From Blairsville Georgia
11 miles south of Blairsville via U.S. 19/129 Turn right at the Vogel State Park entrance; get the required permit at the Vogel Visitor Center.
Drive 25 miles north on US 19/129. Turn left at the Vogel State Park entrance;get the required permit at the Vogel Visitor Center.
Pioneer and primitive campsites, cottages, picnic shelters, group shelter, CCC museum, general store, miniature golf, 20-acre lake, pedal boat rental, swimming beach, fishing and 17 miles of backpacking and hiking trails.
233 acres. 85 tent, RV and trailer sites, 18 walk-in campsites, pioneer and primitive campsites, 35 cottages, 4 picnic shelters, 1 group shelter, CCC museum, general store, miniature golf, 20-acre lake, pedal boat rental, swimming beach, and 17 miles of backpacking and hiking trails.
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Vogel State Park
7485 Vogel State Park Road
Blairsville, GA 30512
Reservations (800) 864-7275
Park Office (706) 745-2628
Georgia's second oldest and most popular state park. Vogel is located at the base of Blood Mountain in the heart of Georgia's Chattahoochee National Forest. Created by the Civilian Conservation Corps, Vogel is perhaps the most enduring monument to the Corps efforts in the state. Although the park is small at 280 acres, it has plenty of attractions.
Driving from the south, visitors pass through Neel Gap,the access to the Appalachian Trail and a beautiful mountain pass near Brasstown Bald which is the highest point in Georgia. Vogel is particularly popular during the fall when the Blue Ridge Mountains transform into a canvas of red, yellow and gold leaves. Cottages, campsites and primitive backpacking sites provide a range of overnight accommodations.
The 20-acre Lake Trahlyta is the heart of the park and was built when the Corps dammed Wolf Creek. The lake was named for a Cherokee maiden who is buried a few miles from the park at Stonepile Gap. Along with fishing, Vogel State Park offers activities for the whole family. Camping, hiking, swimming, picnicking, miniature golf, and paddleboats are all available. The park also has a small museum chronicling the history and accomplishments of the CCC in the area. The 2500' elevation of the park keeps a cool evening temperature even during the dog days of summer, which makes this a great camping spot. However make reservations in advance as the park fills up quickly, especially in the summer and during leaf change.
Located in and near the Vogel park is some of the best hiking trails and waterfalls in the eastern United States. Neel Gap, Byron Herbert Reece Trail, Duncan Ridge Trail and Coosa Back country Trail are for the avid hiker. For those wanting something a little less stimulating try Sosebee Cove or Slaughter Creek Trail. Close waterfalls are Wolf Creek Falls located in the park and Helton Creek Falls which is just a few miles down the road.