Fort Yargo State Park

 

Campground Type
State Park

Location:
210 S. Broad Street
Winder, Georgia 30680

Phone:
770-867-3489

Web:
Fort Yargo State Park

Campground Details

Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 40

About: 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 heavily wooded disc golf course is exceptionally challenging. For a unique camping experience, visitors can reserve lakeside yurts, which are like canvas and wooden tents. Each yurt has furniture inside and a fire ring outside. Within the park is Camp Will-A-Way, a fully accessible retreat operated by Camp Twin Lakes.

Amenities:
* 1,816 Acres
* 260-Acre Lake with Beach (seasonal)
* 40 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites
* 5 Yurts
* 3 Cottages -- #3 is dog friendly ( max 2)
* 5 Picnic Shelters
* 2 Group Shelters (seat 80 and 100)
* Nature Center Pavilion
* Beach Pavilion
* Pioneer Campground
* 2 Boat Ramps
* 2 Tennis Courts
* 18-Hole Disc Golf Course
* GeoCaching
* Hiking and Mountain Biking - 18 miles of trails
* Fishing and Boating
* Canoe, Fishing Boat and Pedal Boat Rental (seasonal)
* Picnicking
* Miniature Golf
* Disc Golf -- annual passes available for individual and family, no rental discs at park
* Yargo Area Biking Association
* Fort Yargo Living History Society

Directions: Located 1 mile south of Winder on Ga. Hwy. 81.



 

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