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Fort Yargo State Park, Winder

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State Park
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.
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  • My wife and I spent Memorial Day weekend at Fort Yargo State Park. There is so much to do here no matter your age. Within the park you'll find an abundance of activities including fishing, basketball,...  more »
  • My sons cub scout group stayed at Fort Yargo twice a year. A multitude of things to do. There's canoeing, swimming, fishing, deer all over among other wild life. Hiking trails, biking trails & even fr...  more »
  • It is a smaller state park, but for what it does they are great! Walking trails, camping areas, beach, picnic areas (all clean during our visit), just a nice place. Water is low at this time, and park...  more »
  • Love this place! The people working there is very informative. The state park have a lot to do from mini golf to mountain biking. Definitely a place I will go back to. Especially for the camping.
  • Stayed for 4 -5 nights at the campground. Beautiful wooded surroundings, lake side camp site, so quiet you could hear a mouse fart. I slept like a baby. Rangers are nice and do a great job. Cleanest bathrooms I have ever seen for a public facility. Good job Fort Yargo personnel.
  • The 1790's event was really fun. My kids enjoyed watching the militia practice and learning about the various crafts and cooking styles. We also toured the park some, and it was well-kept and easy to explore. However, there is currently some restoration going on for the docks, so the lake has been partially drained and no one is currently allowed on the lake, nor allowed to fish on the lake. Keep that in mind if you are visiting now, but it should be open soon.
  • It is relaxing off season. It is huge and offers many walking trails. I love it. I don't use the lake but it can get crowded in summer.
  • A great state park! I love that they have mini-golf and frisbee golf here. The beach area is nice as well. Plenty of pavilions for picnics and other get togethers. I wish there were some shorter walking trails though, the 7 miler is a bit much for a quick walk in the woods.