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

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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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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.
Guided Geocache Hike
Sunday, Sep 6, 2015 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin the park naturalist for a guided hike to find Fort Yargo's geocaches. Enjoy the outdoors while searching for Fort Yargo's hidden treasures. Bring a smart phone or GPS device if possible. Sign up in the office and meet at Picnic Area 2.  $1-$3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Campfire Jam Session
Friday, Sep 11, 2015 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday, Sep 25, 2015 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Tons of FunCome join musicians and a park naturalist for campfire songs, stories, and s'mores. A local bluegrass band will be kicking things off for each jam session. Feel free to bring your own instruments to join in. Bring a chair and/or blanket for seating. Guests can sign up in the office before hand or meet at the nature center the day of.  $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Handicapped Accessible Birdberry Trail Birding
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 1 PM to 2 PM
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaCome out and enjoy the morning while birding on the Birdberry trial. Learn about the different birds and the flora and fauna here at Fort Yargo. Pre-registration recommended; meet at the Nature Center.  $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Twilight Paddle
Friday, Sep 18, 2015 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, Oct 9, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Tons of FunEnjoy the setting sun and scenery while paddling on Lake Marbury. Learn about the historical Fort Yargo and life in the 1700s. Space is limited, pre-registration required.  $15 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Fun at the Fort
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Saturday, Nov 21, 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.
Spruce up Fort Yargo-"Your State Parks Day"
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 8 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaCome join park staff and volunteers for a project workday. Help to keep your state park a beautiful place for the whole family to enjoy. Join in on a native flower bed planting at the office or assist in bike trail maintenance. If available bring hand tools such as shovels and gloves; meet at the old fort. Parking is free for volunteers only. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Total Lunar Eclipse Paddle
Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 8 PM to 10:30 PM
Don't miss this rare occasion to see a total lunar eclipse while paddling on Lake Marbury. Join a ranger and enjoy the beautiful night sky by kayak. Tour will meet at the beach area. Space is limited, please preregister.  $20 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Fall Crafts at the Fort
Friday, Oct 2, 2015 6 PM to 8 PM
Sunday, Nov 15, 2015 3 PM to 5 PM
Tons of FunCome out and join the park naturalist for holiday crafts and games at the fort. Learn about the history of Fort Yargo while enjoying the fall weather. Sign up in the office and meet at the Fort.  $5-$7 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Spooks and S'mores
Friday, Oct 16, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
Join a ranger for campfire stories by the Nature Center. Enjoy the sunset, s'mores, and music while warming up next to the campfire. Bring along a picnic dinner and enjoy family time. Meet at the Nature Center.  $3 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

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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