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


  • Archery Volunteer

    Archery Volunteer

    03/26/2017 - 03/26/2017

    Help us with our public, target archery shoots. Volunteers help us set up, take down and assist with basic archery instruction for beginners. Contact FDR park to sign up to help. Email or call the park office. We must confirm your times and dates.

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  • Remarkable Reptiles

    Remarkable Reptiles

    04/01/2017 - 04/29/2017

    Meet live reptiles as we review their basic natural history and learn to identify our local lizards, turtles and snakes. Meet at the covered picnic shelter next to the Trading Post in the campground.

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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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  • Nearly Normal String Band

    Nearly Normal String Band

    04/01/2017 - 04/01/2017

    Join talented Georgia musicians, Viva and Neil Araki, for a lively performance around the campfire. Listen and sing-a-long to classic bluegrass and Appalachian, Celtic and folk music. Bench seating or bring a chair. Bring a picnic. Flashlight and marshmallow sticks are suggested. Meet at the Wooden Amphitheater in the campground below Lake Delanor Dam.

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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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  • Volunteer To Help With The Night Eggstravaganza

    Volunteer To Help With The Night Eggstravaganza

    04/07/2017 - 04/07/2017

    Hundreds of kids and their families join us for this annual night event. Help us guard eggs, organize prizes, mange the ribbon run, 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

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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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  • Night Hike and a Picnic

    Night Hike and a Picnic

    04/08/2017 - 04/08/2017

    Join us before dark at the highest point along Pine Mountain Ridge and loop through mixed hardwood forests. Catch the sunset too as you ramble this 4.3-mile, moderate trail. This hike is geared towards ages 10 and up. Bring a flashlight, a picnic supper, and dress for the weather. Meet at Dowdell's Knob Trailhead.

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  • Volunteer Training to Assist with School Programs

    Volunteer Training to Assist with School Programs

    04/12/2017 - 04/12/2017

    Train on March 12 to assist with school discovery field trips and summer camps at the park. Most students are grades pre-K-5. Program topics and locations vary throughout the park. Must register for the training by calling the office or email Amy at

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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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  • 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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  • 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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