Fort Yargo State Park

LAKE CLOSURE NOTICE: The lake at Fort Yargo is currently CLOSED. Thank you for your patience with us as we strive to maintain the natural beauty of the lake by cleaning around the lake’s edge and making needed repairs and upgrades in and around the lake. If all goes as scheduled, the lake will begin to fill around the end of March or early April. Again, thank you for your patience during this time as the upgrades will be well worth the wait! Thank you.

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» Group Boat Reservations:
› Group tours offered weekdays only and must be booked in advance. 
"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. Overnight guests can choose from fully equipped cottages, adventure cabins or cozy campsites. For a more unique experience, visitors can reserve lakeside “glamping” yurts, which are permanent canvas and wooden "tents." Each yurt has furniture and electricity inside and a fire ring, picnic table and grill outside.

A 260-acre lake offers a large swimming beach, fishing and boat ramps. Mountain bikers and hikers can test their endurance on 20.5 miles of trails. The park’s wooded disc golf course is exceptionally challenging. Fort Yargo State Park is also 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. 


GPS Coordinates:

N 33.969621 | W -83.729612
Located 1 mile south of Winder on Highway 81.

210 South Broad Street
Winder, GA 30680
Barrow County
Fort Yargo State Park
210 South Broad Street
Winder, GA 30680 View Details

Fort Yargo State Park



Cane Pole Fishing with a Ranger
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Yargo State Park
Let's go back to a simpler time when cane pole fishing was a great way to spend a lazy Saturday morning. Bring your own pole or use one of ours. We will supply the worms. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Anyone sixteen years and older must have their fishing license.  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Soak It In
Eric T Bentley
770-867-3489  Parks Region Manager, Region 3 State Parks Office