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Fort Yargo State Park

210 South Broad Street

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.


Aimee Cruz

Monday, April 30, 2018
Great place. It's really safe, and kept my children entertained. They loved the sand, and the water even thought it was cold at the time. There's tables for a picnic, and grills. You can even rent your own canoes. There is a playground at the top where they played and finish our trip. Great place to take the kids in the weekend.

Nicole King

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
I would give this no star if I could. The beach area is DISGUSTING and smells of urine! I watched a girl puke and a boy drop his pants and pee right into the water. Not to mention the people smoking cigarettes. Next morning my family was sick. I think they need to test the water again. They have already had one sewage leak into the water .

Duane Exum

Saturday, April 21, 2018
The campgrounds are clean and well kept. Bath houses look fairly new and clean. Both the staff and campground host were friendly and helpful. Lots of maintained trails for hiking or biking. For the most part, it is quiet, but with the parks proximity to Winder, you will hear the occasional siren or train.

Patricia Pearson

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
I haven't been here recently, however. It has a really good facilities for camping fishing and swimming. If you are willing to pay the price their are excellent shelters for family are church gatherings. I am interested t an event they are having where you can learn paddle boarding.

Vee Kay

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Nice park that is close to a big highway so that has advantages and disadvantages. You can get away without having to go far and stores and restaurants are close by if you need something on the way. We camped a weekend and could hear road noise and sirens frequently through the night. Also planes and trains but those didn't bother me as much. It isn't clear to me still if there are campsites for tents with water and electricity, ours didn't have it but water was close by near bathrooms so it wasn't much of an issue. Bathrooms were kept very clean to my surprise Enjoyed the trails, one we were on was well marked and judging by all the cyclist the trails are popular for trail riding.

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