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F. D. Roosevelt State Park

F. D. Roosevelt State Park is located in west central Georgia, 80 miles (128 km) southwest of Atlanta. With more than 9,000 acres and 40 miles of trails, F. D. Roosevelt is Georgia’s largest state park. A statute of FDR stands at Dowdell’s Knob inside the park. FDR convalesced from polio near here, and his…read more »

F. D. Roosevelt State Park is located in west central Georgia, 80 miles (128 km) southwest of Atlanta. With more than 9,000 acres and 40 miles of trails, F. D. Roosevelt is Georgia’s largest state park. A statute of FDR stands at Dowdell’s Knob inside the park. FDR convalesced from polio near here, and his Civilian Conservation Corps program built many of the structures in the park, including the stone swimming pool. The park is open until 10 pm, but cottages and campsites are available for rental. A visitor to EarthSky describes their favorite spots: “There are three overlooks on that highway. One has a gate that closes at dusk. The other two are just off the road with no gate. Both have a very good view of the sky and unobstructed horizon.”

Deborah Byrd