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Pioneer Camping

The Basics:
Event Type:Camping
Event Location: F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Sep 30 2005  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Sep 26 2005 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Phil 'Foz' Parkerson
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:14
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 15 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Easy to Moderate

With cooler days and a nip in the evening air, it is the perfect time and place for some good ole pioneer camping (a.k.a. car camping).

Located near Callaway Gardens and the town of Warm Springs, Georgias largest state park is deeply rooted in the historical era of the four-time President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

With the camping season coming to a close (only one more pioneer camping trip left), I thought it would be nice to visit this beautiful park only an hour from Atlanta.

It will be tradition pioneer camping this time. We will arrive Friday night, setup camp, cook our evening meal and relax around the fire. Saturday, it is breakfast, a hike to Dowdells Knob (Roosevelts favorite spot) for a picnic lunch with the rest of the afternoon on your own. Later, we will again cook and relax by the fire. Sunday, it is breakfast and pack for home.

For those interested, Saturday afternoon in Gay, Georgia (25 miles from the park) is the Cotton Pickin Fair. The Fair is 8am - 6pm and is $5 admission. The Fair is a S.E. Tourism Top 20 Event and includes lots of handcrafted works, art, antiques and of course, food.

Required Items to Bring:
Sleeping bag & pad
Warm clothes for the evenings
Camp chair
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Bug spray
Camelback & plenty of water
Good hiking shoes
Kooler with choice of beverages

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Pine Mountain, GA., 31822, 706.663.4858 8:00pm at pioneer camping at FD Roosevelt State Park 85 South to Exit 21, 185 South to Exit 42, left onto Hwy 27, continue thru Pine Mountain, turn left onto Hwy 354, turn right onto Hwy 190 to the park entrance.


Are Dogs Permitted? Yes. Owner is reponsible for feeding and watering. Owner is also responsible for dogs behavior. If the dog can not be controlled, trip leader may ask the dog to be removed from the trip.

Will this event occur rain or shine? Yes, but not if heavy thunderstorms are forecast.

NOTE: Please be considerate of others. If you sign-up and cannot attend, please e-mail the trip leader, so others that may be on a waiting list may attend.

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Cost Includes:$30 includes all meals and camping.
$3.00 state park parking fee payable at checkin.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.