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Fort Yargo State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 770-867-3489


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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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Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office Hours: 8AM-5PM
$5 parking. Annual passes available.
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ACCOMMODATIONS & FACILITIES:
    • 1,816 Acres
    • 3 Cottages ($135) -- #3 is dog friendly ($45 per dog, max 2)
    6 Yurts ($70)
    • 52 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($28-$30)
    • 12 Walk-in Campsites ($24)
    • 260-Acre Lake with Beach (seasonal)
    • 5 Picnic Shelters ($60)
    • 2 Group Shelters (seat 80 and 100, $105–$160)
    • Nature Center Pavilion ($85)
    • Beach Pavilion (seats 150, $150)
    • Pioneer Campground ($75)
    • 2 Boat Ramps
    • Gift Shop


PUBLIC NOTICES:
    • Group reservations only can be done during the week but must be booked in advanced as well. Please call or contact the Boat House or the Park Office for additional information.
    • After October 13th, boat rental reservations in advance will be possible by calling the Park Office for a 4 hour minimum rental.


THINGS TO DO & SEE:
    First Time Camper Program
    GeoCaching
    Hiking and Mountain Biking - 20.5 miles of trails, Muddy Spokes Club, bike rental
    • Disc Golf (fee) -- annual passes available, bring your own discs
    • Lake Swimming
    • Fishing – jon boat rental (seasonal)
    • Boating – private boats allowed, 10 HP limit
    • Canoe, Kayak and Pedal Boat Rental (seasonal)
    • Picnicking
    • Miniature Golf (fee)
    • 2 Tennis Courts
    • Playgrounds
    • Basketball
    Weddings (park approval required)








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Piedmont CASA Superhero 5K and Fun Run
Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 7 AM to 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunCome as yourself or come as your Superhero Self! Join us for the Piedmont CASA Superhero 5K Run and 1K Fun Run at Fort Yargo Park in Winder. The course will be walk friendly. Packet pickup and race day registration will begin at 7am.  http://www.piedmontcasa.org/ $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
City of Winder Fire Department 9/11 Memorial XC 5K
Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 4 PM to 8 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunThe run/walk will raise money for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation. The XC 5K start/finish will take place in beautiful Fort Yargo State Park. The course will be on the roadway as well as through the trails of Fort Yargo. classicraceservices@gmail.com  classicraceservices@gmail.com $5 parking. 706-680-7223.
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Walk/Run
Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 7 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunJoin the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance as they celebrate, honor, and remember gynecologic cancer survivors and patients, their families, caregivers and friends. Proceeds will support Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance (GOCA) community outreach programs. www.gaovariancancer.org  For event fees, please visit: www.gaovariancancer.org $5 parking. 404-255-1337.
Trail Clean Up-Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin the Fort Yargo staff in volunteering on our site working on the mountain bike and hiking trails, cleaning up the lakeshore, and working on erosion sites as we make the park better for our visitors. Bring your gloves, shovels, loppers, or any other tools you may have. Volunteers are too meet at the Old Fort at 9 a.m. Lunch will be provided. 770-867-3489.
Pup and Cat 5k Walk/Run/Hike
Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 10 AM to 2 PM
Tons of FunPup and Cat Co. will be conducting a 5k fundraising walk/run/hike for participants with their dogs. $5 parking. 678-420-4383.
Dirty Spokes Trail Running Race Series
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 7 AM to 5 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunThe Dirty Spokes running race series includes four state parks: Red Top Mountain, Unicoi, Fort Yargo and Victoria Bryant. Dates and distances vary. Visit www.dirtyspokes.com to register.  Fee plus $5 parking. 404-310-3628.
Address/Directions
Fort Yargo State Park
210 S. Broad Street
Winder, GA 30680
Barrow County


GPS Coordinates:
N 33.969621 | W -83.729612

Located 1 mile south of Winder on Ga. Hwy. 81.

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Fort Yargo State Park
210 S. Broad Street
Winder, GA 30680 View Details


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Fort Yargo State Park


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