F.D. Roosevelt State Park is located in Pine Mountain, Georgia. It is the largest of Georgia’s state parks. As is much of this area, FDR is deeply connected to President Franklin D. Roosevelt who was stricken with polio in 1921. He loved this area immensely and established his Little White House in Warm Springs. Several of the structures in the park were built by Roosevelt’s Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the Great Depression. One of those structures is the Liberty Bell Pool. This is a truly unique pool built of stone and fed by a natural spring. Near King’s Gap is Dowdell’s Knob which was one of President Roosevelt’s favorite picnic spots. He even had his own personal stone grill built there for these special outings. There are many trails located within this large park….the largest being Pine Mountain Trail which is 23 miles.
We were asked by one of our readers to post pictures showing actual campsites for anyone thinking about visiting this park. I will do just that. This campground is divided into sections. The main sections of the campground are located in front of and around Lake Delanor. There are 140 sites all have water and electric with a few having 50 amp. service.
There are five bathhouses of which two are rather new. There are several sights sufficient in size for 40’ rigs, and others for just tenters. There are plenty of sights that can handle anything in between the afore mentioned. For more on FDR State Park go to our blog archive for September 24, 2007.
I was asked by one of our readers to post the recipe for the Taco Soup that I make. I got this recipe from the RV-Dreams Family Favorites cookbook. If you have this cookbook the recipe is on page 29. If you don’t have this cookbook I understand Howard and Linda still have some they will sell. You can contact them at www.rv-dreams.com.
Taco Soup - recipe of - Linda Payne
- 1 1/2 lb. ground beef
- 1 (14 oz.) can diced tomatoes
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 (4 oz) can green chilies, chopped
- 1 can kidney beans, undrained
- 1 pkg. Ranch salad dressing mix
- 1 can chili beans, undrained
- 1 pkg. taco seasoning
- 1 can whole kernel corn, undrained
- 1 ½ c. water
- 1 can Ro-Tel tomatoes, undrained
- salt & pepper to taste
- Brown ground beef and pour off grease. Add onion and sauté until tender. Combine all
- Ingredients in a slow cooker and cook for at least 4 hours. Suggested to serve with Fritos or Tortilla chips. Makes 12 cups.
Note: This can also be made on the stove top. Cook on stove top for at least 2 hours.
I usually get three quart size freezer containers each time I make this soup. I like to keep some on hand for travel days. Quick and easy!!
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