Fort Yargo State Park
Fort Yargo State Park
4.5
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Sara T
Ellicott City, MD970 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
We stayed here for two nights. Gorgeous park. There was a lake/river. Our site had a view of it. When we return, we’ll try to get a site on the river. They have cabins which look like new apartments. Plenty of hiking trails. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating.
Written 12 February 2024
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Lynette B
13 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
We camped at Ft. Yargo State Park, July 24-27, 2023 – Campground 2

This was our second RV camping trip to Ft. Yargo this year. The first trip was in February and we stayed in Campground 1. We didn’t have any complaints during our first trip and therefore decided to return in the summer with three of our grandchildren. We experienced lots of problems that if I’d known about, I would have gone to a different park.

Campsite water faucet – We always turn on the campsite water and make sure it’s running clear before connecting it to our RV. After we turned the water on at our campsite, it wouldn’t go off. Finally, we got it to slow down enough to hook up our hose and supply the RV with water. Water continued to shoot out of the faucet handle, so we called it in. Staff came and said they would fix it the next day. They did fix it but it was a few days, so the backside of the campsite was wet and water was wasted.

Campground 2 Bathhouse - We had 2 adults and three young grandchildren in our camper. Therefore, we had planned to shower at the bathhouse to keep from overflowing our grey water tank (Ft. Yargo does not have sewer hookups at the campsites). When we went to the bathhouse there were signs that both the Men’s and the Men’s Family bathrooms were closed. There was a sign to use the facilities at Campground 1. The Women’s Family bathroom had no water in the sink or shower only cold water. The Women’s bathroom did have hot and cold water at the sink but only cold water in the shower. There were no signs at the women’s bathrooms letting us know in advance there was no hot water in the showers. We drove over to Campground 1 and used the Family showers there.

Putt Putt Golf Course – We paid $5 per person at the Welcome Center to play putt putt. We should have driven over to the course first. It was incredibly run down. The grass had not been cut in quite a while. They should let us check out the putt putt clubs, and golf balls then play for free. What were we paying for?

Beach – I checked the Ft. Yargo website multiple times looking for photos of the beach. Lake swimming is new to our grandkids, and I wanted to see if they would be safe. The beach had a barrier to keep swimmers from going too far out into the lake. There were lots of picnic tables in the shade. The beach didn’t have much sand and was muddy in some places. The Men’s bathroom was disgusting with overflowing toilets (we were there on a Tuesday).

We also went fishing from the pier, took a hike, used the campsite firepit, played on the campground playground, walked on the Welcome Center walkway over the marsh and used the Campground 2 dump station - we had no issues with these activities.
Written 29 July 2023
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Linda M
Atlanta, GA29 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We went Monday, 7/17. Waiting until after lunch so that the park would be cleaned up from the weekend, however, this was pointless. Bathrooms near beach, disgusting, health department should check this out once in a while. (Photos are self explanatory). Hornets, big ones, everywhere on beach, probably due to the fact all the trash cans are over flowing. People smoking pot on the beach. Stayed about 30 minutes due to the fact I’m not going to hang out in filth especially with my 4 grandkids,
Told rangers about bathrooms and they said, you could have just came up to the gift shop and use those restrooms, like it was My problem and it is what it is. It’s not like you can just walk up to another restroom, you gotta pack up and drive, unless of course you trust all the strangers around you not to take your stuff. It was really I just gross. Love the gift shop they built though it looks nice and clean. Should put more effort in to the rest of the park. Would not go back, ever. This is an embarrassment to Winder. You gotta do better.
Written 19 July 2023
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nicolediane
Atlanta, GA728 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
There is some construction going on near the visitor center. Looks like they are building some cabins. This park has a lot of mountain bike trails. There is also a connecting trail to Winder. There is actually a small old fort. There is a walking trail along the lake and a longer recreation trail. There is a nice picnic area. Very clean.,
The reservoir has a swimming beach and boat ramp. There are campsites.
Written 25 March 2023
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travlinBubba
Auburn, GA61 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
would be good for camping and fishing during summer they have special events often. Also has a special deer hunt
Written 27 March 2022
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Nosnurbs
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Family
Beautiful views, extremely quiet and cozy campsite. “Not a creature was stirring…” Clean bathrooms, very friendly campground staff.
Written 1 January 2022
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kmorris677
Fairhope, AL252 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Family
We stayed in cottage number 3 an it was really nice!! 4 beds an two sofas ! Lots of cooking supplies in the kitchen an plenty of area to sit an rest! The park is beautiful!! Outside grill an fire pit
Written 27 November 2021
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Deborah H
Lakeland, FL200 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Weather was beautiful in Oct. 2021. my 1st visit and something for everyone from small to Adult. Wonderful playgrounds, water, fishing areas, places to rent to stay.
Written 18 October 2021
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Deborah H
Columbus, GA111 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Met some sorority sisters for a picnic today, 7/31/21 @ Pavilion#2. The pavilion was centrally located across from the beach, plenty of parking and lots and lots and lots and lots of annoying BEES! They were EVERYWHERE!!
Since the venue had been reserved prior to our arrival, one would think that it would have been sprayed! After a couple if hours of shooing, dodging, and running from bees; I finally just left!!
Written 31 July 2021
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John L
Forsyth, GA13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
I used to come here for mountain bike riding around 2003-07 but had never camped here. I really like this park, so when we decided to camp here I was super excited. Brought some additional family and had a great weekend. The sites are well spaced and maintained with the end result being a very quiet and enjoyable campground. Hiking, biking and lake activities are fantastic. However, the beach area could use some improvement. Apparently anyone who pays a day use fee can come to the same beach and picnic area as campers. So we had to share this area with probably around +300 other families. This was still not a deal killer as there were lifeguards and DNR officers on site, but I would have enjoyed the access to the lake a lot better if the attendance had not been so high. Maybe a separate beach area for campers only would be a solution. Anyways, great park! Plenty of outdoor activities and amenities. We will definitely be back!
Written 31 July 2021
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