Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Vogel State Park

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NOTICES:
  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 closed for the season.


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.


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Directions

GPS Coordinates:
N 34.765883 | W -083.925416

Located 11 miles south of Blairsville via U.S. Hwy. 19/129.

Address
405 Vogel State Park Road
Blairsville, GA United States 30512
Union County
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Hours of Operation
Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office Hours: 8AM-5PM

Phone
706-745-2628

First Day Hike- Bear Hair Gap Trail
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
Presenter/Location: Vogel State Park
Ring in the new year by joining us for a Hike along the Bear Hair Gap Trail. This is a moderately rocky 4 mile hike. The hike will be lead by Georgia Appalachian Trail Club. Please meet at the Visitors Center Parking lot. Closed toe shoes required... $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
CCC Museum Workday
Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 1 PM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Vogel State Park
Meet at the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum for a CCC Museum work day from 1-4pm. Volunteers will be re-staining the outside of the building, doing general cleaning inside and general doing landscaping of the grounds. $5 parking fee applies. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Lake Trail Clean-up
Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 1 PM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Vogel State Park
Meet at the Visitor Center Parking lot for a Lake Trail Clean-up from 1-4pm. Volunteers will be trimming trees, picking up trash and general trail maintenance. $5 parking fee applies. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Campground Clean-up
Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 1 PM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Vogel State Park
Volunteers should meet at the Visitor Center Parking to help clean-up the campgrounds from 1-4pm. Volunteers will be blowing leaves off campsites, picking up trash and cleaning comfort stations. $5 parking fee applies. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Annual Volunteer Day
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 7 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Vogel State Park
Come volunteer to help with various projects to help prepare for the summer season. Projects include, refurbishing campsites, spreading mulch throughout the park, installing bricks in the “Memory Walkway”, cleaning trials, and a spring clean-up throughout the park...  $10 for both meals $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Civilian Conservation Corps Workday and Open House
Saturday, May 16, 2015 9 AM to 1 PM
Presenter/Location: Vogel State Park
Join in on a trail project starting at 9am with the Georgia Appalachian Trial Club that is similar to what would have been done by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Meet at the CCC museum to get started... $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
12th Annual Kids Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 8 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Vogel State Park
Kids 12 and younger come join us for the 12th Annual Kids Fishing Rodeo. Wolf Creek will be stocked with plenty of trout and prizes will be given out to lucky ticket holders. An adult must accompany all children. Registration and Fishing start at 8am at Visitor Center parking lot... $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Handicapped Accessible July 4th Celebration
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 8 AM to 5 PM
Presenter/Location: Vogel State Park
Celebrate July 4th at one of the nation’s oldest state parks. We will start the day with a flag raising ceremony at 8am at the Visitors Center, followed by a day of games for the whole family...  $2 pedal boat race. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Lake Trail Clean-up
Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015 1 PM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Vogel State Park
Meet at the Visitor Center Parking lot for a Lake Trail Clean-up from 1-4pm. Volunteers will be trimming trees, picking up trash and general trail maintenance. $5 parking fee applies. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Handicapped Accessible 12th Annual Mountain Music Festival
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 10 AM to 5 PM
Presenter/Location: Vogel State Park
Join us again for our 12th Annual Mountain Music Festival. There will be bluegrass and gospel music as well as art and craft booths with handmade items for sale. A food concession will be provided by Vogel Volunteers. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
10th Annual Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015
Presenter/Location: Vogel State Park
Enjoy the arrival of autumn at Vogel’s 10th Annual Fall Festival. There will be hay rides, a cake walk, concessions, square dancing and storytelling. Festivities begin at 12pm. Volunteers will assist with set-up and clean-up and the concessions. Fee for hay rides and $5 park pass fee applies. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Christmas Decorating Volunteer Day
Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Vogel State Park
Volunteers should meet at the ball field to help decorate the ball field from 1-3pm weather permitting. Rain day to be scheduled later. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Tree Decorating Volunteer Day
Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015 1 PM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Vogel State Park
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.
Handicapped Accessible 12th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 4:30 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Vogel State Park
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... $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Website  gastateparks.org/info/vogel
Contacts
Randy Gambrell
706-745-2628  Assistant Park Manager, Vogel State Park

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