Fort Yargo

State Park - Georgia

Fort Yargo State Park is is situated between Athens and Atlanta in Winder, Georgia. There is a 260-acre (1.1 km2) lake with a public beach. The park also features a log fort built in 1792 by settlers, for protection against the Creek and Cherokee.

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Trail Map of Fort Yargo State Park (SP) in Georgia. Published by Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.Fort Yargo - Trail Map

Trail Map of Fort Yargo State Park (SP) in Georgia. Published by Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.

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Park map for Fort Yargo State Park (SP) in Georgia. Published by Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.Fort Yargo - Park Map

Park map for Fort Yargo State Park (SP) in Georgia. Published by Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.

Trail map for Fort Yargo State Park (SP) in Georgia. Published by Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.Fort Yargo - Trail Map

Trail map for Fort Yargo State Park (SP) in Georgia. Published by Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.

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Brochure of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites. Published by Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.

Fort Yargo SP https://gastateparks.org/FortYargo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Yargo_State_Park Fort Yargo State Park is is situated between Athens and Atlanta in Winder, Georgia. There is a 260-acre (1.1 km2) lake with a public beach. The park also features a log fort built in 1792 by settlers, for protection against the Creek and Cherokee.
Fort Yargo State Park Trail Map M L U EXIT T N A Bird Berry Trail O (Special Needs Groups Only) I P B H Q R S A to U F D C G Trail contin ues to Barrow Co. Rec. Dept. Wooden Trail Posts E 210 S. Broad Street, Winder, Georgia 30680 • 770-867-3489 • Reservations: 800-864-7275 • Emergency: 911 • GaStateParks.org K J (No fast riding. Bikers yield to hikers.) (No fast riding. Bikers yield to hikers.) HIKING & BIKING TRAILS SAFETY TIPS & ETIQUETTE • Tell someone your itinerary and expected return time. Bird Berry Trail (yellow blazes) ½ mile round-trip, easy This historical park features a log fort built in 1792 by settlers for protection against Creek and Cherokee Indians. Located between Atlanta and Athens, Fort Yargo offers a fun camping, hiking and fishing experience for families. 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. ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES • Camping – The park provides 40 tent and trailer sites with water and electrical hook-ups, and 12 walk-in sites. There are two comfort stations and dump stations. • Cottages – There are three cottages. Cottage #3 is dog friendly and requires a pet fee per dog and a maximum of two dogs. • Yurts – There are six yurts which are like canvas and wood tents with decks, a picnic table and grill/fire ring. • Picnicking – Designated picnic areas are located throughout the park. Tables are available on a firstcome, first-served basis. Seven shelters are reservable and are available on a first-come, first-served basis at other times. • Group Facilities – Two group shelters (enclosed and open air) include kitchens, grills and chairs for 80 to 100 people. The Lake Pavilion and Beach Pavilion both have lake views. These may be reserved 13 months in advance. • Fishing – Marbury Creek Watershed is open for fishing year-round. Persons age 16 or older must have a valid fishing license. • Boating – Boats up to 10-horsepower are permitted on the lake. Canoes, fishing boats and pedal boats are available for rent seasonally. All boating ends at sunset. • Swimming – A beach and bathhouse are located on the lake. Swim at your own risk. • Disc Golf – This activity is similar to regular golf which involves throwing Frisbee-style discs into metal baskets. • Miniature Golf – A miniature golf course is located near the beach. • Hiking and Bicycling – More than 20 miles of trails run through the park. • Take a map, water, snacks, first aid kit, flashlight and whistle. Three short blasts on a whistle are known as a call for help. This short, paved trail features a birding area, nature signs and gazebo. Originally constructed to allow physically challenged visitors to access a nature trail, it is suitable for wheelchairs and strollers. A birding platform near the lake’s edge allows visitors to watch for great blue heron, green heron, redwing blackbirds, Canada geese, wood thrush and occasionally white egrets. 23 signs with text and Braille teach about native flora and fauna, such as deer, rabbits, raccoons and loblolly pine. • Do not stray from trails. If you become lost, stay in one location and wait for help. This will make it easier for rescuers to find you. • Don’t count on cell phones to work in the wilderness, but if they do, be able to give details about your location. Mountain Bike Loop (blue blazes) 12-mile loop, moderate to difficult This popular mountain bike loop travels 12 miles around the park’s perimeter and is best suited for experienced riders. Hikers are discouraged on this trail due to the speed of some bikers. The mostly single-track trail features intermediate climbs and downhills, with views of the lake, wetlands, creeks, a power-line clearing and wooded ridges. Portions of the trail are bumpy due to roots. Direction travels clockwise on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, switching to counter-clockwise on other days. The trail is occasionally used for races and triathlons. Access this trail from the park’s nature center or Area B. Boxed areas on the map highlight the most memorable sections of this trail. - Heart Attack Hill - This challeging section will get blood pumping as riders climb, twist and descend a beautiful hillside above the lake. - Horseshoe Drop - Experienced bikers can test their skills on this horseshoe-shaped, double ten-foot drop through a drainage ditch. - Cemetary Hill - This steady climb leads to the Hill Family Cemetary dating back to the 1800s. - Deadwood Hill - This section of trail is littered with dead and dying trees due to lightning and disease. This makes for an interesting ride, twisting and turning through trees on the ground and those still standing. - Monster Mile - Advanced riders will enjoy this one-mile section with climbs, tight turns and steep descents. Riders cross a creek twice on this undeveloped side of the park. - 3-Step Hill - Old
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