Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites

Fort Yargo State Park

NOTICE: The comfort station located in campground #1 will be closed for reconstruction during the winter (approximately January – April). We apologize for any inconvenience.

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"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.

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Hearts on Fire
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 5 PM - 6 PM

Guided Geocache Hike
Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 11 AM - 12 PM

Twilight Paddle
Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 6 PM - 7:30 PM

Dirty Spokes Off Road Duathlon
Saturday, Mar 26, 2016 8:30 AM

7th Annual 18th Century Market Faire
Thursday, Mar 31, 2016 10 AM - 5 PM
Friday, Apr 1, 2016 10 AM - 5 PM
Saturday, Apr 2, 2016 10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday, Apr 3, 2016 10 AM - 3 PM

Turtle Creek Bike Trail Ride
Saturday, Apr 23, 2016 10 AM - 1 PM

Dirty Spokes Bike Race
Saturday, May 14, 2016 9 AM

Junior Ranger Camp
Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016 9 AM - 3 PM
Thursday, Jun 2, 2016 9 AM - 3 PM
Friday, Jun 3, 2016 9 AM - 3 PM

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.

(770) 867-3489

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