Presidential Pathways / Pine Mountain

F. D. Roosevelt State Park

2970 GA Hwy. 190
Pine Mountain, GA 31822

706-663-4858 | 800-864-7275
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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 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

    Facility Amenities

    Gift Shop, Lodging On Site, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • 5 K and 1 Mile Red Fox Fun Run

    5 K and 1 Mile Red Fox Fun Run

    09/03/2016 - 09/03/2016

    Run like a fox on this campground course. Open to all ages. Prizes will be awarded. Must pre-register and pre-pay at park office or register on park website form and email it in, then call park office with CC information. Sign up and pay by August 25 for shirt. Check-in at Boathouse at Lake Delanor in campground.

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  • Cool Pool Summer Splash Celebration

    Cool Pool Summer Splash Celebration

    09/03/2016 - 09/03/2016

    Come splash with us! Food, fun activities like corn hole and volleyball, contests, and prizes for the whole family. Liberty Bell Pool Hwy 354. DJ poolside from 1-3 p.m.

    Saturday, Jul 2, 2016
    1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

    Saturday, Sep 3, 2016
    1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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  • Pine Mountain Trail Summer Ramble

    Pine Mountain Trail Summer Ramble

    09/03/2016 - 09/03/2016

    Join the Pine Mountain Trail Association members for a summer adventure along the Pine Mountain Ridge. This 2.9-mile ramble along Sawtooth Trail begins at Mollyhugger Hill Parking Lot. It ends at Fox Den Cove. Bring water and a snack. Geared towards ages 8 and older. Transportation back to vehicle provided.

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  • Dog Splash & Luau at the Liberty Bell Pool

    Dog Splash & Luau at the Liberty Bell Pool

    09/10/2016 - 09/10/2016

    Unleash the fun as dogs get to swim in our pool before it closes for the season. On-going music and activities will take place. Contests every 30 minutes include dog limbo, swimsuit, best splash, and best trick. Prizes will be awarded. Vet question and answer table. No humans allowed in the pool. Sponsored by Columbus Area Petsmart. Pre-register at office. Walk-ins welcome.

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  • Bird Walk with Dr. Birkhead

    Bird Walk with Dr. Birkhead

    09/17/2016 - 10/08/2016

    Join us for a stroll along the woodland edges to listen and look for feathered friends. Bring binoculars or share park loaners. We provide a check list. Meet at the Boat House on Lake Delanor in the campground.

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  • Survival Skills I

    Survival Skills I

    09/17/2016 - 09/17/2016

    Join instructor, Jimmy Culpepper, for an exciting hands-on skills class. Learn basic outdoor adventure prep, natural hazards, fire building, water purification and lost prevention. Geared towards adults or families with kids ages 12 and up. Bring water. Must pre-register. No walk-ins. Meet at the wooden amphitheater across from the Group Shelter.

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  • Dulcimer Jam

    Dulcimer Jam

    10/01/2016 - 10/01/2016

    Listen to Appalachian lap dulcimers and assorted other acoustical instruments as musicians play traditional folk tunes. Enjoy a magnificent view off Pine Mountain Ridge. Bring a folding chair. Meet behind the Park Office on Highway 190.

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  • Park Pokemon: Let's Go

    Park Pokemon: Let's Go

    10/01/2016 - 10/01/2016

    Bring your cell phone and join us for a Pokemon Go adventure hunt. After a brief park and game introduction where you can look for Poke stops or gyms, we will head out in the woods on a 1-mile ridge trail. Hatch a few eggs as naturalists introduce you to the wonders of Pine Mountain Ridge.

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  • Bat Bingo

    Bat Bingo

    10/07/2016 - 10/07/2016

    Play our original, fast-paced bingo game. Win prizes and learn about our fabulous flying mammals at the same time. Great fun for families or adults. Meet at the shelter next to Trading Post in the Campground.

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  • Music and Dancing On the Mountain

    Music and Dancing On the Mountain

    10/08/2016 - 10/08/2016

    Dance, sing-a-long, and enjoy classic vinyl 60's and 70's music with Randy and Darlene Dameron, our popular local musicians. Cement seating. You may want to bring a chair or cushion. Meet at the stone amphitheater next to the park office.

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  • Fairy House Furniture Workshop

    Fairy House Furniture Workshop

    10/08/2016 - 10/08/2016

    Keep your local wood fairies happy. Create a small table, chair, bed, or playground equipment suitable for immediate delivery to your own tree hollow. Adults and families with children welcome. We will supply natural woods, nuts, & plant fibers and you can add your unique design flair. Meet at Boathouse on Lake Delanor in the campground.

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  • Raptors in Flight

    Raptors in Flight

    10/08/2016 - 10/08/2016

    Join Naturalist Dale Arrowood from Winged Ambassadors for a flighted display and educational presentation of owls, hawks, falcons and more. Stone seating available or bring a chair. Meet at the Stone amphitheater next to the park office on Highway 190.

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  • Volunteer to Help Us with Halloween Events

    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.

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  • Volunteer to Help Us with Our Fall Homeschool Program

    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.

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  • Volunteer to Help Us Bring Santa to the Park

    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.

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