Presidential Pathways / Pine Mountain

F. D. Roosevelt State Park

2970 Georgia Highway 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


    Group Amenities


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Friday Night Frog Walk

    Friday Night Frog Walk

    06/05/2015 - 06/26/2015

    Meet at the Large Group Camp -10 minutes from campground for a half-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.

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  • National Trails Day Hike

    National Trails Day Hike

    06/06/2015 - 06/06/2015

    Celebrate National Trails Day with the PMTA Board members as they lead you through diverse woodlands. 3.5 moderate miles. Ends at Mollyhugger Hill Parking Lot. 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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  • Music & Dancing On the Mountain

    Music & Dancing On the Mountain

    06/20/2015 - 10/10/2015

    Bring your family and friends for an outing on the mountain. Dance, sing-a-long, and enjoy classic vinyl and oldies with 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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  • Pine Mountain Trail Workday

    Pine Mountain Trail Workday

    06/20/2015 - 08/22/2015

    Join Carl Carlson, member of the Pine Mountain Trail Association at the FDR park office, large parking lot to the left of the building. Bring work gloves, water and your lunch. We furnish tools and fun!

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  • Father's Day Picnic & Corn Hole Tournament

    Father's Day Picnic & Corn Hole Tournament

    06/21/2015 - 06/21/2015

    Sign up for the father-son/daughter bracket bean bag toss tournament. Prizes will be awarded to winners. Bring your picnic and make dad a special craft to celebrate. Must pre-register and prepay. Meet at Picnic Shelter #1 next to Liberty Bell Pool.

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  • Liberty Bell Pool Party

    Liberty Bell Pool Party

    07/04/2015 - 07/04/2015

    Come splash with us! Music, food, and activities for the whole family. Play Beach Blanket Bingo and enjoy fab music from our sand and surf DJ. Meet at the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354.

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  • Bark In The Park Dog Luau

    Bark In The Park Dog Luau

    08/29/2015 - 08/29/2015

    Join our best summer costume contest and best trick competition as we celebrate our canine companions. Enjoy music, dog dancing, slushies and fun.

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  • Red Fox Fun Run

    Red Fox Fun Run

    08/29/2015 - 08/29/2015

    Run like a fox in this 1 Mile & 5K run through our campground. This event is open to all ages. Prizes are awarded for youth only. Must sign up for early registration by August 21 to receive a t-shirt. Team registration and no t-shirt registration options are available. Everyone must pay to sign up. Call or drop by Park Office. Registration starts at 7 a.m., and the race begins at 8 a.m.

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  • Lake Franklin Boat Flotilla and Fishing: Your State Park Day

    Lake Franklin Boat Flotilla and Fishing: Your State Park Day

    09/26/2015 - 09/26/2015

    Discover our hidden jewel, 25-acre Lake Franklin. Bring your boat canoe, kayak, or small jon boat or rent ours and join hands and paddles to set a lake float record at 11 a.m. Must pre-register and pre-pay to participate in the flotilla. Fish for bream, bass and cat. No fishing license required! Meet at Small Group Camp past Roosevelt Stable.

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  • American Frontier Days

    American Frontier Days

    11/21/2015 - 11/22/2015

    Meet a trapper. Talk to a soldier. Throw a tomahawk. See living skills displays from local historians. Walk through time from the mid 1700s to the late 1800s. This event will be held on the baseball field across from the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354.

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