F. D. Roosevelt State Park, Pine Mountain

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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 southwest 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 1924, 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. Remember there is a $5.00 per vehicle State Parking Fee.

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  • We enjoyed riding through the park in our little convertible! There were plenty of scenic spots where we could pull over to let faster cars pass. Our favorite park location is Dowdell's Knob. It has....  more
    We enjoyed riding through the park in our little convertible! There were plenty of scenic spots where we could pull over to let faster cars pass. Our favorite park location is Dowdell's Knob. It has....  more »
  • We drove through this state park as we were staying at a property within the park. Didn't know, until we visited, that this is the largest state park in all of Georgia. You can definitely tell when... 
    We drove through this state park as we were staying at a property within the park. Didn't know, until we visited, that this is the largest state park in all of Georgia. You can definitely tell when...  more »
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  • Always love our visits to FD Roosevelt!! Beautiful hiking trails. Pine Mountain Trail is awesome. 23 miles with plenty of back country sites to camp along the way. Stop by the visitors center, the staff and Rangers are extremely helpful and friendly. The main campground is also very good. Clean comfort stations and big, spread out campsites. Very well maintained.
  • This is a very cute park. It’s very quaint. We loved the small lake that you can fish on with the cottages and camping right next to it. The visitor center building was really cute and there were amazing views just right there by it. The liberty pool wasn’t open yet, so we didn’t get to swim. We only stopped in for awhile and didn’t get to hike any. I was very disappointed that they didn’t have trail maps for you. Every single park I’ve been to has had free trail maps and maps of the park. They told me I had to buy one.

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