Fort Yargo State Park

LAKE NOTICE: The lake at Fort Yargo has reopened with the exception of the boat ramps and new boat docks. The boat ramps and docks should be opened by early May. Thank you so much for your patience through the last several months as the Lake Enhancements Projects have been implemented. The enhancements are coming along nicely and are looking great! 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



SERC Mountain Bike Race
Sunday, Apr 30, 2017 8:30 AM
Presenter/Location: Fort Yargo State Park
South Eastern Regional Championship series. Races start at 8:30. The trails will be closed for the duration of the races. Visit for details. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Yargo Trail Crew Meeting and Work Day
Saturday, May 6, 2017 8 AM
Presenter/Location: Fort Yargo State Park
Join the Yargo Trail Crew (YTC) for an organizational meeting and a day of improving the mountain bike trails. Bring water, work gloves, long pants and sturdy footwear. No open-toed shoes. Bring a change of clothes for after the project along with your mountain bike to enjoy the trails... $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Dirty Spokes 3hr/6hr Mountain Bike Race
Saturday, May 13, 2017 8 AM
Presenter/Location: Fort Yargo State Park
Dirty Spokes Productions, LLC is excited to present a 6 and 3 hour mountain bike team relay race. This event was designed for mountain bikers to have fun, be competitive and provide an endless supply of great memories. No matter the level (beginner to expert) it is there for you.  $30-150 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Eric T Bentley
770-867-3489  Parks Region Manager, Region 3 State Parks Office