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About Vogel

Established in 1931, Vogel State Park stands today as one of Georgia’s oldest state parks. Over 223 acres of land make up this beautiful reserve, known for its extensive selection of trails and crisp, brightly colored forests. Located at the base of Blood Mountain in the heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest, Vogel is especially popular during the fall thanks to the blanket of colors that transform the park’s trees and wildlife. In fact, Red, yellow, and gold leaves cover the landscape of the surrounding hills, mountains, and valleys for months at a time.

This park is also full of history, with many facilities being constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. To learn about the “CCC” boys and their incredible story, check out the park museum open seasonally.

The North Georgia Mountains around Vogel were also linked to native tribes for generations before European settlement, and the adventurous individual can still find remnants from their time on this land via the surrounding trails. In fact, there are a variety of trails available, including the 4 mile Bear Hair Gap loop. Bear Hair is easier than other hikes in the area and leads to the Trahlyta Falls, a peaceful set of waterfalls perfect for photo opportunities or a small picnic. More seasoned hikers can undergo the challenging 13-mile Coosa Backcountry Trail, which showcases the regional wildlife and various water features throughout.

If hiking isn’t your thing, the park’s 22 acre lake is open to non-motorized boats, and during summer, visitors can cool off at the mountain-view beach. Enjoy paddleboarding or kayaking while your family watches you from shore, then finish up with a round of mini golf at the park’s 18 hole course.

For overnight accommodations, 34 Cottages, 85 campsites and 18 primitive backpacking sites are all available for a reasonable rate.There is also a pioneer campground available for rent, which is perfect for groups and allows campers to see how past settlers would have lived. During your stay, there are 4 picnic shelters available for use, as well as a group shelter and a lake pavilion, which seat 90 and 100 guests respectively. There is also a general store open year round, with Wifi open at the visitor center.

Price
$5.00 - $250.00
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Drive In
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Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
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Trash Available
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Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
Water Hookups
30 amp Hookups
50 amp Hookups
Pull-Through Sites
Max Length: 45 ft.
Location
Vogel is located in Georgia
Latitude
34.7659 N
Longitude
-83.9254 W
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47 Reviews of Vogel
Georgia State Parks Rock!

Having only two nights here left a great impression. One of F D Roosevelt’s Civilian Conservation Corps masterworks so important to this parks existence that they have a museum on site describing in great detail the transformation of this particular valley. As with all of the Ga. state parks I’ve had the pleasure to visit the campground is immaculate. Lots for the kiddos here with a man made lake and paddle boats and canoes for rent, a miniature golf course, and a creek that runs through the campground that seemed the biggest attraction for a great many of the kids. Hiking trails are exceptional for the adults. We chose a very strenuous trail that delivered on the promise of a beautiful vista looking down on the park and campground. We were there in the last week of July 2019 before Covid so much I describe might be in shutdown mode right now.

Nice state park campground

Spent 3 days there. Very clean and well maintained. Bathrooms and showers were pristine. Sites were a bit tight but workable.

Unless you are an expert at backing up into difficult angles - avoid site 26 and 31. Uphill - a Z angle and incline. We were 29.5 feet and site was not pleasant experience backing in on blind side and too much pitch at site 26

Visited Vogel State Park on a short day trip.. Jo

Beautiful park. It is very nice and clean. They have a gray dump in the campground and regular dump for both gray & black located just outside of the campground. In fact, Lake Winfield Scott (National Forest) sends you to Vogel to dump. See RV Camping Journal for more details.

One of my favorites!

Great campground and really taken care of. Been several times with my family and our pop-up camper. We did have a bear encounter on our site, but that was due to not properly storing food during the night. Lesson learned! Took a good bite into my 5-day cooler! 😂

Rainy but beautiful

We had a fantastic time at Vogel. We were a group of 9 in 2 separate sites (82 and 75… 82 was the larger site with a tent pad lower than the site, 75 was the smaller site with tent pad up the stairs). The site we used to “hang out” was 75, which looked much larger in pictures than it was in real life. The measurements are a bit off (says there’s room for a 15ft camper… but my camper is 15ft overall and I had to turn it sideways in order to fit the minivan onto the site). That being said, it was still a fantastic trip.

Half the bath houses were closed due to COVID-19 (unfortunately that included the one next to site 73…) but the walk to the other bath house wasn’t horrible and it was always pristine.

The park office had a catalogue hanging by the front door where you could call and order and pay over the phone and they would hand it out the door to you. The only downside is that the line stayed busy, so it took a good bit to get through.

Everyone was super polite. The grounds were all very clean and the trails were well marked. Didn’t catch any fish, but I’m starting to think that’s user error and not due to any issues at the park.

There are a handful of sites that back up to the creek (to the point where you can play in it, if you choose) but they book fast. The loop we stayed on had one such site. Pay attention to the park map, as the red loop is for small campers or tents only.

Overall, everyone had a blast and it was a beautiful park.

Cell service (T-mobile and Verizon) was spotty at best. We went to the main clubhouse and got on the WiFi to pull up the radar during the storm.

Outstanding hiking opportunities

Stayed at this beautiful park and enjoyed every minute of it! Very nice specious sites to include primitive tent sites. Trail access to the Appalachian Trail among many others. Very clean restrooms all with showers and hot water. The only down falls were no sewer hook ups at the sites (there are two dump sites) and no cable or internet access. But who needs the tech hook up when you have all this nature.

Outstanding hiking opportunities

Stayed at this beautiful park and enjoyed every minute of it! Very nice specious sites to include primitive tent sites. Trail access to the Appalachian Trail among many others. Very clean restrooms all with showers and hot water. The only down falls were no sewer hook ups at the sites (there are two dump sites) and no cable or internet access. But who needs the tech hook up when you have all this nature.

Beautiful mountain area with waterfall, creek, and lake.

One of the nicest campsites I’ve camped at. We choose the walk in as the parking was still really close but there are only two of these sites. The creek runs right next to them and it was so peaceful and beautiful. The trails along the lake were nice and the dogs enjoyed it.

New Years 2020

Went camping to bring in the new year. It was so cold, but the camp fire helped. A nice and quiet camp ground! When it comes to the tent sites, the “walk in” is short and easy to carry everything to making it really convenient! And there is a bath house right near by that is well lighted for middle of the night trips! The best camp site would have to be camp site B because it’s right along the creek! Can hear is bubbling all day and night! The trails in the park and near by are all well maintained and the water falls are beautiful! Easy hikes for little kiddos if looking for something to do.

Definitely come back!!!

Spacious campsite, clean, friendly people, the view is fantastic mountain, lake, water falls and lots things to do! Love!!!!!

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