Northeast Georgia Mountains / Blairsville

Vogel State Park

405 Vogel State Park Road
Blairsville, GA 30512

706-745-2628 | 800-864-7275
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  • Miniature Golf at Vogel.

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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 ParkPass $5.00

    Activities

    Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Gift Shop, Parking on Site, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Rentals

    Bicycle, Boat Rental, Canoe / Kayak, Paddleboat

    Site Information

    Cabin / Cottage Rentals, Dump Station, Number of Sites, Primitive Camp Sites Available, Pull-thru Sites, RVs Permitted, Tenters Welcome

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • First Day Hike- Bear Hair Gap Trail

    First Day Hike- Bear Hair Gap Trail

    01/01/2015 - 01/01/2015

    Ring in the new year by joining us for a hike along the Bear Hair Gap Trail. This is a moderately rocky four mile hike. The hike will be led by Georgia Appalachian Trail Club. Please meet at the Visitors Center parking lot. Closed toe shoes required. It is recommended that hikers bring water and a snack.

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  • CCC Museum Workday

    CCC Museum Workday

    01/28/2015 - 01/28/2015

    Meet at the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum for a CCC Museum work day from 1-4 p.m. Volunteers will re-stain the outside of the building, provide general cleaning inside and general landscaping of the grounds. $5 parking fee applies.

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  • Lake Trail Clean-up

    Lake Trail Clean-up

    02/25/2015 - 02/25/2015

    Meet at the Visitor Center parking lot for a Lake Trail Clean-up from 1-4 p.m. Volunteers will be trimming trees, picking up trash and providing general trail maintenance. $5 parking fee applies.

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  • Campground Clean-up

    Campground Clean-up

    03/11/2015 - 03/11/2015

    Volunteers should meet at the Visitor Center Parking to help clean-up the campgrounds from 1-4 p.m. Volunteers will be blowing leaves off campsites, picking up trash and cleaning comfort stations. $5 parking fee applies.

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  • Annual Volunteer Workday

    Annual Volunteer Workday

    04/11/2015 - 04/11/2015

    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 trials, and a spring clean-up throughout the park. Meals will be provided by the Vogel Volunteers for a small fee.

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  • CCC Workday

    CCC Workday

    05/16/2015 - 05/16/2015

    Join in on a trail project starting at 9 a.m. with the Georgia Appalachian Trial Club. This project will be similar to what would have been done by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Meet at the CCC museum to get started. After working, meet back at the CCC museum to enjoy the Open House which starts at 11 a.m.

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  • 12th Annual Kids Fishing Rodeo

    12th Annual Kids Fishing Rodeo

    06/13/2015 - 06/13/2015

    Kids 12 and younger are invited to join us for the 12th 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. at Visitor Center parking lot. A limited amount of fishing poles will be loaned out.

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  • July 4th Celebration

    July 4th Celebration

    07/04/2015 - 07/04/2015

    Celebrate July 4th at one of the nation's oldest state parks. We will start the day with a flag raising ceremony at 8 a.m. at the Visitors Center, followed by a day of games for the whole family. There will be a bicycle parade, pedal boat races, sandcastle competition, watermelon eating contest, sack races, egg toss and greased pole climbing.

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  • Lake Trail Clean-up

    Lake Trail Clean-up

    08/12/2015 - 08/12/2015

    Meet at the Visitor Center parking lot for a Lake Trail Clean-up from 1-4 p.m. Volunteers will trim trees, pick up trash and provide general trail maintenance. $5 parking fee applies.

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  • 12th Annual Mountain Music Festival

    12th Annual Mountain Music Festival

    09/12/2015 - 09/12/2015

    Join us again for our 12th Annual Mountain Music Festival. There will be bluegrass and gospel music, as well as art and craft booths with handmade items for sale. A food concession will be provided by Vogel Volunteers. Music starts at 10 a.m. Volunteers will be assisting with set-up and clean-up and the concessions.

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  • 10th Annual Fall Festival

    10th Annual Fall Festival

    10/17/2015 - 10/17/2015

    Enjoy the arrival of autumn at Vogel's 10th Annual Fall Festival. There will be hay rides, a cake walk, concessions, square dancing and storytelling. Festivities begin at 12 p.m. Volunteers will assist with set-up, clean-up and the concessions. Fee for hay rides and $5 park pass fee applies.

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  • Christmas Decorating Volunteer Day

    Christmas Decorating Volunteer Day

    11/17/2015 - 11/17/2015

    Volunteers are needed to help decorate the ball field from 1-3 p.m., weather permitting. Meet at the ball field. Rain day to be scheduled later.

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