Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
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.

    • 1,816 Acres
    • 3 Cottages ($165) -- #3 is dog friendly ($45 per dog, max 2)
    • 13 Camper Cabins ($135) -- #8 & #15 are dog friendly ($45 per dog, max 2) Read review
    6 Yurts ($85)
    • 52 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($28-$32)
    • 12 Walk-in Campsites ($25)
    • 260-Acre Lake with Beach (seasonal)
    • 5 Picnic Shelters ($60)
    • 2 Group Shelters (seat 80 and 100, $75–$160)
    • Nature Center Pavilion ($85)
    • Beach Pavilion (seats 150, $150)
    • Pioneer Campground ($75)
    • 2 Boat Ramps
    • Gift Shop

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Spooks and S'mores
Friday, Oct 16, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
Join a ranger for campfire stories by the Nature Center. Enjoy the sunset, s'mores, and music while warming up next to the campfire. Bring along a picnic dinner and enjoy family time. Meet at the Nature Center.  $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Fun at the Fort
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Saturday, Dec 19, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaExperience a picturesque and fascinating historic site within the state park, while learning about life in the late 1700's. Fun for the whole family; tours includes various interactive activities and educational opportunities. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Spooky Hayride
Friday, Oct 23, 2015 5 PM to 7 PM
Tons of FunJoin our park naturalist for a spooky hayride through Fort Yargo. Learn about the history here while enjoying family time. Sign up in the office before hand or meet at the nature center the night of.  $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Twilight Paddle
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 6 PM to 8 PM
Tons of FunEnjoy the setting sun and scenery while paddling on Lake Marbury. Learn about the historical Fort Yargo and life in the 1700s. Space is limited, pre-registration required.  $15 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Home school at Fort Yargo
Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
Friday, Nov 6, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunJoin our naturalist to learn about the natural sciences and get some fun physical fitness by doing a variety of activities throughout Fort Yargo State Park. Please register in advance.  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Pumpkin Carving Contest
Saturday, Oct 31, 2015 11 AM to 2 PM
Tons of FunCome out for some Halloween fun while showing your artistic ability. The winning family will receive a free round of mini golf. Pumpkins will be provided to the first 10 groups to sign up. Bring your own carving tools. Pre-registration recommended.  $3 to enter. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Guided Geocache Hike
Sunday, Nov 8, 2015 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Tons of FunJoin in on a guided hike to find Fort Yargo's geocaches. Enjoy the outdoors while searching for hidden treasures. Bring a smart phone or GPS device if possible. Guests can sign up in the office before hand or meet at Picnic Area 2 the day of.  $2 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Fall Crafts at the Fort
Sunday, Nov 15, 2015 3 PM to 5 PM
Tons of FunCome out and join the park naturalist for holiday crafts and games. Learn about the history of Fort Yargo while enjoying the fall weather. Sign up in the office and meet at the Nature Center.  $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Turkey Waddle Hike
Friday, Nov 27, 2015 11 AM to 12 PM
Come out and hike off that extra slice of pie while enjoying the cool fall breeze. Learn about the flora and fauna at Fort Yargo on this 1 mile hike. Bring water and comfortable shoes. Meet at the Birdberry Trail. $5 parking. 770-567-3489.
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.


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

Fort Yargo State Park

Make reservations using the options above or call 1-800-864-7275 (Monday-Friday, 8AM-8PM; Saturday-Sunday, 9AM-5PM EST).
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