Recreation

Fort Yargo State Park

210 S Broad St, Winder, GA 30680 View Map

Located between Athens and Atlanta, Fort Yargo is a family-friendly camping, hiking and fishing experience. The park surrounds Marbury Creek Reservoir, a 260-acre lake with a swimming beach, fishing areas and boat ramps. Many campsites are near the water's edge, and hiking & biking trails follow the lake shore. Within the park is Will-A-Way Recreation Area, an accessible facility designed for the physically challenge with a group camp, picnic and fishing areas.

There are 40 tent, trailer & RV campsites as well as group camps and pioneer camps.

TripAdvisor Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
4.5 stars on TripAdvisor Based on 195 traveler reviews

Needs a lake clean up.

Went fishing on it’s small lake on Thursday with my son. Never could see anything alive in the lake due to poor clarity. Lots of pollen & other stuff in lake made it look a little gruesome. We caught... Read Full Review

Wedding

My niece needed an on-the-spot location for her wedding as her previous location fell through. Fort Yargo came to the rescue! Shelter B was perfect for our needs. At only $75, the kitchen was... Read Full Review

Awesome experience at the Yurts

We loved our stay in the Yurt at Ft Yargo. It was me, my wife, our 7yr old, and our 3yr old. Amazing experience and absolutely beautiful scenery. Read Full Review

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Yelp Reviews

4 stars on Yelp Based on 49 traveler reviews

Mountain bike playground! 20 miles of single track~ roots, rocks, creek crossings, bridges, bumps and jumps. Serene views around the 260 acre lake. Not... Read Full Review

Nice camping for a weekend getaway. Just have to be sure to get the right spots. We had a company picnic out there, and had a good time! The "fort" is a... Read Full Review

On our quest to explore as many GA state parks as possible, we ended up at Fort Yargo on a Sunday afternoon. It was an quick and easy ride from North... Read Full Review

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