F. D. Roosevelt State Park

F. D. Roosevelt State Park, Pine Mountain: Hours, Address, F. D. Roosevelt State Park Reviews: 4.5/5

F. D. Roosevelt State Park
4.5
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Site of Dowdell's Knob, President Franklin Roosevelt's favorite picnic spot where he hosted family barbecues.
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beccabunny59
Macon, GA136 contributions
Family
This review is for FDR #115. Although small, this site has a commanding view of beautiful Lake Delanor. The state park allows 2 tents per site, and we couldn’t have fit 3 anyway. There was just enough room for our Tahoe in the parking area next to the tent pad. Our family enjoyed fishing, walking through the park, and visiting Dowdell’s Knob. We cooked all our meals on our grill and Coleman stove. The picnic table is large and is positioned on a new balcony area, apparently just renovated. The bathhouses are very nice and having a hot shower while camping is really fantastic. Almost every site was occupied during the weekend we were visiting and save a few loud campers on Saturday night, likely off the grid at one of the primitive sites, the main campground was absolutely quiet after 10:00 PM. Some Canadian geese and turtles visited us. The lake itself is stocked with bass and bluegill but no one was really biting. Lovely to sip on your coffee and watch the fog lift off the lake. This state park is a treasure. We loved it and hope to return someday.
Written March 27, 2022
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Samantha L
Lady Lake, FL55 contributions
We booked Cottage 19 at the park. We were arriving after the office closed so I called and they made arrangements to leave the key and code for the gate. Our cabin was overlooking the campground below. We bbq'd every night and made a fire in the fire ring-roasted marshmallows. It was like camping with all the conveniences of home. The cottage had a full kitchen with dishes, pots, pans...two bedrooms with two beds each. Lots of pillows, lots of towels. The living room had a fireplace and directv. We walked the trail throughout the camp, the lake is lovely. We then hiked the Pine Mountain Trail to the white cascade. Fortunately I had seen online that the parking was at the tv tower. It was approximately a 4 mile hike, roundtrip. If it looped around, I don't know. We came back the way we went. It was a nice hike-walking over the river, climbing over some rocks...beautiful hike. Last time we were here, we tent camped and it was nice. This was a wonderful stay!
Written November 6, 2021
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Margaret A
Houston, TX31 contributions
The museum about President Roosevelt was very well done and showed a part of his life that is not well known. The house and outbuildings have been well maintained and were very beautifully presented. The guides were friendly and helpful answering questions, also.
Written April 26, 2021
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Hay
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Couples
They need to update their hours so it’s accurate. It closed Mon-Tue and open till 5:45 the rest of the week even though they say 6pm on their website. Dirty, crowded and misleading hours make it hard to swim after you payed the expensive membership fee.
Written June 19, 2022
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Jeffery M
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Nasty, Kids running the place could care less what was going on in the pool, should be a law against babys in dipers in a public pool. it unsanitary. you know how when they get full of liquid the start coming apart and stuff was floating out of it. just all in the water. told one of the employees up top, but they never asked them to get the baby out, we stayed down on the deep end.
Written May 28, 2022
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Diane B
North Canton, OH2,071 contributions
Family
This is Georgia’s largest State Park. But it is a little confusing if you are visiting for the first time because there are several entrances.
The Pine Mountain Trail is so long that you can drive about 25 minutes from western trailhead to eastern trailhead. We found the trail maps a little confusing to understand.
There is an office/gift shop at an overlook. A park employee gave a snake presentation while we were there.
A campground and 21 cottages are on the premises as well as a swimming pool.
Written November 9, 2020
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VillagerRick
The Villages, FL839 contributions
Couples
This is a large Campground >100 sites with everything from primitive spots to full hookup. The mostly level gravel sites are off narrow asphalt access roads. We chose a full hookup site - it was mostly level with modern utilities that functioned properly. We did not try for OTA stations, and the heavily treed park will limit what satellite access is available, the Verizon cell service is good. Know that you check in at the Visitor Center at the top of the hill and then go to your site.
Written May 3, 2022
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Anthony P
Charleston, SC2,267 contributions
This beautiful park, much of which was owned at one time by no other than FDR during the war years, is crisscrossed with incredible natural landmarks, stunning vistas, creeks and waterfalls. We came here for one reason - the Pine Mountain Trail, which we did - and it was everything we had hoped for

The trails are very well marked, periodically spotted with camping sites. These camping sites often come with their own perks - nearby water source, historical ruins, vistas. The trails were all very well maintained, apparently by a cadre of dedicated volunteers.

This place really had it all. You walked up the mountain to a stunning view on a well maintained trail, through pines that had been planted on FDR's orders, !
past waterfalls and creeks with cool and very clean water. It was pretty awesome

Highly recommend!
Written September 7, 2020
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wandis2020
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Pleased to find a very helpful admin person at the visitor's center to provide directions to the pool and the LongLeaf Trailhead, even though the VC was not officially open.

LongLeaf trailhead from the pool is not obvious, but findable. There are six road crossing on this loop, so there's always a place to bail out nearby. There are a couple of confusing switchbacks when heading clockwise on the loop, so pay attention to your map. All other trail crossings are well-marked.

The trail is extremely quiet compared to the much busier Wolf Den. Recommended if you'd prefer an easy, close-to-the road solo hike as the Wolf Den plunges you deeper into the forest.
Written September 22, 2020
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Jennifer
Valrico, FL27 contributions
Family
Stayed in a cottage in the park and wanted to move in permanently! The view was beautiful you have the lake, trees and plenty of birds to take in. Proximity to the Pine Mountain Trail was perfect. Will definitely be back to conquer more of the trail.
Written June 1, 2020
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