Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites

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PUBLIC NOTICE: The biking trails will be closed to the general public from 7 AM to 2 PM during the Gone Riding Event on April 26 and 27, 2014.

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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Upcoming Events
Gone Riding Mountain Biking Event: Georgia State Championship Series
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of Fun
Saturday & Sunday 7:30 AM - 2 PM from Apr 26, 2014 until Apr 27, 2014 
Dirty Spokes 6hr/9hr Mountain Bike Race
Tons of Fun
Saturday, May 3, 2014 8 AM to 6 PM
Siege on Fort Yargo Trail Challenge and Adventure Race
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of Fun
Saturday, Jun 7, 2014 8 AM to 4 PM
Piedmont CASA Superhero 5K and Fun Run
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of Fun
Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 7 AM to 2 PM
Pup and Cat 5k Walk/Run/Hike
Tons of Fun
Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 10 AM to 2 PM
Dirty Spokes Trail Running Race Series
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of Fun
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 7 AM to 5 PM

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