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Fort Yargo State Park

Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 770-867-3489

MEMORIAL DAY NOTICE: Due to expected high visitation over the holiday, the park's beach and day-use area may close periodically to ensure visitor safety. 

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 Group reservations only can be done during the week and must be booked in advanced. 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 Business Plan

Fort Yargo State Park Master Plan

Fort Yargo School Brochure

First Time Camper Program

Muddy Spokes Club

Top 100 Fishing Boating Location

Read a Review of the Camper Cabins


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Events
Junior Ranger Camp
Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016 9 AM to 3 PM
Thursday, Jun 2, 2016 9 AM to 3 PM
Friday, Jun 3, 2016 9 AM to 3 PM
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This 3-day camp will include tons of outdoor recreational, educational opportunities including hiking, kayaking, fishing, nature art, and more. There will also be a living history component to the camp, with actors at the fort dressed in period clothing demonstrating life in the 1790s. Space is limited, please pre-register.  $75 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Senior Ranger Camp
Thursday, Jun 9, 2016 9 AM to 3 PM
Friday, Jun 10, 2016 9 AM to 3 PM
Come out to Fort Yargo and enjoy a 2-day camp filled with outdoor recreation and environmental education activities including: kayaking, hiking, geocaching, music, invasive species identification, fishing, and historical events. Ages 13 and up. Space is limited; pre-registration required.  $60 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Fun at the Fort
Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Experience a picturesque and fascinating historic site within the state park, while learning about life in the late 1700's. Fun for the whole family; tours includes various interactive activities and educational opportunities. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Address/Directions
Fort Yargo State Park
210 S. Broad Street
Winder, GA 30680
Barrow County


GPS Coordinates:
N 33.969621 | W -83.729612

Located 1 mile south of Winder on Highway 81.


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


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Fort Yargo State Park


Make reservations using the options above or call 1-800-864-7275 (Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–8 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. EST).
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