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)

Pine Mountain Trail Hike
Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 10 AM to 1:30 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Join PMT guide, Jack Combs, 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 Overlook Parking Lot; bring water. Geared towards ages 10 & up. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Farmer's Market
Saturdays 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM – Jul 11, 2015 until Sep 5, 2015 
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Check out local homegrown in-season fruits & vegetables and homemade food products. Across from Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Water Wonders
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM – Jul 11, 2015 until Jul 25, 2015 
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.
Art in the Park
Saturdays 2 PM - 5 PM – Jul 11, 2015 until Sep 5, 2015 
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Hand crafted, local items for sale. Craft demonstrations. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Campground Bingo
Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 7 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, Jul 25, 2015 7 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Play your cards right at our original park game. Pick your lucky casino table. Great fun for adults and families. Meet at the shelter next to the Trading Post in the campground.  $3 for each card $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Bug Olympics
Sundays 10 AM - 11 AM – Jul 12, 2015 until Jul 26, 2015 
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.
Giant S'more Build-A-Thon
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015 7 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Help the park set a STATE S'MORE RECORD! Pre-register and pre-pay to participate in the build. Builders must bring assigned s’more components. S’more eaters come to cheer & devour. Meet next to the campground Trading Post.  S'more builders $5 per team (up to 4 people) $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pine Mountain Trail Workday
Saturday, Jul 25, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Saturday, Aug 22, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Meet up with members of the Pine Mountain Trail Association for trail and campsite clean up. You do not have to sign up ahead of time. All work days are subject to change. Check the Pine Mountain Trail Association website for last minute updates. Bring work gloves, water and your lunch... $5 parking. 706-628-5336.
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.
Star Light, Star Bright
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 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 or blanket for sitting on grassy field. Meet at the baseball field across from the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. 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.
Music & Dancing On the Mountain
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.
American Frontier Days
Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, Nov 22, 2015 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 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.
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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