Northeast Georgia Mountains / Winder

Fort Yargo State Park

210 S. Broad Street
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


    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Gift Shop, Lodging On Site, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter

    General Information


    Group Amenities


    Site Information


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness Walk/Run

    Ovarian Cancer Awareness Walk/Run

    09/20/2014 - 09/20/2014

    Join the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance as they celebrate, honor, and remember gynecologic cancer survivors and patients, their families, caregivers and friends. Proceeds will support the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance (GOCA) community outreach programs.

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  • Trail Clean Up - Your State Parks Day

    Trail Clean Up - Your State Parks Day

    09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014

    Join the Fort Yargo staff in volunteering on our site by working on the mountain bike and hiking trails, cleaning up the lakeshore, and working on erosion sites as we make the park better for our visitors. Bring gloves, shovels, loppers, or any other tools you may have. Meet at the Old Fort at 9 a.m. Lunch will be provided. We will also have t-shirts.

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  • Pup and Cat 5k Walk/Run/Hike

    Pup and Cat 5k Walk/Run/Hike

    10/05/2014 - 10/05/2014

    Pup and Cat Co. will be conducting a 5k fundraising walk/run/hike for participants with their dogs.

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  • Dirty Spokes Trail Running Race Series

    Dirty Spokes Trail Running Race Series

    10/11/2014 - 10/11/2014

    Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 7 AM to 5 PM - Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA - Please visit for course information.

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