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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.



Camera feed overlooking Pine Mountain Valley at FDR
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Upcoming Events
Pine Mountain Trail Work Day
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 10 AM to 3 PM
Saturday, May 17, 2014 10 AM to 3 PM
Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 10 AM to 3 PM
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Reptile Review
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 11 AM to 12 PM
Pine Mountain Trail Hike
Saturday, May 3, 2014 10 AM to 2:30 PM
Remarkable Reptiles
Saturday, May 3, 2014 to Sunday, May 4, 2014 11 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, May 10, 2014 to Sunday, May 11, 2014 11 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, May 17, 2014 to Sunday, May 18, 2014 11 AM to 12 PM
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Music & Dancing on the Mountain
Saturday, May 3, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Saturday, Jun 7, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Roosevelt Stables Summer Horse Camp
Monday, Jun 2, 2014 9 AM to 3 PM
Monday, Jun 9, 2014 9 AM to 3 PM
Monday, Jun 16, 2014 9 AM to 3 PM
Friday Night Frog Walk
Friday, Jun 6, 2014 8:15 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, Jun 13, 2014 8:15 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, Jun 20, 2014 8:15 PM to 9:30 PM
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National Trails Day Hike
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Jun 7, 2014 10 AM to 1:30 PM
National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 7, 2014 10 AM to 2 PM
Rock It Science: A Geology Talk & Walk
Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Star Light, Star Bright
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 9 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 8 PM to 9 PM
Pine Mountain Trail Summer Ramble
Saturday, Jul 12, 2014 10 AM to 1 PM
Dowdell's Knob Hike
Saturday, Aug 9, 2014 10 AM to 2:30 PM

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