Vogel State Park

Vogel State Park is a 233-acre (0.94 km2) or 94 hectares 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 hosts a variety of outdoor activities, including camping, hiking, backpacking, boating, fishing and swimming. The park includes 103 tent, trailer and RV sites for camping, 18 walk-in campsites, and 35 cottages. About 95 of the camping sites contain electrical hookups and water.Also on site are four picnic shelters and a group camping facility, a pioneer campground, backwoods primitive campground areas and hot showers

Within the park are a series of hiking trails. These include the Bear Hair Gap Trail and the more strenuous Coosa Backcountry Trail, which leads up toward Blood Mountain and the Appalachian Trail near Neal’s Gap. Vogel Park features camping sites, cabins, swimming, boating and other recreational activities.

The centerpiece of the park is Lake Trahlyta but it also has streams and a waterfall.  At 2,500 feet (760 m) 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.The lake has a swimming beach and boat launch for non-motorized watercraft, and offers seasonal rentals for pedal boats. It contains bass and bream and is stocked periodically during each trout season with about 5,000 trout.Also at the park are a general store, miniature golf course and a Civilian Conservation Corps museum.