Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Fort Yargo State Park
MASTER PLAN COMMENTS:  The next public meeting is June 9, 5-7 p.m. It will be held at the Nature Center within Fort Yargo State Park. This will be a gathering of citizens, park users, stakeholders, community champions and DNR team members.  Feedback from this meeting will be incorporated into the concept draft in preparation for the final presentation that will be given to the DNR Board on June 23rd for their approval.   This will be the last opportunity for you to voice comments, ideas, changes before it goes to the DNR Board. 

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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



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.
Fun at the Fort
Saturday, May 16, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Saturday, Jul 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.
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.
Handicapped Accessible National Trails Day Hike on Birdberry Trail Hike
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Fort Yargo State Park
Join a park naturalist on this guided tour of the Birdberry Trail at Fort Yargo State Park. Walk through several types of habitats, and enjoy the birds, turtles, and other wildlife you can see on this 1/2-mile asphalt path. Space is limited, please call to register.  $5 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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