Vogel State Park

Vogel State Park

Nestled in the heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest, Vogel State Park, one of Georgia’s oldest parks and favorite destinations.

Photos from Vogel Volunteers's post 05/08/2024

This Saturday!!!



Join our Naturalist this week for lots of fun programs! Hiking, shelter-building, and bears! OH MY!

It's going to be a lot of fun, can't wait to see you!



We have lots of fun programs this week that will get you out to enjoy nature!

Take an easy 1 mile hike around our lake to see our waterfall, hunt for geocaches, learn about the CCC boys, or learn how to start a fire without a match! WE'VE GOT IT ALL!

Cannot wait to see you!🥳



We've got some fun events happening this week at Vogel!
Come join our Park Naturalist to learn how to build a fire, find geocaches, or learn about the CCC boys!


On ❕SATURDAY❕ come volunteer with us for our Volunteer Work Day!!! We are going to have several projects going on that we would love your help on! Cannot wait to see you!!!💕



Join us April 4/10-4/13 for some awesome programs!!!

Our Park Naturalist will be here to teach you about bear safety, the CCC boys, outdoor safety, fire building, AND geocaching!!! OH MY!😲 Cannot wait to see you!

Photos from Vogel State Park's post 04/05/2024


Join our Park Naturalist TOMORROW 4/6 for a CCC Museum Tour, 🔥Fire Building🔥, or Campfire Stories and S'mores!!!! Can't wait to see you!🤩



Join our Park Naturalist TOMORROW 4/5 at 4:00pm for geocaching FUN!!! Bring the whole family and don't forget to bring treasures for the next adventurers to find!!!

Photos from Vogel State Park's post 04/03/2024


TOMORROW 4/4 we have TWO great programs! Come join our Park Naturalist and have some fun!



We have lots of programs scheduled for this week 4/4- 4/6
Join us in learning about outdoor safety, fire building, geocaching, the CCC, or just come by to make a tasty s'more! Can't wait to see you!😄



Join us TOMMORROW for our geocaching program! Don't forget to bring some treasures you can bear to part with ☺️




🌲 Explore Your Next Adventure at Vogel State Park! 🌲

Join our dynamic team amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the North Georgia Mountains! Vogel State Park is on the lookout for vibrant and dedicated individuals to fill seasonal part-time roles. We're currently hiring for Housekeepers, Kiosk Clerks, and Boat Attendants who share our passion for exceptional service and love for the great outdoors. If you're ready to make a splash in a stunning natural setting, this could be your dream opportunity!

🏡 Housekeeper Position 🏡
As a Housekeeper, you'll be the guardian of cleanliness in our cottages and facilities. From making beds to vacuuming and maintaining pristine bathrooms, you'll ensure a warm and inviting atmosphere for our guests. Join us, and start your journey at $13 per hour.

🚤 Boat Attendant Position 🚤
Embrace the waterside excitement as a Boat Attendant! Assist in operating our boat rental facility, maintaining boats, and ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for boaters. This position kicks off at $11 per hour.

👋 Kiosk Clerk Position 👋
Be the smiling face and information hub at Vogel State Park as our Kiosk Clerk! Join our team to provide excellent customer service, assist visitors, and oversee the park's kiosk operations. This pivotal role ensures a seamless and enjoyable experience for our guests. Starting at $10 per hour, this is your opportunity to be a key player in creating lasting memories at Vogel State Park.

📅 Work Schedule
All positions are seasonal part-time, with a flexible 29-hour workweek.

🌟 Benefits
Enjoy a complimentary annual ParkPass for access to Georgia state parks.
Take advantage of a 20% discount on overnight stays at all Georgia state parks.
Receive a 25% discount on retail merchandise at Vogel State Park.

🌈 Requirements
Stellar customer service skills are a must.
Availability to work weekends, holidays, and evenings.
Physical capability for Housekeepers to handle cleaning tasks.
Basic computer skills for Clerks and Boat Attendants, along with cash-handling proficiency.

Ready to create unforgettable experiences? Join our team at Vogel State Park! To apply, visit the Visitor Center to fill out an application and interview for your desired position. We can't wait to welcome you to the Vogel family!



What better way to fight off the Sunday Scaries than with a hike and a view? Come join us on Sunday (02/04/24) for a hike on the Bear Hair Trail. This trail is 4.1 miles long and has a moderate rating. Make sure to bring plenty of water and a snack.

The hike begins at 1:00pm. Meet at the ball field ten minutes prior to the hike start time.

Please call the visitor center at 706-745-2628 to register. $5 parking pass required if you do not have an annual park pass.


Congratulations to the family that endured 20 degrees w/ 20 mph breeze and visited Lake Trahlyta falls and the CCC museum!


Starting this Saturday (1/20/24), the Lake Trahlyta hike and CCC museum visit will be a regular Saturday event (weather permitting). Gather at the CCC museum and hike around the lake, visiting the waterfall, learning about local history and legends, and the CCC. Time: 1:00 p.m. $5.00 parking fee.


Thank you to all who braved the cold and the wind to participate in the Lake Trahlyta hike today!


Join us on Saturday (1/13/24) for a hike around Lake Trahlyta, a visit to the waterfall, and a tour of the CCC museum. Learn some of the history of Georgia's second oldest state park and the surrounding area. Easy hiking. 1:00 - 2:00 pm.

Photos from Vogel State Park's post 01/02/2024

Thank you to everyone who braved the cold to celebrate the New Year by joining us on the First Day Hike!


What's the best way to step into the New Year? A hike of course!

Join us at Vogel State Park on January 1st for our annual First Day Hike. This guided hike will be along the Bear Hair Gap trail. This trail is 4.1 miles long and has moderate elevation.

The hike is from 10am to 1pm. Meet in the ball field at 9:45.

Please bring water/snacks and wear proper shoes.

Minimum age is 8 years old.


Vogel State Park 21st Annual Christmas Program and Tree Lighting
Saturday December 9, 2023
4:00pm – 6:45pm

Join us for an evening of fellowship and celebration of the true meaning of Christmas.

No charge for program.

4:00 Hayrides Begin to Ball Field
4:30 Special Music & Activities at Ball Field
5:30 - 6:45 Program & Tree Lighting

Music and Singing By
Justin Terry, Knoxville, TN
Jim and Linda Cox, Cu***ng, GA
Ami Young, Dahlonega, GA
Mike and Cheri Young, Dahlonega, GA

Hot Cider | Hot Chocolate | Cookies | Santa Claus | Children’s Crafts | Bonfire

Please Bring
A chair or blanket (If needed)

An Unwrapped Gift For A Child Age 12 Or Younger For The Sheriff's Department
(No Toy Guns or Knives, Please)

Photos from Vogel Volunteers's post 10/31/2023
Photos from Vogel State Park's post 10/27/2023

🍁🏞️ Enjoying the breathtaking beauty of fall at Vogel State Park! 🍂 As you gaze towards the majestic Blood Mountain in the distance, you'll be greeted by a spectacular canvas of vibrant autumn colors. Mother Nature's artistry is on full display, and it's the perfect time to immerse yourself in the wonders of this season. Come visit and witness the magic of fall at its finest! 🍁✨


🍂🏌️‍♂️ Who's up for a game of mini golf among the stunning fall colors at Vogel State Park? 🍁⛳

Photos from Vogel State Park's post 10/25/2023

🍁🍂 Enjoying the picturesque beauty of Vogel State Park on this lovely fall afternoon! The leaves are ablaze with vibrant colors, and the crisp air is invigorating. Whether you're hiking the scenic trails, having a picnic by the lake, or simply taking in the natural splendor, Vogel is the place to be this season. Embrace the magic of autumn with us! 🌲🍁


Vogel State Park Fall Festival Saturday October 28th.

10:30am Vendor Booths Open
Arts & Crafts
Bake Sale - Hot Cider & Hot Cocoa
Civilian Conservation Corps Museum Open
Live Music
11:00am Food Trucks Open
1:00pm Hayrides (Free)
2:00pm Cakewalk ($1 / person /round)
4:30pm Rubber Duck Race Starts ($5per duck)
5:30 - 7:00pm Campground Trick or Treating
6:00pm Halloween Campsite Decorating Judging
7:00pm Ghost Stories @ Possum Holler

Funds raised at this event support park programs and improvements.


🍁 Good Morning from Vogel State Park! 🍂

Embrace the beauty of fall at Vogel. Share your favorite moments! 🍃📸

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One of Georgia’s Oldest and Most Beloved State Parks

Vogel is located at the base of Blood Mountain in the Chattahoochee National Forest. Driving from the south, visitors pass through Neel Gap, a beautiful mountain pass near Brasstown Bald, the highest point in Georgia. Vogel is particularly popular during the fall when the Blue Ridge Mountains transform into a rolling blanket of red, yellow and gold leaves. Hikers can choose from a variety of trails, including the popular 4-mile Bear Hair Gap loop, an easy lake loop that leads to Trahlyta Falls, and the challenging 13-mile Coosa Backcountry Trail.

Cottages, campsites and primitive backpacking sites provide a range of overnight accommodations. The park’s 22 acre lake is open to non-motorized boats, and during summer, visitors can cool off at the mountain-view beach. This park is rich in history, with many facilities being constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during our nation’s Great Depression. The "CCC Boys" story is told in the park's museum. The CCC museum is open seasonally.

Vogel State Park, established in 1931, is the second oldest state park in Georgia. Located at 2500 feet above sea level, Vogel sits at the base of Blood Mountain, the highest summit on the Appalachian Trail in Georgia, and is surrounded by Chattahoochee National Forest. The North Georgia Mountains around Vogel were linked to Native American people for generations before European settlement. They were said to be the home of the immortal spirit people known as “Nunnehi,” translated as – “the people who live forever.” Legend states that the names of Blood Mountain and nearby Slaughter Mountain, have their origins in warfare between competing Cherokee and Creek tribes. Another story tells of treasure placed on Blood Mountain in the days leading up to the infamous Trail of Tears, when Cherokee warriors supposedly buried tribal treasure, including weapons and gold, in a cave on Blood Mountain. Many searches have been made over the years, however, and the location of the hidden treasure, if it ever existed except in the minds of storytellers, remains a mystery. Whether these legends are based in fact, no one knows, but the influence and enduring legacy of Native American culture on the region is without question.

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405 Vogel State Park Road
Blairsville, GA

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 10pm
Tuesday 7am - 10pm
Wednesday 7am - 10pm
Thursday 7am - 10pm
Friday 7am - 10pm
Saturday 7am - 10pm
Sunday 7am - 10pm

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