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
Special Story - So, You Want to be a Vogel Volunteer?
The Vogel Volunteers is a chapter of Friends of Georgia State Parks. An unstoppable group of volunteers. With almost 4000 volunteer hours per year, we support Vogel State Park by assisting with park signature events: Fishing Rodeos, Spring Work Day, Mountain Music Day, and Fall Festival. In addition to these events, the Vogel Volunteers are also able to support park improvements. Funds for these improvements are raised by many of the activities we have at the park, donations, partners, and sponsors.