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

    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

  • Great Backyard Bird Count

    Great Backyard Bird Count

    02/12/2016 - 02/12/2016

    Help us count winter birds during this international birding event sponsored by Audubon and Cornell University. Novice and expert birders welcome. Dress for the weather. Bring binoculars or share park loaners. We provide a check list. Meet at the park office.

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  • Cupid's Challenge: Scavenger Hunt & Wine Tasting

    Cupid's Challenge: Scavenger Hunt & Wine Tasting

    02/13/2016 - 02/13/2016

    This is an outdoor two-person team adventure followed by a charming, fireside tasting of local and imported wines and cheeses. 21 and older. Register in advance.

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  • Pine Mountain Trail Hike

    Pine Mountain Trail Hike

    02/13/2016 - 02/13/2016

    Join Leader, Jim Pound, on a 5.0 mile moderate hike in the winder woodlands ending at Fox Den Cove. Transportation provided back to starting point. Dress for the weather. Bring water and a snack. Geared towards ages 10 & up. Meet at Molly Hugger Hill parking lot along Hwy 190.

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  • Volunteer To Help US With Arbor Day In The Park

    Volunteer To Help US With Arbor Day In The Park

    02/19/2016 - 02/19/2016

    Help us conduct school programs and give away tree seedlings. Must sign-up in advance. For more information, call the park office or email Amy at fdrpark_naturalist@yahoo.com.

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  • American Frontier Days

    American Frontier Days

    03/12/2016 - 03/13/2016

    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. Held on the baseball field across from the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354.

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  • Picnic Supper Hike

    Picnic Supper Hike

    03/12/2016 - 03/12/2016

    Meet at the WJSP Tower trail head on Hwy 85 for a 2-mile (round trip) easy to moderate Pine Mountain Trail hike to Cascade falls. Bring a picnic supper and dine by the falls. Return back to the parking lot. Dress for the weather. Bring a flashlight. Geared towards ages 8 and older.

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  • Night Eggstravaganza

    Night Eggstravaganza

    03/18/2016 - 03/18/2016

    Great fun for youth and adults begins with egg tossing & ribbon runs (ages 9 -adult) & a hat parade (all ages.) Bring your cleverly decorated hat from home. Visit the animals in the petting coral. Make a craft. Enjoy refreshments. Meet at the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354.

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  • Volunteer To Help With The Night Eggstravaganza

    Volunteer To Help With The Night Eggstravaganza

    03/18/2016 - 03/18/2016

    Hundreds of kids and their families join us for this annual night event. Help us guard eggs, manage petting coral, organize hat contests, and craft area. Must sign up in advance and be assigned to an area. Call the park office or contact Amy at fdrpark_naturalist@yahoo.com.

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  • 5K CottonTrail Rabbit Run

    5K CottonTrail Rabbit Run

    03/19/2016 - 03/19/2016

    Run over the creeks and through the woods with the rabbits. Register and pay at the park office or pay CC over phone. Pre-registration includes t-shirt. No guaranteed shirt for walk-ins. Trail and start details will be given at registration.

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  • Volunteer To Help with the Earth Day Evening Paddle

    Volunteer To Help with the Earth Day Evening Paddle

    04/22/2016 - 04/22/2016

    Help us with guest registration and night lake paddle. Must sign up in advance. Call the park office or email Amy at fdrpark_naturalist@yahoo.com.

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  • Cool Pool Summer Splash Celebration

    Cool Pool Summer Splash Celebration

    05/28/2016 - 09/03/2016

    Come splash with us! Food, fun activities, contests, and prizes for the whole family. Liberty Bell Pool Hwy 354.

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  • Volunteer To Help with the Memorial Day Weekend Pool Splash

    Volunteer To Help with the Memorial Day Weekend Pool Splash

    05/28/2016 - 05/28/2016

    Assist park staff with games and activities hosted at the Liberty Bell Pool. Must sign up in advance. Call the park office or email Amy at fdrpark_naturalist@yahoo.com.

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  • Volunteer to Help Us with Summer Programs and Events

    Volunteer to Help Us with Summer Programs and Events

    06/01/2016 - 08/01/2016

    Join us for a fun-filled summer on the mountain as a program/hike guide, host, or information specialist for one or more of our many public programs. Contact Amy for more information at the park office or email fdrpark_naturalist@yahoo.com.

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  • Liberty Bell Pool: A Hidden Gem

    Liberty Bell Pool: A Hidden Gem

    06/11/2016 - 07/16/2016

    Historic wonders are nestled within the 9,000 acres of the park and in the surrounding area. Drop by our discovery table and learn about the Civilian Conservation Corp-built pool, park, and the Pine Mountain Valley Resettlement Project. Join in the hunt for hidden rock treasures. Bring your bathing suit and enjoy a swim too.

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  • Dog Splash & Luau at the Liberty Bell Pool

    Dog Splash & Luau at the Liberty Bell Pool

    09/10/2016 - 09/10/2016

    Let your canine friend swim in the pool. Unleash the fun with Frisbees, balls, and music. Dogs must be up to date on all shots and can be off-leash inside the pool area. Contests and prizes. Only dogs are allowed in the pool. No outside food or drink. Pool concessions open. Meet at Liberty Bell Pool, Hwy 354.

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  • Volunteer to Help Us with Halloween Events

    Volunteer to Help Us with Halloween Events

    10/29/2016 - 10/29/2016

    Sign up to be hosts, judges and decorators for pumpkin, costume, and campsite contests. Contact the park office for more information.

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  • Volunteer to Help Us with Our Fall Homeschool Program

    Volunteer to Help Us with Our Fall Homeschool Program

    11/04/2016 - 11/04/2016

    Help our staff coordinate and instruct our fall program geared towards families who home school. Contact the park office for details.

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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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