Fort Yargo State Park

Fort Yargo State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 770-867-3489

DECEMBER 5–7 CLOSURE: Fort Yargo State Park will be CLOSED to the public during the Quota Hunt on December 5th, 6th, and 7th, 2016. ALL day-use and overnight facilities including biking and hiking trails will be closed for this project. The park will reopen at 7 a.m. December 8, 2016. We apologize for any inconvenience and really appreciate your patience during this natural resource project.
LAKE NOTICE: The lake at Fort Yargo is currently drawn down. Thank you for your patience with us as we strive to maintain the natural beauty of the lake by cleaning around the lake’s edge and making needed repairs and upgrades in and around the lake. The lake should be back to full capacity before the spring season.

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» Group Reservations Notice:
› Group reservations only can be done during the week and must be booked in advance. Please call the boat house or park office for additional information.
"Nestled as a natural refuge in the city of Winder, Fort Yargo State Park offers you a nearby escape from metro-life with exciting adventures along multiple recreational trails including one of the only remaining forts for early settlers."

Located between Atlanta and Athens, this popular park features a 1792 log fort built by settlers for protection against Creek and Cherokee Indians. Today, visitors come to Fort Yargo for its wide variety of outdoor recreation and scenery. Mountain bikers and hikers can test their endurance on 20.5 miles of trails. A 260-acre lake offers a large swimming beach, fishing and boat ramps. The park’s wooded disc golf course is exceptionally challenging. 
 
Fort Yargo State Park is a beautiful location for outdoor weddings, reunions and other celebrations. Visitors have a choice of numerous facilities for all budgets, ranging from group shelters to lake-view pavilions. Overnight guests can choose from fully equipped cottages or cozy campsites. For a more unique experience, visitors can reserve lakeside yurts, which are permanent canvas and wooden tents. Each yurt has furniture and electricity inside and a fire ring, picnic table and grill outside.

$5 parking. Annual passes available.
GeorgiaStateParks.org/FortYargo

Park Hours:

7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Office Hours:

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Accommodations & Facilities:

• 1,816 Acres
• 3 Cottages ($165) — #3 is dog friendly ($45/dog, max 2)
• 13 Camper Cabins ($135) — #8 & #15 are dog friendly ($45/dog, max 2)
• 6 Yurts ($85)
• 40 Campsites ($28–$32)
• 12 Walk-in Campsites ($25)
• 260-Acre Lake with Beach — seasonal
• 5 Picnic Shelters ($60)
• 2 Group Shelters (seats 80 & 100, $75–$160)
• Nature Center Pavilion ($85)
• Beach Pavilion (seats 150, $150)
• Pioneer Campground ($75)
• 2 Boat Ramps
• Gift Shop

Things To Do & See:

• First Time Camper Program
• Geocaching
• Hiking — 20.5 miles of trails
• Biking — bike trail fee
• Muddy Spokes Club
• Disc Golf (fee) — annual passes available; no disc rental
• Swimming
• Fishing
• Boat Rental — seasonal; 10 HP limit
• Kayak, Canoe, Stand-Up Paddleboard & Pedal Boat Rental — seasonal
• Picnicking
• Miniature Golf (fee)
• 2 Tennis Courts
• Playgrounds
• Basketball
• Weddings — park approval required

Nearby Attractions:

• Athens, GA & University of Georgia
Camp Twin Lakes/Will-A-Way
• Chateau Elan
City of Winder
Fort Yargo Living History Society
Hard Labor Creek State Park
Highland Walk Golf Course at Victoria Bryant
• Lake Lanier
• Road Atlanta Racetrack
• State Botanical Gardens
• Stone Mountain Park
The Creek Golf Course at Hard Labor Creek
Victoria Bryant State Park
Watson Mill Bridge State Park

Fort Yargo State Park Master Plan

Fort Yargo School Brochure

Top 100 Fishing Boating Location

Read a Review of the Camper Cabins


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Events
Fort Yargo State Park Closed December 5, 6, and 7
Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016
Fort Yargo State Park will be closed December 5, 6 and 7 due to the biannual Quota Hunt. Public access will not be permitted for these three days except for those participating in the hunt. For questions or concerns, please call the office. 770-867-3489.
First Day Hike of Bird Berry Trail
Sunday, Jan 1, 2017 10 AM
Bring in the New Year with a brisk walk and morning viewing of beautiful Marbury Creek Water Shed. Hikers will meet at the Nature Center for the 1/2-mile hike around Bird Berry Trail. No minimum age and ADA Accessible. Pre-registration appreciated but not required. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Address/Directions
Fort Yargo State Park
210 South Broad Street
Winder, GA 30680
Barrow County


GPS Coordinates:

N 33.969621 | W -83.729612
Located 1 mile south of Winder on Highway 81.


Park directions map

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Fort Yargo State Park
210 South Broad Street
Winder, GA 30680 View Details


  33.969621
Fort Yargo State Park