Northeast Georgia Mountains / Blairsville

Vogel State Park

405 Vogel State Park Rd.
Blairsville, GA 30512

706-745-2628 | 800-864-7275
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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.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Monday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Tuesday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Wednesday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Thursday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Friday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Saturday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Daily Park Pass $5

    Activities

    Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Gift Shop

    Lodging On Site

    Parking on Site

    Picnic Area

    Picnic Shelter

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Handicapped Accessible (Limited)

    Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Rentals

    Bicycle

    Boat Rental

    Canoe / Kayak

    Paddleboat

    Site Information

    30 Amp Elec Hookup

    Cabin / Cottage Rentals

    Dump Station

    Number of Sites: 103

    Primitive Camp Sites Available

    Pull-thru Sites

    RVs Permitted

    Tenters Welcome

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Annual Volunteer Work Day

    Annual Volunteer Work Day

    04/28/2018 - 04/28/2018

    Come volunteer to help with various projects to help prepare for the summer season. Projects include, refurbishing campsites, spreading mulch throughout the park, installing bricks in the "Memory Walkway," cleaning trails, and a spring clean-up throughout the park. Meals will be provided by the Vogel Volunteers. Please pre-register.

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  • CCC History Day and Open House

    CCC History Day and Open House

    05/12/2018 - 05/12/2018

    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.

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  • National Trails Day

    National Trails Day

    06/02/2018 - 06/02/2018

    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.

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  • Annual Kids Fishing Rodeo

    Annual Kids Fishing Rodeo

    06/09/2018 - 06/09/2018

    Kids 12 and younger come join us for our Annual Kids Fishing Rodeo. Wolf Creek will be stocked with plenty of trout and prizes will be given out to lucky ticket holders. An adult must accompany all children. Registration and fishing start at 8 a.m. in the Visitor Center parking lot. A limited amount of fishing poles will be loaned out.

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  • Twilight Kayaking on Lake Trahlyta

    Twilight Kayaking on Lake Trahlyta

    06/15/2018 - 08/03/2018

    Join in on a ranger-led lake paddle at twilight. Enjoy the serenity of the lake as we bring you the history, the night life and the stars. All skill levels are welcome. Must be 8 years and older. Please register in advance as seats are limited.

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