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

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arrow  PUBLIC NOTICE: Fort Yargo State Park will be closed December 1 - 3, 2014 for a managed deer quota hunt.

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 18 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 like canvas and wooden tents. Each yurt has furniture and electricity inside and a fire ring, picnic table and grill outside.

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Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office Hours: 8AM-5PM
$5 parking. Annual passes available.

    • 1,816 Acres
    • 3 Cottages ($135) -- #3 is dog friendly ($45 per dog, max 2)
    6 Yurts ($70)
    • 52 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($28-$30)
    • 12 Walk-in Campsites ($24)
    • 260-Acre Lake with Beach (seasonal)
    • 5 Picnic Shelters ($60)
    • 2 Group Shelters (seat 80 and 100, $105–$160)
    • Nature Center Pavilion ($85)
    • Beach Pavilion (seats 150, $150)
    • Pioneer Campground ($75)
    • 2 Boat Ramps
    • Gift Shop

    • Group reservations only can be done during the week but must be booked in advanced as well. Please call or contact the Boat House or the Park Office for additional information.
    • After October 13th, boat rental reservations in advance will be possible by calling the Park Office for a 4 hour minimum rental.

    First Time Camper Program
    Hiking and Mountain Biking - 20.5 miles of trails, Muddy Spokes Club, bike rental
    • Disc Golf (fee) -- annual passes available, bring your own discs
    • Lake Swimming
    • Fishing – jon boat rental (seasonal)
    • Boating – private boats allowed, 10 HP limit
    • Canoe, Kayak and Pedal Boat Rental (seasonal)
    • Picnicking
    • Miniature Golf (fee)
    • 2 Tennis Courts
    • Playgrounds
    • Basketball
    Weddings (park approval required)


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 Ga. Hwy. 81.

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

Fort Yargo State Park

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