Fort Yargo State Park

Winder, Georgia



Winder, Georgia
Phone: (770) 867-3489

Sites: 61
Recent Rate: $32 4/2016

Latitude: 33.984292558301
Longitude: -83.732900619507

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon, Sprint Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon,Sprint
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals yes
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf yes
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

30 Reviews

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Having only a few 50 amp sites is ridiculous for the number of RVers that have motor homes or RVs that require 50 amp service. To make matters worse, the park allowed a pop up to use Site 35 which is 50 amp. Only large rigs should be allowed in that site which has 50 amp. Fort Yargo needs to rethink their method of assigning sites or change the 50 amp sites to be only available for RVs; no pop ups.

We have been to Fort Yargo on 6 trips of at least a week as we have family that live in the area. With the acreage of this park, camping sites should be large and more plentiful.

Finally, having most of Campground 1 closed because the building of the new bathhouse was deleted is a travesty. Some state executive needs to be fired for delaying this project until a very busy time of the year. Loss of income for 18 closed sites is Huge. We camped at Fort Yargo State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
36 as 35 had a popup
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Tractor Supply has been price for propane.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

A nice state park CG. 30amp in most sites with only a handful of 50amp in both loops. Sites range from 20-25 feet to well over 60 feet. Due to moronic state practice the CG is "first come first served" so if you need a larger site due to rig size you better get here mid-week to insure finding an adequately sized site. Great hiking trail around the lake of almost 7 miles. I thought I was in decent hiking shape and this one kicked my, well, you know. No full hook-ups but good water/electric service. Most GA State parks have convenient gray water char pits for easy disposal of gray water.
The park is just out of downtown Winder, GA. Winder is trying to revitalize the old downtown area and it has some very decent restaurants. The Bar-b-que place is very good.
I think the daily rate is too high for what the CG offers and having to show up a day or two early to get a decent site really stinks. GA State parks, so close to great but yet so far versus the COE CG's down the road. We camped at Fort Yargo State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B loop
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Great Bar-b-que just up the street in downtown Winder. The hiking trails here are very good and real long for a beginner.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This quiet park outside Atlanta offers a peaceful lakeside camping experience. Free Wi-Fi available at ranger station at park entry; nothing at campground but we were able to use our hotspot at our campsite. Lot's of wildlife, birds, squirrels, deer and even a few feral cats who call the park home. Services require driving out of park a few miles into Winder. We camped at Fort Yargo State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

If you like mountain biking or hiking this park offers some excellent trails. Before going, look for the Georgia State Parks RV Club (free) to get discounts on extended stays and earn free stays.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 93
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: November, 2011 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: November, 2011 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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