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Vogel State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 706-745-2628


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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.


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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Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office Hours: 8AM-5PM
$5 parking. Annual passes available.
GeorgiaStateParks.org/Vogel


ACCOMMODATIONS & FACILITIES:
    • 233 Acres
    • 35 Cottages ($100–$185) - #5, #6 and #30 are dog friendly ($45 per dog, max 2); all have flat-screen TVs, cable and wi-fi.
    • 103 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($27-$30) -- some sections close during winter
    • 18 Walk-in Campsites ($20)
    • Pioneer Campground ($50)
    • 22-Acre Lake with Beach
    • 4 Picnic Shelters ($55)
    • Group Shelter (seats 75, $175)
    • Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Museum (seasonal)
    • General Store


THINGS TO DO & SEE:
    Hiking and Backpacking – 17 miles of trails, Appalachian Trail nearby
    • Fishing
    • Lake Swimming (seasonal)
    • Pedal Boat and Kayak Rental (seasonal)
    • Miniature Golf (fee)
    • Bike Rental (seasonal)
    GeoCaching
    • Playground
    Weddings (park approval required)


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Visit our Gift Shop!

While visiting the park, be sure stop in at our Visitor Center gift shop. You'll find gifts, books, apparel, toys for children, and much more to please nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Open daily between 8AM to 5PM, located inside the Visitor Center.


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Events
Twilight Kayaking on Lake Trahlyta
Friday, Sep 5, 2014 8 PM to 9 PM
Join in on a ranger lead lake paddle on Lake Trahlyta. A ranger will go over kayaking basics. Enjoy the serenity of the lake at twilight. A ranger will go over the history of the lake as the night life becomes active.  $15 plus $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Making Tracks
Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 2 PM to 3 PM
Join the Naturalist in front of the Pavilion to learn about animal tracks. Kids will be able to make plaster casts of tracks to take home. While casts are drying join in on games that are fun for everyone. Please wear closed toe shoes.  $3 plus $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Handicapped Accessible Mountain Music and Arts & Craft Festival
Saturday, Sep 13, 2014
Get Outdoors GeorgiaThis 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.
Lake Trail Clean-Up - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Join in on an park clean-up day along the Lake Trail. Crews will clean the trail by picking up trash and trimming trees. Please register by calling the park office. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Handicapped Accessible Fall Hoedown
Saturday, Oct 18, 2014
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunCelebrate 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
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/Directions
Vogel State Park
405 Vogel State Park Road
Blairsville, GA 30512
Union County


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 One of Georgia's oldest and most popular state parks, Vogel is located at the base of Blood Mountain...
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