Vogel State Park is one of Georgia’s oldest parks. Located at the base of Blood Mountain in the Chattahoochee National Forest, Vogel is particularly popular during the fall. Hikers can explore a variety of trails; including an easy lake loop and a challenging 12-mile backcountry trail.

The trailhead for Bear Hair Gap and Byron Reece is located a short walk from the parking lot, away from the lake, across from cabin 7.
The Overlook off Bear Hair Trail provides a bird’s eye view of Lake Vogel below.

The park’s lake is open to non-motorized boats. A sand beach welcomes swimmers seasonally. Kayaks, paddleboards, pedalboats and aquacycles are available to rent, as well as bikes.

The park’s Civilian Conservation Corps Museum tells the story of the Great Depression and the “CCC Boys”. The park also has a miniature golf course and a playground. Overnight guests can choose from cottages, campsites and primitive backpacking sites.

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HOURS: Park hours are 7 a.m.- 10 p.m.

ADMISSION: $5 Daily ParkPass. You can also all buy an annual pass for $50.
PHONE: 706-745-2628
ADDRESS: 405 Vogel State Park Road, Blairsville, GA 30512, Union County


  • Fishing
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • ADA Accessible Miniature Golf (Additional fee)
  • Swimming
  • Bike Rental
  • Kayak, Paddleboard, Pedal Boat, & Aquacycle Rental


Source: https://gastateparks.org/Vogel