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.

Tales from the Past

Friends of Fort Yargo is ready to celebrate the season! In partnership with the Fort Yargo Living History Society, they'll be hosting Tales from the Past: a wonderful trail walk and wagon ride for the whole family! On October 14 and 15 from 5pm-9pm, they'll begin the evening with a hayride which will take you to the trailwalk. Then, enjoy refreshments and snacks around a campfire while listening to one last tale at the fort - then catch one final hayride for the evening!

These historical, friendly tales are great for...

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