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Fort Yargo State Park - After work hike

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Winder, GA   Hike: Fort Yargo State Park - After work hike  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Jun 11 2013  6:30 pm >> Tue, Jun 11 2013 8:45 pm
Registration Opens: Sun, Jun 9 2013 9:40 am
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Jun 11 2013 5:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:6 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Todd M
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


We will be hiking 5-6 easy miles (depending on the pace of the group).  The hike will hug the lake shore part of the way.  The remainder winds through sections of both pine and hardwood.  The trail is mostly dirt. If we get lucky we may see some deer.

Located between Atlanta and Athens, this popular park features a 1792 log fort built by settlers for protection against Creek and Cherokee Indians. Today, visitors come to Fort Yargo for its wide variety of outdoor recreation and scenery. Mountain bikers and hikers can test their endurance on 18 miles of trails. A 260-acre lake offers a large swimming beach, fishing and boat ramps. A disc golf course is heavily wooded and exceptionally challenging. Within the park is a group camp designed just for special-needs populations. Operated by the not-for-profit Camp Twin Lakes, Camp Will-A- Way is for children facing serious illnesses and other life challenges.

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Snacks, rain gear, bug repellent, binoculars for spotting deer

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Take hwy 85 N to exit 106 to GA-316 E (University Pkwy toward Lawrenceville/Athens)

go approx 21.2 miles and turn left on GA-81 N towards Winder (near Home Depot & Chik Fil A)

go approx 1.4 miles to the Area B entrance, and turn right (if you come to the main entrance to the park you have gone 1 mile too far)

parking lot is a short distance on left


This event will not be cancelled due to weather, unless severe weather is predicted.

Dogs only allowed by prior approval of trip leader.

* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cost Includes:

$5 parking fee if you do not have a state park pass.  You need exact change, or can go to the main park entrance down the road to purchase your parking pass. If this is an issue contact trip leader about car pooling from a nearby location.

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