Vogel State Park

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

DROUGHT NOTICE: Due to drought conditions and high winds, a full fire ban has been imposed at Vogel State Park until further notice. No open fires are allowed but covered gas grills are allowed.

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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.

$5 parking. Annual passes available.
GeorgiaStateParks.org/Vogel

Park Hours:

7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Office Hours:

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Accommodations & Facilities:

• 233 Acres
• 35 Cottages ($100–$250) — #5, #6 & #30 are dog friendly ($45/dog, max 2)
• 85 Campsites ($27–$33) — some seasonal
• 18 Walk-in Campsites ($25)
• Pioneer Campground ($55)
• 22-Acre Lake with Beach
• 5 Picnic Shelters ($35)
• Group Shelter (seats 90, $100–$175)
• Lake Pavilion (seats 100, $350)
• Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Museum — seasonal
• General Store
wireless connection Available in the cottages

Things To Do & See:

• Hiking & Backpacking — 17 miles of trails; Appalachian Trail nearby
• Fishing
• Swimming — seasonal
• Kayak, Stand-Up Paddleboard, Pedalboat, & Aquacycle Rental — seasonal
• ADA-Accessible Miniature Golf (fee)
• Bike Rental — seasonal
• Geocaching
• Playground
• Weddings — park approval required

Nearby Attractions:

Alpine Village of Helen
Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge
• Appalachian Trail & Walasi-Yi Center
Blairsville, Georgia
Blue Ridge Mountains
• Brasstown Valley Resort
• Byron Herbert Reece Farm & Heritage Center
Cabbage Patch Kids/Babyland General
Dahlonega Gold Museum
Gilmer County
Moccasin Creek State Park
• Southern Highroads Trail
Unicoi State Park & Lodge


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Events
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 4 PM to 7 PM
Saturday, Dec 9, 2017 4 PM
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.
First Day Hike
Sunday, Jan 1, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
Start the New Year off with a hike guided by the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Volunteer Workday
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 8 AM
Come help with various projects that will get Vogel ready for the summer season. Please pre-register by calling the office at 706-745-2628. $10 fee for breakfast and lunch. Breakfast starts at 8AM. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Civilian Conservation Corps Workday and Open House
Saturday, May 13, 2017 9 AM
The Georgia Appalachian Trail Club will be doing trail 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.
Music in the Park
Saturdays 6 PM - 9 PM – May 27, 2017 until Sep 2, 2017 
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.
National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 9 AM
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
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.
4th of July Celebration
Tuesday, Jul 4, 2017 8:30 AM
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
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 21, 2017 12 PM
Celebrate Autumn's arrival with hay rides, a cake walk, square dancing, and storytelling. $5 parking. 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 Highway 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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Vogel State Park