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

  • Bird Walk with Dr. Birkhead

    Bird Walk with Dr. Birkhead

    10/01/2016 - 10/08/2016

    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 check list. Meet at the Boat House on Lake Delanor in the campground.

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  • Dulcimer Jam

    Dulcimer Jam

    10/01/2016 - 10/01/2016

    Listen to Appalachian lap dulcimers and assorted other acoustical instruments as musicians play traditional folk tunes. Enjoy a magnificent view off Pine Mountain Ridge. Bring a folding chair or enjoy wooden benches. Meet at the Wooden amphitheater below the dam in the campground.

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  • Park Pokemon: Let's Go

    Park Pokemon: Let's Go

    10/01/2016 - 10/01/2016

    Bring your cell phone and join us for a Pokemon Go adventure hunt. After a brief park and game introduction where you can look for Poke stops or gyms, we will head out in the woods on a 1-mile ridge trail. Hatch a few eggs as naturalists introduce you to the wonders of Pine Mountain Ridge.

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  • Bat Bingo

    Bat Bingo

    10/07/2016 - 10/07/2016

    Play our original, fast-paced bingo game. Win prizes and learn about our fabulous flying mammals at the same time. Great fun for families or adults. Meet at the shelter next to Trading Post in the Campground.

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  • Music and Dancing On the Mountain

    Music and Dancing On the Mountain

    10/08/2016 - 10/08/2016

    Dance, sing-a-long, and enjoy classic vinyl 60's and 70's music with Randy and Darlene Dameron, our popular local musicians. 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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  • Fairy House Furniture Workshop

    Fairy House Furniture Workshop

    10/08/2016 - 10/08/2016

    Keep your local wood fairies happy. Create a small table, chair, bed, or playground equipment suitable for immediate delivery to your own tree hollow. Adults and families with children welcome. We will supply natural woods, nuts, & plant fibers and you can add your unique design flair. Meet at Boathouse on Lake Delanor in the campground.

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  • Raptors in Flight

    Raptors in Flight

    10/08/2016 - 10/08/2016

    Join Naturalist Dale Arrowood from Winged Ambassadors for a flighted display and educational presentation of owls, hawks, falcons and more. Stone seating available or bring a chair. Meet at the Stone amphitheater next to the park office on Highway 190.

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  • Volunteer to Help Us with Halloween Events

    Volunteer to Help Us with Halloween Events

    10/29/2016 - 10/29/2016

    Sign up to be hosts, judges and decorators for pumpkin, costume, and campsite contests. Contact the park office for more information.

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  • Volunteer to Help Us with Our Fall Homeschool Program

    Volunteer to Help Us with Our Fall Homeschool Program

    11/04/2016 - 11/04/2016

    Help our staff coordinate and instruct our fall program geared towards families who home school. Contact the park office for details.

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  • Volunteer to Help Us Bring Santa to the Park

    Volunteer to Help Us Bring Santa to the Park

    12/17/2016 - 12/17/2016

    Become one of Santa's official helpers or help us coordinate special holiday park events with Santa Claus. There are campground, canoe, and horse events to set up and host. Contact the park office for more information.

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