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.

$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 ($100–$250) — #5, #6 & #30 are dog friendly ($45/dog, max 2)
• 85 Campsites ($27–$33) — some seasonal
• 18 Walk-in Campsites ($25)
• Pioneer Campground ($55)
• 22-Acre Lake with Beach
• 5 Picnic Shelters ($35)
• Group Shelter (seats 90, $100–$175)
• Lake Pavilion (seats 100, $350)
• 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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Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 4 PM to 7 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