Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
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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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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Phone
706-663-4858
706-628-7463
877-696-4613 (fax)

Bird Walk
Saturday, Jan 31, 2015 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.
Homeschool In The Park Day
Friday, Feb 6, 2015 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Join us for an exciting Arbor Day discovery geared towards families who homeschool. Explore trees in our winter woodlands and discover how to make paper in an investigative lab. Make cards to take home. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the park on your own afterwards.  $5 ages 4 & up; adults 2 canned goods for local food bank $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Make A Paper Valentine Workshop
Saturday, Feb 7, 2015 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Discover the hands-on art of paper making. Using recycled paper you can create one of a kind cards to mail or display. Meet at the enclosed Group Shelter building below the Lake Delanor dam in the campground. Pre-register and pay at the Park Office or cash at door.  $8 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Great Backyard Bird Count
Friday, Feb 13, 2015 8 AM to 11 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Help us and Friends of the Harris County Library count winter birds during this international birding event sponsored by Audubon and Cornell University. Novice and expert birders welcome. Dress for the weather. Bring binoculars or share park loaners. We provide a check list... $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Winter Wilderness Trail Ride
Monday, Feb 16, 2015 10:45 AM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Saddle up with the naturalist and a wrangler to celebrate Presidents' Day in the winter woodlands. Learn about the natural history and get the “horse’s view” of Pine Mountain Ridge. Bring a picnic lunch and drinks for a picnic after the ride. Must pre-register and pre-pay. Meet at Roosevelt Stables.  $30 plus $5 parking. 706-628-7463.
Bird Feeding Basics Workshop
Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Learn the basics of feeders, bird baths, and bird food from the park naturalist and Columbus Audubon. Discover the do’s and don’ts of attracting our feathered friends. Meet at the enclosed Group Shelter building below the Lake Delanor dam in the campground...  $6 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Arbor Day "Bark In The Park" Dog Walk
Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Celebrate Arbor Day among the trees with your canine friend. New sounds, sights, and discoveries for all. Gifts for dogs. Dogs must be on a 6-foot leash. You do not have to have a pet to walk with us. Supported by the Columbus area Petsmart. Meet next to the Trading Post in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Star Light, Star Bright
Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 7 PM to 8 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 the baseball field across from the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. 706-663-4858.
Arbor Day Hike
Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 10 AM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Investigate the long and short of it (pines that is) with enthusiastic naturalist, Hal Massie. Learn about the natural history of other native trees too along the 2.7 mile Sawtooth Trail. Moderate hike.Geared towards ages 10 & up. Meet at Fox Den Cove parking lot. Bring a lunch and water. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Dr. Seuss Costume Contest & Read Across America
Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Wear your favorite Dr. Seuss character costume and celebrate Dr. Seuss’ March 2 birthday with us and the Harris County Library. Prizes! Listen to our story readers and vote on your favorite Dr. Seuss book. Meet at the enclosed Group Shelter below the dam in the campground.  2 canned goods per person $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
American Frontier Days
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, Mar 15, 2015 10 AM to 5 PM
Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 10 AM to 5 PM
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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.
Night Eggstravaganza
Friday, Mar 27, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Bring your basket and your flashlight for a nocturnal egg hunt. Have your picture taken with Roosevelt Bunny. Enter the Easter Bonnet Parade and Contest. Three field hunts separated by age: up to 3 yrs, 4-6 yrs, and 7-9 yrs. Meet at the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354.  Hunt $4 per child ages 3 & up. Easter Bonnet Parade $1 $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
10K CottonTrail Rabbit Run
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 7:30 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Run this 6.2 mile race through the woods on the Pine Mountain Trail. Pre-registration cutoff March 20. Sign up at the park office or get forms online at gastateparks.org, drop search FD Roosevelt. Cost includes T-shirt and parking fee...  $40 includes parking fee. 706-663-4858.
Music & Dancing On the Mountain
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
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.
Junior Ranger Explorer Camp (for ages 8-12)
Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015 until Friday, Jun 5, 2015 8 AM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Discover the natural wonders of the park from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM Wed. thru Fri. $75 fee includes swimming on 3 days, art projects, camp journal, t-shirt, special citizen science activities, and outstanding instructors.  $75. 706-663-4858.
Liberty Bell Pool Party
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Come splash with us! Music, food, and activities for the whole family. Play Beach Blanket Bingo and enjoy fab music from our sand and surf DJ. Liberty Bell Pool Hwy 354.  Regular Pool admission. Bingo $3 per card. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Red Fox Fun Run
Saturday, Aug 29, 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 21 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.
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. Join our best summer costume contest and best trick competition as we celebrate our canine companions.  $3 correct change entry fee per dog per event $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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
Discover our hidden jewel, 25-acre Lake Franklin. Bring your boat canoe,kayak, or small jon boat or rent ours and join hands and paddles to set a lake float record at 11:00 AM. Must pre-register and pre-pay to participate in the flotilla. Fish for bream, bass and cat...  fishing $5 ages 10 and up; boat rental $8/hr; bring your own boat $10 all day $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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