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

    Family-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Friday Night Frog Walk

    Friday Night Frog Walk

    08/01/2014 - 08/08/2014

    Listen to an amphibian concert and learn who is splashing about. Geared towards ages 4 & up. Not stroller accessible. Bring flashlight.

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  • Dowdell's Knob Hike

    Dowdell's Knob Hike

    08/09/2014 - 08/09/2014

    Meet up with Pine Mountain Trail Association guides and loop the highest section of the park. Geared towards ages 10 & up. Bring water and a snack. Dress for the weather. Meet at Dowdell's Knob Parking Lot off Hwy 190.

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  • Pine Mountain Trail Work Day

    Pine Mountain Trail Work Day

    08/23/2014 - 08/23/2014

    Join Pine Mountain Trail Association as they work on trails and back country camping sites. Dress for the weather. Bring water and a lunch. Meet at the park office parking lot on Hwy 190. Updates and changes posted on the Pine Mountain Trail Association website.

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  • Bark In The Park Dog Luau

    Bark In The Park Dog Luau

    08/30/2014 - 08/30/2014

    Join us for music, dog dancing, slushies and fun. Best Summer Costume contest and Best Trick competition will be featured. Celebrate our canine companions.

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  • Red Fox Fun Run

    Red Fox Fun Run

    08/30/2014 - 08/30/2014

    Get Out! Get Dirty! 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.

    Early registration deadline to receive a t-shirt is: August 22. Team registration and no t-shirt registration options are available. Participants must pay to sign up. Call 706-663-4858 or drop by the Park Office.

    Registration starts at 7 a.m., race begins at 8 a.m.

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  • Star Light, Star Bright

    Star Light, Star Bright

    09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014

    Join the Coca-Cola Space Science Center staff for an evening of star talks, star maps and night sky viewing. Bring a chair. Let's meet at the amphitheater next to the Park Office on Hwy 190.

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  • Lake Franklin Adventure -Your State Parks Day

    Lake Franklin Adventure -Your State Parks Day

    09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014

    Discover our hidden jewel, 25-acre Lake Franklin. Fish from the banks. Test your paddling skills on the water. Picnic under a shady oak. Make a fabulous fish craft project. No fishing license required. Bait and drinks will be available for purchase. Meet at Small Group Camp past Roosevelt Stables off Kings Gap Road.

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  • Stable Volunteer Roundup – Your State Parks Day

    Stable Volunteer Roundup – Your State Parks Day

    09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014

    Help the stable staff get ready for the fall riding season. Clear trails, muck stalls, polish tack and brush horses. Wear closed toe shoes and dress to get dirty. Bring picnic lunch, drinks and a water bottle. We will meet at Roosevelt Stables.

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  • Music & Dancing on the Mountain

    Music & Dancing on the Mountain

    10/04/2014 - 10/04/2014

    Bring your family and friends for a spring 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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  • Music & Dancing on the Mountain

    Music & Dancing on the Mountain

    10/04/2014 - 10/04/2014

    Bring your family and friends for a fall 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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