The new entrance (just south of the old one) and visitor center are now open for business!

Fort Yargo State Park

Fort Yargo State Park

New Visitors Center

Check out our new visitors center and retail store.

Newly Furnished

Updated furnishings in our adventure cabins. Reserve one today.

» Group Boat Reservations:
› Group tours offered weekdays only and must be booked in advance.

"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. Overnight guests can choose from fully equipped cottages, adventure cabins or cozy campsites. For a more unique experience, visitors can reserve lakeside “glamping” yurts, which are permanent canvas and wooden "tents." Each yurt has furniture and electricity inside and a fire ring, picnic table and grill outside.

A 260 acre lake offers a large swimming beach, fishing and boat ramps. Mountain bikers and hikers can test their endurance on 20.5 miles of trails. The park’s wooded disc golf course is exceptionally challenging. Fort Yargo State Park is also 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.

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Park 7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Office 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Fees & Passes

$5 parking. Annual passes available.

Phone Numbers

Park 770-867-3489

Reservations 800-864-7275


210 South Broad Street
Winder, GA 30680
Barrow County

GPS Coordinates
N 33.9842 | W -83.7335



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