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

NOTICE: The comfort station located in campground #1 will be closed for reconstruction during the winter (approximately January – April). We apologize for any inconvenience.

FYSP Master Plan

Check Last Minute Availability
"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.

   Fort Yargo State Park Business Plan


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). Camper cabins come with toilet paper, but not paper towels or soap. Linen service is available for a fee, or guests may bring their own. Read review
    6 Yurts ($85)
    • 40 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

Make a Reservation
View by date
Hearts on Fire
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 5 PM to 6 PM
Come out to Fort Yargo for a night by the fire with your valentine. Enjoy campfire stories, music and refreshments. Meet at the amphitheater in campground 1. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Guided Geocache Hike
Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 11 AM to 12 PM
Sunday, Mar 6, 2016 11 AM to 12 PM
Enjoy hiking with family while finding Fort Yargo's treasures. Bring a GPS device or smart phone. Meet in Area B at the boat ramp.  $2 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Twilight Paddle
Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Friday, Mar 25, 2016 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Friday, Apr 1, 2016 6 PM to 7:30 PM
More Dates...
Come out to Fort Yargo to enjoy peaceful night out on Lake Marbury under the bright moon. Learn about the history of the Fort while paddling with family. Space is limited; Pre-registration is required.  $15 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Dirty Spokes Off Road Duathlon
Saturday, Mar 26, 2016 8:30 AM
Come out and enjoy some healthy competition. Dirty Spokes Production is sponsoring a duathlon (run/bike) on the bike trails. For more information visit Dirty Spokes website $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Get Outdoors Georgia
7th Annual 18th Century Market Faire
Thursday, Mar 31, 2016 10 AM to 5 PM
Friday, Apr 1, 2016 10 AM to 5 PM
Saturday, Apr 2, 2016 10 AM to 5 PM
More Dates...
Interact with living historians demonstrating life in 1790s Georgia. See craftsmen and women demonstrate their trade, frontier camps, native warriors, children's activities and music in the 18th century. Children under 12 free. Thursday and Friday will be open free for school groups. Located at the fort.  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Turtle Creek Bike Trail Ride
Saturday, Apr 23, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Bring the whole family to ride this 1-mile beginner bike trail. The ride will be guided by a ranger stopping to look at cool things along the trail. Enjoy refreshments and games for those who do not want to ride. Meet at the Turtle Creek Trail across from the Nature Center. Pre-registration required.  $10 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Hidden Gem
Dirty Spokes Bike Race
Saturday, May 14, 2016 9 AM
Come out and enjoy Fort Yargo's bike trails during this Dirty Spokes sponsored bike race. For more information visit their website at $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Get Outdoors Georgia
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
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
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).
List All Parks | Reservation Questions | Reservation Types | Activities Chart | Accessibility
Free Mobile App! eNews GeorgiaAmerica's State Parks