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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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GPS Coordinates:
N 33.969621 | W -83.729612

Located 1 mile south of Winder on Ga. Hwy. 81.

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


  33.969621
Fort Yargo State Park

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Phone
770-867-3489

Handicapped Accessible Moonlight Hike
Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Yargo State Park
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
Friday, Sep 11, 2015 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
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Tons of FunPresenter/Location: Fort Yargo State Park
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.
Fun at the Fort
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Fort Yargo State Park
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.  $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Handicapped Accessible Bark in the Park
Saturday, Jul 25, 2015 11 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Yargo State Park
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.
Paint the Fort
Saturday, Aug 1, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Tons of FunPresenter/Location: Fort Yargo State Park
Join an artist to paint your own picturesque portrait of the historic fort. Enjoy painting and learning about life on the frontier in the 1700s. Bring a chair or blanket. Meet at the Fort. Space is limited, per-registration required.  $15 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Labor Day Twilight Paddle
Friday, Sep 4, 2015 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Fort Yargo State Park
Enjoy 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
Presenter/Location: Fort Yargo State Park
Join 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.
Handicapped Accessible Birdberry Trail Birding
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Presenter/Location: Fort Yargo State Park
Come out and enjoy the morning birding on the Birdberry trial. Learn about the different birds and the flora and fauna here at Fort Yargo. Sign up in the office and 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
Tons of FunPresenter/Location: Fort Yargo State Park
Enjoy 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.
Total Lunar Eclipse Paddle
Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 8 PM to 10:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Yargo State Park
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 FunPresenter/Location: Fort Yargo State Park
Come 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
Presenter/Location: Fort Yargo State Park
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.
Contacts
Eric T Bentley
770-867-3489  Parks Region Manager, Region 3 State Parks Office

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