Northeast Georgia Mountains / Winder

Fort Yargo State Park

210 S. Broad St.
Winder, GA 30680

770-867-3489 | 800-864-7275
  • Fort Yargo State Park

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  • Camper Cabin Den

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  • Yurt

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  • Yurt

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  • Minigolf

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  • Fort Yargo Yurt Camping

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  • Disc Golf

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  • Kayaking

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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, Yurts

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Dinner in 1793

    Dinner in 1793

    11/10/2017 - 11/10/2017

    Step back in time to 1793 and enjoy an old fashioned dinner in historic Fort Yargo. Guests will be greeted by reenactors and learn about the early days of living in North Georgia. Additionally, each guest will be served a hot meal prepared in the same manner as they would 224 years ago.

    Friday, September 8, 2017
    7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

    Friday, October 13, 2017
    7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

    Friday, November 10, 2017
    7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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