F. D. Roosevelt State Park
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
706-663-4858 | 800-864-7275
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 southeast 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. A wooded campground sits near the edge of a small fishing lake, and privately operated stables offer guided horseback rides.
In 1921, FDR came to this part of Georgia to swim in naturally warm springs that offered relief from polio. Visit the nearby Little White House Historic Site in Warm Springs.
Info & Amenities
Hours of Operation
Sunday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
Monday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
Tuesday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
Wednesday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
Thursday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
Friday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
Saturday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
Admission & Fees
Daily ParkPass $5.00
Gift Shop, Lodging On Site, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter, Public Restrooms
Suitable for Ages
Stream Walk & Turtle Talk
05/21/2016 - 05/21/2016
Celebrate Kids to Parks Day with us. Get in the stream and discover small critters like salamanders and crawdads. After lunch, we'll meet and learn about turtles. Bring a picnic lunch during the break. Dress to get a little wet. Meet at the shelter next to the Trading Post in the campground. Correct change only. Price includes both programs.read more
Golden Doughnut Dash & Splash
05/27/2016 - 05/27/2016
Join us for a fun run for sweet treats and the first Liberty Bell Pool splash of the season. Price includes pool admission and games/activities for the entire family. Must pre-register and pre-pay. Includes a t-shirt while supplies last. This event is sponsored by Golden Doughnut of Columbus.read more
Cool Pool Summer Splash Celebration
05/28/2016 - 09/03/2016
Come splash with us! We offer food, fun activities, contests, and prizes for the whole family. Located at Liberty Bell Pool, Hwy 354. The DJ will be at poolside from 1-3 p.m.
Saturday, May 28, 2016
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday, July 2, 2016
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
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1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Jr. Ranger Summer Discovery Camp
06/01/2016 - 06/03/2016
Discover the trails, streams and lakes of the park. Fee includes outdoor adventures, indoor labs, craft projects, and outstanding instructors. This 3-day camp meets in the Group Shelter below Lake Delanor Dam in the campground. Limited space. Fills quickly. Must pre-register.read more
Volunteer to Help Us with Summer Programs and Events
06/01/2016 - 08/01/2016
Join us for a fun-filled summer on the mountain as a program/hike guide, host, or information specialist for one or more of our many public programs. Contact Amy for more information at the park office or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday Night Frog Walk
06/03/2016 - 06/24/2016
Meet at the Large Group Camp (10 minutes fr/campground) for a ½ mile walk along the edges of Lake Franklin. Listen to an amphibian concert. Look for eggs, tadpoles, and adults. Learn who is splashing about. Geared towards ages 4 & up. Not stroller accessible. No lakeside restroom. Bring flashlight. Pay at office and bring receipt or pay onsite correct change.
Friday, Jun 3, 2016
8:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
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8:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Dowdell's Knob Loop - National Trails Day Hike
06/04/2016 - 06/04/2016
Celebrate with the Pine Mountain Trail Association along the highest point on Pine Mountain Ridge. Dowdell's Knob Loop offers some of the best views in the park. The trail is 4.3 moderate miles. Bring water and a snack. Dress for the weather. Geared towards ages 10 and up. Meet at Dowdell's Knob Trailhead.read more
Music & Dancing On the Mountain- National Get Outdoors Day
06/11/2016 - 06/11/2016
Dance, sing-a-long, and enjoy classic vinyl and oldies with our Randy and Darlene Dameron, our popular local musicians. Bring a chair or cushion. Cement seating. Meet at the rock amphitheater next to the park office.read more
Water Wonders - National Get Outdoors Day
06/11/2016 - 06/11/2016
Drop by and dip in to see what inhabitants live in our lakes. We provide nets, viewing scopes, and lots of interesting discoveries. Children must be accompanied by adults. Next to fishing dock on Lake Delanor. Please, correct change only.read more
Petsmart Bark Camp I
08/20/2016 - 08/20/2016
Splash in the lake, play games, discover sights and sounds on the trail. Learn obedience, nutrition, and grooming tips. Must pre-register and pre-pay. Bring a picnic lunch, drink, towel, folding chair and written proof of current shots. Humans are asked to bring pet food for local pet pantry. Meet at the Small Group Camp near the stables.read more
Dog Splash & Luau at the Liberty Bell Pool
09/10/2016 - 09/10/2016
Let your canine friend swim in the pool. Unleash the fun with frisbees, balls, and music. Dogs must be up to date on all shots and can be off-leash inside the pool area. Contests and prizes. Only dogs are allowed in the pool. No outside food or drink. Pool concessions open. Meet at Liberty Bell Pool, Hwy 354.read more
Volunteer to Help Us with Halloween Events
10/29/2016 - 10/29/2016
Sign up to be hosts, judges and decorators for pumpkin, costume, and campsite contests. Contact the park office for more information.read more
Volunteer to Help Us with Our Fall Homeschool Program
11/04/2016 - 11/04/2016
Help our staff coordinate and instruct our fall program geared towards families who home school. Contact the park office for details.read more
Volunteer to Help Us Bring Santa to the Park
12/17/2016 - 12/17/2016
Become one of Santa's official helpers or help us coordinate special holiday park events with Santa Claus. There are campground, canoe, and horse events to set up and host. Contact the park office for more information.read more