Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Fort Yargo State Park
MASTER PLAN COMMENTS:  The next public meeting is April 7, 2015 5-7pm. It will be held at Camp Will-A-Way within Fort Yargo State Park.

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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.
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 until Sunday, Mar 22, 2015 
Winder Water Works will be cleaning the sewer lines throughout the park. The expected date range is 150 days to complete the job, but will hopefully be completed well before then. Thank you for your patience throughout this time as certain areas may be temporarily blocked at certain drain locations at different times as the job is completed. 
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GPS Coordinates:
N 33.969621 | W -83.729612

Located 1 mile south of Winder on Ga. Hwy. 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

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Ft Yargo Field Trip Guide (PDF)
Annual Market Faire
Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Fort Yargo State Park
Interact with living historians demonstrating life in the 1790s frontier Georgia. See 18th century craftsman and women demonstrating their trades, frontier camps, Native American warriors, century music, and other unique demonstrations. Children under 12 free.  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Evening Paddle
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Fort Yargo State Park
This ranger-led paddle will take participants around 260-acre Lake Marbury for viewing wildlife, taking in some of the scenery and history of this park, and enjoying the sunset. Ages 4 and older. Register in advance, Space is limited. Meet at the Beach Boat Dock area.  $15 includes equipment, plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Fun at the Fort
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Saturday, May 16, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Saturday, Jun 20, 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.
Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk
Friday, Apr 24, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Fort Yargo State Park
Fort Yargo has some great habitat, including marshland, mixed hardwood Forest, and an expansive open lake. We will look for a variety of birds like woodpeckers, warblers, and wading birds... $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Frogging by Ear (and other night sounds) by Kayak
Saturday, May 9, 2015 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Fort Yargo State Park
Join Linda May, Environmental Outreach Coordinator for Georgia's Non-Game Conservation Division and Frog expert, on this "frogging" by kayak tour. Learn what species of frogs live in Georgia, and how to identify frogs by ear, as we kayak around Lake Marbury...  $15 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
National Kids to Parks Day Nature Hike
Saturday, May 16, 2015 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Yargo State Park
Join a park ranger on this guided tour of the Birdberry Nature Trail for "National Kids to Parks Day". This national movement engages children and families with parks, nature, and healthy outdoor recreation...  5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Camp
Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015 9 AM to 3 PM
Thursday, Jun 4, 2015 9 AM to 3 PM
Friday, Jun 5, 2015 9 AM to 3 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Fort Yargo State Park
This 3-day camp will include tons of outdoor recreational, educational opportunities including hiking, archery, fishing, nature art, and more...  $75 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.
Eric T Bentley
770-867-3489  Parks Region Manager, Region 3 State Parks Office

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