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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  • 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


  • Easter Egg Hunt

    Easter Egg Hunt

    03/25/2018 - 03/25/2018

    Hop on over for an Easter celebration at the Beach Pavilion. Family-friendly games and activities will be held inside the pavilion. Easter egg hunts will start at 11:45 a.m. on the beach. Bring your own basket and join us for an afternoon of spring time fun.

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  • Fort Yargo Colonial Market Faire

    Fort Yargo Colonial Market Faire

    03/31/2018 - 04/01/2018

    Interact with historians at the historic fort demonstrating life in the 1790s when knee-high breeches and tri-corn hats were still in fashion. Walk through frontier camps with tradespeople demonstrating their craft and militias practicing drills. Enjoy traditional music and dancing, children's activities and trading posts. Children under 12 free.

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  • Full Moon Night Hike

    Full Moon Night Hike

    03/31/2018 - 05/29/2018

    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:
    Mar. 31: Yellow Trail from Campground: 2 Boat Ramp, 2 mi., no strollers, traditional lakeside trail.
    Apr. 29: Yellow Trail, Area B Boat Ramp, 2.5 mi. to dam and back, no strollers.
    May 29: Birdberry Trailhead, .5 paved lakeside trail, strollers welcome.

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  • 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

  • Living History Chinking Party

    Living History Chinking Party

    07/14/2018 - 07/14/2018

    It's time to replace the chinking on the 'old fort'. Visitors will meet at the Fort. Registration for the event is required to participate. Prepare to get dirty and bring a change of clothes.

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