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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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  • We did a little hiking around the park. One especially beautiful easy trail is around Trahlyta Lake. We saw many nice cabins for rent and nice RV slots. Trahlyta falls are also very pretty and easy to...  more »
  • Good place to camp. Good spots in the woods with creek frontage. Hiking trails, lake with beach. Good camp store. Miniature golf.  more »
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  • Came to see waterfalls on a chilly day. Spectacular falls a short hike from the visitors center. Dependable shoes a must, bring water and snacks. Nice gift shop and restrooms available.
  • This is a great state park for hikers. Plenty of trails to cater to all experience levels. The lake itself is small, but it's great for casual kayaking and fishing. Only $5.00 for parking and you get to spend the entire day. Great place for kids as the have a section of the lake cordoned off just for swimming. This place gets busy, so be prepared for crowds. Despite that, I wouldn't hesitate to return.

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