Fort Yargo State Park

Supported by a local Friends chapter and 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.

One-of-a-Kind Party this July

Preserving our historic treasures is central to our mission. What better way to take care of our cultural and natural resources than to have a party in the process? On Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 9am to 7pm, Friends of Fort Yargo will be hosting their 3rd Annual Chinking Party, welcoming kids of all ages to come play in the mud! Each year kids have a blast coming out to the park and romping in nature’s playground. By the time they’re done with all of their hard “work”, we have a fabulous supply of chinking to reseal the...

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Fort Yargo State Park Volunteer Mailing List

Member support and volunteer efforts are at the core of our mission. Are you interested in learning more about volunteering with us?