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

  • Full Moon Night Hike

    Full Moon Night Hike

    03/01/2018 - 05/29/2018

    Join us for a free ranger-led full moon hike! The hike location will rotate with each full moon. Leashed dogs are welcome on any hike. Strollers are welcome only on the Birdberry hikes due to surfacing.

    Meeting places are as follows:

    March 1: Birdberry Nature Trail, 0.5 lakeside paved nature trail. Strollers welcome.

    March 31: Yellow Trail from Campground 2 Boat Ramp, 2.0 miles, traditional lakeside trail. No strollers.

    April 29: Y... read more

  • Yargo Trail Crew Meeting and Work Day

    Yargo Trail Crew Meeting and Work Day

    04/14/2018 - 05/05/2018

    Yargo Trail Crew is a nonprofit volunteer group that promotes trail advocacy and maintains the trail network at Fort Yargo State Park. Registration is required through the YTC website. Work parties are limited to 25, so be sure to claim your place. Bring plenty of water and sturdy, closed-toe shoes.

    A brief safety meeting will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Birdberry trailhead. For more information on how to join the Yargo Trail Crew, please visit read more