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Fort Yargo State Park


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 Group reservations only can be done during the week and must be booked in advanced. Please call the boat house or park office for additional information.
"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.


GPS Coordinates:
N 33.969621 | W -83.729612

Located 1 mile south of Winder on Highway 81.

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

Fort Yargo State Park



Fun Fridays
Friday, Jul 1, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Friday, Jul 8, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Friday, Jul 15, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Yargo State Park
Bring your kids to Fort Yargo for a variety of activities that differ each week. Activities include kayaking, fishing, hiking, crafts, water games, etc. Kids need to wear outdoor clothing, bring water and sunscreen. Some events may require registration. Parents are welcome to stay and participate.  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Get Outdoors Georgia
July Jam Fest
Friday, Jul 1, 2016 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Yargo State Park
One of North Georgia's top bluegrass bands, 3 Bucks Shy, will be playing at the beach pavilion. Seating may be limited, so feel free to bring blankets or chairs. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Intro to Paddleboarding
Friday, Jul 15, 2016 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Yargo State Park
Think you've got great balance? Try our introduction course to paddle-boarding on the lake. Meet at the boat rental area near the beach. Wear clothes you can get wet! Must be 16 and up to participate. Space is limited. Registration is required.  $10 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Evening Paddle
Friday, Jun 9, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Yargo State Park
Learn about the wildlife surrounding the lake in a relaxing environment while paddling after hours. Open to anyone ages 10 and up. Participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No experience necessary. Space is limited; Call office for reservations.  $15 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Eric T Bentley
770-867-3489  Parks Region Manager, Region 3 State Parks Office

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