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. 

Directions

GPS Coordinates:

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


Address
210 South Broad Street
Winder, GA 30680
Barrow County
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Phone
770-867-3489

Yargo Trail Crew - Trail Work Day
Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 8:30 AM
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 8:30 AM
Presenter/Location: Fort Yargo State Park
Join the Yargo Trail Crew (YTC) for 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... 770-867-3489.
Get Outdoors Georgia
18th Century Market Faire
Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, Apr 2, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Yargo State Park
Interact with historians demonstrating life from 1790s frontier Georgia at the park's historic fort. See craftsmen and women demonstrating their trades and Native American warriors. Activities for all ages. Presented by the Fort Yargo Living History Society.  $5; children under 12 free. $5 parking. 770-867-4632.
Spring Wildflower Hike
Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Presenter/Location: Fort Yargo State Park
Join this ranger-led hike showcasing our beautiful waterfront trails as we learn about Fort Yargo’s spring flowers. This family friendly hike will allow guest to loop on lake’s dam along the nature trails all the while enjoying the best spring has to offer. Meet at the Nature Center. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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
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. www.dirtyspokes.com  $30-150 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Contacts
Eric T Bentley
770-867-3489  Parks Region Manager, Region 3 State Parks Office