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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
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Site of Dowdell's Knob, President Franklin Roosevelt's favorite picnic spot...

Site of Dowdell's Knob, President Franklin Roosevelt's favorite picnic spot where he hosted family barbecues.

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Family-friendly park

The ranger-led walks and the scavenger hunt were great fun. We enjoyed star gazing at the amphitheater next to the the park office. We rented a paddle boat for 1 hour in the lake... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Birmingham, Alabama
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2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice park, check in office staff were lazy and rude. Been here many times. Love the park the country store and RV sites. Really disappointed in the treatment in the check in office Maddy and the older lady with shoulder length hair were rude and lazy, to us and the people in front of us as well. We will go... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ranger-led walks and the scavenger hunt were great fun. We enjoyed star gazing at the amphitheater next to the the park office. We rented a paddle boat for 1 hour in the lake. The Liberty Bell Pool is a large, stone, clean, historic pool very family friendly with discounted rates during the week.

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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Large park with lots of picnic tables for a nice picnic. Camping would be a lot of fun with tent, camper, or one of the cabins.

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Cudahy WI
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300 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Our first mistake was following our GPS directions to the park — which took us on the road behind the park — which has an entrance, but an unsigned entrance — so we drove right past the place. Also — the park offices are technically across the road from the park so campers check-in with a 40’ RV and a... More 

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gaweekendwarrior
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We came to hike and geocache around the park. We found a lot of geocaches with great treasures in them. The trails are marked well and in good condition.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We stayed at the FDR campground the second weekend of April. This was the tail end of spring break so the campground was still full. We had mixed feelings about this campground compared to others we have visited (keep in mind we camp at least 12 times a year). When you first arrive, you have to go up a steep... More 

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Springfield, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Noting to shout about. Beautiful overlooks but nothing to shout about. We were not impressed! The best view was Dowdell Knob. Picture below...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

There is a life size statue of FDR seated on a CARSEAT which his secret service men would set up for him to sit, enjoy the view and ponder solutions to problems facing the country during his presidency. You will also see the stone grill built for FDR because he liked to have cookouts at this site...where the food was... More 

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manchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Loved the museum at this state park! Saw FRD's old cars equipped with hand controls so he could drive, a unique collection of canes, a wheelchair he made from an old kitchen chair small enough to get from room to room in his vacation home, and an unfinished portrait the day he died. The Little White House, his vacation home,... More 

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Columbus, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

FDR State Park has always been a favorite. The Pine Mountain Trail is worth every step. It is however a bit noisy at times, there is a great deal of air traffic mostly small aircraft but unavoidable in Georgia. They could use a litter pick up as well.

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