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
Average Nightly Rate
Call for Rates
Gift Shop, Lodging On Site, Parking on Site, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter, Public Restrooms, Rentals Available
Family-friendly, Open Year 'Round
Suitable for Ages
04/29/2017 - 04/29/2017
Meet live reptiles as we review their basic natural history and learn to identify our local lizards, turtles and snakes. Meet at the covered picnic shelter next to the Trading Post in the campground.read more
Bird Walk with Dr. Birkhead
04/29/2017 - 05/06/2017
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.read more
Pine Mountain Trail Flower Hike
05/06/2017 - 05/06/2017
Bring your camera and wildflower guide for a walk through diverse habitats ending at the WJSP-TV tower. There will be transportation to get hikers back to their cars. Bring lunch and water. Geared towards ages 10 and older; 5 moderate miles. Meet at Rocky Point Parking Lot.read more
Homeschool In The Park Day: Fishing
05/12/2017 - 05/12/2017
Geared towards families who homeschool, this adventure includes a basic fish lab, fishing 101 on Lake Delanor, and a take-home craft. Bring your own pole and worms or reserve a pole ahead of time. We have some worms and limited loaner poles. Program will be cancelled if there is a threat of rain. Extra adults $5. Must pre-register and pre-pay.read more
Winged Wonders: Birds of Prey
05/20/2017 - 05/20/2017
Celebrate National Kids to Park Day with naturalist, Dale Arrowood, and his flighted birds from Winged Ambassadors. Watch and learn about these fascinating raptors as they take to the air. Meet at the baseball field across from the pool; Hwy. 354. Bring a chair or blanket; grass seating. This is a free event.
Saturday, May 20, 2017read more
2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Friday Night Frog Walk
06/02/2017 - 06/30/2017
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.
Friday, Jun 10, 2016<... read more
8:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Water Wonders - National Get Outdoors Day
06/03/2017 - 06/24/2017
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. Meet next to the fishing dock on Lake Delanor. Please, correct change only.read more
Dog Splash & Luau at the Liberty Bell Pool
09/09/2017 - 09/09/2017
Unleash the fun as your dog gets to swim in our pool before it closes for the season. There will be on-going music and activities, vet question and answer table, and prizes. Contests every 30 minutes include dog limbo, swimsuit, best splash, and best trick. No humans allowed in the pool. Sponsored by Columbus Area Petsmart. Pre-register at office. Walk-ins welcome.read more
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
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday, November 11, 2017read more
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Volunteer for Your State Parks Day
09/30/2017 - 09/30/2017
In celebration of National Public Lands Day, Georgia's State Parks and Historic Sites are inviting citizens to volunteer on Saturday, September 30. Three volunteer opportunities are available - (1) Horse Trail Clean Up (2) Trail Clean-Up (3) Discovery Table/ Learning Station managers, monitors, and hosts. Topics may vary. All must sign up in advance by calling the park office. No walk-ins; T-shirt provided. Free parking.read more
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.read more
Veterans Day Celebration
11/11/2017 - 11/11/2017
Thanks to all of our veterans! Come spend the day with us. Join us for the flag retirement ceremony at 10 a.m. Free appreciation hot dog lunch 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.read more