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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  • Stone Cottage at FDR

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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


    Group Amenities


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Fall Hayrides

    Fall Hayrides

    11/28/2015 - 11/28/2015

    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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  • Turkey Trek

    Turkey Trek

    11/28/2015 - 11/28/2015

    Join the Park Naturalist and walk off some of that bountiful Thanksgiving dinner. Discover the natural history of the Piedmont region and search for the turkeys that got away. Meet next to the Trading Post. This easy hike is 3.2 miles along Mountain Creek Trail. Ages 8 and up. Bring water.

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  • Winter Pine Mountain Trail Hike

    Winter Pine Mountain Trail Hike

    12/05/2015 - 12/05/2015

    Join up with guides from the Pine Mountain Trail Association for a trek from Molly Hugger Hill Parking Lot to Fox Den Cove Parking Lot. Bring water and a snack. Dress for the weather. This hike is 4.9 moderate miles, and is geared towards ages 10 and up.

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  • Saddle Up with Santa

    Saddle Up with Santa

    12/13/2015 - 12/13/2015

    Saddle up with Santa Claus and wrangler elves to celebrate the holiday season with a 1-hour, guided horseback ride through the woodlands. Includes a special gift. Bring a picnic lunch and drinks for after the ride. Must pre-register.


    Sunday, December 13, 2015
    11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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  • Jr. Ranger Winter Discovery Camp

    Jr. Ranger Winter Discovery Camp

    12/21/2015 - 12/22/2015

    Discover the trails, mammals and birds of the park. Fee includes outdoor adventures, indoor labs, craft projects, and outstanding instructors for two days. Camp meets in the Group Shelter below Lake Delanor Dam in the campground. There is limited space, and fills quickly. Must pre-register. For more information and registration forms, contact the park.

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