Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Fort Yargo State Park
NOTICE: Fort Yargo Lake will be lowered approximately 5 to 6 feet for park maintenance project(s) until late February 2015. While the lake level is down, access to both boat ramps will be restricted or closed.

PUBLIC MEETING:  January 29, 5 - 7 p.m.  Public meeting to discuss the master plan for Fort Yargo.  Meet at the Camp Twin Lakes Gym.

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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.
 

arrow  MAINTENANCE NOTICE: 
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. 
 
   Fort Yargo State Park Business Plan

Directions

GPS Coordinates:
N 33.969621 | W -83.729612

Located 1 mile south of Winder on Ga. Hwy. 81.

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

Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk
Friday, Feb 13, 2015 9:30 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.
Arbor Day Tree Planting
Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Fort Yargo State Park
Help plant trees around the park in celebration of Arbor Day. Bring gloves and shovels if you have them. No need to pre-register. Volunteers will meet at the tennis courts at 9AM. 770-867-3489.
Fun at the Fort
Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Saturday, Apr 18, 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.
Easter at the Fort and Annual Market Faire
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 10 AM to 5 PM
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.
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.
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.
Contacts
Eric T Bentley
770-867-3489  Parks Region Manager, Region 3 State Parks Office

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