Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Fort Yargo State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 770-867-3489

MASTER PLAN COMMENTS:  The next public meeting is June 9, 5-7 p.m. It will be held at the Nature Center within Fort Yargo State Park. This will be a gathering of citizens, park users, stakeholders, community champions and DNR team members.  Feedback from this meeting will be incorporated into the concept draft in preparation for the final presentation that will be given to the DNR Board on June 23rd for their approval.   This will be the last opportunity for you to voice comments, ideas, changes before it goes to the DNR Board. 

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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 ($165) -- #3 is dog friendly ($45 per dog, max 2)
    • 13 Camper Cabins ($135) -- #8 & #15 are dog friendly ($45 per dog, max 2) Read review
    6 Yurts ($85)
    • 52 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($28-$32)
    • 12 Walk-in Campsites ($25)
    • 260-Acre Lake with Beach (seasonal)
    • 5 Picnic Shelters ($60)
    • 2 Group Shelters (seat 80 and 100, $75–$160)
    • Nature Center Pavilion ($85)
    • Beach Pavilion (seats 150, $150)
    • Pioneer Campground ($75)
    • 2 Boat Ramps
    • Gift Shop

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Junior Ranger Camp
Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015 9 AM to 3 PM
Thursday, Jun 4, 2015 9 AM to 3 PM
Friday, Jun 5, 2015 9 AM to 3 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaThis 3-day camp will include tons of outdoor recreational, educational opportunities including hiking, archery, 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 1790's, and hands on activities. Space is limited, please pre-register.  $75 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Handicapped Accessible Birdberry Trail Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin a park naturalist on this guided tour of the Birdberry Trail at Fort Yargo State Park. Walk through several types of habitats, and enjoy the birds, turtles, and other wildlife you can see on this 1/2-mile asphalt path. Space is limited, please call to register.  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Fun at the Fort
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaExperience 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.  $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Handicapped Accessible Bark in the Park
Friday, Jun 26, 2015 5 PM to 6 PM
Bring your dog out for a guided nature hike on the Birdberry nature trail. Meet other furry friends and learn about the flora and fauna at Fort Yargo. Dogs must be on a 6 foot leash or less and non-aggressive.  $3.00 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Handicapped Accessible Moonlight Hike
Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Join a park ranger for a hike under the stars. Learn about the history of the fort and the flora and fauna here at Fort Yargo on a one mile paved trail. Bring water and a flashlight. Register in the office and meet at the Birdberry Trail.  $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Campfire Jam Session
Friday, Jul 17, 2015 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, Jul 24, 2015 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Come join musicians and a park naturalist for campfire songs, stories, and s'mores. Feel free to bring your own instruments to join in. Bring a chair and/or blanket for seating. Sign up in the office and meet at the nature center.  $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Labor Day Twilight Paddle
Friday, Sep 4, 2015 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaEnjoy this relaxing paddle around scenic Lake Marbury. Learn about the history of the old fort, and enjoy the view under the setting sun. Space is limited, advance registration required.  15 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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

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