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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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  • We walked the lake trail which was a nice hike. It’s an easy trail to follow except going down to the falls. It’s a short hike to the falls but it’s a bit strenuous. Very worth the short hike. We took...  more »
  • Beautiful park. Lots of camping sites but didn't feel crowded at all. Very friendly staff and great views. Clean bathhouses . Will definely visit again. Dog friendly.  more »
  • This is the only State Park in North Georgia that, in my view, brings down-South the flavor of North Country Lodges and Camps, found in places like Maine, Adirondacks, Quebec, etc. Nature itself has d...  more »
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  • 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.
  • One of the nicest State park in the area of Union County. We enjoyed walking the lake trail. You can camp, rent a cabin & in summer use their lake beach area. Their is another trail (7 mile hike) that if you have the time takes you to the top of the mountain & watch the lake from above, nice view :-)
  • Although chosen this year to give our grandson a chance to hike and view a beautiful area falls, it allowed us to show him a camping area that his dad spent time at as a youngster. It was nice to see that really great camping attractions have survived the test of time. Here he was able to turn a penny into a hiking stick medallion, just as his dad once did. The future can exist without discarding the past - both have value! We are State Park supporters. You can be, also.
  • We went to Vogel State Park on our vacation this year, we were there a week ago and enjoyed our visit. There is unknown waterfall located on the property, near there property pond. That was worth the short easy distance walk. Very Beautiful waterfall, you do have to walk a little bit down hill to see the full waterfall but have a good view of the top of the falls, from a small brige located around the pond on the the property. Just before the entrance to Vogel State Park on the right hand side of the highway, if you look good you can see the waterfall from the roadside and there is a roadside pullover overlook. I posted a couple of photos of the waterfall on this review. There are also picnic areas at the park, plus camping and cabins and fishing and walking trails at this park. I would definitely recommend going to Vogel State Park.
  • I visited this location for a fellowship picnic it was AMAZING! You see many different cultures and everyone is friendly. There are a ton of hiking trails I'm definitely going back. Parking was $5, cabins, museum and boat paddling and a few more options. Only down fall is the twist and turns getting to the park. I was very nauseous. Other than that the park is beautiful.

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