This Labor Day weekend, head over to Georgia’s largest state park – F.D. Roosevelt State Park!
The park is named for former U.S. President Roosevelt, who often visited nearby Warm Springs. The president also picnicked at Dowdell’s Knob, and a life-size sculpture of Roosevelt now welcomes hikers to the overlook. This 9,049-acre haven includes the 23-mile Pine Mountain Trail, which offers sweeping views of the valley. One of Georgia’s longest and most scenic hiking trails, it leads past mossy rock outcroppings, waterfalls, and stands of longleaf pine.
Rich history surrounds this beautiful park: the Civilian Conservation Corps built several park amenities during the Great Depression, including the Liberty Bell Swimming Pool. The bell-shaped pool is also the site of the upcoming Labor Day weekend’s fun activities!
On Saturday, September 3rd, the park is hosting a pool party – complete with fun activities like corn hole, volleyball, contests, and prizes! There’s also going to be a poolside DJ!
Things to do:
|First time camper program|
|Hiking and backpacking|
|Kayak and canoe rental|
For more information on Georgia’s largest state park, click here!
For more on the Cool Pool Summer Splash Celebration, head here!