Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Vogel State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 706-745-2628

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  The newly renovated lake pavilion is available to rent.
  Cabins 11-20 have been renovated and are available for rent.  
   All cabins now have flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi.
   Boat rentals are open for the season.
   Construction is in process on a new mini golf course between cabins 9 and 18.

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.

    • 233 Acres
    • 35 Cottages ($100–$250) - #5, #6 and #30 are dog friendly ($45 per dog, max 2); all have flat-screen TVs, cable and wi-fi.
    • 85 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($27-$33) -- some sections close during winter
    • 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

    Hiking and Backpacking – 17 miles of trails, Appalachian Trail nearby
    • Fishing
    • Lake Swimming (seasonal)
    • Pedal Boat, Aquacycle, Stand-up Paddleboard and Kayak Rental (seasonal)
    • Miniature Golf (fee)
    • Bike Rental (seasonal)
    • Playground
    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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Tree Decorating Volunteer Day
Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015 1 PM to 4 PM
Volunteers should meet at the ball field to decorate the Blue Spruce for the Annual Tree lighting. Decorating will start at 1pm. Volunteers are also wanted to help clean-up after the tree lighting on December 13th. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
12th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 4:30 PM to 8 PM
Join us for the 12th Annual Tree Lighting of a 35-foot live Blue Spruce. There will be caroling, hayrides, Santa Claus visit, bonfires, and refreshments. Please bring an unwrapped gift for a child 0-12 years of age, no toy guns or knives. The donations will help the Union County Sheriff's Office toy drive. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Handicapped Accessible
First Day Hike
Friday, Jan 1, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Start the New Year off with a hike guided by the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club. Hikers meet at the Visitors Center at 9 AM. $5 parking fee required. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Volunteer Workday
Saturday, Apr 9, 2016 8 AM to 5 PM
Come help with various projects that will get Vogel ready for the summer season. Please pre-register by calling the office at 706-745-2628. $10 fee for breakfast and lunch. Breakfast starts at 8AM. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Civilian Conservation Corps Workday and Open House
Saturday, May 14, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
The Georgia Appalachian Trail Club will be doing trail work similar to what the CCC boys would have done in the 1930's. After working throughout the morning, enjoy an open house and refreshments at the CCC museum. Trail work begins at 9 AM. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Annual Kids Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 8 AM to 12 PM
Anglers 12 and younger come enjoy a day catching trout stocked in Wolf Creek. Prizes awarded to children holding lucky tickets. Registration begins at 8AM. $5 parking fee required. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
4th of July Celebration
Monday, Jul 4, 2016 8:30 AM to 4 PM
Come celebrate 4th of July with us as we start the day with a flag raising ceremony followed by a day of games for the whole family. Festivities begin at 8:30AM. $5 parking fee required. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Mountain Music Festival
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
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. Music begins at 10AM. $5 parking fee required. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 12 PM to 7 PM
Celebrate Autumn's arrival with hay rides, a cake walk, square dancing, and storytelling. Festivities begin at 12 PM. $5 parking fee required. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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 U.S. Hwy. 19/129.

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

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