Georgia’s largest state park offers visitors many outdoor activities to enjoy and a chance to experience history. At 9,049 acres, F. D. Roosevelt State Park hosts more than 40 miles of trails that will take you through hardwood and pines, over creeks and past small waterfalls. President Franklin D. Roosevelt often picnicked at Dowdell’s Knob, an overlook along one of the trails. A life-size sculpture of the president now welcomes visitors to the overlook. Many park facilities were built by FDR’s Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression, including cottages and a Liberty Bell-shaped swimming pool.
A small lake is open to fishing and canoes and kayaks are available to rent. Privately operated stables offer guided horseback rides. There are also Ranger Programs which offer guided hikes, crafts and other activities. Guests staying overnight can rent a cabin or sleep under the stars at one of the many campsites. The campgrounds have a bathhouse with hot showers.
FDR State Park was also awarded one of the top 10 state parks in Georgia for Fall foliage.
⏰ HOURS: Park hours are 7 a.m.- 10 p.m.
💰 ADMISSION: $5 Daily ParkPass. You can also all buy an annual pass for $50.
📞 PHONE: 706-663-4858
- ⛺️ Camping
- 🚤 Boating
- 🛶 Canoe and Kayak Rental
- 🎣 Fishing
- 🐎 Horseback Riding
- 🧺 Picnicking