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Vogel State Park, Blairsville

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State Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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  • Great place for an easy walk around the lake with your fur baby. Would love to come back and stay on one of the cabins. It's easy to find and well kept.  more »
  • Stayed here in one of the cabins. I was surprised how nice they were, and how nice the park was. As we walked back from our friends' campsite, I noticed how quiet the park was, something you rarely...  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.

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