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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, Jul 1 2014  6:05 pm >> Tue, Jul 1 2014 8:35 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Jun 26 2014 7:40 pm
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Jul 1 2014 4:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:6 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Todd M
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Member Cost:$5.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 3 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Blackberries will be at their peak, so let's hit the trail!

We will be hiking a maximum of 6 easy miles of the trail, starting from the main entrance. This will allow us to hit the best blackberry patches.  We should be finished hiking around 8:30 PM.  The hike will hug the lake shore part of the way.  The remainder winds through sections of both pine and hardwood.  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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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 3 miles to the MAIN entrance, and turn right (if you come to downtown Winder you have gone too far)

parking lot is a short distance on left near the Nature Center, near the start of the mountain bike trails.


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

People with dogs please stay to the back of the group.  Dogs are required to be on a leash.

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Member Cost:$5.00/Person
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 to purchase your parking pass.

Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the AOC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

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