Fort Yargo State Park, Winder, GA
Yellow Inner Loop Trail, Bird Berry Loop Trail
& Mountain Bike Loop Trail
210 S. Broad Street
RATES: $29 (20% discount for 62+)
$5.00 parking pass
Cannot reserve a particular site
CHECK IN/OUT: Check in at 1pm/Check out at 11am.
ACCESS: Office 8 am-5 pm
Park: 7 am - 10 pm
MAPS: At Trading Post
SITES: 52 campsites, 6 yurts, 3 cottages, 2 group shelters and 1 pioneer camp
PULL THRUS: Yes
SITE SURFACE: Gravel
HOOK-UPS: Water & 30 amp; there are 3 sites with 50 amp
DUMP STATION: Yes
SHADE TREES: Yes
BOAT RAMP: Yes
FEATURES: Nice beach area for swimming. Great hike and bike trails. A 1792 log fort. See Hike and Bike Trails for more trail information.
PET FRIENDLY: Yes
Fort Yargo is a Georgia State Park located in Winder, Georgia. We camped here July 12 – July 15, 2012 and returned in May, 2013 for a 10-day stay. We had a gorgeous site facing the lake both times we camped here. This 260-acre lake offers fishing, boating (10 HP limit) and swimming at the designated beach area. The beach area is nice and has plenty of picnic tables. Canoe, Kayak and Pedal Boats are available for rental. There are two tennis courts and a basketball court. This park has something for everyone. The grounds are extremely clean and well kept. There is no WIFI or cable but we received good t.v. antenna reception. We found the hosts to be very friendly and helpful.
There are 52 rv sites with a few pull-throughs, some facing the lake and others are in the more woodsy area of the park. Yurts and cottages are also available.
The roads throughout the campground are paved and the site pads are gravel. There is a boat ramp in the campground. There are quite a few speed bumps in this park and some of them are large. As you come into the park, turn left after the gate and travel approx 2 miles to the campsites.
We enjoyed riding our bikes through the park and relaxing. We have camped here several times in our small travel trailer and recently in our new 2017 Winnebago Travota 59K. We love Fort Yargo and will camp here again.
The Yellow Inner Loop Recreational Trail is a 7-mile loop around the lake. It looks like an easy walk but the distance can be deceiving. It took us almost four hours. The trail is packed dirt with quite a lot of roots and is open to hikers and bikers.
The Bird Berry Nature trail is wheelchair accessible. This trail is an easy 1/2 mile round trip. There is a birding platform near the lake's edge to watch for great blue heron, green heron, redwing blackbirds, Canada geese and white egrets.
The Mountain Bike Loop Trail is a 12-mile loop and rated moderate to difficult. This trail is blazed blue and loops around the park's perimeter, Hikers are discouraged on this trail due to the speed of some bikers. It is best suited for experienced riders. It is mostly a single-track trail and features intermediate climbs and downhills. Portions of the trail are bumpy due to roots. This trail is occasionally used for races and triathlons. You can access this trail from the park's nature center or Area B.
DIRECTIONS FROM ATLANTA:
I-85 N to right on GA-316 (exit 106).
ITravel on GA-316 toward Athens for approx 22 miles.
Turn left onto GA-81/Charles S Floyd Road and travel 3.1 miles.
Broad Street will be on your right.
N 33.984083 | W 083.732916