FORT YARGO STATE PARK, GA

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...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Tue Sep 01 2015   Later Dates

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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
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FORT YARGO ACCESSIBLE COTTAGES Cottage 8
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FORT YARGO ACCESSIBLE COTTAGES Cottage 8
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FORT YARGO ACCESSIBLE COTTAGES Cottage 8
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FORT YARGO BEACH PAVILION Pavilion 150
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Nonspecific+ Campsite Electric 6 50
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FORT YARGO GROUP SHELTER A Group Shelter 80
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FORT YARGO GROUP SHELTER B Group Shelter 100
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FORT YARGO NATURE CENTER PAVILION Pavilion 75
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FORT YARGO PICNIC SHELTERS 1-5 Picnic Shelter 40
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FORT YARGO PICNIC SHELTERS 1-5 Picnic Shelter 40
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FORT YARGO PICNIC SHELTERS 1-5 Picnic Shelter 40
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FORT YARGO PICNIC SHELTERS 1-5 Picnic Shelter 40
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FORT YARGO PICNIC SHELTERS 1-5 Picnic Shelter 40
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FORT YARGO PIONEER CAMPSITE Pioneer Camping 75
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Nonspecific+ Tent Only Walk-In Campsites 6
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FORT YARGO YURTS Yurt 6
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FORT YARGO YURTS Yurt 6
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FORT YARGO YURTS Yurt 6
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FORT YARGO YURTS Yurt 6
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FORT YARGO YURTS Yurt 6
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FORT YARGO YURTS Yurt 6
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Nonspecific+ Campsite Electric 6 Accessible 50
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+When you reserve one of these sites, it will not be a site specific reservation. You will be assigned a site when you arrive at the campground.
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

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

Booking Window

Campsite Electric

Fri Aug 01 2014 - Tue Sep 01 2015

Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 13 Month(s) in advance.

Cottage

Sun Aug 03 2014 - Tue Sep 01 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 13 Month(s) in advance.

Group Shelter

Sun Aug 03 2014 - Tue Sep 01 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 13 Month(s) in advance.

Pavilion

Sun Aug 03 2014 - Tue Sep 01 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 13 Month(s) in advance.

Picnic Shelter

Sun Aug 03 2014 - Tue Sep 01 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 13 Month(s) in advance.

Pioneer Camping

Fri Aug 01 2014 - Tue Sep 01 2015

Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 13 Month(s) in advance.

Tent Only Walk-In Campsites

Fri Aug 01 2014 - Tue Sep 01 2015

Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 13 Month(s) in advance.

Yurt

Sun Aug 03 2014 - Tue Sep 01 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 13 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
Services and 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
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Fees and Cancellation Policies

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jan 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
Yurt $70.00
Tent Only Walk-In Campsites $24.00
Pioneer Camping $75.00
Picnic Shelter $60.00
Pavilion $85.00-$150.00
Group Shelter $105.00-$160.00
Cottage $135.00
Campsite Electric $30.00
Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Dec 31 2015
Yurt $70.00
Tent Only Walk-In Campsites $24.00
Pioneer Camping $75.00
Picnic Shelter $60.00
Pavilion $85.00-$150.00
Group Shelter $105.00-$160.00
Cottage $135.00
Campsite Electric $30.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
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
Additional Information