1207 Highway 19 North
Thomaston, GA 30286
Phone: (706) 648-2900
Fax: (706) 648-2900
A short 50-mile (80-kilometer) trip heading south from Atlanta will bring you to one of Georgia's most peaceful state parks. Sprewell Bluff Park is located on Highway 74, about ten miles (16 kilometers) west of the small village of Thomaston. The enormous park features ten picnic sites, a scenic lake that allows private crafts, hiking trails, and several streams. Fishing is permitted in the park's lake and streams in season. It opens daily at 7a.
Roosevelt came to this town after learning of the healing springs that promised to ease the painful symptoms of his polio-induced paralysis. In honor of the extensive period of time he spent here during his presidency, the state of Georgia dedicated 10,000 acres (4050 hectares) of natural woodlands in his name. The park features rental cabins, camping facilities and a swimming pool cut from mountain stone. The lakes encompassed by the park offer many outlets for fishing, boating, and other water sports.