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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  • Fort Yargo Yurt Camping

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  • Disc Golf

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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


  • Junior Ranger Camps

    Junior Ranger Camps

    06/25/2018 - 06/27/2018

    Looking for a summer adventure? Over three days (choose from three series) campers will learn outdoor skills and participate in a range of activities that will allow them to earn their Junior Ranger badges. Each child must bring a packed lunch each day of the camp. Registration required. Children ages 6 - 12.

    Please call the park office at 770-867-3489 to register for a camp session. Each session lasts three days, and cost $75 per child.

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  • Full Moon Night Hike

    Full Moon Night Hike

    06/28/2018 - 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.

    June 28: Birdberry Trailhead, 0.5 paved lakeside trail, strollers welcome. We will meet at 8 p.m.

    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 th... read more

  • Introduction to Stand-Up Paddle Board

    Introduction to Stand-Up Paddle Board

    07/01/2018 - 07/15/2018

    Learn to use a Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) during our naturalist-led introduction. During three sessions, participants will learn to feel comfortable and confidant using a Stand Up Paddle Board. Registrations is required, and space is limited.

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  • Fort Yargo Living History Chinking Party

    Fort Yargo Living History Chinking Party

    07/14/2018 - 07/14/2018

    Get muddy at the Fort Yargo Living History Society's annual Chinking Party. Particpants will meet at the Fort, and begin at 1 p.m. Prepare to get dirty and bring a change of clothes. Registration for the event is required to participate. Visit the Fort Yargo Living History Society's webpage for more details. 

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