Fort Yargo State Park

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Cold Moon Hike
Wednesday, Dec 7, 2022 7 PM to 8 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
This month’s full moon is one you will not want to miss! Join us at the Campground 2 Boat Ramp as participants will see the full moon while talking about the night sky and nocturnal species! You are welcome to bring head lamps, flashlights, and water during your walk in the dark. Space is limited! $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Friday, December 9, 2022

Pajama Movie Night at Fort Yargo
Friday, Dec 9, 2022 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Wear your coziest holiday pajamas and join us at the Visitor Center Event Room 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. 770-867-3489.
Accessible Event 

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Christmas Bird Count
Wednesday, Dec 14, 2022 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Today marks the first Day of the Christmas Bird Count and we are celebrating by talking about our Native and Migratory Birds of Georgia. Join us at the Interpretative Center for some basics in Bird Watching and Identification; then we will use these new skills on a 1-mile hike to go look for some of our birds within the park $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Take Flight Event 

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Winter Solstice Event
Wednesday, Dec 21, 2022 12 PM to 2 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join us at the Visitor Center Event Room on the longest night of the year. Learn about the season’s greetings and create your own Christmas Ornaments, Mantel Decorations, and gift wrap those last-minute Christmas Gifts. Provide your own Wrapping Paper. Enjoy music, snacks, Comfort and Joy. Space is Limited!!! $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Friday, December 30, 2022

Roving Ranger
Friday, Dec 30, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Stop by our Naturalist’s table in the Visitor Center to see some cool skulls and tracks! While looking at all the neat wildlife items, ask our naturalist any questions about the park or nature! Then see what programs are coming up. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Accessible Event 

Sunday, January 1, 2023

First Day Hike
Sunday, Jan 1, 2023 1 PM to 3 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Enjoy the new year by starting it off with beautiful views! This guided hike will start at Picnic Area 2 near Picnic Shelter 3. It will be about a 2-3-mile hike, so make sure to bring water, wear comfortable shoes, and wear warm clothes! Space is limited $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Dirty Spokes Thrill in the Hills 50K, 21K, 5 Mi Trail Run
Saturday, Feb 11, 2023 7 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
This half marathon and marathon will be an off-road course following the park's scenic mountain bike trails. To register, please go to $5 parking. 404-310-3628.

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Don's Backyard BBQ 20K Trail Run Challenge
Saturday, Apr 15, 2023 8 AM to 10:30 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
We're excited to present the 3rd Annual Don's Backyard BBQ 20K Trail Run Challenge at Fort Yargo State Park! Your Race Registration will include (but not limited to) a BBQ Meal and Beverage! Please visit for more information. $5 parking. 404-310-3628.

Sunday, April 30, 2023

Gone Riding GSC Mountain Bike Event
Sunday, Apr 30, 2023 8 AM to 2 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Georgia State Championship Series / Trails will be closed for the duration of the race. $5 parking. 352-873-9279.

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Dirty Spokes 6/3 Hour Mountain Bike Race
Saturday, May 13, 2023 9 AM to 3:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
We are in our 18th year of putting on the Dirty Spokes Fort Yargo State Park Endurance Mountain Bike Race and as enthusiastic as when we started it (thanks to racers and riders like yourselves). We appreciate the support you all have given our events for the last 17 years and look forward to seeing you out there again this year! $5 parking. 404-310-3628.