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Vogel State Park, Blairsville

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Vogel State Park is a 233acre or 94 hectares state park located at the base of Blood Mountain in the Chattahoochee National Forest. It became one of the first two parks in Georgia when it founded a state park system in 1931. Much of the park was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the 1930s.The park features streams, a waterfall, and Lake Trahlyta. At 2500ft elevation it is one of Georgia's highest altitude state parks. The mountainous habitats surrounding the lake support a wide assortment of plants and animals.Within the park are a series of hiking trails. These include the Bear Hair Gap Trail and the more strenuous Coosa Backcountry Trail, which leads up toward Blood Mountain and the Appalachian Trail near Neal's Gap. Vogel Park features camping sites, cabins, swimming, boating and other recreational activities.Description and historyVogel State Park is located 11mi south of Blairsville on US Highway 19 in the north Georgia mountains. At nearly 2500ft altitude, Vogel State Park is usually cool during the summer months, and is one of Georgia's most popular state parks. Vogel features hiking trails, cabins and a 20acre pond known as Lake Trahlyta, which was created when the Civilian Conservation Corps dammed Wolf Creek. The lake is named for Trahlyta, a Cherokee maiden who is buried a few miles from the park at Stonepile Gap. The Corps workers, located at the CCC Camp at Goose Creek just north of the park, also built the first cabins, picnic areas and camping grounds at Vogel.
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  • Went on a business trip to this state park with a gathering of about 30 people for a three day business meeting. We had use of the group shelter for meetings and several cabins for lodging. The shelte...  more »
  • I’ve been here hiking many times and I never tire of it. They have short hikes, medium length and, for the avid hiker, longer ones. The scenery is beautiful no matter what time of year you go.  more »
  • We rented a cabin and hiked in temperatures in the teens! Unusually cold weather but there are several waterfalls on the area which are very easy to get to. Half to one mile hikes. They were covered i...  more »
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  • We stayed in the walk in tent area, furthest from the camp entrance. The campsite was nestled next to wolf creek, with no neighbors directly on either side (campsite R). It was picturesque and tranquil, as we woke up to the gentle flow of the creek. Definitely recommend taking the mile look around the lake, and hiking the Byron Reece trail. The attendants were kind and helpful, and the gift shop has everything you would need to camp. If you are staying in the winter, take into account how much cooler it will be near the creek and settled beneath the canopy of trees!
  • Hands down our favorite park to camp at in Georgia. This place is central to some great hiking, very open for groups, and beautiful. We camped in a primitive site by Wolf Creek and it was lovely. We will definitely be coming back!
  • Very nice place and very friendly people. Helped our family in the winter storm with a cabin to stay in to ride out the storm. Cabin, campground and property was clean and absolutely beautiful. I recommend highly. Can't wait to get back and enjoy the lake and trails.
  • Excellent facilities. Well kept up. Good place for children. It does tend to be over crouded on summer weekends and holidays.
  • Nice waterfalls and trails. Too cold to experience the lake activities. Camping/cabins seemed nice. The general store has the campground basics (soap, hotdog buns, ect) and some souvenirs. The staff was nice and knowledgeable about their trails.
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