15 Sept 2018
Just a few miles from Pine Mountain is the town of Warm Springs, GA. It is best known for the Georgia home of FDR just a short drive from town. FDR first came here when he was Governor of New York for polio treatments. The hot springs were thought to help with this condition. He liked the area so much that he built a home nearby called the Little Whitehouse. He was a great benefactor to the town and was very popular here. His last visit was in April of 1945, when he fell ill and died at the Little White House. We visited this park a few years ago and it is a real historic gem.
Today Warm Springs is a tourist town attracting many visitors each year. It does not take long to see that FDR is not forgotten.
F D Roosevelt State Park is known for its scenic drives, trails and backpacking opportunities. It also has a road side stop that was said to be President Roosevelts favorite viewing point, Dowdell’s Knob. It was indeed a beautiful drive.