F. D. Roosevelt State Park; Pine Mountain
In addition to being Georgia's largest state park and offering a wealth of outdoor activities, visitors can see many structures and trails that built by Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression and the park named in honor of Franklin D. Roosevelt. The trails of this Pine Mountain park stretch along twenty-three miles of mossy woods areas and waterfalls that provide both long and short hikes. Roosevelt often picnicked along Dowdell's Knob that overlooks views of the valley.
Backstory and Context
The Roosevelt Lodge located at this state park was also built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during Roosevelt's administration. The central office and lodge offers information and registers overnight guests. place. Most of the cabins are either located at the top of the mountain or down near the lake shore. The campground offers 140 campsites including a bathhouse with showers and bathrooms.
The state of Georgia dedicated a bronze statue of FDR on April 12, 2007, the 62nd anniversary of Roosevelt's death. The statue was placed on Dowdell's Knob and features Roosevelt sitting in his removable Ford Phaeton seat with his leg braces on.