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FORT YARGO STATE PARK, GA

Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sun May 24 2015   Later Dates

Description

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.

Recreation:

GeoCaching
Hiking and Mountain Biking - 18 miles of trails, Muddy Spokes Club, bike rental
Disc Golf (fee) -- annual passes available, bring your own discs
Lake Swimming
Fishing – jon boat rental (seasonal)
Boating – private boats allowed, 10 HP limit
Canoe, Kayak and Pedal Boat Rental (seasonal)
Picnicking
Miniature Golf (fee)
2 Tennis Courts
Playgrounds
Basketball
Weddings (park approval required)
Yargo Area Biking Association
Fort Yargo Living History Society

Facilities:

1,816 Acres
3 Cottages ($135) -- #3 is dog friendly ($45 per dog, max 2)
6 Yurts ($70)
52 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($28-$30)
12 Walk-in Campsites ($24)
260-Acre Lake with Beach (seasonal)
5 Picnic Shelters ($60)
2 Group Shelters (seat 80 and 100, $105–$160)
Nature Center Pavilion ($85)
Beach Pavilion ($150)
Pioneer Campground ($75)
2 Boat Ramps
Gift Shop

Nearby Attractions:

Camp Twin Lakes/Will-A-Way
Hard Labor Creek State Park
Highland Walk Golf Course at Victoria Bryant
The Creek Golf Course at Hard Labor Creek
Victoria Bryant State Park
Watson Mill Bridge State Park
Stone Mountain Park
Road Atlanta Racetrack
Lake Lanier
Athens, Ga. and University of Georgia
Chateau Elan
State Botanical Gardens
¿Weddings (park approval required) ¿Yargo Area Biking Association ¿Fort Yargo Living History Society ________________________________________ ________________________________________ NEARBY ATTRACTIONS: ¿Camp Twin Lakes/Will-A-Way ¿Hard Labor Creek State Park ¿Highland Walk Golf Course at Victoria Bryant ¿The Creek Golf Course at Hard Labor Creek ¿Victoria Bryant State Park ¿Watson Mill Bridge State Park ¿Stone Mountain Park ¿Road Atlanta Racetrack ¿Lake Lanier ¿Athens, Ga. and University of Georgia ¿Chateau Elan ¿State Botanical Gardens SUPPORTERS:
Brown's Guides
City of Winder
Georgia Power

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • ADA accessible
  • Amphitheater
  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Boat Launch
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Boat Rental
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Childrens Activities
  • Comfort Station
  • Disc Golf
  • Disk Golf
  • Fire Ring
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Pier
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Naturalist
  • Nature Center
  • Parking
  • Pit Toilet
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Sewage Dump Station
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Swimming - Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Tennis Courts
Alerts and Important Information
Parkpass is required for all vehicles.
ParkPass fees: 1-12 passenger vehicles $5 per day or $50 annual ParkPass;
13 - 30 passenger vehicles $30 per day or $75 annual ParkPass;
31 or more passenger vehicles $70 per day or $250 annual ParkPass;
Georgia active duty military/veterans $3.75 per day or $37.50 annual ParkPass.

Daily or Annual ParkPass is available at the park office. Overnight guests pay only one fee for the duration of their stay. Annual Parkpass can be purchased by calling (770) 389-7401, Reservation Administration.

GEORGIA; MARBURY CREEK RESERVOIR, WILL A WAY RECREATION AREA, WINDER

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
33.97167, -83.72722
33°58'18"N, 83°43'38"W

FORT YARGO STATE PARK IS LOCATED ONE MILE SOUTH OF WINDER ON GEORGIA HIGHWAY 81.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

FORT YARGO STATE PARK
210 S BROAD STREET
WINDER GA 30680

Phone Number:

Information: (770)867-3489