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

  • Red Fox Fun Run

    Red Fox Fun Run

    09/05/2015 - 09/05/2015

    Run like a fox in this 1 Mile and 5K run through our campground. Prizes are offered for youth only.

    Each participant who registers during Early Registration by August 28 will receive a T-shirt. Team registration and No T-shirt registration options are available. Participants must pay to sign up. Call or drop by Park Office. Registration 7 a.m., race begins at 8 a.m. Open to all ages.

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  • Dog Splash at Liberty Bell Pool

    Dog Splash at Liberty Bell Pool

    09/12/2015 - 09/12/2015

    Unleash the fun with Frisbees, balls and hula-hoop jumps out on the lawn, and music. Dogs must be up to date on all shots and can be off-leash inside the pool area. Dog swimsuit contest will be held at 3:30 p.m. Only dogs are allowed in the pool on this last day that it's open. No outside food or drink. Pool concessions open. Meet at Liberty Bell Pool, Hwy 354.

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  • Stable Volunteer Roundup – Your State Parks Day

    Stable Volunteer Roundup – Your State Parks Day

    09/26/2015 - 09/26/2015

    It's a cinch! Help the stable staff get ready for the fall riding season by clearing trails. Wear closed toe shoes and dress to get dirty. Bring picnic lunch/drinks and a water bottle. Meet at Roosevelt Stables. Geared towards ages 12 and up.

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  • Lake Franklin Boat Flotilla and Fishing: Your State Park Day

    Lake Franklin Boat Flotilla and Fishing: Your State Park Day

    09/26/2015 - 09/26/2015

    Pay at the Park Office and bring your receipt or pay cash at the camp. Bring bait, gear, chairs and picnic. We provide life jackets and paddles for rentals. If you bring your own boat, you must have life jackets and electric motors only.

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  • Dulcimer Jam

    Dulcimer Jam

    10/03/2015 - 10/03/2015

    Bring a chair and enjoy music from the North Georgia Foothills Dulcimer Association (NGFDA) and see an unbelievable fall view off Pine Mountain Ridge. Appalachian lap dulcimers and assorted other acoustical instruments will be highlighted. Meet behind the Park Office.

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  • Music & Dancing On the Mountain

    Music & Dancing On the Mountain

    10/10/2015 - 10/10/2015

    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.

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  • Going Batty

    Going Batty

    10/24/2015 - 10/24/2015

    Join Dr. Mark Yates from LaGrange College to dispel myths and learn fascinating facts about these amazing flying mammals. Meet at the shelter next to the Trading Post in the campground. Geared towards ages 10 and older. Pre-register at the park office.

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  • Geocache 101 Workshop

    Geocache 101 Workshop

    11/07/2015 - 11/07/2015

    Learn the basics of this fun game and then search for a cache. Bring your GPS and/or smart phone (if you have one). A limited number of loaner GPS units may be available for use. Sign up and prepay at the Park Office. Meet at the campground amphitheater below Lake Delanor Dam.

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  • American Frontier Days

    American Frontier Days

    11/21/2015 - 11/22/2015

    Meet a trapper. Talk to a soldier. Throw a tomahawk. See living skills displays from local historians. Walk through time from the mid 1700s to the late 1800s. This event will be held on the baseball field across from the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354.

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  • Turkey Trek

    Turkey Trek

    11/28/2015 - 11/28/2015

    Join the Park Naturalist and walk off some of that bountiful Thanksgiving dinner. Discover the natural history of the Piedmont region and search for the turkeys that got away. Meet next to the Trading Post. This easy hike is 3.2 miles along Mountain Creek Trail. Ages 8 and up. Bring water.

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