FDR State Park - Georgia's largest state park
Combine outdoor activities and history at the same time. Fishing and boating, short and long nature/hiking trails, multiple picnic areas and primitive to luxurious camping facilities await you at this beautiful 9,047-acre state park located just minutes from Warm Springs. There are nearly 40 miles of hiking trails at FDR State Park, including the popular 23-mile Pine Mountain Trail - all are user friendly and offer great opportunities to experience the natural beauty of this mountain area, including unusual rock outcroppings, spectacular waterfalls and breathtaking views. Roosevelt State Park is Georgia's largest state park and boasts one of the best hiking trails in the Southeast. Roosevelt's Civilian Conservation Corps built many of the park's facilities. In 1924, FDR came to this part of Georgia to swim in naturally warm springs that offered relief from polio. Today, nearby Roosevelt’s Little White House State Historic Site invites visitors to see his modest home, a museum and the pools that first drew him here. Open daily, year-round from 7 am to 10 pm. For additional information call the State Park office at 706-663-4858 or 1-800-864-7275 or Georgia FDR Roosevelt State Park web site.
Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation - A medical and vocational facility providing services for people with many types of disabilities.
From a unique beginning as the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation, a hospital for polio patients founded by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1927, the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation is an internationally recognized comprehensive medical and vocational rehabilitation facility, providing services for people with many different types of disabilities. The campus quadrangle including historic Georgia Hall is on the National Register of Historic Places. In addition, Roosevelt Institute offers conference, camping and recreational facilities, including a golf course, indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, and bowling alley. Tours are available. For additional information call 706-655-5000 .
The Little White House
Roosevelt was so enchanted with Warm Springs that he built the only home he ever owned here - a modest, six room cottage called the Little White House which served as a relaxing, comfortable haven for him during his regular visits to Warm Springs. It was here he is believed to have developed his New Deal policies that would affect the entire nation, here where he relaxed and socialized and here where he died on April 12, 1945 while posing for the "Unfinished Portrait".
We invite you to visit the Little White House and glimpse into the life of our late president. The house is as it was the day he died. See the Memorial Fountain, the Walk of the States, the Museum, a film in the auditorium, two of Roosevelt's classic cars and the original bump gate that opened with an automobile bumper. Open daily from 9:00 am until 4:45 pm except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Located 1/4 mile south of the town of Warm Springs. Admission fee charged. For more information, call 706-655-5870.