Fort Yargo State Park


5.00 out of 5
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Campground Description

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. A disc golf course is heavily wooded and exceptionally challenging. (Within the park is a group camp designed just for special-needs populations. Operated by the not-for-profit Camp Twin Lakes, Camp Will-A-Way is for children facing serious illnesses and other life challenges.)

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Posted by: Mongoose on June 30, 2009
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    Campground Activities

    â– Hiking and Mountain Biking - 18 miles of trails

    â– Fishing and Boating

    â– Canoe, Fishing Boat and Pedal Boat Rental (seasonal)

    â– Picnicking

    â– Miniature Golf ($3)

    â– Disc Golf ($2) -- annual passes available for $20/individual and $30/family, no rental discs at park


    â– Camp Will-A-Way

    â– Hard Labor Creek State Park

    â– Highland Walk Golf Course at Victoria Bryant

    â– The Creek Golf Course at Hard Labor Creek

    â– Victoria Bryant State Park

    â– Watson Mill Bridge State Park

    â– Stone Mountain Park

    â– Road Atlanta Racetrack

    â– Lake Lanier

    â– Athens, Ga. and University of Georgia

    â– Chateau Elan

    â– State Botanical Gardens

    Campground Amenities


    â– 1,816 Acres

    â– 260-Acre Lake with Beach (seasonal)

    â– 40 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($23-$25)

    â– 7 Walk-in Campsites ($20)

    â– 3 Cottages ($125) -- #3 is dog friendly ($40 per dog, max 2)

    â– 5 Picnic Shelters ($40)

    ■2 Group Shelters (seat 80 and 100, $100–$150)

    â– Nature Center Pavilion ($80)

    â– Beach Pavilion ($90)

    â– Pioneer Campground ($50)

    â– 2 Boat Ramps

    â– 2 Tennis Courts

    â– 18-Hole Disc Golf Course ($2)

    Reservation info

    Reservations (800) 864-7275
    Park (770) 867-3489

    Camping Fees

    Campsites $20-$25 / Cottages $135

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    Q: How many tents sites -Guest

    A: There are 52 campsites.

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    Reviews of Fort Yargo State Park

    Reviewed by ronwhited on March 24, 2014

    (1 out of 2 members found this review useful.) Reply to Review
    I've camped here many times through the years. For an older campground, it's well maintained. Lots of hiking opportunities
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    Reviewed by Mongoose on June 30, 2009

    (2 out of 3 members found this review useful.) Reply to Review
    This park was very nice, great facilities, very scenic, and the park rangers were very helpful and polite. The MTB'ing was our feature at this park besides the R&R. Highly recommend this park!
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