Supported by a local Friends chapter known as the "Vogel Volunteers," Vogel is one of Georgia’s oldest and most beloved state parks and 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 Corp during our nation’s Great Depression. The “CCC Boys” story is told in the park’s museum.
Vogel State Park
A Time for Memories
Georgia's state parks are more than acres of land holding natural and historic treasures. They are places where family and friends come together to share memories and experiences that stretch over a lifetime. In fact, Vogel State Park is one such place. As one of Georgia's oldest state parks, it holds a wealth of traditions that have shaped the park into the wonderful place that it is today.
One such monumental day occurred on July 4, 2001. Years before, a group of friends started camping together at Vogel State Park....