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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  • Beach swimming at Vogel.

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  • Miniature Golf at Vogel.

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  • Camping at Vogel.

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  • CCC Museum display at Vogel.

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  • Cottage at Vogel.

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  • Picnic Shelter 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, 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

  • 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.

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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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  • 12th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

    12th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

    12/12/2015 - 12/12/2015

    Join us for the 12th Annual Tree Lighting of a 35-foot live Blue Spruce. There will be caroling, hayrides, Santa Claus visit, bonfires and refreshments. Please bring an unwrapped gift for a child 0-12 years of age. Do not bring toy guns or knives. The donations will help the Union County Sheriff's Office toy drive.

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