Fort Yargo State Park


Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Toddler Tuesdays
Tuesday, Nov 19, 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, November 22, 2019

Campfire Circle with Friends
Friday, Nov 22, 2019 7 PM to 8 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, November 23, 2019

Coffee with a Ranger
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Ask questions and swap stories with park rangers over a cup of coffee and a delicious breakfast treat. Samples of Dutch oven peach dump cake, coffee, and hot tea will be served while supplies last. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Autumn Crafts
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Create your very own pet turkey and fall leaf sun catchers just in time for Thanksgiving! Take home crafts same day. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Friday, November 29, 2019

7 Mile Black Friday Hike
Friday, Nov 29, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Ditch the mall and join us for some fresh air and exercise this Black Friday! We will meet at the Area B Boat Ramp, and begin our hike promptly at 10 am. We will complete the 7 mile Yellow Loop Trail. Suitable for ages 12 and older. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
2 Mile Black Friday Hike
Friday, Nov 29, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Skip the madness and opt outside! We will meet at the Fishing Area for a guided 2 mile hike along the Orange and Yellow Trail. Appropriate for ages 8 and older. Dogs welcome, on a leash. $5 parking pass required. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Toddler Tuesdays
Tuesday, Dec 3, 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 6, 2019

Movie Night at Fort Yargo
Friday, Dec 6, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Wear your coziest holiday pajamas and join us for this month’s Friday night movie. The title of this PG holiday movie is being kept a secret, but curious movie enthusiasts can take a guess at the feature’s title through the hints posted on Facebook or call the park office at 770-867-3489. $5 parking pass required. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Coffee with a Ranger
Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Ask questions and swap stories with park rangers over a cup of coffee and a delicious breakfast treat. Samples of Dutch oven peach dump cake, coffee, and hot tea will be served while supplies last. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Winter in the Woods Hike
Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Enjoy a guided hike along the Yellow/Blue trail around the lake. Pause to listen for bird calls, look for signs of wildlife, and practice your winter tree ID. This is a moderate hike through the surrounding woods and along the lakeside. Please wear appropriate hiking attire (including comfortable hiking shoes) and bring water. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Winter Crafts
Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Create your own Fort Yargo decorative ornament and design an ugly sweater. This craft involves Georgia red clay so please be prepared to get a little dirty. Meet at the Interpretative Center (old Visitors Center). $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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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.
DIRT Event 

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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