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

  • Star Light, Star Bright

    Star Light, Star Bright

    09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014

    Join the Coca-Cola Space Science Center staff for an evening of star talks, star maps and night sky viewing. Bring a chair. Let's meet at the amphitheater next to the Park Office on Hwy 190.

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  • Lake Franklin Adventure -Your State Parks Day

    Lake Franklin Adventure -Your State Parks Day

    09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014

    Discover our hidden jewel, 25-acre Lake Franklin. Fish from the banks. Test your paddling skills on the water. Picnic under a shady oak. Make a fabulous fish craft project. No fishing license required. Bait and drinks will be available for purchase. Meet at Small Group Camp past Roosevelt Stables off Kings Gap Road.

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  • Stable Volunteer Roundup – Your State Parks Day

    Stable Volunteer Roundup – Your State Parks Day

    09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014

    Help the stable staff get ready for the fall riding season. Clear trails, muck stalls, polish tack and brush horses. Wear closed toe shoes and dress to get dirty. Bring picnic lunch, drinks and a water bottle. We will meet at Roosevelt Stables.

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  • Music & Dancing on the Mountain

    Music & Dancing on the Mountain

    10/04/2014 - 10/04/2014

    Bring your family and friends for a spring 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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  • Music & Dancing on the Mountain

    Music & Dancing on the Mountain

    10/04/2014 - 10/04/2014

    Bring your family and friends for a fall 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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  • Molly Hugger Hike

    Molly Hugger Hike

    10/04/2014 - 10/04/2014

    Join the Pine Mountain Trail Association for a trek along the ridge ending at Molly Hugger Hill Parking Lot. This event is geared towards ages 10 and up. PMT will help with transportation back to your car. Meet at Fox Den Cove Parking Lot along Hwy 190. The trek is five moderate miles. Bring water and a snack.

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  • Fall Ramble Hike

    Fall Ramble Hike

    10/11/2014 - 10/18/2014

    Investigate fall flora and fauna along parts of Mountain Creek Trail. 1.0 mile. Meet up with the park naturalist. Bring water and a friend. Let's meet next to the Trading Post in the campground. 

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  • Fall Hayrides

    Fall Hayrides

    11/01/2014 - 11/27/2014

    Hop aboard our wagon for a real hayride through the campground. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rides last about 15 minutes. Meet at the Trading Post in the campground. This event supports Friends of FDR State Park.

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  • American Frontier Days

    American Frontier Days

    11/08/2014 - 11/09/2014

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

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  • Geocache 101 Workshop

    Geocache 101 Workshop

    11/15/2014 - 11/15/2014

    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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