“Nestled as a natural refuge”
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. The park’s wooded disc golf course is exceptionally challenging. Fort Yargo State Park is a beautiful location for outdoor weddings, reunions and other celebrations. Visitors have a choice of numerous facilities for all budgets, ranging from group shelters to lake-view pavilions. Overnight guests can choose from fully equipped cottages or cozy campsites. For a more unique experience, visitors can reserve lakeside yurts, which are like canvas and wooden tents. Each yurt has furniture and electricity inside and a fire ring, picnic table and grill outside.
Hookups: Water, electric.
Amenities: AMAZING bath houses with laundry.
Additional Fees: One-time $5 parking pass.
Hiking: Several mountain biking and hiking trails all over in this park. My mom and I hiked the 7.1 mile trail around the lake. It was stunning.
Online Reservation: Yes.
Wifi / Cell Service: No to free Wifi. Yes to cell service (Verizon). My mother is on U.S. Cellular and she had no service.
Overall Rating: 5/5
Beautiful campsites and really nice clean bathrooms.
Check out the review from Nancy below. Its right on! On a recommendation from a friend we decided to check out Fort Yargo SP as a stop on our summer RV Trip and I'm really glad we did! One of the best parks I've ever stayed in. In the park you have everything you need and just a couple of miles away you can find anything you may have forgotten. The mountain bike trails are so much fun from beginner to advanced and plenty of Geocaching if your into adventure. There is mini golf and a really nice beach with a beautiful view. We will definitely be back.
You gotta love the peace and quiet of this place.
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Fort Yargo State Park
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