I have always wanted to visit the FDR State Park and see Dowdell's Knob. Dowdells Knob was a favorite get away for Franklin Roosevelt and once you get there you will understand why! I was so impressed that I created a video on Youtube highlighted Dowdell's Knob. Check it our on Youtube at "thewrightsights" if you would like to see it before you go. We love our time at the FDR State Park and Dowdell's Knob!
Took a little trip to Wild Animal Safari in Spine Mountain Ga and had to take in the beautiful views of the Dowdell Knob which is situated in the middle of FDR State Park There are beautiful hiking trails that run along the ridge of the FDR State Park know as the Pine Ridge Trail , excellent for hikers that don’t want a too strenuous journey but can still afford a lovely views of the valleys below ! Don’t overlook this wonderful hidden jewel of a a hiking and camping destination!
Nice place to camp, some sites are a little rough in campground 6 (best for tent camping) but most others are very level. This place has a pretty lake with paddle boat/ Kayak rentals. A nice in campground trading post for your camping and hiking needs. Some really nice trails encompass the campground and lead to some nice waterfall.
We camped here in a 34' fifth wheel. We had a wonderful lake view and probably the most private site in the campground, or so we thought. Since we had such a prime lake site, everyone else wanted to be on the site with us. It was constant foot traffic through our site. We even had one guy ask if he could bring his dogs over and throw sticks in the water for them to retrieve. We quickly declined his request since we had our small dog with us and we didn't want to hear the constant barking, plus the rules say no dogs off leash. Then there was the couple who decided to come onto our site to make their vacation videos while their child entertained himself by throwing rocks at our truck. Not to mention the Boy Scouts who made themselves at home and trampled right next to our picnic table and fire pit so they could fish in front of our camper. Now none of these people, other than the dog owner, even acknowledged we were on the campsite! I could go on and on because the invasion lasted all weekend. It's a shame fellow campers have become so rude. It used to be that you did not enter someone's campsite without an invitation and the space in front of your camper was for your enjoyment, not for everybody else. The rangers really need to set some boundaries at this campground. The sites are extremely tight and there needs to be some order, especially when the campground is full, as it was that weekend. Otherwise, the park is very pretty and hiking trails were well maintained. There are some bad drop offs on the campground roads that could do some serious damage if you let a tire slip off the side. Plus we had a few electrical problems due to the age of the breakers. Not sure if we will stay here again. Maybe during the week, but definitely not on a weekend.…
We have been camping at FDR State Park for many years! The campsites are spacious with lots of trees. In the last few years they have remodeled most of their bathhouses. The new ones are very clean. The lake is more like a pond, but it is also nice. Their are a few 50 amp sites, mostly 30 amp. They could update the roads leading to the sites. They are paved, but in need of repair due to errosion. The greatest thing, is that Callaway Gardens is so close. There is also Wild Safari Aventure. That place is great also.....if you like animals......great fun for the kids and adults! I would highly recommend FDR State Park!