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. 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 $45 to $155, plus parking*. Group shelters include kitchens, grills, tables and chairs. Group Shelter B is enclosed, holding 100 guests, while Group Shelter A is open-air and accommodates 80 guests. Both the Nature Center Pavilion and Beach Pavilion have lake views. Scenic picnic shelters are good options for smaller groups and budgets. Wedding parties of 20 or less may prefer the gazebo along the Bird Berry Trail. Facilities are shown on the park's photo gallery. (*Park staff can arrange to have party hosts pay for guest parking.)

Great loop for hiking. Nice scenery. Trail could be marked better - easy to get off the inner loop (7 mile hiking trail) and onto the outer loop (15 miles - bike trail)

mountain biking
19 days ago

whitewater kayaking
24 days ago

trail running
2 months ago

Great trail system at this park. Ran this loop in 1:35. Trail could use some better marking in some places as there are multiple spurs and easy to make a wrong turn. All furry pets on the trail were properly leashed. Trail is mostly in the shade along the bank of the lake with a handful of spots in direct sun.

4 months ago

Gps sends you to employee entrance. Stay on 29 through winder and turn on broad st. You'll see the sign. Typical ga state park fine. But trails hard to find and follow.

5 months ago