Vogel State Park

Vogel State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 706-745-2628


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One of Georgia’s oldest and most beloved state parks, Vogel is located at the base of Blood Mountain in the Chattahoochee National Forest. Driving from the south, visitors pass through Neel Gap, a beautiful mountain pass near Brasstown Bald, the highest point in Georgia. Vogel is particularly popular during the fall when the Blue Ridge Mountains transform into a rolling blanket of red, yellow and gold leaves. Hikers can choose from a variety of trails, including the popular 4-mile Bear Hair Gap loop, an easy lake loop that leads to Trahlyta Falls, and the challenging 13-mile Coosa Backcountry Trail.

Cottages, campsites and primitive backpacking sites provide a range of overnight accommodations. The park’s 22-acre lake is open to non-motorized boats, and during summer, visitors can cool off at the mountain-view beach. This park is rich in history, with many facilities being constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corp during our nation’s Great Depression. The "CCC Boys" story is told in the park's museum. The CCC museum is open seasonally.

$5 parking. Annual passes available.

Park Hours:

7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Office Hours:

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Accommodations & Facilities:

• 233 Acres
• 35 Cottages — #5, #6, #9 & #30 are dog friendly ($50/dog, max 2)
• 85 Campsites — some seasonal
• 18 Walk-in Campsites
• Pioneer Campground
• 22-Acre Lake with Beach
• 5 Picnic Shelters
• Group Shelter (seats 90)
• Lake Pavilion (seats 100)
• Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Museum — seasonal
• General Store
wireless connection Available in the cottages

Things To Do & See:

• Hiking & Backpacking — 17 miles of trails; Appalachian Trail nearby
• Fishing
• Swimming — seasonal
• Kayak, Stand-Up Paddleboard, Pedalboat, & Aquacycle Rental — seasonal
• ADA-Accessible Miniature Golf (fee)
• Bike Rental — seasonal
• Geocaching
• Playground
• Weddings — park approval required

Nearby Attractions:

Alpine Village of Helen
Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge
• Appalachian Trail & Walasi-Yi Center
Blairsville, Georgia
Blue Ridge Mountains
• Brasstown Valley Resort
• Byron Herbert Reece Farm & Heritage Center
Cabbage Patch Kids/Babyland General
Dahlonega Gold Museum
Gilmer County
Moccasin Creek State Park
• Southern Highroads Trail
Unicoi State Park & Lodge

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Beginner SUP Classes
Thursdays 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM – Jul 27, 2017 until Aug 31, 2017 
Learn the fundamentals of paddle boarding.  $8 plus $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Soak It In
Music in the Park
Saturday, Jul 29, 2017 8 PM to 9 PM
Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 8 PM to 9 PM
Saturday, Aug 12, 2017 8 PM to 9 PM
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Come out to the Lake Trahlyta Pavilion and join us every Saturday for an evening of music and fun.  Donations are accepted. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Junior Ranger Two-Day Camp
Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday, Aug 6, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
You will learn how to identify different plant and animal species, go on hikes and boat rides, learn how to be safe in the wilderness, and so much more.  $20 plus $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Total Eclipse of the Park
Monday, Aug 21, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Come experience this once (maybe twice) in a lifetime event at Vogel State Park. We are in the very narrow path of totality, so you will be able to see the sun completely hidden by the moon. You will learn how to view the eclipse safely, the science behind the phenomenon, and there will be arts and crafts for kids. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Mountain Music Festival
Saturday, Sep 9, 2017 10 AM
Bluegrass and Gospel music will be heard throughout the park as well as crafters and demonstrators with handmade items for sale. The Vogel Volunteers will have a food concession. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 12 PM
Come out and celebrate fall in the North Georgia mountains. There will be hay rides, a cake walk, Trunk or treating and storytelling. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Saturday, Dec 9, 2017 4 PM
Come enjoy hayrides, caroling, a visit from Santa Claus, bonfires, and watch as we light our 35 foot Blue Spruce. Please bring an unwrapped gift for a child up to 12 years of age to help the Union County Sheriff's Office toy drive. Festivities begin at 4 PM. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Vogel State Park
405 Vogel State Park Road
Blairsville, GA 30512
Union County

GPS Coordinates:

N 34.765883 | W -083.925416
Located 11 miles south of Blairsville via Highway 19/129.

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Vogel State Park
405 Vogel State Park Road
Blairsville, GA 30512 One of Georgia's oldest and most popular state parks, Vogel is located at the base of Blood Mountain...
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Vogel State Park