Northeast Georgia Mountains / Winder

Fort Yargo State Park

210 S. Broad St.
Winder, GA 30680

770-867-3489 | 800-864-7275
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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.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Monday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Tuesday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Wednesday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Thursday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Friday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Saturday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Daily ParkPass $5.00

    Activities

    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Boat Launch, Equipment Rentals Available, Gift Shop, Lodging On Site, Parking on Site, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Setting & Style

    Rustic & Natural

    Site Information

    Cabin / Cottage Rentals, Primitive Camp Sites Available, RVs Permitted, Yurts

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • 18th Century Market Faire

    18th Century Market Faire

    03/30/2017 - 04/02/2017

    Interact with historians demonstrating life from 1790s frontier Georgia at the park's historic fort. See craftsmen and women demonstrating their trades and Native American warriors. Activities for all ages. Presented by the Fort Yargo Living History Society.

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  • Spring Wildflower Hike

    Spring Wildflower Hike

    04/05/2017 - 04/19/2017

    Join this ranger-led hike showcasing our beautiful waterfront trails as we learn about Fort Yargo's spring flowers. This family-friendly hike will allow guests to loop on the lakes dam along the nature trails all the while enjoying the best spring has to offer. Meet at the Nature Center.

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  • Bunny Tails & Trails

    Bunny Tails & Trails

    04/15/2017 - 04/15/2017

    Hike a trail full of Easter egg treats to find Fort Yargo's favorite furry friends at the end. Each attendee will enjoy crafting a homemade Easter basket with the park rangers w/ all materials provided prior to the hike/hunt. This event features a live bunny presentation by our guests The Double W Homestead.

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  • Dirty Spokes Mountain Bike Race

    Dirty Spokes Mountain Bike Race

    05/13/2017 - 05/13/2017

    Dirty Spokes Productions, LLC is excited to present a 6 and 3 hour mountain bike team relay race. This event was designed for mountain bikers to have fun, be competitive and provide an endless supply of great memories. No matter the level (beginner to expert), it is there for you. www.dirtyspokes.com

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