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Fort Yargo State Park

MEMORIAL DAY NOTICE: Due to expected high visitation over the holiday, the park's beach and day-use area may close periodically to ensure visitor safety. 

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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



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
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Presenter/Location: Fort Yargo State Park
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...  $75 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Senior Ranger Camp
Thursday, Jun 9, 2016 9 AM to 3 PM
Friday, Jun 10, 2016 9 AM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Yargo State Park
Come out to Fort Yargo and enjoy a 2-day camp filled with outdoor recreation and environmental education activities including: kayaking, hiking, geocaching, music, invasive species identification, fishing, and historical events. Ages 13 and up. Space is limited; pre-registration required.  $60 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Fun at the Fort
Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Presenter/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. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Eric T Bentley
770-867-3489  Parks Region Manager, Region 3 State Parks Office

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