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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Suwanee, Georgia
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Suwanee, Georgia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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288 reviews 288 reviews
85 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

saw where FDR loved to sit and think saw the CCC and the CCC arch that FDR told where to lay the stones which is a free standing arch and is still in use today a must see State Park

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Weeki Wachee, Florida
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50 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We went to Pine Mountain to see the fall foliage and rode through FDR State Park. Very nice colors and beautiful views. If you like hiking this is a really nice place to hike and enjoy the fall leaves. This week they should be peaking.

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We enjoyed stopping at several look-out spots to enjoy the view of the valleys below. My favorite spot was the barbeque pit where FDR frequented and sitting next to his bronze statue on the park bench.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Waterfalls, views, well-maintained state park with 25+ miles of hiking trails. Pick up a trail map at the State Lodging facility and plan your route. Overnight campsites and lodging available for longer stays. Be sure to take your camera along for some beautiful views! Enjoy!!

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