and Cool Blue Summer Splash
Saturday, May 27, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Saturday, Jul 1, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Saturday, Sep 2, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Come splash with us at the Liberty Bell Pool. Food, fun, music and contests with prizes for the whole family. Liberty Bell Pool Hwy 354. DJ poolside from 1-3PM.  $2 - $5. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Soak It In
Music and Dancing On The Mountain: National Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 7 PM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Come join our talented local musicians, Randy and Darlene Dameron, and celebrate the great outdoors. Bring a chair or blanket or enjoy cement amphitheater seating. Dance and sing-a-long to 60's and 70's music. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Dog Splash & Luau at the Liberty Bell Pool
Saturday, Sep 9, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Unleash the fun as your dog gets to swim in our pool before it closes for the season. On-going music and activities. Contests every 30 minutes include dog limbo, swimsuit, best splash, and best trick. Prizes. Vet question and answer table. No humans allowed in the pool...  $8 per dog. Humans free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Volunteer for Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 10 AM to 1 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Three volunteer opportunities available. All must sign up in advance by calling the park office. No walk-ins; T-shirt provided. Free parking. (1) Horse Trail Clean Up (2) Trail Clean-Up (3) Discovery Table/ Learning Station managers,monitors, and hosts. Topics may vary. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Star Light, Star Bright
Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 8 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 6 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
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
Music and Dancing On the Mountain
Saturday, Oct 7, 2017 7 PM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Dance, sing-a-long, and enjoy classic vinyl 1960s and '70s music with Randy & Darlene Dameron, our popular local musicians. Cement seating. You may want to bring a chair or cushion. Meet at the stone amphitheater next to the park office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Campground Halloween Adventure
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 6 PM to 8:30 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Its a fall celebration for all ages. Enter a carved pumpkin in our contest or bowl a pumpkin for prizes. Prizes for best decorated campsite. Campsite trick or treating at dark. Check with office for details. Some programs require pre-registration and a fee.  free-$2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Veterans Day Celebration
Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Thanks to all of our veterans! Come spend the day with us. Flag retirement ceremony at 10:00 AM. Free appreciation hot dog lunch for veterans and their families at 11:00 (must sign up ahead.) Free 1-hr boat rental the entire weekend. Check in at the Park Office on Hwy 190. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Fairy House Contest
Saturday, Dec 30, 2017 11 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Build a home for fairies, pixies, or gnomes. Use outdoor-sturdy, unique, natural materials. Show us your whimsical creativity. Recycled and repurposed wood, glass, ceramic and metal accents are ok, no plastic. Nails and glue allowed. Must have a door and windows...  $15 plus $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