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


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F.D. Roosevelt State Park

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

Bird Walk
Friday, Jul 25, 2014 9 AM to 10 AM
Friday, Jul 25, 2014 9 AM to 10 AM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
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.
Friday Night Frog Walk
Friday, Jul 25, 2014 8 PM to 9:15 PM
Friday, Aug 1, 2014 8 PM to 9:15 PM
Friday, Aug 8, 2014 8 PM to 9:15 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Listen to an amphibian concert and learn who is splashing about. Geared towards ages 4 & up. Not stroller accessible. Bring flashlight. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pine Mountain Trail Work Day
Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 10 AM to 3 PM
Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 10 AM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Join Pine Mountain Trail Association as they work on trails and back country camping sites. Dress for the weather. Bring water and a lunch. Meet at the park office parking lot on Hwy 190. Updates and changes posted on the Pine Mountain Trail Association website. 706-628-5336.
Bug Olympics
Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 10 AM to 11 AM
Sunday, Aug 3, 2014 10 AM to 11 AM
Sunday, Aug 10, 2014 10 AM to 11 AM
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Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Enter your fastest, carefully collected live bug (worm, small spider, caterpillar, ok) in our challenge. No amphibians or reptiles. Contest for cricket spitting. Prizes for winners. Bring race animals in safe container with lid. Meet next to Trading Post in campground.  $1 entry fee per event. Correct change only. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Water Wonders
Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 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.
Liberty Bell Pool Party
Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 6 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Party with us! Splash to the music of DJ Des! Slosh through pool games! Concession stand open for hot dogs, snacks, and drinks.  $5 ages 4 & up. Under 4 FREE $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Movie on the Mountain: The Nut Job
Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 8:15 PM to 10:45 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Bring a chair or blanket and join us under the stars for this PG rated,animated comedy. Refreshments. FREE popcorn with every paid ticket. Meet on the ball field across from the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354  $5 per person ages 4 and up. Can purchase tickets ahead of time at the Park Office $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Dowdell's Knob Hike
Saturday, Aug 9, 2014 10 AM to 2:30 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Meet up with Pine Mountain Trail Association guides and loop the highest section of the park. Geared towards ages 10 & up. Bring water and a snack. Dress for the weather. Meet at Dowdell's Knob Parking Lot off Hwy 190. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Red Fox Fun Run
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 7 AM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Get Out! Get Dirty! 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 22 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 $10 early, no T-shirt $15 early group (6 or more) $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Bark In The Park Dog Luau
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 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. Celebrate our canine companions.  $2 correct change entry fee per dog per event $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Homeschool In The Park Day
Friday, Sep 5, 2014 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Pre-register for H.I.P. Day, an exciting discovery of our natural world geared towards homeschool families. Learn about native trees and wildflowers during a woodland walk. Participate in an investigative plant lab. Make a natural souvenir to take home. Bring a picnic lunch...  $5 per child ages 4 and up. Parents free. Extra adults, $5. Must pre-register and pre-pay. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Night Hike
Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 7:30 PM to 10 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Join the Pine Mountain Trail Association for a nocturnal adventure along the ridge. Geared towards ages 10 & up. Meet at Callaway Gardens Country Store Overlook Parking Lot; 3.4 moderate miles; bring water & flashlight. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Bug Blitz
Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 8 PM to 9 PM
Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 8 PM to 9 PM
Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 8 PM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Join park staff as we investigate nocturnal moths, beetles, and other invertebrates that inhabit the park. We’ll use special lights to attract them and then view them closely. Meets in the pavilion next to the Trading Post in the Campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Art In The Park
Sunday, Sep 7, 2014 10 AM to 1 PM
Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 10 AM to 1 PM
Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 10 AM to 1 PM
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Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Meet the naturalist and create a fabulous park art piece to take home. We use natural vines, tree rings, nuts and even recycled items. Meet on the front porch of the Park Office on Hwy 190  $3 per craft $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Lake Franklin Adventure --Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Discover our hidden jewel, 25-acre Lake Franklin. Fish from the banks. Test your paddling skills on the water. Picnic under a shady oak. Make a fabulous fish craft project. No Fishing License Required. Bait and drinks will be available for purchase...  $5 ages 10 and older. $8 for kayak or canoe rental. 706-663-4858.
Star Light, Star Bright
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 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. Meet at amphitheater next to the Park Office on Hwy 190. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Music & Dancing on the Mountain
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Bring your family and friends for a spring 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.
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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