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

  • Cool Pool Summer Splash Celebration

    Cool Pool Summer Splash Celebration

    05/28/2016 - 09/03/2016

    Come splash with us! Food, fun activities like corn hole and volleyball, contests, and prizes for the whole family. Liberty Bell Pool Hwy 354. DJ will be at poolside from 1-3 p.m.

    Saturday, May 28, 2016
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Saturday, July 2, 2016
    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Saturday, September 3, 2016
    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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  • Volunteer To Help with the Memorial Day Weekend Pool Splash

    Volunteer To Help with the Memorial Day Weekend Pool Splash

    05/28/2016 - 05/28/2016

    Assist park staff with games and activities hosted at the Liberty Bell Pool. Must sign up in advance. Call the park office or email Amy at fdrpark_naturalist@yahoo.com.

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  • Jr. Ranger Summer Discovery Camp

    Jr. Ranger Summer Discovery Camp

    06/01/2016 - 06/03/2016

    Discover the trails, streams and lakes of the park. Fee includes outdoor adventures, indoor labs, craft projects, and outstanding instructors. This 3-day camp meets in the Group Shelter below Lake Delanor Dam in the campground. Limited space. Fills quickly. Must pre-register.

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  • Volunteer to Help Us with Summer Programs and Events

    Volunteer to Help Us with Summer Programs and Events

    06/01/2016 - 08/01/2016

    Join us for a fun-filled summer on the mountain as a program/hike guide, host, or information specialist for one or more of our many public programs. Contact Amy for more information at the park office or email fdrpark_naturalist@yahoo.com.

    Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016 (9 AM to 5 PM)

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  • Friday Night Frog Walk

    Friday Night Frog Walk

    06/03/2016 - 07/29/2016

    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
    8:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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  • Dowdell's Knob Loop - National Trails Day Hike

    Dowdell's Knob Loop - National Trails Day Hike

    06/04/2016 - 06/04/2016

    Celebrate with the Pine Mountain Trail Association along the highest point on Pine Mountain Ridge. Dowdell's Knob Loop offers some of the best views in the park. The trail is 4.3 moderate miles. Bring water and a snack. Dress for the weather. Geared towards ages 10 and up. Meet at Dowdell's Knob Trailhead.

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  • Water Wonders - National Get Outdoors Day

    Water Wonders - National Get Outdoors Day

    06/04/2016 - 07/30/2016

    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. Next to fishing dock on Lake Delanor. Please, correct change only.

     

    Saturday, June 4, 2016
    12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

    Saturday, June 11, 2016
    12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

    Saturday, June 18, 2016
    12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

    Saturday, June 25, 2016
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  • Music & Dancing On the Mountain- National Get Outdoors Day

    Music & Dancing On the Mountain- National Get Outdoors Day

    06/11/2016 - 06/11/2016

    Dance, sing-a-long, and enjoy classic vinyl and oldies with our Randy and Darlene Dameron, 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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  • Liberty Bell Pool: A Hidden Gem

    Liberty Bell Pool: A Hidden Gem

    06/11/2016 - 07/16/2016

    Historic wonders are nestled within the 9,000 acres of the park and in the surrounding area. Drop by our discovery table and learn about the Civilian Conservation Corp-built pool, park, and the Pine Mountain Valley Resettlement Project. Join in the hunt for hidden rock treasures. Bring your bathing suit and enjoy a swim too.

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  • Star Light, Star Bright

    Star Light, Star Bright

    07/23/2016 - 07/23/2016

    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.

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  • Petsmart Bark Camp I

    Petsmart Bark Camp I

    08/20/2016 - 08/20/2016

    Splash in the lake, play games, discover sights and sounds on the trail. Learn obedience, nutrition, and grooming tips. Must pre-register and pre-pay. Bring a picnic lunch, drink, towel, folding chair and written proof of current shots. Humans are asked to bring pet food for local pet pantry. Meet at the Small Group Camp near the stables.

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  • Dog Splash & Luau at the Liberty Bell Pool

    Dog Splash & Luau at the Liberty Bell Pool

    09/10/2016 - 09/10/2016

    Let your canine friend swim in the pool. Unleash the fun with frisbees, balls, and music. Dogs must be up to date on all shots and can be off-leash inside the pool area. Contests and prizes. Only dogs are allowed in the pool. No outside food or drink. Pool concessions open. Meet at Liberty Bell Pool, Hwy 354.

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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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