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F. D. Roosevelt State Park, Warm Springs

(4.6/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
F.D. Roosevelt State Park is a 9,049 acre (35.91 kmĀ²) Georgia state park located near Pine Mountain and Warm Springs. The park is named for former U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who sought a treatment for his paralytic illness in nearby Warm Springs at the Little White House. The western portion of the park, formerly named Pine Mountain State Park, was named a National Historic Landmark in 1997. F.D. Roosevelt State Park is Georgia's largest state park.Several structures in the park were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the Great Depression, including a stone swimming pool and Roosevelt's favorite picnic spot at Dowdell's Knob, overlooking the valley below. President Roosevelt would take polio patients suffering from depression along on picnics at Dowdell's Knob.HistoryThe region containing the modern-day park was inhabited by the Creek Nation until ceded under the Treaties of 1825 and 1826, which granted the territories between the Flint and Chattahoochee rivers to the State of Georgia. An influx of settlers established the town of Kings Gap, named after King's Trading Post located near the modern-day Liberty Bell Pool. The town eventually vanished by the 20th century.
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  • This is an awesome state park in a beautiful part of Georgia. In addition to camping there are cabins to rent. Activities include swimming, horseback riding and hiking on more than twenty miles of tra...  more »
  • We took a trip just the two of us and explored local sites and trails. We loved the facilities and the people were great to deal with!  more »
  • We found cottage number 6 just perfect for our needs during a long weekend visit to the area. It was clean,comfortable centrally located. The kitchen was fully stocked except for paper towels. The bat...  more »
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  • We stayed in cottage 7 with our family and had a great time. The cabin was well stocked and clean. The park has a lot of fun things for families to do and we all enjoyed fishing in the lake and hiking the trails. Always a great getaway from the city.
  • Tick city! Not much privacy. Bathrooms are really clean and staff is very friendly! Update: After inspection 4 total on myself and 3 on the other camper. My puppy is covered in ticks. 15 so far and counting.
  • We thoroughly enjoyed camping here several times. The park is beautiful. Enjoyed the nearby attractions of the Little White House, Warm Springs Facility, and Callaway Gardens. Great place for family camping.
  • This is probably the worst state park I've ever been to. The way the assign camps is ridiculously stupid. Beware if you think you're good by making a reservation, just because you reserve doesn't mean you'll even be able to camp. They don't hold anything for you unless you are a boy scout troop
  • One of my favorite state parks. There is plenty to do for the outdoors person. We love to hike, bike, camp, and canoe here. There is also plenty of history to learn about it in the area.