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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.

2970 Ga. Highway 190
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Harris County


877-696-4613 (fax)

Fall Hayrides
Thursday, Nov 27, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
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 30, 2014 10 AM to 1 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
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
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
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...  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Winter Forest Ramble
Saturday, Dec 6, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
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
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.
Lake Paddle with Santa
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 2 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
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
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
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
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
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...  $6 ages 4 and up $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Holiday Campsite Decoration Contest
Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 6 PM to 7 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
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... $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Don McGhee
706-663-4858  Manager, F. D. Roosevelt State Park

Michael Stanley

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