Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park

Foot bridge at FDR State Park

On the way up on 27 south of Columbus, a big, shiny red motorcycle pulled up and yelled something and pointed at the trailer.  Afraid something was wrong, we rolled down the window.

Stream flowing into and through an old hollowed out stump

“Did you wax that trailer?” He called.

“Yes,” Ron replied.

The biker gave us a thumbs up and a huge smile, then sped off.

It makes me feel so good when people comment on the Poliglow.  My favorite so far was when the guy at Cotton Hill asked me if my 2005 Casita was a new trailer!

The Casita at FDR State Park

We are only two hours from home tonight.  When I bought a Friends of Georgia State Parks membership, I got a coupon for one free night’s camping.  So we decided to enjoy our freebie at FDR instead of going home.

I love this park.  It’s an old park.  We don’t see many big rigs here.  It just has water and electric — no sewer.  And some of the sites would be difficult for a big rig to get into.  So it’s mostly moderate sized

Tent campers

RVs, along with a few popups, a hybrid or two, and tents.  Maybe it’s just my perception, but this group seems to be friendlier campers than the big rig crowd.

There are a tremendous amount of things to do and see in this area.  There’s Calloway Gardens, FDR’s Little White House, Warm Springs, the Pine Mountain tourist area, and 24 miles of hiking trails.  The brochure says that some of the trails have panoramic views from Pine Mountain along with several small waterfalls.

Sunny looks like we feel this evening!

The last time Ron and I hiked here, we got lost and had a LONG road walk back.

This trip, we have both come down with a stomach bug, so don’t have energy to do anything but relax and just enjoy being here in these peaceful, rustic surroundings.

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6 Comments

  1. Sorry about your belly aches but Sunny looks pretty happy. The Little White House is one of my favorite historic stops.

  2. Emily

     /  May 23, 2012

    Oh Calloway Gardens – just beautiful in the Spring. The butterfly garden was fascinating.

    • When we go I want to call ahead and make sure we will be there at the right time to see them!

  3. Judy from Travels with Emma, was just at those places. Beautiful.
    Sorry you aren’t feeling all that well.
    I have to agree with you on folks in smaller Rv’s and tents are friendlier.

    • Judy, I checked your blog. Loved your photos and account of your visit.

      We were at Whitetail Ridge a a couple of years ago and have stayed at R. Shaeffer Heard a couple of times. Haven’t made it to Holiday yet.

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