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F. D. Roosevelt State Park

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Address: F.D. Roosevelt State Park, Warm Springs, GA 31822
Phone Number: 706-663-4858
Activities: Hiking
Description: Site of Dowdell's Knob, President Franklin Roosevelt's favorite picnic...
Site of Dowdell's Knob, President Franklin Roosevelt's favorite picnic spot where he hosted family barbecues.
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Great, relaxing trip close to home

We are a family of 5 with 2 tents (an 8x8 and 8x10). We originally booked a 15ft site hoping to get a better chance at being on the water. When we arrived, we realized both tents... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Leesburg, Georgia
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Leesburg, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We are a family of 5 with 2 tents (an 8x8 and 8x10). We originally booked a 15ft site hoping to get a better chance at being on the water. When we arrived, we realized both tents would not fit on those sites comfortably and upgraded to site 103, which is on the water and 25ft. It is also a... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Mountain trails for hiking. Well maintained state park. Scenery was breathtaking. Quiet and peaceful. No "rat race" here.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We purchased the children's map for $2.50 to follow a simple trail - only to find out on the trail the signs are very confusing. We got on the trail at Dow bow and followed it past the airplane crash site -past the elephant rock only to come upon marker 14...still can't figure out how... Yes the trail is marked... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We rented a cottage(dog friendly) for a couple of nights last week. The cottage was very spacious and well equipped. There is no TV which I see as a bonus but some may not. There are 22 cottages and over 1/2 of them are being totally renovated. This park is very well situated between the Little White House attraction and... More 

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Suwanee, Georgia
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29 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We rode into this on Saturday when we left the Little White House and were going to the Warm Springs Historical Swimming Pool where FDR swam. There is a nice size lake and seems to be a lot of trails. Looks like they have probably camp during the summer. Seems to be a part of the Polio Rehabilitation center that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Only one complaint. I have never had to buy a parking pass on top of site fees. The staff we're welcoming and very friendly.

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Dacula, Georgia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We were going to attempt a first cold weather camping trip on a whim after Christmas. I booked a campsite for two nights at the park 5 days before leaving. Of course everything went wrong in those 5 days so by the time we made it to F. D. Roosevelt to check in we'd missed a night already and the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

If you drive between Warm Springs and Callaway Gardens you can take the road thru FDR State Park. It is a nice drive and has beautiful views of the area.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We made it a family tradition to visit the park each year the first week of November. It is really beautiful there. We always stopped at Dowdell's knob, one of FDR's favorite places and set up the tripod and take family photos with the valley behind us. The view is spectacular. It's really peaceful and we have seen a lot... More 

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Louisiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

this place was peaceful, lts a nice area to walk, the movie is informative, medical scooters available on first come basis, the people were very helpful to answer questions

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