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

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    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


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Tails on Trails Dog Hike

    Tails on Trails Dog Hike

    03/05/2017 - 03/12/2017

    Bring your canine friend and join the naturalist for a 1-mile guided, woodland walk. Human friends are accepted too. Learn about local habitats and inhabitants. Meet in front of the Trading Post in the campground.

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  • American Frontier Days

    American Frontier Days

    03/11/2017 - 03/12/2017

    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 1700s to the late 1800's. Held on the baseball field across from the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy. 354.

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  • Beekeeping Basics

    Beekeeping Basics

    03/11/2017 - 03/11/2017

    Get the buzz on these important pollinators from our local Master Beekeeper Bob Jones. He will review bee basics, beekeeping fundamentals and provide resources. Meet at Stone Picnic Shelter #1 next to pool.

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  • Pine Mountain Trail Green Hike

    Pine Mountain Trail Green Hike

    03/18/2017 - 03/18/2017

    Trek along the Pine Mountain Trail and view rich woodlands with guides from PMT Association. 3.5 moderate miles of hiking end at Rocky Point Parking Lot. Guides will help transport you back to your car. Bring water. Geared towards ages 8 and older. Meet at Dowdell'€™s Knob Trailhead.

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  • Tea with Eleanor Roosevelt

    Tea with Eleanor Roosevelt

    03/18/2017 - 03/18/2017

    Chat with our local historian, Nancy Simko, as she portrays Mrs. Roosevelt and reflects on the Civilian Conservation Corps. Enjoy a drink and finger foods. Must pre-register and pre-pay. Held at the indoor Group Shelter in the campground.

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  • Survival Skills I

    Survival Skills I

    03/25/2017 - 03/25/2017

    Join instructor Jimmy Culpepper for a hands-on skills class. Learn basic outdoor adventure prep, natural hazards, fire building, water purification and lost prevention. Geared towards adults or families with kids ages 12 and older. Bring water. Must pre-register. Meet at the wooden amphitheater across from Group Shelter.

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  • Remarkable Reptiles

    Remarkable Reptiles

    04/01/2017 - 04/29/2017

    Meet a snake. Talk to a turtle. Discover fascinating facts about our local scaly residents.

    Meet at the amphitheater next to the Park Office. Please note that the amphitheater has cement seats. You may want to bring a chair. 

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  • April Fools 23-Mile Hike

    April Fools 23-Mile Hike

    04/01/2017 - 04/01/2017

    Start at sunrise with leader Bob Jones to traverse the 23 miles of this fabulous and diverse trail along Pine Mountain Ridge. Early registration includes t-shirt. Volunteers will pick up hikers at the end. Meet at Callaway Country Store Overlook Parking Lot on Hwy 27. Register and pay by March 24.

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  • Night Eggstravaganza

    Night Eggstravaganza

    04/07/2017 - 04/07/2017

    Arrive early for a hot dog supper, fantastic egg games and the petting coral. Begin with competition games: egg tossing and ribbon runs for ages 10 to adult. Visit the animals in the petting coral. Bring your basket and flashlight for a candy egg hunt separated by age: up to 3 yrs, 4-6 yrs, and 7-9 yrs.

    Friday, April 7, 2017

    6:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

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  • 5K CottonTrail Rabbit Run & 1 Mile Fun Run

    5K CottonTrail Rabbit Run & 1 Mile Fun Run

    04/08/2017 - 04/08/2017

    Run over the creeks and through the woods along Mountain Creek Trail. Register and pay at the park office or pay CC over the phone. Preregistration by March 31 includes t-shirt, team (6 or more in a group) and individual prices. No guaranteed shirt for walk-in registration.

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  • Wildwood Bluegrass Band

    Wildwood Bluegrass Band

    04/08/2017 - 04/08/2017

    Well known for their talent and dedication to keeping alive the sounds of Appalachian-style mountain music, Wildwood Bluegrass Band will perform in the amphitheater near the group shelter. Bring marshmallows and goodies to roast over the hot coals as you enjoy the music.

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  • Bird Walk with Dr. Birkhead

    Bird Walk with Dr. Birkhead

    04/15/2017 - 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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  • Decorated Egg Contest

    Decorated Egg Contest

    04/15/2017 - 04/15/2017

    Enter your decorated, hard boiled, blown or plastic egg in a contest. Judging begins at 11:30 a.m. Prizes will be offered in youth and adult categories. There will be special decorating guidelines. Must pre-register and pre-pay. Bring your decorated egg to the park office.

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  • Earth Day Paddle

    Earth Day Paddle

    04/22/2017 - 04/22/2017

    Join staff guides to celebrate Earth Day on beautiful Lake Delanor and help us net the small trash washed in from recent rains. Geared towards ages 10 and up. Price includes lifejacket, paddles and boat. Must pre-register and pre-pay at the park office. There is limited space. Meet at the Boat House.

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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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