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


    Nature Trails

    Average Nightly Rate

    Call for Rates

    Facility Amenities

    Gift Shop

    Lodging On Site

    Parking on Site

    Picnic Area

    Picnic Shelter

    Public Restrooms

    Rentals Available

    General Information


    Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Great Backyard Bird Count

    Great Backyard Bird Count

    02/19/2018 - 02/19/2018

    Help us count winter birds during this international event sponsored by Audubon and Cornell University. Novice and expert birders welcome. Dress for the weather. Bring binoculars or share park loaners. We provide a check list. Meet at the Park Office and we will carpool to sites.

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  • Volunteer to Work The Ridge Walk

    Volunteer to Work The Ridge Walk

    02/24/2018 - 02/24/2018

    Greet and register Pine Mountain Ridge Walkers. Participants are hiking the closed Hwy. 190 for 3 miles from the park office to the Callaway Country Store. Check-in at the park office on Hwy. 190. Volunteers may want to walk afterwards. Call Amy at the park office for more information.

    Saturday, February 17, 2018
    10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Saturday, February 24, 2018
    7 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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  • Pine Mountain Ridge Walk II

    Pine Mountain Ridge Walk II

    02/24/2018 - 02/24/2018

    Join us for our first 3-mile, mountain-top walk along the closed highway 190. This smooth surface road goes follows an easy grade and offers fabulous scenery along Pine Mountain Ridge. Strollers and leashed dogs are welcome. Must pre-register to receive a t-shirt.

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  • American Frontier Days

    American Frontier Days

    03/10/2018 - 03/11/2018

    Meet a trapper. Talk to a soldier. Throw a tomahawk. See living skills displays like cooking and blacksmithing from local historians. Walk through time from the mid 1700's to the late 1800's. Held on the baseball field across from the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy. 354.

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  • Night Eggstravaganza

    Night Eggstravaganza

    03/23/2018 - 03/23/2018

    Arrive early for a hot dog supper, fantastic contests and the petting coral. Begin with competition games: egg tossing and ribbon runs for ages 10 to adult. Bring your basket and flashlight for an 8:15 p.m. candy egg hunt separated by age: up to 3 yrs, 4-6 yrs, and 7-9 yrs. Meet at the Liberty Bell Pool on Highway 354.

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  • Volunteer To Help With The Night Eggstravaganza

    Volunteer To Help With The Night Eggstravaganza

    03/23/2018 - 03/23/2018

    Hundreds of kids and their families join us for this annual night event. Help us guard eggs, organize prizes, manage the ribbon run, judge hats, orchestrate the egg tossing, lead hunt groups, and take photographs. Must sign up in advance and be assigned to an area. Call the park office or contact Amy at [email protected].

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  • Volunteer to Help with the 5K Cottontrail Run

    Volunteer to Help with the 5K Cottontrail Run

    03/24/2018 - 03/24/2018

    Help us with the logistics of setting up the race, registering participants, and running this fun 5K event. Volunteers are needed from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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  • April's Fools 23-Mile Hike

    April's Fools 23-Mile Hike

    03/31/2018 - 03/31/2018

    This all-day, guided, 23-mile adventure winds along the entire Pine Mountain Trail ending near Warm Springs. Long distance hiking experience required. Meet at Callaway Country Store Overlook Parking Lot, 16275 US Highway 27. No walk-ins. Limited space. Must pre-register and pre-pay by March 23. For more information, call the park office. Cost per person includes t-shirt.

    Saturday, March 31, 2018
    6:15 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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  • Beekeeping Basics

    Beekeeping Basics

    04/07/2018 - 04/07/2018

    Get the buzz on these important pollinators from our local Master Beekeeper, Bob Jones. He will review bee basics, beekeeping fundamentals and resources. Meet at the large group camp shelter on Lake Franklin near the horse stables. Pre-register and pre-pay at the park office.

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  • Earth Day Paddle

    Earth Day Paddle

    04/21/2018 - 04/21/2018

    Join staff guides to Celebrate Earth Day on beautiful Lake Delanor and help us net some small trash washed in from recent rains. Geared towards ages 8 and up. Price includes lifejacket, paddles and boat. Must pre-register and pre-pay at the park office. Limited space. May fill quickly. Meet at the Boat House in the campground.

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  • Volunteer to Help Us with Summer Programs and Events

    Volunteer to Help Us with Summer Programs and Events

    05/01/2018 - 05/01/2018

    Train with us anytime then join us for a fun-filled summer and fall on the mountain as a program/hike guide, host, or information specialist for one or more of our many public programs. Check our calendar for upcoming events. Contact Amy at the park office for more information or email [email protected]

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  • Red, White and Cool Blue Summer Splash

    Red, White and Cool Blue Summer Splash

    05/26/2018 - 09/01/2018

    Come splash with us at the Liberty Bell Pool. Offering food, fun, music and contests with prizes for the whole family. The DJ will be at poolside from 1-3 p.m.

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  • Jr. Ranger Discovery Camp

    Jr. Ranger Discovery Camp

    05/29/2018 - 06/01/2018

    Explore trails, streams, and natural natural wonders of the park. Fee includes archery, canoe and swimming adventures, indoor investigative nature labs, craft projects, t-shirt, and outstanding instructors. This 4-day camp meets at the Group Shelter below Lake Delanor Dam in the campground. Limited space. Fills quickly. Must pre-register.

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  • Red Fox Fun Run 5K and 1 Mile

    Red Fox Fun Run 5K and 1 Mile

    09/01/2018 - 09/01/2018

    Run like a fox along this campground course. All ages welcome. Prizes will be awarded. Register at the park office or online at

    The cost for early individual registration w/t-shirt, $25; with no t-shirt $10. Group registration (6 or more) w /T-shirt, $15. Sign up and pay by August 24 for shirt. Meet at boathouse in campground.

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  • Dog Splash & Luau at the Liberty Bell Pool

    Dog Splash & Luau at the Liberty Bell Pool

    09/08/2018 - 09/08/2018

    Unleash the fun as your dog gets to swim in our pool. Enjoy on-going music and activities. This event is sponsored by Columbus Area Petsmart. Pre-register and pre-pay at office. Walk-ins welcome, but cash only payments accepted at the door. Must bring proof of current rabies vaccination.

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  • Your State Parks Day: Discover the Outdoors

    Your State Parks Day: Discover the Outdoors

    09/29/2018 - 09/29/2018

    Enjoy wildlife discovery tables and outdoor skills exhibits. Volunteers and staff will share great information on native plants, animals, and skills. Meet at the park office.

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  • Veterans Day Celebration

    Veterans Day Celebration

    11/10/2018 - 11/10/2018

    Thanks to all of our veterans! Come spend the day with us. Flag retirement ceremony at 10 a.m. Bring worn flags to office prior to event. Free appreciation picnic 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.

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  • Lake Paddle With Santa

    Lake Paddle With Santa

    12/22/2018 - 12/22/2018

    Join Santa's flotilla on Lake Delanor. Hot chocolate and cookies included! We provide life jackets, paddles, Santa and canoe, kayak, paddleboat or row boat. Pre-register and prepay at the park office. Limited space. Dress for the weather. Meet at Fishing Dock at 1:30 PM.

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