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Fort Yargo State Park

 

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 Group reservations only can be done during the week and must be booked in advanced. Please call the boat house or park office for additional information.
"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.

Fun Fridays
Friday, Jul 1, 2016 10 AM - 12 PM

July Jam Fest
Friday, Jul 1, 2016 7:30 PM - 9 PM

Evening Paddle
Friday, Jun 9, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM




Address
210 S. Broad Street
Winder, GA 30680

Directions

GPS Coordinates:

N 33.969621 | W -83.729612


Located 1 mile south of Winder on Highway 81.



Phone
(770) 867-3489

 
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