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Fort Yargo State Park, Winder

#33 of 108 in Nature in Georgia
Must see · State Park · Nature / Park
Fort Yargo State Park is a 1,816-acre (7.35 km2) Georgia state park located in Winder, situated between Athens and Atlanta. The park is located 1 mile south of Winder and is accessible by Georgia State Route 81. There is a 260-acre (1.1 km2) lake with a public beach. Available activities at Fort Yargo include GeoCaching, hiking, mountain biking, disc golf, boating (including Jon boat, pedal boat, and canoe rentals), lake swimming, fishing, picnicking, and miniature golf. The park also features a log fort built in 1792 by settlers, for protection against the Creek and Cherokee.
The park also hosts Camp Will-A-Way, an accessible camp designed for individuals with developmental disabilities, in partnership with Camp Twin Lakes.
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  • This park has a very nice campground areas with quite a few that border the lake. There are wonderful hiking trails, some of which are shared with mountain bikes. We did both and the only...  more »
  • This park has a little bit of everything for everyone. There is the lake and all the lake stuff - boat rentals, swimming, and fishing. There is camping - tents, cabins, or yurts. There is the...  more »
  • Very beautiful lakes and beach area. The fishing area was great, though unfortunately we caught nothing. Picnics areas were great too. The Cabins and Yurts looked cool from the outside (never went in). Not to mention it was only $5 for parking. For sure going to go again soon.
  • We really enjoyed this campground, despite the weather. We were there the first week of Jan. 2019. Campground was awesome, camp host was on top of things, the shower house/bathrooms looked new and were kept clean. We were there for about 5 days and the weather was horrible. Wind and rain for about the first 3 days, nonstop. One night it was so bad, we couldn’t get outside and cook supper, thankfully there’s a Ruby Tuesday, (among other restaurants) a short 5 min. drive away. The last couple days were nice, but the hiking trails were wet and muddy, so we really couldn’t enjoy the park as well as we could have. (Not to mention it was Winter time). But we can’t blame any of that on the park. It’s a nice place.

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