Vogel State Park


Located near Blairsville, GA, Vogel State Park is one of the oldest state parks in Georgia. Located at 2,500 feet above sea level, Vogel sits at the base of Blood Mountain, the highest summit on the Appalachian Trail in Georgia, surrounded by the Chattahoochee National Forest. Aside from hiking, other activities at this park include fishing, geocaching, mini golf, swimming, and kayaking are also options!

Best Time to Visit Vogel State Park

The centerpiece of the park is 20-acre Lake Trahlyta, created when the Corps dammed Wolf Creek and named for a Cherokee maiden who is buried a few miles from the park at Stonepile Gap. At 2500 feet elevation, the park maintains a cool evening temperature even in the dog days of summer, making this a great stop for camping, but beware. Vogel is particularly popular for hiking in north Georgia 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 four-mile Bear Hair Gap loop, an easy one-mile lake loop, and the challenging 13-mile Coosa Backcountry Trail. The 20-acre lake is open to non-motorized boats. During the summer, visitors can cool off at the scenic lakeside beach.

Top 4 Vogel State Park Trails to Consider on Your Next Hike

1. Byron Herbert Reece Nature Trail

0.8 Mile Partial Loop. Average Travel Time: 1 Hour. Foot Travel Only....

Park Hours: 7am-10pm

Vogel State Park
7485 Vogel State Park Road
Blairsville, Georgia 30512