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  • Writer's pictureBrian Childress

Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, Georgia

Fort Yargo State Park is a 1,816-acre Georgia state park located in Winder, situated between Athens and Atlanta. The park is located 1 mile south of Winder and is accessible by Georgia State Route 81. There is a 260-acre lake with a public beach. Available activities at Fort Yargo include GeoCaching, hiking, mountain biking, disc golf, boating (including Jon boat, pedal boat, and canoe rentals), lake swimming, fishing, picnicking, and miniature golf. The park also features a log fort built in 1792 by settlers, for protection against the Creek and Cherokee.

The park also hosts Camp Will-A-Way, an accessible camp designed for individuals with developmental disabilities, in partnership with Camp Twin Lakes.

Coversations/Things we learned:

This park is probably the best option for outdoors enthusiasts who are visiting the Gwinnett County/Northern Atlanta Metro Area. The park camping fees are much more reasonable than Stone Mountain and this state park is one of the better state parks.

Contact Information:

210 South Broad Street

Winder, GA 30680

Barrow County


Park 770-867-3489

Reservations 800-864-7275



Visitor Center




Lake and Amenities



(Wilkins Greenway)


Historical Settlement






Beach Area


Camp Twin Lakes

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Tamara Hubbard
Mar 07, 2022

Thank you for the information and great photos!

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