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Sunday Morning - Lake Loop Trail (yellow blazes) @ Fort Yargo State Park

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Forty Yargo State Park   Hike: Sunday Morning - Lake Loop Trail (yellow blazes) @ Fort Yargo State Park  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jul 5 2020  8:30 am >> Sun, Jul 5 2020 11:00 am
Registration Opens: Wed, Jul 1 2020 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jul 4 2020 8:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:7 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Join me for a moderate 7 mile hike around the 260 acre lake at Fort Yargo State Park, with occassional stops at interesting attractions along the way. This relatively flat trail travels around the lake and it is open to both foot traffic and bicycles. The trail hugs the shoreline in many locations, offering scenic lake and possible wildlife views. It also travels into wooded uplands for different views of plants and trees.

This historical park features a log fort built in 1792 by settlers for protection against Creek and Cherokee Indians. Located in Winder, GA between Atlanta and Athens, Fort Yargo offers a fun camping, hiking, biking (leisure and mountain) and fishing experience for families.

Required Items to Bring:

Water for hydration

Good hiking shoes

Clothing appropriate for the event and weather.

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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

The following is the direction from the Indian Trail Carpool (for reference only): (NO CARPOOLING DUE TO COVID-19)

Take I-85 North to Exit 106 (GA 316 East) towards Lawrenville/Athens

Travel on GA-316 E University Parkway for approximately 21.5 miles to GA-81 North

Turn left and travel on GA-81 N Loganville Highway for approximatley 1.8 miles

Turn right on "Area B" Park entrance and go .5 miles till it dead ends near the lake.

We'll meet at the parking lot on the left, near the lake.


Alternatively, the GPS Coordinates I provide above should take you to our meeting location.


Note: DO NOT drive to "Area A" or main Park entrance. THIS IS NOT WHERE WE'RE MEETING..


There's $5 per vehichle parking fees.  Parking is free for those with GA state parks parking passes.

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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.

I will cancel event, if the weather conditions will not permit us to complete this event.