Fort Yargo State Park

This state park is in Winder, GA, which is roughly between Atlanta and Athens. The drive was easy. It is a very convenient place to stay if you want to look around a nearby town. We couldn’t believe how close the park was to loads of restaurants, Walmart, an historic train depot, and churches. There are many tidbits of interesting history to be learned from the surrounding area. Check here to get started.

We stayed at site #6. It was the best one in our opinion. Good space between neighbors and the view was great. The lake (Marbury Creek Watershed) is just a few short steps away. There were many sites close to the water in the first loop. The park was set up by someone who must camp because it was so user friendly. There were clean bathrooms, easy to follow paths, dog bag stations, garbages set up in helpful areas, a beautiful dock by a nice boat ramp, cabins, yurts, and easy access to trails. We have Verizon and had wonderful cell service.

This must be an intermediate to expert mountain bike mecca because of all the attention and care that has been put into miles and miles of well-maintained trails. When it isn’t so cold I would like to give that a try. But, even in the freezing temperatures, there were several diehard bikers enjoying the experience. The hiking trails were good, too. A lot of time and work has been put into this park.

One night my husband was sitting by the fire he just made and three Canada geese came up out of the water. They sat by the fire with him. It was so funny. We loved the wildlife. During our stay we saw several squirrels chasing each other around, ducks, a blue heron, and some doves.

This is a park we hope to return to in the future.


210 S. Broad St.
Winder, Georgia 30680
Phone: (770) 867-3489

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