F.D. Roosevelt State Park

"Inspired by the natural wonders of Pine Mountain Ridge, F.D. Roosevelt State Park bridges the hope of the past to preservation for the future."

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 State Historic Site invites visitors to see his modest home, a museum and the pools that first drew him here.

Reservations, Accommodations & Facilities

Things To Do & See

Nearby Attractions

Liberty Bell Pool - 2020

Opening Times

Closed for the 2020 season

Pool Rates Wed & Thu Fri, Sat & Sun
General Admission $3 $5
Senior Citizen 65+ $2 $3
Children Under 3 $1 $2
Military With I.D. $3 $4


Camper and Cottage Guest Specials

  • 3 day pass - $25 (Limit 6 per family)
  • 2 day pass - $20 (Limit 6 per family)

Season Pass Rates

Group Rates

Picnic Shelter Rental

Family (up to 6 people) - $75
Adult Pass - $35
Kids Pass (under 11) - $30

15-50 - $3/ea
50+ - $2.50/ea

2 Hours (12pm, 2pm, 4pm) - $25
All Day - $65

Pool Rental After Hours

6:00pm - 8:00pm - $150

Call the park office for more info and to reserve (706) 663-4858. Max. 50 swimmers in pool. Must pay $50 lifeguard fee in cash to lifeguards upon arrival to pool. No alcohol permitted. Outside food permitted for private parties/rentals only.

In The News

400 Mile Challenge

Walk, run, hike or bike 400 miles in beautiful F. D. Roosevelt State Park within a year of start date. Obesity has more than doubled over the past twenty years. Now is the time to get children and adults active, and what a better way to do so than spending your time outside?

Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites LogoThe challenge is based on the honor system which encourages responsibility and honesty in each participant. It is up to the participants to record their mileage for each day. After completion, participants who completed the 400 miles challenge will receive a certificates and t-shirts. If you complete the 400 miles before the year is complete we encourage you to keep recording your mileage. While 400 miles may seem overwhelming at first, it is only a little over one mile a day to complete the task.

Cost Choices

  • $10 fee which includes a 400 Mile t-shirt after completion.
  • $20 fee which includes mesh drawstring bag, and a 400 mile t-shirt after completion.
  • $65 fee which includes an annual ParkPass, mesh drawstring bag, and a 400 mile a t-shirt after completion.