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Description - Located on Pine Mountain, this 10,000-acre park is the largest state park in Georgia. F.D. Roosevelt State Park is deeply rooted in the historical era of four-time President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Seeking a place for treatment after he was stricken with polio in 1921, Roosevelt traveled to nearby Warm Springs and built his Little White House. Several structures within the park, including the mountain stone swimming pool, were built by Roosevelt's Civilian Conservation Corps during the Depression.

Visitors will find 140 tent, trailer, and RV campsites, 21 cottages, a family/group picnic shelter, many scenic picnic areas, two lakes, and a swimming pool. Enthusiastic hikers will enjoy the 23 mile Pine Mountain Trail and picnickers can hike to Dowdell's Knob, Roosevelt's favorite picnic spot.

Recreation - F.D. Roosevelt State Park offers hiking, camping. picnicking, backpacking, boating, fishing, swimming, and horseback riding to visitors. There are guided trail rides and overnight boarding for horses. Visitors will even find a Trading Post.

Climate - Georgia generally experiences mild, comfortable winters and warm to hot, humid summers. The area can offer a relatively warm escape for snow-free outdoor recreation during the winter months. Be prepared for occasional cold weather during the winter, especially at the higher elevations in northern Georgia.

Location - F.D. Roosevelt State Park is located in the Plains Region in western Georgia. The park is found just off I-185 near Callaway Gardens, west of Warm Springs on Ga. Route 190, or south of Pine Mountain off U.S. Hwy. 27.


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Report: Backpacking on the Pine Mountain Trail is great. There are 13 designated sites along the trail. The trail runs through old hardwoods, with cold springs and waterfalls. Unlike North Georgia, FDR is easy to get to, and a great to visit in that you can choose a long or short hike or backpacking trip. There are several loops, and shuttles are free. The trail is well marked and the map is plain and accurate. Jonathan Hall


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F.D. Roosevelt State Park, 2970 Georgia Highway 190 , Pine Mountain, GA, 31822, Phone: 706-663-4858

Additional Information:
Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites - There are 54 State Parks in Georgia, located throughout the state. The northern part of the state has the most parks with a high concentration along the coast as well.
Plains Region - This area is located at the western edge of Georgia along the Alabama state line and south to the Florida line. Columbus is the major city in the area. These areas include lakes and rivers as well as historic home sites.

Links:
Georgia State Parks - Official Agency Website
Pine Mountain Trail Association - A site dedicated to the construction, support and maintenance of the Pine Mountain Trail.

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