Fort Yargo State Park


Thursday, December 12, 2019

Full Moon Night Hike
Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Enjoy Fort Yargo after dark on a guided moonlit hike by the lake each full moon of this year. Early evening hours are great for spotting wildlife such as deer, rabbits, owls and others along the lake shore. Hike length and meeting location will vary month to month. Bring sturdy shoes, water and a flashlight. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Bring Your Own Board Game Night
Friday, Dec 13, 2019 6 PM to 8 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Bored? Grab a friend and join us for our board game night! Please bring a family friendly board game of your choice with simple instructions on how to play. Remember to take your game back home with you, or you may donate your unused games to be played next time. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Saturday, December 14, 2019

Yargo Trail Crew - Trail Work Day
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 8:30 AM to 12 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join the Yargo Trail Crew (YTC) for a day of improving the mountain bike trails. Bring water, work gloves, long pants and sturdy footwear. No open-toed shoes. Meet at the Visitors Center. Volunteers must register through the YTC site link. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Roving Ranger
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 11 AM to 1 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Find the Roving Ranger table on your next visit to Fort Yargo! Each date and location will have different activities and teach guests about topics such as wildlife, fishing, the Old Fort, plant identification and more. Suitable for all ages. $5 parking pass required. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Fun at the Fort
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 12 PM to 3 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Experience a picturesque and fascinating historic site within the state park, while learning about life in the late 1700's. Fun for the whole family; tours includes various interactive activities and educational opportunities. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Toddler Tuesdays
Tuesday, Dec 17, 2019 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Are your little ones curious about the natural world? Twice a month, explore STEAM focused nature programs through hands on play! $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Friday, December 20, 2019

Winter Festival
Friday, Dec 20, 2019 5 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Enjoy the lights throughout the campground and cabins on a festive wagon ride. Listen to holiday stories about the Winter Solstice, vote for your favorite gingerbread house, watch a winter movie, roast marshmallows, and more! $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Winter Festival
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 5 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Enjoy the lights throughout the campground and cabins on a festive wagon ride. Listen to holiday stories about the Winter Solstice, vote for your favorite gingerbread house, watch a winter movie, roast marshmallows, and more! $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Campfire Circle with Friends
Friday, Dec 27, 2019 3 PM to 5 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Gather around the campfire with friends, family, and park rangers to swap stories and roast marshmallows. Hot chocolate, coffee, and tea will be offered, along with classic campfire stories and sing along songs. Meet at the fire ring behind the Visitors Center. Suggested $1 donation. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Winter Crafts
Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Create your own winter animal, practice making paper snowflakes, and create your own wintry scene from natural materials. This activity will involve paint and glue, so be sure to dress to get messy! Meet at the Interpretative Center (old Visitors Center). $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger After Dark
Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 5:30 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Sign your Junior Ranger up for an after hours camp. This one night session will include crafts, a night hike, and more park fun! The cost is $25 per camper, $5 off each additional camper registered. Ages 7-12 are welcome. Registration required. Call the Park office to register at 770-867-3489. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

First Day Hike
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Start the decade off with a 2-mile hike around the Marbury Creek Watershed. This hike will start promptly at 9:10am, following a brief introduction and safety discussion. Please bring water, snacks, and wear comfortable hiking attire. $3 per person over the age of 6. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
First Day Hike on Bird Berry
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Slept in but still want to start the year off with a hike? Join us for a leisurely 0.5-mile guided hike along the Bird Berry trail. This hike will start promptly at 1:05pm after a quick safety talk. We will be meeting at the Visitors Center and walk to the trail head as a group. Please bring water and wear comfortable hiking attire. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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