With over 9,000-acres of pure Georgian land, there's a lot to explore at the F.D. Roosevelt Park. The largest state park in Georgia has it all! From camping and picnicking, to plenty of trails, you and your canine pal are sure to find the adventure you seek here!
Named after the past president, F.D. Roosevelt State Park commemorates the place he loved by sharing it with all of us. Hikers will enjoy the 42 miles of trails that weave throughout the park. Visit the overlook that was a favorite spot of President Roosevelt's to ponder life and the world with your furry bestie by your side on the Dowdell’s Knob Trail. Or head along the Mountain Creek Trail to follow the creek through a pine forest. Not only is your dog welcome to explore the trails with you, but you two can even join the Tails on Trails Club which rewards frequent hikers with t-shirts and bandanas.
For daytrippers, you'll find picnic shelters and tables scattered throughout for a rest or a meal. Two lakes offer fishing, or you can take out a boat, kayak or canoe. For the humans-only, the park also offers a swimming pool, gift shop, and a playground for the little two-leggeds in your pack.
True adventurers love the camping here, which comes in many varieties. With primitive campsites, and those with electricity and water hookups, you can plan a pawfect night under the stars with your pooch. Tents and RVs are welcome, and there are even a couple cottages that allow dogs, just be sure to make a reservation ahead of time.
When exploring this nature haven with your pup, be sure to keep them on a 6 foot leash at all times. Always have clean-up bags with you, and leave nothing behind. Your dog should be wearing current license tags, and be up to date on their vaccinations. And while you can find areas with water, have some bottles on hand to refill. To access the park, you'll need a ParkPass. While a daily pass is only $5, if you plan on coming back for more, you may want to invest in an annual pass for $50.
Give your dog something to bark about, and plan a visit to the F.D. Roosevelt State Park!