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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  • Camping at Vogel.

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  • Picnic Shelter at Vogel.

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  • CCC Museum at Vogel.

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  • Beach swimming at Vogel.

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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 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, Primitive Camp Sites Available, Pull-thru Sites, RVs Permitted, Tenters Welcome

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • First Day Hike

    First Day Hike

    01/01/2017 - 01/01/2017

    Start the New Year off with a hike guided by the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club.

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  • Volunteer Workday

    Volunteer Workday

    04/08/2017 - 04/08/2017

    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. There is a $10 fee for breakfast and lunch. Breakfast starts at 8 a.m.

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  • Civilian Conservation Corps Workday and Open House

    Civilian Conservation Corps Workday and Open House

    05/13/2017 - 05/13/2017

    The Georgia Appalachian Trail Club will be doing trail work similar to what the Civilian Conservation Corps (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

    06/03/2017 - 06/03/2017

    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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  • 4th of July Celebration

    4th of July Celebration

    07/04/2017 - 07/04/2017

    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.

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  • Mountain Music Festival

    Mountain Music Festival

    09/09/2017 - 09/09/2017

    Join us again for our 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.

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  • Fall Festival

    Fall Festival

    10/21/2017 - 10/21/2017

    Celebrate Autumn's arrival with hay rides, a cake walk, square dancing, and storytelling.

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