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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  • Fort Yargo Yurt Camping

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  • Disc Golf

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  • Kayaking

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  • Camper Cabin Den

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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


    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


    Group Amenities


    Setting & Style

    Rustic & Natural

    Site Information

    Cabin / Cottage Rentals

    Primitive Camp Sites Available

    RVs Permitted


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Full Moon Night Hike

    Full Moon Night Hike

    07/27/2018 - 12/22/2018

    The hike location will rotate with each Full Moon. Leashed dogs are welcome on any hike, and strollers are welcome only on the Birdberry hikes due to surfacing.

    Meeting places are as follows.

    July 27: Yellow Trail, Area B Boat Ramp, 2.5 miles to dam and back, no strollers. We will meet at 7:45 p.m.

    August 26: Orange Trail, 2.0 mile loop. Meet at the end of Fishing road at 7:45 p.m. Registration is required for August 26. Please call the park office at 770-86... read more