Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites

Fort Yargo State Park

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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.

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Twilight Paddle
Friday, Oct 9, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Birdberry Trail Birding
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 10 AM - 11 AM

Spooks and S'mores
Friday, Oct 16, 2015 7 PM - 9 PM
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Fun at the Fort
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 10 AM - 3 PM

Spooky Hayride
Friday, Oct 23, 2015 5 PM - 7 PM
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Home school at Fort Yargo
Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 1 PM - 3 PM

Pumpkin Carving Contest
Saturday, Oct 31, 2015 11 AM - 2 PM

Guided Geocache Hike
Sunday, Nov 8, 2015 11 AM - 12:30 PM

Fall Crafts at the Fort
Sunday, Nov 15, 2015 3 PM - 5 PM

Turkey Waddle Hike
Friday, Nov 27, 2015 11 AM - 12 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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