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)

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.
Spring Fling Clean Work Days
Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 1 PM to 5 PM
Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015 1 PM to 5 PM
Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015 1 PM to 5 PM
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Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Help us keep our park beautiful. Meet at the Park Office. Wear gloves. Bring water. Dress for the weather. Must pre-register. 706-663-4858. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Springo Bingo
Saturday, Mar 7, 2015 7 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 7 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 7 PM to 8 PM
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Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Celebrate spring in the park as you play our original FDR State Park campground themed game. Win candy and prizes! Meet at the shelter next to the Trading Post in the campground.  $3 for each bingo card $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Worm Moon Night Hike
Saturday, Mar 7, 2015 8 PM to 10:30 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
PMT Association guides lead this night adventure through the early spring woodlands. See whooooo's out! Geared towards ages 10 & up. Bring a flashlight, water and a snack. Dress for the weather. 3.4 moderate miles. Meet at the Callaway Gardens Country Store overlook parking lot. $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.
Nature Discovery Table
Sunday, Mar 15, 2015 11 AM to 2 PM
Sunday, Mar 22, 2015 11 AM to 2 PM
Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 11 AM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Drop by and meet the naturalist to get a close-up look at plant and animal life at the park. Meet at the Park Office on Hwy 190. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pine Mountain Trail Workday
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Saturday, May 16, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
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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.
Dutch Oven Cooking Class
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Join instructor, Leslie Risinger, and discover simple, tasty basics of Dutch oven cooking over charcoal. Learn how to convert favorite recipes. Sample tasting. Must pre-register and pay at park office. BYOB --Bring your own bowl. Meet at Picnic Shelter #1 at the end of the Pool Parking Lot.  $10 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Night Eggstravaganza
Friday, Mar 27, 2015 7 PM to 8:30 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; Make a hat $2 $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 10K 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 and FAX then in to 706.663.8906. Cost includes T-shirt and parking fee...  $40 includes parking fee. 706-663-4858.
Spring Woodlands Horse Trail Ride
Friday, Apr 3, 2015 10:45 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Saddle up with the naturalist and a wrangler to celebrate spring with a 1-hour, guided horseback ride through the woodlands. Learn about the natural history and get the “horse’s view” of Pine Mountain Ridge. Bring a picnic lunch and drinks for after the ride. Must pre-register.  $30 plus $5 parking. 706-628-7463.
East End Loop Hike
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 10 AM to 1:30 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Join guide, Malon Wickham, for a 4.0 mile, moderate hike along the Pine Mountain Trail. Geared towards ages 10 and up. Bring water and a light lunch. Dress for the weather. Meet at WJSP-TV trailhead. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Reptile Review
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 11 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 11 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 11 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Meet some of the park's scaly inhabitants. Discover natural history and how to ID local snakes, turtles, and lizards Meet at the CCC Stone Amphitheater next to the Park Office.  $3 each ages 4 & up. Pay at Office $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Campsite Decorating Contest
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 6 PM to 7 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Show us your PG-13 rated, creative side at your campsite. Make us believe you love spring and camping. No nails or staples on plants. No unattended candles or fires. Leave no trace decorating ideas. Winners announced at Pink Moon Campfire. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place...  $5 per campsite $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pink Moon Campfire & Egg Decorating Contest
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Celebrate the spring full moon with fun activities, games, and eggs. Enter your decorated, egg in a contest. Youth and adult categories. Prizes. Must pre-register for the egg contest at the park office. Meet and bring your egg to the wood amphitheater in the campground below Lake Delanor dam.  $3 campfire; $3 egg contest; $5 both $5 parking. 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.
Springo Bingo
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 7 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 7 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 7 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Celebrate spring in the park as you play our original FDR State Park campground-themed game. Win candy and prizes! Meet at the shelter next to the Trading Post in the campground.  $3 for each bingo card. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Wildflowers & Wildlife Discovery Table
Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 11 AM to 2 PM
Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 11 AM to 2 PM
Sunday, Apr 26, 2015 11 AM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Meet the naturalist with all the fun discoveries for the week. Learn natural history of plants and meet animals found in the park. Meet at the Park Office on Hwy 190. $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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