GA - Ft. Yargo St. Park, WInder, GA (North of Atl)

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  1. dgarbers

    dgarbers New Member

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    We were at Ft. Yargo a couple of weeks ago and wished we had known what a great park it is for bicycling, so now we have to go back! It was a nice park, close to a wonderful Publix grocery store and other shopping. Beautiful lake, lots of trails for hiking. There is a train that comes close by during the week, but the second night, we slept much better! It was worth the light sleep, and we will be camping there again.
    Debbie
     
  2. 3pillons

    3pillons Press hard, Five copies.

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    I live 5 minutes from Yargo. I hear the train from my house every single day but the park is definately an overlooked gem. It's only 40 minutes from Atlanta and two minutes from city convenience of Winder but the park is large enough to fell much farther away. Great golf nearby at The Chimneys too.

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    theseus Centerville, OH

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    I live about 10 minutes from Yargo. Hadn't camped there until last fall, but loved it. It was really nice and really wasn't that bad of a drive to get there either! <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Wink">

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    Gee, it took us so long to get there - can you say Fri. rush hour in Atlanta, coming from 75 north of the city?! - that we had to check in with the camp host. We didn't know that was an option, but we were relieved. We had also left with plenty of time to get there before 5, too, but that doesn't seem to be possible on a Friday near Atlanta. We had a nice site, not on the water as we would have liked, but we weren't as crowded up against other campers this way, either. Second thought, I don't know if we take enough clothes to be on the water with our active kids. LOL! We'll definitely go back with our bikes and for canoeing, also.

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