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

  • Winter Trail Hike

    Winter Trail Hike

    12/10/2016 - 12/10/2016

    Meet up with Pine Mountain Trail Association guides and hike five miles along the ridge. Begin at Fox Den Cove Parking Lot and end at Mollyhugger Hill Parking Lot. Geared towards ages 10 and up. Bring water and snack.

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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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  • First Day Hike on the Pine Mountain Trail

    First Day Hike on the Pine Mountain Trail

    01/01/2017 - 01/01/2017

    Join members of the Pine Mountain Trail Association for a 4.3 mile, moderate Dowdell's Knob Loop hike to celebrate the New Year. Meet at the Dowdell's Knob trailhead. Geared towards ages 8 and up. Bring water and a snack. Dress for the weather.

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  • Audubon's 117th Christmas Bird Count

    Audubon's 117th Christmas Bird Count

    01/05/2017 - 01/05/2017

    Join us and Callaway Gardens for a day in the gardens, fields, and woods counting our feathered friends. Birding experience suggested. Call 706-663-5155 or email plcolli@callawaygardens.com. Details to follow after registration. Meets at Callaway Gardens Discovery Center.

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  • Martin Luther King Day Hike

    Martin Luther King Day Hike

    01/16/2017 - 01/16/2017

    Join Pine Mountain trail guides for a winter adventure along the Pine Mountain Ridge through a mixed hardwood forest. Begin at the WJSP radio tower and end at Rocky Point Parking Lot. Geared towards ages 8 and up. The hike will be 5 moderate miles, natural surface. Bring water and a snack. Dress for the weather.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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