Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Fort Yargo State Park
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"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.

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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



Fun at the Fort
Saturday, Dec 19, 2015 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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New Years Day Hike
Friday, Jan 1, 2016 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Yargo State Park
Get started on your New Years Resolutions to get outdoors and get fit. Enjoy the morning hiking on this 1 mile trail. Learn about the history of Fort Yargo and the flora and fauna here. Sign up in the office and meet at the Nature Center.  $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Dirty Spokes Off Road Duathlon
Saturday, Mar 26, 2016 8:30 AM
Presenter/Location: Fort Yargo State Park
Come out and enjoy some healthy competition. Dirty Spokes Production is sponsoring a duathlon (run/bike) on the bike trails. For more information visit Dirty Spokes website $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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7th Annual 18th Century Market Faire
Thursday, Mar 31, 2016 10 AM to 5 PM
Friday, Apr 1, 2016 10 AM to 5 PM
Saturday, Apr 2, 2016 10 AM to 5 PM
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Presenter/Location: Fort Yargo State Park
Interact with living historians demonstrating life in 1790s Georgia. See craftsmen and women demonstrate their trade, frontier camps, native warriors, children's activities and music in the 18th century. Children under 12 free. Thursday and Friday will be open free for school groups...  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Dirty Spokes Bike Race
Saturday, May 14, 2016 9 AM
Presenter/Location: Fort Yargo State Park
Come out and enjoy Fort Yargo's bike trails during this Dirty Spokes sponsored bike race. For more information visit their website at $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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