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Pedal boat & bike rentals are closed until spring.
The comfort station in the tent/pop up camping loop will be closed 11/4-11/8 for a renovation.
The lake pavilion and surrounding area will be closed due to renovations beginning 11/4/13.
Cabins 11-20 will be closed from 12/1 until spring due to renovations.
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.
Vogel State Park Business Plan
Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office Hours: 8AM-5PM
$5 parking. Annual passes available.
ACCOMMODATIONS & FACILITIES:
• 233 Acres
• 35 Cottages ($100–$185) - #5, #6 and #30 are dog friendly ($45 per dog, max 2)
• 103 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($27-$30) -- some sections close during winter
• 18 Walk-in Campsites ($20)
• Pioneer Campground ($50)
• 22-Acre Lake with Beach
• 4 Picnic Shelters ($55)
• Group Shelter (seats 75, $175)
• Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Museum (seasonal)
• General Store
THINGS TO DO & SEE:
• Hiking and Backpacking – 17 miles of trails, Appalachian Trail nearby
• Lake Swimming (seasonal)
• Pedal Boat and Kayak Rental (seasonal)
• Miniature Golf (fee)
• Bike Rental (seasonal)
• Weddings (park approval required)
Visit our Gift Shop!
While visiting the park, be sure stop in at our Visitor Center gift shop. You'll find gifts, books, apparel, toys for children, and much more to please nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Open daily between 8AM to 5PM, located inside the Visitor Center.
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Vogel Volunteer Day|
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 8 AM
|Volunteer Day projects are as followed: Refurbishing campsites, spreading mulch throughout park, installing brick in "Memory Walkway", refurbishing hiking trails, staining wooden structures, and spring clean-up throughout park. 706-745-2628.|
Wildflower Walk (Earth Day Event)|
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014
|This guided wildflower walk through the Appalachian forest will highlight Jack-in-the pulpits, trilliums, wild azaleas and many other flowering plants. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-745-2628.|
CCC Program/Trail Project|
Saturday, May 10, 2014 9 AM
Saturday, May 10, 2014 9 AM
|GATC Trail Project. 9:00-11:00 a.m. on lake trail.
CCC Program begins at 11:00 a.m. 706-745-2628.|
Kids Fishing Rodeo|
Saturday, Jun 14, 2014
|Wolf Creek will be stocked with plenty of trout to be tempted by anglers 12 and younger. Prizes will be given to the lucky ticket holders. Adults must be accompanied with the children that will be fishing at the registration tent prior to fishing. A limited amount of fishing poles will be loaned out. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.|
Independence Day at Vogel|
Friday, Jul 4, 2014
|Come to one of our nation's oldest state parks as we celebrate our independence with a flag-raising ceremony, bicycle parade, pedal boat races, sandcastle building competition, watermelon eating, sack races, egg tosses and greased pole climbing. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.|
Mountain Music and Arts & Craft Festival|
Saturday, Sep 13, 2014
|This popular event includes appalachian, bluegrass and gospel music. There will also be art and craft booths with handmade items for sale, and food concessions provided by Vogel Volunteers/Friends of Georgia State Parks. $2-$5 plus $5 parking. 706-745-2628.|
Christmas Tree Lighting|
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014
|Join us for the 10th Annual Tree Lighting of a 35-foot live Blue Spruce. There will be caroling, hayrides, Santa Claus visit, 3-bonfires, hot chocolate, cider, and cookies. Also, please bring an unwrapped gift for a child 0-12 years of age. No toy guns or knives. 706-745-2628.|