New Camper Cabins Open at Fort Yargo near Winder, Georgia

Fort Yargo, one of Georgia’s most popular state parks, opened new camper cabins last month.

Located near Winder, these feature two bedrooms, one bath, a kitchen, television and screened porch. Outside you’ll find a picnic table and fire ring, and most have views of the park’s sparkling lake. Guests bring their own kitchen utensils and linens; however, linen service is available for an additional fee.  Dogs are welcome in two of the camper cabins.

Rates are $135, with an optional $30 linen fee and $45 pet fee. Fort Yargo is known for exceptional mountain bike trails, hiking, disc golf, a historic fort, fishing and other lake activities. The sandy beach is a great spot to cool off during summer.

Reservations are accepted 13 months in advance by calling 1-800-864-7275 or going to

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.