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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.
Vogel 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 great hike. This was a wilderness hike. Easy trail to follow. Very narrow trail in some parts so hiking in the snow was tough.  more »
  • Vogel was one of my very favorite GA state parks we have visited and stayed over at so far. We went this last weekend (January). So very cold! Low 30s, upper 20s. We have 3 children: 1yr, 5yr, and....  more »
  • Completely delighted. The cabin was nicely decorated, with a well apportioned kitchen with GE appliances and enough cook and bakeware that you could easily cook a full meal. The living room had a...  more »
  • We camped at Vogel and loved it! Their bath houses are newly updated and very nice. The camping spots are very well maintained and most have a lot of shade. Their play ground is nice and great for a range of ages. We greatly enjoyed our stay and will be back!
  • Easily one of the most beautiful state parks in Georgia!! It's got an amazing lake with a path to a waterfall and places to camp overnight. I would recommend calling a day or 2 in advance, however, as they normally fill up, especially in the summer.
  • This is the 2nd oldest State Park in Georgia. My parents took me here as a young child and some of my earliest memories were created here. Going to visit Vogel State Park this week was really special. It still feels like the same special place that it always has for me. It’s hard for me to distinguish between the joy that I feel from the nostalgia and how I’d view this place as a person who has come for the first time. Still, I believe that I would find that it’s special even if it was my first time. Great family place. The cabins are the perfect size. The ones closer to the lake are the better ones. While being older, they look like log cabins from a time long ago, whereas the majority of them seem more like tiny houses, but are modern.
  • This is one of the best state parks that I have been to. Its clean and well maintained. The camp sites are spacious most will fit our 8man tent. There is a small lake that is perfect for a kayak or canoe. I really recommend this campground.
  • Absolutely loved this state park! It was super clean and quiet! The forest kinda feel from being nestled in a valley made it a perfect camping experience. The area for campers was super nice. Only complain is the roads are pretty narrow and makes it hard to maneuver campers around. Loved staying there for the weekend! Perfect camping ground, will definitely be back! 💚

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