Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites

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.



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



National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 9 AM to 3 PM
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 11, 2016 8 AM to 12 PM
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. 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
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. 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
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. Music begins at 10AM. $5 parking fee required. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 12 PM to 7 PM
Presenter/Location: Vogel State Park
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
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

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