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.
Fort Yargo State Park
10th Annual 18th Century Market Faire
Come interact with Living Historians as they demonstrate the trades of days gone by. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the 18th Century.
Thursday, March 28th and Friday, March 29th are "School Days" free admission for all school groups - 10 am to 3 pm - Park pass not included.
Saturday March 30th 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 10am to 3pm - $5 per person, children under 12 free - Park pass not included in admission. Souviniers and Food for purchase will be available.
Enjoy a complete meal prepared using 18th Century recipes and techniques. Enjoy the early history of the area before the meal and the music of the time while dinning.