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



Music in the Park
Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 8 PM to 9 PM
Saturday, Jul 29, 2017 8 PM to 9 PM
Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 8 PM to 9 PM
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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 – Jul 27, 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
Junior Ranger Two-Day Camp
Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday, Aug 6, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
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.
Total Eclipse of the Park
Monday, Aug 21, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Vogel State Park
Come experience this once (maybe twice) in a lifetime event at Vogel State Park. We are in the very narrow path of totality, so you will be able to see the sun completely hidden by the moon... $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Get Outdoors Georgia
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