Fort Yargo State Park

 

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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

July 4th Concert
Friday, Jun 30, 2017 6 PM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Yargo State Park
Kickoff your July 4th Festivities at Fort Yargo State Park with a Friday night rock n’ roll concert! This concert features classic rock and outlaw country band Reckless Abandon! Doors open at 6:30PM Show starts at 7:30PM Parking pass required for all vehicles. Located at Beach Pavilion.  $2 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Date Night Paddle
Friday, Jul 7, 2017 7 PM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort Yargo State Park
Watch the sunset over Fort Yargo’s lake with your significant other at our Date Night Paddle. Couples will choose between tandem kayaks or stand up paddleboards for a kid free paddle on a cool summer evening.  $15 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Contacts
Eric T Bentley
770-867-3489  Parks Region Manager, Region 3 State Parks Office