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

  • Friday Night Frog Walk

    Friday Night Frog Walk

    07/28/2017 - 07/28/2017

    Listen to an amphibian concert and look for eggs, tadpoles, and adults. Learn who is splashing about. Meet at the Large Group Camp, which is 10 minutes from the campground for a half-mile walk down to Lake Franklin. Geared towards ages 4 and up. Not stroller accessible. No lakeside restroom. Bring a flashlight.

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  • Water Wonders

    Water Wonders

    07/29/2017 - 08/26/2017

    Take a net to dip in and see what inhabitants live in our lakes. Look for fish, frogs and lots of insects. We provide the nets, viewing scopes, and lots of interesting discoveries. Children must be accompanied by adults. Meet next to the Boathouse on Lake Delanor in the campground. Correct change only, or pay at the park office and bring receipt.

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  • Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower Watch

    Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower Watch

    07/29/2017 - 07/29/2017

    Meet up with the nocturnal rangers to view the 10-20 meteors per hour. Bring a comfy chair, snacks, drinks and binoculars although you can see with the naked eye. Meet at the Stone CCC amphitheater next to the park office.

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  • Pine Mountain Trail Work Day

    Pine Mountain Trail Work Day

    08/12/2017 - 08/12/2017

    Join Pine Mountain Trail Association members for a morning of trail work. Bring work gloves, water and snacks. PMTA furnishes all tools and fun. Meet at FDR State Park Office Parking Lot.

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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. Enjoy on-going music and activities. This event is sponsored by Columbus Area Petsmart. Pre-register and pre-pay at office. Walk-ins welcome, but cash only payments accepted at the door. Must bring proof of current rabies vaccination.

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  • Pine Mountain Trail Work Day

    Pine Mountain Trail Work Day

    09/09/2017 - 09/09/2017

    Help PMT Association keep our treasured trails in great shape. Meet at FDR State Park Office Parking Lot. Bring work gloves, water and snacks. We furnish all the tools and fun.

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  • Bird Walk with Dr. Birkhead

    Bird Walk with Dr. Birkhead

    09/16/2017 - 10/14/2017

    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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  • 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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  • Your State Parks Day: Discover the Outdoors

    Your State Parks Day: Discover the Outdoors

    09/30/2017 - 09/30/2017

    Enjoy wildlife discovery tables and outdoor skills exhibits. Volunteers and staff will share great information on native plants, animals, and skills. Meet at the park office.

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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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