Events

August

September

Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival

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Soar into September at the 18th annual Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival. The weekend kicks off with the extraordinary Friday Night Balloon Glow and continues all weekend long. Watch beautiful balloons in flight or hop in a basket for your own tethered balloon ride. Saturday is filled with family-friendly events, including live music, beach activities, a Kids Zone and much more. There's something for everyone with a classic car show, disc dog demonstrations, a pyrotechnic skydiving demonstration, as well as a 5K Race and Triathlon event. If you're a photography buff, you can sign up for the hands-on "Mastering Night Photography" course. Plus, you'll find drink specials and sports on the televisions at the Beach Bar. Cap off the weekend with a final balloon glow Sunday night on Robin Lake Beach. With this exciting line-up of events, surrounded by the natural beauty of Callaway Gardens, there's no better way to say "farewell" to Summer 2016.

Please note that hot air ballooning is 100% dependent on calm winds and good weather. Balloon flights and tethered rides typically take place one hour after sunrise and two hours before sunset.  Pilots will do their best to make flights and rides available while maintaining safety as our first priority.

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Details

Location
17800 US Highway 27 Pine Mountain GA 31822
Get directions
Phone
1.800.852.3810
Website
Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival

5K & 1 Mile Red Fox Fun Run

7:00 AM Sign In

Run like a fox on this campground course. All ages welcome. Prizes. Register at park office or online at gastateparks.org/fdroosevelt.

Boathouse in campground

Program topics, times, and location are subject to change or be cancelled if there is a special event or inclement weather.  

Details

Admission
Early individual registration w/t-shirt, $25; With no t-shirt $10. Group Registration (6 or more) w /T-shirt $15. Sign up and pay by Aug 25 for shirt; $5 State Parking Pass fee per vehicle applies.
Location
2970 GA Hwy 190 Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Get directions
Phone
(706) 663-4858
Website
F. D. Roosevelt State Park

Cool Pool End of Summer Splash Party

11 AM - 6 PM

Come play and swim with us! Music, food, games, contests, and activities for the whole family. Local DJ poolside from 1-3 PM playing music for the entire family. Liberty Bell Pool Hwy 354.

Program topics, times, and location are subject to change or be cancelled if there is a special event or inclement weather.  

Details

Admission
Regular Pool admission.
$5 State Parking Pass fee per vehicle applies.
Location
2970 GA Hwy 190 Pine Mountain, GA 31822

Get directions
Phone
(706) 663-4858
Website
F. D. Roosevelt State Park

Eye Spy 20 - Camera Scavenger Hunt

Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM Sunday. Winners notified 4 PM by phone to pick up prize.

Program topics, times, and location are subject to change or be cancelled if there is a special event or inclement weather.  

Details

Admission
Free
$5 State Parking Pass fee per vehicle applies.
Location
2970 GA Hwy 190
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Get directions
Phone
(706) 663-4858
Website
F. D. Roosevelt State Park

Eye Spy 20 - Camera Scavenger Hunt

Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM Sunday. Winners notified 4 PM by phone to pick up prize.

Program topics, times, and location are subject to change or be cancelled if there is a special event or inclement weather.  

Details

Admission
Free
$5 State Parking Pass fee per vehicle applies.
Location
2970 GA Hwy 190
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Get directions
Phone
(706) 663-4858
Website
F. D. Roosevelt State Park

Harvest Moon Paddle

8:00 - 9:00 PM

Paddle Lake Delanor under a full moon with a staff guide. Geared towards adults or families with children ages 10 and up. Two persons per canoe/kayak unless single kayak. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Limited space. Meet at Boat House on Lake Delanor in the campground.

Program topics, times, and location are subject to change or be cancelled if there is a special event or inclement weather.  

Details

Admission
Must pre-register and pre-pay at the park office.
$10 per person includes lifejackets, paddles & boat.
$5 State Parking Pass fee per vehicle applies.
Location
2970 GA Hwy 190 Pine Mountain, GA 31822

Get directions
Phone
(706) 663-4858
Website
F. D. Roosevelt State Park

Survival Skills I

8:30 - 10:30 AM  

Meet survival instructor, Jimmy Culpepper, in the woods for a hands-on class. Learn about basic outdoor adventure prep, natural hazards, fire building, water purification and lost prevention. Geared towards adults or families with children ages 12 & up. Dress for the weather. Bring water. Meet at the wooden amphitheater in the campground across from the Group Shelter.

Program topics, times, and location are subject to change or be cancelled if there is a special event or inclement weather.  

Details

Admission
Must pre-register. $15 per person.
$5 State Parking Pass fee per vehicle applies.
Location
2970 GA Hwy 190 Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Get directions
Phone
(706) 663-4858
Website
F. D. Roosevelt State Park

Birdwalks with Dr. Birkhead

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Meet your guide at the Fishing Dock in the campground. Campground walk with our resident bird expert, Dr. Bill Birkhead. We provide checklists and loaner binoculars.

Program topics, times, and location are subject to change or be cancelled if there is a special event or inclement weather.  

Details

Admission
FREE
$5 State Parking Pass fee per vehicle applies.
Location
2970 GA Hwy 190 Pine Mountain, GA 31822

Get directions
Phone
(706) 663-4858
Website
F. D. Roosevelt State Park

Eye Spy 20 - Camera Scavenger Hunt

Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM Sunday. Winners notified 4 PM by phone to pick up prize.

Program topics, times, and location are subject to change or be cancelled if there is a special event or inclement weather.  

Details

Admission
Free
$5 State Parking Pass fee per vehicle applies.
Location
2970 GA Hwy 190
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Get directions
Phone
(706) 663-4858
Website
F. D. Roosevelt State Park

Eye Spy 20 - Camera Scavenger Hunt

Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM Sunday. Winners notified 4 PM by phone to pick up prize.

Program topics, times, and location are subject to change or be cancelled if there is a special event or inclement weather.  

Details

Admission
Free
$5 State Parking Pass fee per vehicle applies.
Location
2970 GA Hwy 190
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Get directions
Phone
(706) 663-4858
Website
F. D. Roosevelt State Park

Kid’s Fishing Rodeo

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Sign up for fishing and fun activities. Includes hotdog lunch, special gift, door prizes, bait. No outside bait. Bring one pole/kid; 3-fish limit.

Program topics, times, and location are subject to change or be cancelled if there is a special event or inclement weather.  

Details

Admission
Must pre-register. Limited space. $10 per child ages 4-12. One chaperone per child free.
$5 State Parking Pass fee per vehicle applies.
Location
2970 GA Hwy 190 Pine Mountain, GA 31822

Get directions
Phone
(706) 663-4858
Website
F. D. Roosevelt State Park

October

November

The Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens

A Callaway Gardens tradition on the first Saturday of every November, the Steeplechase features thoroughbreds racing through woodland surroundings, plus pony rides, a foxhound parade, a hat contest and much more. Steeplechase beneficiaries include the non-profit Ida Cason Callaway Foundation and its mission of environmental conservation, education and land stewardship.

Details

Location
17800 US Highway 27 Pine Mountain GA 31822
Get directions
Phone
1.800.852.3810
Website
The Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens

December