F.D. Roosevelt State Park, Pine Mountain, GA
2970 GA Hwy 190
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Reserve: (800) 864-7275
RATES: $5 entry fee or yearly pass
Camping $25 - $28
Cottages $90 - $135
CHECK IN/OUT:Check in at 1pm/Check out at 11am
ACCESS: Office 8 am-5 pm
Park: 7 am - 10 pm
MAPS: Yes at Trading Post
SITES: 109 sites, 16 backcountry sites and 21 cottages
PULL THRUS: Yes
PICNIC SHELTERS: Yes
SITE SURFACE: Gravel
HOOK-UPS: Water; 30/50 amp
DUMP STATION: Yes
SHADE TREES: Yes
BOAT RAMP: No
FEATURES: Small Lake and can rent flat bottom boats.
40 miles of hiking trails
20 miles of Horseback Riding trails.
RANKING: 8 due to no wifi or cable
PET FRIENDLY: Yes
NOTES: No cell reception due to park being down in a valley
Pine Mountain Wild Animal Pk
Roosevelt's Little White House State Historic Site
This park is Georgia's largest state park covering 9,049 acres and a haven for hiker's and backpacker's. There are more than 40 miles of trails, including the popular 23-mile Pine Mountain Trail. Visitors are surprised to find rolling mountains just 80 miles from Atlanta. Pine Mountain is on the southern-most edge of the Appalachian Mountain range.
Several structures within the park were built by Roosevelt's Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Above Kings Gap is Dowdell's Knob, Roosevelt's favorite picnic spot. A life-size sculpture of President Roosevelt welcomes visitors to the overlook.
We camped here in July, 2013 and found the sites were very shady and most of them are pull-throughs. There are just a few on the lake but several have lake views. The camp was clean and well-kept with friendly camp hosts to give a helping hand if needed.
The front entrance to the park is on Hwy 190 to check in and then 2 miles to the campsites. There is also a back entrance on Hwy 354 just past the #5 camping area. Camping areas #1 and #2 face Lake Delanor. The cottages also face Lake Delanor and are very secluded in the woods.
We camped in section 5 away from the lake and a little less crowded. It seemed to be the quiet side of the park. We enjoyed riding our bikes around the park and hiking the Mountain Creek Trail. Unfortunately it rained all five days but we still had fun camping and meeting other campers.
We made a day trip to Callaway Gardens to bike ride and enjoy the park. Callaway Gardens is only 4 miles from FDR Park. Warm springs is also close by for visiting The Little White House or shop in the small town.
FDR State Park is one of 5 state parks in Georgia that have horse trails. Guided trail rides are available for the whole family or feel free to bring your own horses and enjoy the trails. Primitive overnight horse camping and stall rentals are also available. For a minimal fee and current coggins you can enjoy riding the trails all day.
DIRECTIONS : Located 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.
FDR State Park Google Map
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