Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $30.00
Great campground overall. Extremely well maintained GA State Park with lots of activities going on. Manicured sties. Easy online reservation, quick check-in, staff makes you feel welcome. Quiet forest setting, yet near amenities in Winder, and surrounding area. Convenient to Atlanta if you avoid rush hour. Site selection is first come first serve. Great lake views if you snag one. It is a state park with tent camping so expect campfire smoke if the weather is cool. No complaints - sewer hookup would have been nice but the tradeoffs can make it worth it. We camped at Fort Yargo State Park in a Travel Trailer.
A really nice park on the lake. Lots, some without water, are shaded. Restrooms/showers can be a hike if you don't get a close lot. Very few lots would take the big rigs but all are nicely leveled. Kids play and swim areas are not within walking distance of the camping area, necessitating a drive around to the other side of the lake. We camped at Fort Yargo State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $30.00
Clean, well managed Georgia State Park. We arrived on a Saturday afternoon in October a day late from our reservation. There were no issues even though the campground was at capacity. The Camp Host (Super Nice Fellow) took us right to our site and made sure we were all set. He told us his name and made us feel very welcome. Our site was shaded, super flat, clean with a nice long driveway and pad. They have sections 1 and 2 for RV's, we were in Camping Area #2. The 8x8 wood timber borders they use were extremely flat to the ground, allowing our patio mat to lay flat. Our dog loves the small aggregate rock the State uses on the sites, it's easy to walk on. The camp was occupied with well behaved campers. The nights are quiet and very dark. We went on the walking trails the next day. Those are well managed, too. We are planning on staying here again. Bravo! State of Georgia for a real gem just 45 minutes north of Atlanta. We camped at Fort Yargo State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $29.00
Very nice park just a short drive from our home. But worth it to pack up and go; it's like you're in a different atmosphere when you camp in this state park. Sites are level, clean, and well maintained. They just built 2 new washrooms and also have laundry facilities. It is actually 2 separate campgrounds with a walking trail that connects the two. Campground 1 has the most lakefront sites with awesome views of the lake. The only reason I would not rate it higher is that like the majority of GA state parks there is no hookups for sewer. This can be aggravating as you may need to bring along a portable tank to drain your grey water and then take it to the dump station. Not a problem for those who use the campground showers, but for me personally I bought a camper so I could use it, including my own shower when I need to. I'd like to see ALL Georgia state parks do what Don carter (the newest state park) has done. They installed an in ground bucket with drain holes in it, on a buried bed of rocks, on each site with charcoal in it and allow you to drain your grey water from your rv into this. No need for expensive sewer drains and plumbing, just do this. Cheap, easy and effective way to handle grey water! We camped at Fort Yargo State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $20.00
Even though we enjoy full hook-up, the sites made up for them. This park is so beautiful and we found the camp host a pleasure. We were there for 4 nights and would have stayed longer if we could have extended departure date. Beautiful setting, friendly people, and safe campgrounds. We camped at Fort Yargo State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $30.00
My husband and I fell in love with this park and wished we could have spent more time here. It was delightful. Almost every site we saw was level. The parking pads are constructed of crushed stone and all have a picnic table and a fire ring/barbecue. Almost all of the sites are separated from others. There are bike trails and walking trails throughout the park. There are docks near the camping area. Everything was clean and peaceful. The campground hosts were especially friendly. Our stay was idyllic. We camped at Fort Yargo State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $25.00
Secluded sites nestled in trees with easy pull through access. Discounted off season rate. Beautiful lake with easy fishing from banks. Historic old fort. Great mountain bike trails, and hiking trails well marked. Friendly helpful hosts and ranger staff. Well paved roads, very clean bathrooms, showers, heated, and laundry. Close to quaint town with shopping and restaurants. We camped at Fort Yargo State Park in a Travel Trailer.
This is a beautiful park on a large lake. There are nice hiking and biking trails. It is a rather small and popular campground so it would be wise to make a reservation. There are some large speed bumps so travel slowly. The Yurts are very interesting and might be fun to rent. They are right on the lake with their own docks. We did not have a reservation and we were lucky to get a site on the water. We would stay here again. We camped for just one night. We camped at Fort Yargo State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: November, 2011 - $29.00
A beautiful, well maintained campground convenient to Athens if you happen to be going to the University of Georgia. The staff and host were extremely friendly and efficient. They actually delivered the fire wood I purchased at a very reasonable price to our site. There are only three things keeping this park from being a 10 instead of a 7...too many very large speed bumps that aren't really needed, not having 50 amp service at their most beautiful lake side lots and not having any full hookup sites. We will stay at this park when in the area again. We camped at Fort Yargo State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: November, 2011 - $28.00
We were in this area for two days only on family business...cold and rainy. The park would be a great place to be if you had the time and were there at the right time of the year. Very nice place. Showers were fine...laundry (washer and dryer--takes quarters) available. Would stay there again for sure. Next time, we plan to come for more fun! We camped at Fort Yargo State Park in a Motorhome.
Great park overall - had wonderful stay. Be careful when booking - park is very popular and can book fast, especially lake front sites. Pro: Sites VERY level and well kept, attentive and friendly office staff, camp host very active and friendly, gray water dump sites located around park, good shade trees, large firewood bundles at good price (even delivered), quiet lake. Con: Front office closes by 5 PM, only garbage site is at front of campground (so those in back have to drive their trash up each night), separate cost for parking pass. We ended up joining "Friends of the GA State Parks" program - a reasonable donation gets you free parking passes and 1-3 nights stay for free in state parks. You may want to check it out. We camped at Fort Yargo State Park in a Travel Trailer.
This park was very nice. There was plenty to do for everyone. This was a holiday weekend, so it was full. The bathhouse was clean and for a change the firewood quantity was good for the price. We look forward to going back. We camped at Fort Yargo State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $25.00
This is a clean park with level, shady sites. I rated it a 7 because of the hassle factor. It is apparently very popular in the nearby towns. We camped during spring break week and on Friday morning had car after car driving through at 8am tagging sites to occupy later in the day. We also had a problem with finding a site when we arrived even though we had reservations. The host said they probably overbooked. He ended up removing a tag on a site with no camper for us to occupy. This was not the relaxed, stress free environment that we go camping for! I doubt I'd camp here again. We camped at Fort Yargo State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $28.00
We checked in late at night and camp host came by and greeted us. He told us all about park and asked if we needed help setting up. Couldn't have been nicer. The next day we rode on the real mountain biking trails and then took a dip in the swimming lake. Our only complaint was the water was like a hot tub, but that's nature. We highly recommend this Georgia State Park. All the staff was very friendly and helpful. We will return to this park We camped at Fort Yargo State Park in a Motorhome.
This is a great park, clean, well kept and camper friendly. There are lots to do, bring your mountain bike if you have one, great trail system in the park. Nice level sites and spead out so you are not on top of the camper next to you. Would camp here again! We camped at Fort Yargo State Park in a Travel Trailer.