Vogel State Park is a 233-acre 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 2,500 feet 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

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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 Back Country Trail.

Vogel State Park

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. Video: Road Trip Through Vogel State Park

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Snaggletooth Ridge

Quiet 4BR/3.5BA Mountain Cabin with AMAZING VIEWS
A great place for a Family Retreat! Big Discount for weekly rate!!!
This cabin was built in 2007, and is loaded with amenities to make your families stay exceptional! We are anxious to make your stay wonderfully memorable.

Whispering Forest

Walking distance to Helton Falls, Dog Friendly, Creek
Sleeps: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Min Stay: 2 nights
This Cabin is Similar to the best 10 in Vogel State Park/Blairsville,GA.

In the heart of Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest there is Helton Creek Falls. Whispering Forest Cabin is located at Helton Creek with a nice and easy hiking opportunity to 2 waterfalls; a mile from Vogel State Park Lake Trahlyta and fishing rivers and about 2 miles from the most famous Appalachian Trails

Helton Falls Lodge-Guesthouse cabin

Sleeps: 8
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Min Stay: 2 nights
Great location across from Vogel State Park and close to several water falls.
This cabin is great for a guys or girls retreat. It has more beds than our other cabin but small kitchen/living area. Downstairs has two small bedrooms one with full size bed and one with queen size bed. Upstairs bedroom has two queen beds. Loft with single size day bed and chairs.Large front porch across the cabin. Kitchen has 2 burner cooktop, built in microwave and confection oven but not full size oven.

Reservations, Accommodations & Facilities
233 Acres
22 Acre Lake
34 Cottages
90 Tent, Trailer & RV Campsites
18 Walk-In Campsites
1 Pioneer Campground (Before making reservations, call park for capacity limits.)
4 Picnic Shelters (Before making reservations, call park for capacity limits.)
1 Group Shelter (seats 90. Before making reservations, call park for capacity limits.)
1 Lake Pavilion (seats 100. Before making reservations, call park for capacity limits.)
Sand Beach — seasonal
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Museum — seasonal
General Store
Wi-Fi — available at the Visitor Center, museum, group shelter, picnic shelters & cottages

Things To Do & See
Hiking — 17 miles of trails
Miniature Golf (fee) — ADA accessible
Weddings — park approval required
Bike Rental — seasonal
Kayak, Paddleboard, Pedalboat, & Aquacycle Rental — seasonal

Nearby Attractions
Alpine Village of Helen
Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge
Appalachian Trail & Walasi-Yi Center
Blairsville, GA
Blue Ridge Mountains
Brasstown Valley Resort
Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site
Gilmer County
Moccasin Creek State Park
Reece Heritage Farm
Southern Highroads Trail
Unicoi State Park & Lodge
Chestatee WMA
Coopers Creek WMA 


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Vogel is closes to Blairsville, GA

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Lake Trahlyta, October 2016
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Created: 30 October 2016

Walking trail around Lake Trahlyta
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Created: 26 April 2017

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Stockbridge, GA 30281

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