Presidential Pathways / Pine Mountain

F. D. Roosevelt State Park

2970 Georgia Highway 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

  • Bird Walk

    Bird Walk

    01/31/2015 - 01/31/2015

    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 checklist. Meet at the Fishing Dock on Lake Delanor in the campground.

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  • Great Backyard Bird Count

    Great Backyard Bird Count

    02/13/2015 - 02/13/2015

    Help us and Friends of the Harris County Library count winter birds during this international birding event sponsored by Audubon and Cornell University. Novice and expert birders are welcome. Dress for the weather, and bring binoculars or share park loaners. We will provide a check list. Bring a picnic lunch. Meet at the park office.

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  • Winter Wilderness Trail Ride

    Winter Wilderness Trail Ride

    02/16/2015 - 02/16/2015

    Saddle up with the naturalist and a wrangler to celebrate Presidents' Day in the winter woodlands. Learn about the natural history and get the "horse's view" of Pine Mountain Ridge. Bring a lunch and drinks for a picnic after the ride. Must pre-register and pre-pay. Meet at Roosevelt Stables.

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  • Arbor Day

    Arbor Day "Bark In The Park" Dog Walk

    02/21/2015 - 02/21/2015

    Celebrate Arbor Day among the trees with your canine friend. New sounds, sights, and discoveries for all. Gifts for dogs. Dogs must be on a 6-foot leash. You do not have to have a pet to walk with us. This event is supported by the Columbus area Petsmart. Meet next to the Trading Post in the campground.

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  • Pine Mountain Trail Workday

    Pine Mountain Trail Workday

    02/21/2015 - 08/22/2015

    Join Carl Carlson, member of the Pine Mountain Trail Association at the FDR park office, large parking lot to the left of the building. Bring work gloves, water and your lunch. We furnish tools and fun!

    Saturday, February 21, 2015
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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  • American Frontier Days

    American Frontier Days

    03/14/2015 - 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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  • Music & Dancing On the Mountain

    Music & Dancing On the Mountain

    04/11/2015 - 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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  • Liberty Bell Pool Party

    Liberty Bell Pool Party

    07/04/2015 - 07/04/2015

    Come splash with us! Music, food, and activities for the whole family. Play Beach Blanket Bingo and enjoy fab music from our sand and surf DJ. Meet at the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354.

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  • Bark In The Park Dog Luau

    Bark In The Park Dog Luau

    08/29/2015 - 08/29/2015

    Join our best summer costume contest and best trick competition as we celebrate our canine companions. Enjoy music, dog dancing, slushies and fun.

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  • Red Fox Fun Run

    Red Fox Fun Run

    08/29/2015 - 08/29/2015

    Run like a fox in this 1 Mile & 5K run through our campground. This event is open to all ages. Prizes are awarded for youth only. Must sign up for early registration by August 21 to receive a t-shirt. Team registration and no t-shirt registration options are available. Everyone must pay to sign up. Call or drop by Park Office. Registration starts at 7 a.m., and the race begins at 8 a.m.

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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

    Discover our hidden jewel, 25-acre Lake Franklin. Bring your boat canoe, kayak, or small jon boat or rent ours and join hands and paddles to set a lake float record at 11 a.m. Must pre-register and pre-pay to participate in the flotilla. Fish for bream, bass and cat. No fishing license required! Meet at Small Group Camp past Roosevelt Stable.

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