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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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


  • Gathering at the Fort

    Gathering at the Fort

    01/16/2016 - 12/17/2016

    Visit with 18th century re-enactors, demonstrating how life was on the frontier in the 1790s.
    Learn how things were done "back in the day." Hands-on demonstrations will be available throughout the day.

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  • Intro to Paddleboarding

    Intro to Paddleboarding

    09/30/2016 - 09/30/2016

    Think you've got balance? Try our intro course to paddle-boarding with our experienced Naturalist. You will get wet, so be sure to dress appropriately. We will meet at the boat house and learn the basic principals of paddling before we go on the water. Space is limited; registration is required. Ages 16 and up only.

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  • October Nights Music Fest

    October Nights Music Fest

    10/07/2016 - 10/07/2016

    Kick off the beginning of fall with the band 3 Bucks Shy appearing for their second performance of the season. They will be playing bluegrass favorites, as well as original material. The concert will be held at the beach pavilion where refreshments will be sold. Be sure to bring your own seats; space is limited. All ages are welcome.

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  • Tales from the Past Trailwalk

    Tales from the Past Trailwalk

    10/14/2016 - 10/15/2016

    Join the Fort Yargo Living History Society for autumn night fun. Hayrides, stories from the past, games, and more are only a few of the many festivities this event has to offer. Hayrides bring you to the old fort where the walk begins. Enjoy hot chocolate and marshmallow roasting as we end the night with one last tale at the fort.

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