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.
 
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

Get Outdoors Georgia Frogging by Ear (and other night sounds) by Kayak
Saturday, May 9, 2015 8 PM - 9:30 PM
Get Outdoors Georgia
Fun at the Fort
Saturday, May 16, 2015 10 AM - 3 PM

National Kids to Parks Day Nature Hike
Saturday, May 16, 2015 3 PM - 4:30 PM
Get Outdoors Georgia
Junior Ranger Camp
Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015 9 AM - 3 PM
Get Outdoors Georgia
National Trails Day Hike on Birdberry Trail Hike
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 10 AM - 11 AM
Get Outdoors Georgia
Labor Day Twilight Paddle
Friday, Sep 4, 2015 8 PM - 9:30 PM




Address
210 S. Broad Street
Winder, GA 30680


GPS Coordinates:
N 33.969621 | W -83.729612

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

Phone
(770) 867-3489

 
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