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F. D. ROOSEVELT STATE PARK, GA

Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Mon May 25 2015   Later Dates

Description

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 fed by cool springs. 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. Today, nearby Roosevelt’s Little White House Historic Site invites visitors to see his modest home, a museum and the pools that first drew him here.

Recreation:

Hiking and Backpacking – 42 miles of trails, including Pine Mountain Trail
Fishing – boat rental
Canoe and Kayak Rental
Picnicking
Playground
Pool Swimming (seasonal)
Horseback Riding – stables, trail rides, 28 miles of trails
Rules of Stable & Equestrian Trail Use
Roosevelt Riding Stables brochure
Stables are open 7 days a week, but may close due to weather or for periodic maintenance, so please call ahead. Reservations are required at 706-628-7463.
GeoCaching
Stargazing
Birding
Ranger Programs -- guided hikes, crafts and more
Visit Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
Visit Callaway Gardens
Weddings (park approval required)

Facilities:

9,049 Acres
22 Cottages ($100–$175) -- #18 and #19 are dog friendly ($45 per dog, max 2)
109 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($25-$28)
16 Backcountry Campsites ($9/person)
2 Picnic Shelters ($50)
Group Shelter (seats 85, $145)
2 Group Camps (sleep 75 and 120, $505-$605) -- temporarily closed due to storm damage
Pioneer Campground ($55)
2 Lakes (15-acre Lake Delanor and 25-acre Lake Franklin)
Liberty Bell Swimming Pool
Trading Post

Nearby Attractions:

Callaway Gardens
Columbus, Georgia
LaGrange, Georgia
Pine Mountain, Georgia
Roosevelt's Little White House State Historic Site
Sandy Springs, Georgia
Thomaston, Georgia
Warm Springs Village
West Point Lake
Wild Animal Safari

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Bath House
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Dormstyle Bath Houses
  • Dump Station
  • Dumpster
  • Fishing
  • Gift Shop
  • Gift/Souvenir Shop
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Parking
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnicking
  • Pit Toilet
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Telephone
  • Trading Post
  • Trash&Recycle Bins
  • Visitors Center
  • Washer/Dryer
Alerts and Important Information
Parkpass is required for all vehicles.
ParkPass fees: 1-12 passenger vehicles $5 per day or $50 annual ParkPass;
13 - 30 passenger vehicles $30 per day or $75 annual ParkPass;
31 or more passenger vehicles $70 per day or $250 annual ParkPass;
Georgia active duty military/veterans $3.75 per day or $37.50 annual ParkPass.

Daily or Annual ParkPass is available at the park office. Overnight guests pay only one fee for the duration of their stay. Annual Parkpass can be purchased by calling (770) 389-7401, Reservation Administration.

13 MILES FROM THE LITTLE WHITE HOUSE IN WARM SPRINGS

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
32.8375, -84.81556
32°50'15"N, 84°48'56"W

I-85 TO I-185 (EXIT 21) THEN TAKE EXIT 42 (HWY 27) TO PINE MOUNTAIN. TURN LEFT ON HWY 354 (3RD LIGHT IN PINE MOUNTAIN) TO GA 190. TURN RIGHT ON 190. PARK OFFICE IS A 2 STORY ROCK BUILDING ON LEFT AFTER CURVE.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

F. D. ROOSEVELT STATE PARK
2970 GA HIGHWAY 190
PINE MOUNTAIN GA 31822

Phone Number:

Information: (706)663-4858