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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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  • I visit here almost every summer and I love it!!! Always rent a cabin for a week and its just so beautiful and relaxing.  more »
  • Beautiful area, very well kept! We had a great time hiking! The Bear Hair trail is moderately challenging especially for a 59 year old that broke her ankle 3 1/2 months ago, but we enjoyed our day!  more »
  • Summer vacation from Florida to GA, wanted to stay in something rustic and "real". Stayed in cabin which was very nice. Each cabin comes with AC, nice kitchen, beds, linens, kitchen essentials, oven e...  more »
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  • Love this place! Just returned from 10 wonderful days there the rain not withstanding. Enjoyed having our children and grand children camping there too for part of that time. Going back in October.
  • Beautiful getaway. Tent sites are the nicest I've ever seen and most have ample room for more than one tent! The charming creeks and playgrounds are a plus for travelling with kids and the facilities are well kept and clean. We just made our second visit and hope to make it an annual stay!
  • Great outdoor experience for the whole family. Very well maintained. Lots of education opportunities. We visited and learned a lot about bats and ticks. Putt putt, lakeside beach, large play field. Clean bathrooms. Friendly. Clean.
  • The cabins are great. You can experience nature without sleeping in an uncomfortable tent. There is fishing, mini golf, and trails for hikes.
  • Perfect place for weekend getaway. Tent sites beside the creek offer beautiful Vista of the mist filled lake. Trahlyta trail loops 1.2 mi around the lake and it's fun to walk or run on this trail. Also a good spot for star gazing on a new moon night.

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