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

    Activities

    Nature Trails

    Average Nightly Rate

    Call for Rates

    Facility Amenities

    Gift Shop, Lodging On Site, Parking on Site, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter, Public Restrooms, Rentals Available

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Star Light, Star Bright

    Star Light, Star Bright

    09/30/2017 - 11/11/2017

    Join the Columbus Coca-Cola Space Science Center staff for an evening of star talks, star maps, and night sky viewing. Bring a chair or blanket for sitting on grassy field. Meet at the baseball field across from the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy. 354.

    Saturday, September 30, 2017
    8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

    Saturday, November 11, 2017
    6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
    6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

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  • Bird Walk with Dr. Birkhead

    Bird Walk with Dr. Birkhead

    09/30/2017 - 10/14/2017

    Join Dr. Birkhead 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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  • Discovery Table Hosting and Horse Trail Cleanup - Your State Parks Day

    Discovery Table Hosting and Horse Trail Cleanup - Your State Parks Day

    09/30/2017 - 09/30/2017

    Two volunteer opportunities are available. Help the stables by pruning and picking up limbs on the horse trails. Ages 16 and up are welcome. Manage, monitor or host a wildlife or outdoor skills learning station at the park office. All must sign up in advance by calling the park office. No walk-ins. Free parking.

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  • Your State Parks Day: Discover the Outdoors

    Your State Parks Day: Discover the Outdoors

    09/30/2017 - 09/30/2017

    Enjoy wildlife discovery tables and outdoor skills exhibits. Volunteers and staff will share great information on native plants, animals, and skills. Meet at the park office.

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  • Music and Dancing On the Mountain

    Music and Dancing On the Mountain

    10/07/2017 - 10/07/2017

    Dance, sing-a-long, and enjoy classic vinyl 1960s and '70s music with Randy & Darlene Dameron, our popular local musicians. There will be 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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  • Dulcimer Jam

    Dulcimer Jam

    10/07/2017 - 10/07/2017

    Listen to Appalachian lap dulcimers and assorted other acoustical instruments as musicians from the North Georgia Foothills Dulcimer Association play traditional folk tunes. Bring a folding chair or enjoy wooden benches. Meet at the Wooden amphitheater below the dam in the campground.

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  • Fall Hike on the Pine Mountain Trail

    Fall Hike on the Pine Mountain Trail

    10/21/2017 - 10/21/2017

    Join trail guides for a brisk, 4-mile, easy to moderate ramble along the ridge top. Enjoy great views on both sides of the mountain. Meet at the Callaway Gardens Store Overlook Parking lot on Hwy. 27 and end at the park office on Hwy. 190. Bring water and dress for the weather. Shuttles will take guests back to their cars.

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  • Pine Mountain Trail Work Day

    Pine Mountain Trail Work Day

    10/28/2017 - 12/09/2017

    Help PMT Association keep our treasured trails in great shape. Meet at FDR State Park Office Parking Lot. Bring work gloves, water and snacks. We furnish all tools and fun.

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  • Campground Trick or Treating

    Campground Trick or Treating

    10/28/2017 - 10/28/2017

    Wear your light or carry a flashlight. Trick or Treat at campsites marked with a candy bag and light. No cottages have treats. Campers who bring candy to give out can show it when they register and get 10% off their stay.

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  • Nearly Normal String Band

    Nearly Normal String Band

    11/04/2017 - 11/04/2017

    Join talented Georgia musicians, Viva and Neil Araki, for a lively performance around the campfire and under a full moon. Listen and sing-a-long to classic bluegrass and Appalachian, Celtic and folk music. Meet at the Stone amphitheater next to the park office.

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  • Veterans Day Celebration

    Veterans Day Celebration

    11/11/2017 - 11/11/2017

    Thanks to all of our veterans! Come spend the day with us. Flag retirement ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Bring worn flags to office prior to event. Free appreciation snacks for veterans and their families at 11 a.m. (must sign up ahead.) Free 1-hr boat rental the entire weekend. Check in at the Park Office on Hwy 190.

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  • American Frontier Days

    American Frontier Days

    11/18/2017 - 11/19/2017

    Meet a trapper. Talk to a soldier. Throw a tomahawk. See living skills displays like cooking and blacksmithing from local historians. Walk through time from the mid 1700's to the late 1800's. Held on the baseball field across from the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy. 354.

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  • Pine Mountain Trail Hike

    Pine Mountain Trail Hike

    11/18/2017 - 11/18/2017

    Join Pine Mountain Trail Association guides for a 3.4-mile easy to moderate hike with fabulous vistas along the eastern end of the trail. Bring water and a snack. Dress for the weather. Meet at Dowdell's Knob Trailhead and end at Rocky Point Parking Lot. A shuttle will get you back to your car.

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  • Night Hike

    Night Hike

    12/02/2017 - 12/02/2017

    Bring a flashlight and water and join the Pine Mountain Trail Association guides for a 3.4 mile, easy to moderate night walk on the East End Loop Trail. Begin and end at the WJSP Tower Parking Lot on State Road 85, just off Hwy. 190 in Warm Springs.

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