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

    Activities

    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

    Family-friendly, Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Bird Walk with Dr. Birkhead

    Bird Walk with Dr. Birkhead

    05/06/2017 - 05/06/2017

    Join Dr. Birkhead 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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  • Pine Mountain Trail Flower Hike

    Pine Mountain Trail Flower Hike

    05/06/2017 - 05/06/2017

    Bring your camera and wildflower guide for a walk through diverse habitats ending at the WJSP-TV tower. There will be transportation to get hikers back to their cars. Bring lunch and water. Geared towards ages 10 and older; 5 moderate miles. Meet at Rocky Point Parking Lot.

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  • Homeschool In The Park Day: Fishing

    Homeschool In The Park Day: Fishing

    05/12/2017 - 05/12/2017

    Geared towards families who homeschool, this adventure includes a basic fish lab, fishing 101 on Lake Delanor, and a take-home craft. Bring your own pole and worms or reserve a pole ahead of time. We have some worms and limited loaner poles. Program will be cancelled if there is a threat of rain. Extra adults $5. Must pre-register and pre-pay.

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  • Winged Wonders: Birds of Prey

    Winged Wonders: Birds of Prey

    05/20/2017 - 05/20/2017

    Celebrate National Kids to Park Day with naturalist, Dale Arrowood, and his flighted birds from Winged Ambassadors. Watch and learn about these fascinating raptors as they take to the air. Meet at the baseball field across from the pool; Hwy. 354. Bring a chair or blanket; grass seating. This is a free event.

    Saturday, May 20, 2017
    2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

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  • Friday Night Frog Walk

    Friday Night Frog Walk

    06/02/2017 - 06/30/2017

    Meet at the Large Group Camp, which is 10 minutes from the campground for a half-mile walk down to Lake Franklin. Listen to an amphibian concert and look for eggs, tadpoles, and adults. Learn who is splashing about. Geared towards ages 4 and up. Not stroller accessible. No lakeside restroom. Bring a flashlight.

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  • Water Wonders

    Water Wonders

    06/03/2017 - 06/24/2017

    Take a net to dip in and see what inhabitants live in our lakes. Look for fish, frogs and lots of insects. We provide the nets, viewing scopes, and lots of interesting discoveries. Children must be accompanied by adults. Meet next at the Boathouse on Lake Delanor in the campground. Pay at the park office and bring the receipt.

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  • Mountain Creek Trail Loop - National Trails Day Hike

    Mountain Creek Trail Loop - National Trails Day Hike

    06/03/2017 - 06/03/2017

    Celebrate among friends as you walk one of our most popular trails with guides from the Pine Mountain Trail Association. This easy to moderate 3.2-mile hike loops the campground area and offers you streamside views of a rich deciduous forest. Bring water and a snack. Geared towards ages 8 and up. Meet at the Trading Post in the campground.

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  • Dog Splash & Luau at the Liberty Bell Pool

    Dog Splash & Luau at the Liberty Bell Pool

    09/09/2017 - 09/09/2017

    Unleash the fun as your dog gets to swim in our pool before it closes for the season. There will be on-going music and activities, vet question and answer table, and prizes. Contests every 30 minutes include dog limbo, swimsuit, best splash, and best trick. No humans allowed in the pool. Sponsored by Columbus Area Petsmart. Pre-register at office. Walk-ins welcome.

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  • Star Light, Star Bright

    Star Light, Star Bright

    09/30/2017 - 11/11/2017

    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.

    Saturday, September 30, 2017
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Saturday, November 11, 2017
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • Volunteer for Your State Parks Day

    Volunteer for Your State Parks Day

    09/30/2017 - 09/30/2017

    In celebration of National Public Lands Day, Georgia's State Parks and Historic Sites are inviting citizens to volunteer on Saturday, September 30. Three volunteer opportunities are available - (1) Horse Trail Clean Up (2) Trail Clean-Up (3) Discovery Table/ Learning Station managers, monitors, and hosts. Topics may vary. All must sign up in advance by calling the park office. No walk-ins; T-shirt provided. Free parking.

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  • Music and Dancing on the Mountain

    Music and Dancing on the Mountain

    10/07/2017 - 10/07/2017

    Dance, sing-a-long, and enjoy classic vinyl 1960s and '70s music with Randy & Darlene Dameron, our popular local musicians. There will be 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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  • Veterans Day Celebration

    Veterans Day Celebration

    11/11/2017 - 11/11/2017

    Thanks to all of our veterans! Come spend the day with us. Join us for the flag retirement ceremony at 10 a.m. Free appreciation hot dog 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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