Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Vogel State Park

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NOTICES:
  Pedal boat & bike rentals are closed until spring.
  The lake pavilion and surrounding area are closed due to renovations.
  Cabins 11-20 have been renovated and are available for rent.  All have flat-screen TVs and free wifi.

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.

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Vogel State Park
405 Vogel State Park Road
Blairsville, GA 30512
 


Hours of Operation
Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office Hours: 8AM-5PM

Phone
706-745-2628

Wildflower Walk (Earth Day Event)
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Vogel State Park
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.
Handicapped Accessible CCC Program/Trail Project
Saturday, May 10, 2014 9 AM
Saturday, May 10, 2014 9 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Vogel State Park
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
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Vogel State Park
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... $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Independence Day at Vogel
Friday, Jul 4, 2014
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Vogel State Park
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.
Handicapped Accessible Mountain Music and Arts & Craft Festival
Saturday, Sep 13, 2014
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Vogel State Park
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.
Handicapped Accessible Fall Hoedown
Saturday, Oct 18, 2014
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Vogel State Park
Celebrate autumn’s arrival with noon chili, hotdogs and drinks for sale, followed by a 3 p.m. cakewalk, 4 p.m. hayrides, 5 p.m. bonfire and square/line dancing, 6 p.m. trunk or treats, and 7 p.m. professional storytelling.  A $3 fee will be charged per person, per hayride for 13 years and up. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Handicapped Accessible Christmas Tree Lighting
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014
Presenter/Location: Vogel State Park
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.
Address
405 Vogel State Park Road
Blairsville, GA United States 30512
Union County
Website  gastateparks.org/info/vogel
Contacts
Randy Gambrell
706-745-2628  Assistant Park Manager, Vogel State Park

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