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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  • Yurt

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  • Disc Golf

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  • Camper Cabin Den

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  • Fort Yargo Yurt Camping

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  • Minigolf

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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


  • Evening Dam Hike - National Trails Day

    Evening Dam Hike - National Trails Day

    06/03/2017 - 06/03/2017

    Enjoy a stroll along the inner loop with views of the Marbury Creek Watershed. An evening hike provides opportunity to see lake life like fish and Canada geese past the heat of the day. Bring a camera for a sunset photo opportunity over the dam. The naturalist will lead the hike from the overflow parking next to the Yurt village boat ramp.

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  • Junior Ranger Camps

    Junior Ranger Camps

    06/07/2017 - 06/23/2017

    This camp will feature a multitude of activities from hiking to archery. Over the three-day camp (choose from two series), children will experience what it'€™s like to be a State Park Junior Ranger. Each child must bring a packed lunch each day of the camp. Registration required. This is for children ages 6-12.

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  • Father's Day Fishing Rodeo

    Father's Day Fishing Rodeo

    06/18/2017 - 06/18/2017

    Bring out dad, grandpa, and uncle as we celebrate Father's Day with a fishing rodeo! Rent a boat or bring your own (or fish from the bank). Our rodeo will feature a raffle with awesome prizes! Meet at Area B fishing dock. Fishing license is required for ages 16+.

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