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F. D. Roosevelt State Park, Warm Springs

(4.6/5 based on 380+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • Dowdell's Knob is beautiful. You can look out and see the same view that FDR had as he contemplated decisions that shape the world. The hike is moderate, and my only complaint is that the trail was no...  more »
  • Wonderful place to visit to enjoy the scenic views and see history made by FDR. Sights and views are amazing and the time spent touring the area very calming.  more »
  • After a long week, we were looking forward to a retreat from the real world. We drove through the hills to get the campsite. The drive is breathtaking. The campsites are first come first serve. It is ...  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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Great campground! Our camp hosts were extremely kind. Thank you Rich! Loved the hiking!
  • 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