As local communities continue to update Covid-19 regulations, local state parks, ranges and preserves, as well as many stores may be closed. Please visit official websites for the latest information.

F.D. Roosevelt State Park

2970 Georgia Highway 190
706-663-4858

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 State Historic Site invites visitors to see his modest home, a museum and the pools that first drew him here.

Things To Do & See:

Birding
F.D. Roosevelt Statue at Dowdell's Knob
Educational Programs — program application
Fishing
Geocaching
Hiking — 42 miles of trails, Pine Mountain Trail
Horseback Riding — 28 miles of trails, stables (reservations required)
Interpretive Programs
Picnicking
Stargazing
Swimming (fee) — seasonal
Weddings — park approval required. Email wedding coordinator
Boat Rentals at Park Office : Jon Boats, Kayaks, Aqua Cycles, Canoes


Photos

Upcoming Events at F.D. Roosevelt State Park

Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, Jun 25, 2022 at 8:00am
F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Read More »

Archery

Saturday, Jun 25, 2022 at 9:00am
F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Read More »

Mammal Station and Track Casting

Saturday, Jun 25, 2022 at 10:30am
F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Read More »

Salamander Meander

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022 at 5:00pm
F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Read More »

Frog Chorus Campfire

Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 8:30pm
F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Read More »

Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, Jul 2, 2022 at 8:00am
F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Read More »

Red, White and Blue Cool Pool Splash

Saturday, Jul 2, 2022 at 4:00pm
F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Read More »