Vogel State Park


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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. The CCC museum is open seasonally.



GPS Coordinates:

N 34.765883 | W -083.925416
Located 11 miles south of Blairsville via Highway 19/129.

405 Vogel State Park Road
Blairsville, GA United States 30512
Union County



CCC Workday Demonstrations and Open House
Saturday, May 13, 2017 9 AM
Presenter/Location: Vogel State Park
The Friends of Vogel State Park will be demonstrating with hands on activities of 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. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Batty about Bats
Saturday, May 13, 2017 1 PM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: Vogel State Park
Georgia Bat Working Group will be hosting an afternoon of batty fun. There will be info booths, games for the kids, tattoos, displays of mounted bats, bat house kits for sale, crafts and 2 presentations featuring live fruit bats... $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Music in the Park
Saturdays 6 PM - 9 PM – May 27, 2017 until Sep 2, 2017 
Presenter/Location: Vogel State Park
Come out to the Lake Trahlyta Pavilion and join us every Saturday for an evening of music and fun.  Donations are accepted. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Beginner SUP Classes
Thursdays 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM – Jun 1, 2017 until Aug 31, 2017 
Presenter/Location: Vogel State Park
Learn the fundamentals of paddle boarding.  $8 plus $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Soak It In
National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 9 AM
Presenter/Location: Vogel State Park
Join in the fun at Vogel State Park for the annual celebration on National Trails Day. Activities will include trail work, family friendly hikes, an invasive plant eradication project, a covered dish picnic luncheon, and a brief program. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Annual Kids Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 8 AM
Presenter/Location: Vogel State Park
Anglers 12 and younger come enjoy a day catching trout stocked in Wolf Creek. Prizes awarded to children holding lucky tickets. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Junior Ranger Two-Day Camp
Saturday, Jun 17, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday, Jun 18, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Saturday, Jul 15, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
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Presenter/Location: Vogel State Park
You will learn how to identify different plant and animal species, go on hikes and boat rides, learn how to be safe in the wilderness, and so much more.  $20 plus $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
4th of July Celebration
Tuesday, Jul 4, 2017 8:30 AM
Presenter/Location: Vogel State Park
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. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Mountain Music Festival
Saturday, Sep 9, 2017 10 AM
Presenter/Location: Vogel State Park
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. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Vogel State Park
Come out and celebrate fall in the North Georgia mountains. There will be hay rides, a cake walk, Trunk or treating and storytelling. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Saturday, Dec 9, 2017 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Vogel State Park
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.
Randy Gambrell
706-745-2628  Assistant Park Manager, Vogel State Park