We stayed here about 5 years ago. Most of the sites are permanent locals who keep TT’s or Fivers on site for weekend and seasonal use. Bath rooms were very clean. Sites were gravel. Folks were friendly. Our site was a little tight getting in and out, but no real problems. Lots of great restaurants add things to do in area. We stayed 3 days and would use it again. Vogel state park is frequently full during the summer months. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We've stayed in this park twice, both times in October, to enjoy the beauty of the mountains. There are only a few spots available for short term campers; most sites are leased, and well maintained. Reservations are recommended. The roads in the park are rough and somewhat narrow. Some spots take some maneuvering to get into. The park has a very nice large screened area with picnic tables for large gatherings. The washers and dryers worked fine. If you enjoy reading, you'll like their book exchange. In the screened area, there are book shelves were campers take and leave books. The park managers are very helpful. They keep a close eye on what's going on in the park. It is a convenient location; about one mile from a brand new WalMart. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What a beautiful setting! Nice, large sites. Our hookups were easy access. This is a local CG for us & wound up staying here when we couldn't get up our mtn rd to home due to heavy rains. We called & they told us to come on in. We would recommend this park to people coming to NE GA to visit. Easy access from the main hwy. Large paved sites & easy to navigate the park. Peaceful park with a stunning view. Our rate was Passport America. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our rate reflects a discount coupon we received. I only rated this park a 7 because of the missleading information that brought us to the park. The suspect review from July 2013 states the park has "super clean restrooms and showers". This is not true, there is a mens and ladies room in the office building accessible only when someone is in the office. There are no showers, laundry, or any other restrooms. The parks website home page states "Mountain View Village is the heart of the resort". The website goes on to describe the buildings, including the club house, owner's house and bathhouse/laundry. These buildings are only shells, not usable and it doesn't look like they will be finished for a long time. The owner told me they were not a priority. I was told we could use the owners personal washer and dryer for a $4 per load fee, I declined. Anyone going to this park should be aware of the lack of facilities and I feel it is the park owners responsibility to let people know when they make their reservation no matter what size or type RV since the website home page is so misleading. The overall appearance of the park is clean with a nice view across a field to the hills in the distance. The roads and sites are all paved and level will full hook ups. The sewer at out site was so far back we needed to add an extra length of hose. The WiFi was very good and we had ATT cell service. We will not use this park in the future unless it has restrooms, showers, and a laundry. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park for a day, a week, or a month. Nice mountain views, and very friendly staff. Lots are available for sale. Super clean showers and restrooms. Concrete pads and patios with landscaping and Lots of space. This is a resort, and you will be using an owners pad that is in the rental pool. There are both back-in and pull-through sites. It is a Passport America park, so you may get first night at a discount. We stayed 3 nights and would have given a 10, but pool was not open. We will go back here! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great place to stay in your big rig. Easy to maneuver gravel roads with concrete pads. There is a beautiful view of the mountains and the park hosts are very cordial. Not fully developed yet, but on its way to becoming a great park! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were very impressed with this park, even though it is still a work in progress. Once they get all the work done, it will be one of the nicer parks in the area. The views are good - especially to the south - and noise is only slight from the Blue Ridge Highway. The lots that are currently open are all well maintained. The staff was very friendly, and there was plenty of work and maintenance going on. Only two negatives we noticed during our stay. There currently is no cable TV, and some of the lots along the creek flooded a few days before we got there and still had not drained. There is a pool, but it was not open yet, but it is still early in the season - in fact it was in the mid-30's 2 mornings while were there. Our lot was a back in site made of pavers, and some of the others were stamped concrete. It took almost nothing to level the coach, and all of the connections were properly placed. Satellite TV reception was great, though some spots along the creek might have an issue. Overall, a very nice, quiet park with tons of potential that we would be more than happy to stay in again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very nice resort. Nice open view of the mountains, which were getting close to peak foliage. Easy access in and out. Nice long area to unhook and hook up your toad. Pet friendly; there are open fields to walk dog(s) which will eventually become RV sites. Plenty of room between sites and friendly people, even though we sort of got off to a bad start with the manager who said we couldn't use the gazebo on the site then said we could. Good 50A service. Good satellite reception. No shaded sites. We stayed three nights and hope to come back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground has nice people living there and managing it. Delightful to socialize with a variety of people. But my motorhome was cooking in the sun during the day as there are no trees and none were planted so to grow up in 20 years. There's a nice pool and landscaping, but this place was recently taken over by new owners and seems they are holding back the money needed to finish buildings including bathrooms and showers, laundry room. It's called "Mountain View", but I saw big hills in the background -- no mountains. The lots are for sale at very high prices which they claim to be half what they once were. But, with no shade or prospect of, and no evidence of work going to to finish construction projects, I don't see why anyone would buy. There are better views that can be bought further up the state at much lower costs. But, we enjoyed our stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is still in transition. When we stayed, there were 10 -12 sites occupied. There are very few services at the park. It is located in a beautiful location in Blairsville. One day the park will be great. The staff was very friendly and helpful. There was a little get together dinner on Friday night with everyone in the park. They only accept cash or check for payment. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great campground. The management was very friendly and helpful. The Wi-Fi didn't work from our site but you can pick it up at the office. There is no cable and can't pick up any local TV channels. The campground is still not complete, looks like they have run out of money for completion. It is very quiet with a great mountain view. If the campground does get finished, it will be a class A resort. The pads were concrete & level. If we are in the area, we will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is still in transition. Just a few of the camp sites are finished. The finished sites are concrete and level. They have sewer, water and electric. This resort only takes cash or check. The Mountain View is awesome. Blairsville is a great area and offers a lot of activities away from the resort. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This RV Resort has been taken over by a new company as of Jan 1, 2010. The resort is now Georgia Mountain View RV Resort. A new clubhouse is now under construction. Has a beautiful view, and great Big Rig access for my 45' MH. Located 100 miles North of Atlanta, on an all four lane road to Blairsville. Has a friendly/helpful group of employees. We will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here and this is Truly a Big Rig Resort. More sites are being added up to a max of 325. Friendly and helpful staff. Excellent hooks ups 30/50 and 200amps. Great Mountain Views. Good 4 lane road up to within 1 mile of CG, last mile good secondary road. Plenty of State parks, hiking, fishing etc. Many things to do in this area of Northern GA. About 10 miles from NC border. We camped here in a Motorhome.
According to the owners, the campground has been family owned and operated for about 50 years. They are very nice, extremely dedicated, and very helpful. The campground is very simple and rustic. It is a small campground but quaint and a little old-fashioned. The pros are: It is very family oriented with lots of things to do for children such as tubing, fishing and playing games such as volleyball, badminton, and flag football on a big grassy area in the center of the campground. It is great for tent camping, popup campers, travel trailers up to 30 feet and small motorhomes. The campsites are shady and most are by the river. The cons are: Roads are not very well maintained as they are very bumpy and rough. Some of the tree limbs need to be cut for better access to campsites. Also, some areas are very overgrown with brush that needs attention. Bathrooms are very outdated and shower curtains need a mildew cleaning. Otherwise, the bathrooms were clean. The pull thru sites are not really great as it is a very small and crowded area. There are no sewer hookups for rvs but there is a dump station. We stayed there for 3 nights and enjoyed the cool nights by the river with a campfire for one night. Overall, we had a pleasant experience with the owners, campsite, and surrounding area. We would stay there again in the future. If you are used to a more high class campground, this would not be for you. However, if you like clean fresh air, rivers, sandy and graveled sites, shady sites, and a getting back to nature type experience...then this is your place to camp. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Interior roads were in terrible condition: muddy and no drainage to speak of. The pull-thru meant that if someone got there 1st, they pulled forward of you and now someone comes from behind and now two rigs are locked in. Tenting on the river was probably nice. Restrooms are dated and no GFI in the shower room area. Sites overgrown and too many yellow jackets for us. Picnic tables were rotten and couldn't be used. Should have known...they had vacancies on Labor day weekend. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Bathrooms are consistently clean and well maintained. Office personnel are very nice and helpful. WiFi is spotty depending on where you are camped. There was no TV reception which wasn't a bad thing. Overall, very nice camping experience. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A lovely setting with generally very clean grounds. It's indeed away from everything; mail takes two or three extra days and if there's Wi-Fi, we couldn't find it. Quiet hiking trails, but upper site roads are terribly dusty and rutted; your rig will bounce and bang around. The camp is not particularly well marked and if you are a big rig with tow, you will find hard, narrow turns. Do-able, but with caution and patience. We were treated a little snippily by a manager. Would probably stay again, but only because of dear friends in a near-by town. Recommended for families or couples wanting to really get away, but not for anyone for whom Wi-Fi business or family communication is important. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a wonderful campground! Sites are clean and fairly private. Most sites are wooded, all have fire rings. Some sites are unlevel, so pack your blocks. There are two nice playgrounds on site and horseback riding for an extra fee. Hayride on Saturday nights. Wi-Fi is very strong up at the main building, spotty through the rest of the park. Laundry facilities available too. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This place is so peaceful. If you like the country and enjoy nature then this is the place for you. We enjoyed the quietness, and stillness that is offered. The tractor ride through the mountain side was so much fun. We have camped here just as a family and also as a church group and loved it everytime. They are a very family oriented group. Can't wait to go back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed in the highest area of the campground. We had a roomy shaded site. The staff was VERY helpful when we locked our keys in car. There was a very interesting Bladsmithing festival going on. Some of the family rode horses. We LOVE this campground. The little one loved the playgrounds. If the sites were paved I would have given this campground a 10. We will be back soon. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a nice little campground. It has several loops to choose from. Most are shaded, with the exception of a few pull through sites. There is a small pond for fishing with a sandy beach area on one end. There is a play fort and some swings for the kids. There is also horse riding next door, if you're interested. Not much to do other than fish and just relax. Several miles to the nearest grocery store. Chatuge lake is also a few miles up the road. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
The park was clean and the view was wonderful! We stayed for 4 nights. Very peaceful and pleasant. We camped with our 10 year old daughter and 15 year old son. They both say they had a great time and want to go back. We were treated very well by everyone there. We will be going back to Trackrock! We visited area state parks but most of the main areas were closed for different reasons. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground has much to be liked. It has gravel roads and sites, but the sites were very level, very large, and easy to back into. Many trees and quite hilly. The sites are almost terraced into the hills and there is a large distance between most sites. No one seems crowded. The temps were below freezing at night, but the bathhouses were all kept warm and comfortable. They were well kept and clean. The area is really nice and the grounds have lots of entertainment for kids as well as adults. Our only complaint was we could not get any wireless reception at our site but all we had to do was drive over to the office and had great reception. We would stay there again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
2 playgrounds for kids, pond to swim and fish (though no fish were biting), clean, hiking trails, hayrides, out in middle of no-where but close to all the fun outdoor things to do...Desoto Falls, Dukes Creek, Vogel State park, Alexanders, Brasstown Bald, etc, etc. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great spot (on the hill) with full hookups and wide sites. Easy in and out. Interior gravel roads could be better but passable. Mtn views from up top are the best in N. GA. Showers are 'new', clean and easy access for all bathers. Overall, a great spot and horse back riding on the property. Probably our favorite in N.GA. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This a beautiful facility, and is close to my home. The campground has been in business since the sixties, and seems to have the business down pat!. Most of the sites are in shaded areas, and care is clearly taken to keep the campground up to date. There is one new bathhouse that is very modern and clean, and they have recently revamped another. Trackrock has been family owned since it started and they are very helpful with making sure that they can do what they can for every camper. The campground is off the beaten path, which seems to be a draw for most of the campers I spoke with, but there is still much to do in the area. I will camp here again and often. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a beautiful park. Great views and friendly people. This is the first privately owned campground we have stayed at. I was very impressed with the cleanliness of the bathrooms and the facilities. I would have given it a ten if they had concrete pads. I will stay here again. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We liked this campground because of its woodsy look and because it is off the beaten path. Less experienced drivers may have difficulty getting in and out because of the many trees and curving roads in the campground. There are many interesting places to visit within an hour's drive. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Excellent campground in the North Georgia Mountains with views of the mountains all around. If you have a big rig, try to stay in the meadows otherwise, the sites are not large and can be difficult for 35 ft and over. The horseback trail rides are scenic and peaceful as is the tours of the areas. Other than camping, hiking,horseback riding, and fishing the lake there is not a lot to do other than relax. The campground in near Brasstown Bald which is the highest peak in Georgia and very scenic on a clear day. Did not check out the wi-fi, but they have it in some places in the campground. Brand new bathhouse is clean and modern. The water pressure is adequate at best. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a jewel of a park hidden in the mountains of north Georgia. There is no way you would just happen across the park, but it is well worth the effort. Beautiful, spacious grounds with fantastic views. We had site 70 which looks over a big lake and rolling hills. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Trackrock is located in a beautiful, pastoral setting. It has a fishing/swimming lake, horse back riding and a large play ground. They offer RV storage. There is a camp store and rec room in the office. The people who run Trackrock are some of the friendliest I've ever met and will really make you feel at home. The sites at Trackrock are somewhat close together for a campground environment, but are certainly not the awning to awning situation found in some RV parks. Sites are level and easy to get into. Roads and sites are gravel and in good shape. They have added WiFi to the campground instead of just around the office. Bath houses are clean and one is new. The campground is quiet and nature is all around. Trackrock is definitely near the top of our list of places to visit more than once. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
the only real complaint would be the need for more rest rooms. The CG is beautiful, quite and well maintained. A terrific spot to park and journey out to Hellen or other attractions in the North Georgia Mountains. Camp host was more then willing to help with any questions. We will be back in the future. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
What a great place! We've always been partial to state and federal parks, and avoid private RV parks unless absolutely necessary. This is the park that broke the rule! Beautiful grounds, great wooded sites with lots of privacy, tons of stuff to do at the campground itself (including hiking, fishing, hayrides, and horseback riding), great surrounding area (a beautiful section of the North Georgia mountains), chapel service on Sunday morning, and friendly hosts. The only possible downside is that the roads and campsides are gravel and a bit rough (although nothing that cannot be compensated for quite easily) and the dump station is a bit, well, dumpy. Hence the 9, rather than a 10. We were there as part of a group of about 10 RVs (with 40 people), and they were able to accommodate all of us in our own area. We've already started making plans for next year's gathering, and intend to hold our family reunion there as well (there are even cabins for our black-sheep relations who don't RV ... go figure). We highly recommend this campground! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 10 / 10 ]
I came upon this beautiful and pleasant land about 3 years ago. If you are looking for a place that is peaceful and wonderful, then this is the ideal setting. Since I have been coming to Trackrock I have had no desire to search for a better place to spend time in the mountains. The hosts are very down to earth people and very kind in helping you with your stay. I cannot say enough about the beauty and enjoyment I get from spending a few days at Trackrock, like waking up in the morning and taking a walk around the lake to find one of the horses that is allowed to roam the property on its own, I can never remember his name. I have never done the horseback riding at there stables but I have been down there and enjoyed feeding the horses carrots and petting them. I can guarantee you this, you will surely enjoy your stay at Trackrock, as I have. I hope anyone that reads this will check out Trackrock on your next visit to the north Georgia mountains, you won't find a better place to stay. Happy Camping. We camped here in a Tent.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Beautiful campground. Very friendly people that run this place! Will stay here next the time we can get up to this area. We camped here in a camper.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Beautiful setting! Nice wooded lots. Family minded. Horseback riding, swimming, fishing, hiking, hayrides. Staff very nice! Have been there 4 times already since June and going back again! We camped here in a camper.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Nice clean restrooms.There is no cable hookup.There is a lake with a beach area and a playground for the kids.There is also horseback riding available.The sites are nice and large. There are also several cabins for rental use. This campground is in a mountain setting in Northeast georgia. We camped here in a camper.
Nice secluded sites in a beautiful wooded setting. We stayed right on a beautiful small stream. Sites were gravel, as was road. No TV or satellite due to tall, closely spaced trees. Bath house was old and not well maintained. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I've been here in tents, pop ups and a 25' toy hauler. Really a beautiful park for hiking and spending time at the lake and the campsites are quite cozy. There are some tight spots for larger rigs, but overall a great state park and clean. We camped here in a Tent.
We have stayed here several times over the last decade and it continues to be a great park. Not a lot of frills like phone and WiFi, but it has a great stream that winds it way through the camp sites and you can hear it gurgling as you sleep. Very shaded. Satellite radio wouldn't work. It is for the nature lover and a great, relaxing park if this is what you want. If you want hi-tec, it isn't the place. It was built by the CCC during the depression. We will be here again when in the area. This is one of the few times I have ever given a 10 points. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Vogel is a great state park with nice campsites. Several are along a beautiful stream. Pretty much all are nicely wooded. Park has a big field for playing and throwing ball. There is a nice playground. The lake and swimming area are nice and well kept and there is great hiking. Location is excellent if you are a cyclist that wants to do some climbing. We've camped here at least twice and hiked here many times. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
If you drive a MONSTER CLASS A and pull a toad, I would skip this park. The road through the camping area is narrow and very dicey. In fact, at the beginning of the camping area, there is a sign instructing you to unhook your toad. I don't know how vehicles pulling trailers handle it. Some of the campsites can be accessed on the way up the road, some on the way down the road. You drive all the way up, turn around in a narrow "turnaround" area, and go back down. Some of the sites are dicey to back into. Site #28 was very spacious, but cumbersome to get into. But it was a very level site. There is adequate spacing between you and the neighbor. Restrooms were fairly clean. I had a great stay once I got into the site. I was staying "Free" due to a pass I got from previously camp hosting at another Georgia State Park, therefore, I put $1 as the price. The lake was wonderful! There is a great visitors center where you can buy T-Shirts and things. The park also has some great "hike in" tent sites, where you park here and "hike in there." Verizon Air Card (3G), Verizon Cell Phone, and Verizon Home Phone Connect worked great here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for a week and had a wonderful time. Vogel is one of Georgia's oldest state parks, but it has been meticulously maintained and the old growth forests are one of the nicest things about the park. The park itself is beautiful with lots of things to do. We enjoyed the easy access to some of the best hiking trails in Georgia. We also took the opportunity to visit several of the waterfalls in the area. The campground is a good one; the sites are spacious and level with ample shade throughout. The campground hosts were very nice. There are no sewer hook-ups, nor was there any Wi-Fi, but I think this is pretty much the norm for Georgia State Parks. Our Verizon cell phone coverage was excellent however. There was a crew of power company workers here with heavy equipment laying new underground power cabling throughout the campground (this created some "noise pollution", but it looked like they were almost done). If you're planning on coming in September 2011, you may want to ask if the power company crews are gone when you call to make reservations. Overall I'm giving this park four and a half stars. The only reason I'm docking it a half a star is because of the construction. This is a great park and well worth the price. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
All we can say is WOW! If you like camping near running streams in the beautiful mountains this place is for you. Streams, and little rivers are winding everywhere through this park plus a nice waterfall at the end of the lake. Staff was great and we really got to know the ranger and his family when we all had to evacuate during the recent tornado outbreak. It was a long and scary night we spent together in the one of the parks bath houses while the tornado sirens wailed. At sunrise we found that a tornado had touched down only a couple of miles away. Way too close! A little more on the park itself: It is tight if you have a big rig. We were in a 35 ft fifth wheel and were able to move around OK but we went slow. Roads are small and trees are everywhere. We saw larger rigs including one class A rig in the park. Vogel is at about 2300 feet and the pull up to the park is somewhat lengthy and tough if you come in through the town of Cleveland or Dalonega which we did. Many, many switchbacks and steep grades for over six long miles. Was tough with a F250 diesel and did OK but the truck was definitely working. One other thing from coming from this direction is the entrance is on the downhill side of the climb and sneaks up on you. We and two other guys towing campers could not get stopped in time and had to go past the entrance for several miles to turn around. Going home we choose to go through Blairsville rather than descending the six miles. Blairsville is the way to come and go to Vogel if you can. We live in Florida and using Blairsville added about 35 miles to our trip. Well worth it since the descent (and climb) are much easier. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The price above does not reflect the senior discount of $5.50/night. We stayed in site 44. The site is difficult to get into but well worth it. Clean toilets/shower. Showers are heated and stay warm. I would rate it an 9 out of 10. A well managed and well kept park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is our favorite state park. We usually go to Vogel in the heat of the summer where we enjoy the cooler temps. The park is very well taken care of and has a friendly staff. We enjoy the programs, swimming beach, miniature golf, and the other amenities. The park would probably get a rating of 10 if the bath houses were more up to date. There is one newer bath house but the park has two others that really show their age. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Best Georgia State Park we have stayed in. This park is absolutely beautiful. Perfect setting, sites were on the larger side. Ours had a nice stream across the street and a small one behind us. Perfect for our 4 year old to play in. Campground was very neat, grounds were manicured. On site store had everything that we would need. Nice shady sites. Only complaint would be lack of sewer, but Georgia State Parks don't usually have them. We will definitely be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Campground is easily accessible off Hwy 129. Sites range from small to large and are gravel. Our site was pretty level. Large trees provide nice shade. Fire rings and picnic tables provided. One set of sites is in woods, second set of sites is along creek, third set of sites was closed for winter. This was just an overnight stop for us but we did take a leisurely walk through the campground the night we arrived and another on a trail through the woods the next morning. There is also a lake and cabins at the park. Overall a nice stay and I would not hesitate to go back. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
I agree with all of the reviews: it's a great park with lots to do and see. However if you have a larger camper of 36' or more: this is not an easy campground to maneuver around. Several campers, including myself, hit trees during the extremely tight turns. Make sure you know which site you're going to and how you're going to get out before you go. Even the pull through sites are hard to get to with larger rigs. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 10 / 10 ]
This was our first visit to this park, and we were very pleased with this campground. The sites are spread around in different areas of the park, with some being next to a stream, and others more isolated in wooded areas. We hiked on all the trails and found them varied and beautiful. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. The Fall colors were wonderful, and we are anxious to return to his park again. It is definitely one of the most beautiful Georgia State Parks we have been to. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped next to the creek. The grand-kids had a wonderful time. Swimming, biking, hiking, mini golf, skateboarding & lots of other kids. Warm days cool nights. Perfect place for families. We'll go back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I have to say this is one of the most beautiful State Parks we have stayed in, in years. The sound of the rushing water from the stream behind our tent all night just put you to sleep. I found all the people to be very cordial and pleasant. Our children loved playing in the water from the stream, more than going and swimming at the beach. We couldn't keep them out of the water. I am so glad to see such beauty still exists and that it is maintained at a superb level. I look forward to our next trip here! We camped here in a Tent.
Nice campground, good size spaces. It was pretty empty during the week but really filled up on the weekend. My biggest negative was the showers. You needed to hold in a push button to activate the water flow. In the summer that would not be an issue, but with mornings below freezing it was a chore to shower and not chill in the process. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of our favorite campgrounds! Everything was just perfect. The campground was beautiful and offered many activities. The scenery was excellent. The sites are rather large and private. We were in site 60 which was a pull-through at the top of the hill. The only negative comment I could make would be the lack of opportunity to reserve a specific campsite. We usually book months in advance to secure a suitable campsite for our camper. If you are a late arrival, you sometimes get left with bad sites. We will definitely be back! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The park was beautiful! We had a great campsite, all the way at the top of the hill next to the primitive camping. It was right across from the stream, it was private, and completely shaded with huge hemlocks all around us. The temperature at our campsite was at least 10 degrees cooler than what it was down on the lake. On the downside, since it was the furthest campsite up the hill there was little to no water pressure. The park was aware of the situation, that is just the way it is at the top of the hill. As with all of the Georgia state parks, you cannot make a reservation for a particular site. When we arrived at the park, there were very few sites available. It was either the one we took or one of the interior sites. The beauty around us was worth the trade off of lack of water pressure. There is lots to do at the park. It has a nice beach, pretty good fishing, pedal boat rentals, biking, hiking, miniature golf. Despite some of the issues we had, we still had a great stay and it is an awesome park! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is a great place. It has numerous activities for all. I enjoyed all the hiking trails in and around the park. I also found many other trails and attractions on HWY 19/129 to visit. Mountain Crossings Outdoor gear store, Helton Creek Falls, and Desoto Falls are just a short drive away. Lake Winfield Scott is nearby too and you would be able to do many different loop hikes using the park as a starting point. I camped here in the winter and while I was here it snowed so it was truly beautiful. The park personnel were very friendly and helpful. The park store has limited supplies, but it is open from 7 AM to 10 PM. Part of the campground was closed for the winter and some of the sites are situated in such a way that it can be difficult to maneuver into a site. Some seemed OK, others were a tight looking fit. The showers and bathroom facilities were very clean. There is a playground for kids and in the summer there are paddle boats to rent and a swimming beach. I was here for Meredith Emerson Memorial Hike and I think there were a few other people camping here for the same reason this weekend. It seemed to busier than usual. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Vogel is a gem in the Georgia State Parks System. With a setting in the mountains the drive here is excellent: with both hands on the steering wheel of your RV. The activities for the outdoor enthusiast are endless. The trail to Blood Mountain is a great way to spend the day and shed some pounds. The easy 1 mile trail around the lake is beautiful. So why did I mark this park down to a 7? While the campground is one of the most scenic I've been to, getting a site for an average sized rig is difficult. For a popular fall weekend we arrived just before sunset with all the large sites taken. The last pull-through was just taken by TENT CAMPERS! We did find a beautiful site with a stream next too us but it took almost 1 hour of back and forth with the help of many near-by campers to help us out. Not a great way to kick-off a weekend. If this park can keep the tents off large RV sites, Vogel will get a 10. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We hiked the trails here. The sites are large and lots of trees. We were on a stream side -wonderful to listen to when resting. We hiked many waterfalls in the area. Showers clean. Rangers helpful. Lots to do in the area. Beautiful mountains. Will definitely go back! We were in site 57. Next time we'll get site #59. --latter was a pull through-- We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Vogel is a wonderful state park and a great place to relax and get away. Sites are shaded and there are plenty of trees in each site. There are also plenty of activities for families such as putt putt golf, swimming, paddle boats, and many ranger led activities. A store is located inside the park office and it is stocked with basic items. The showers are very interesting in that the water only stays on for about ten seconds. You must keep pushing the button if you want to continue your shower. This can be rather frustrating. However, it is a beautiful park and we will return. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Vogel State Park is one of the oldest state parks in Georgia and was built by the CCC. In my opinion, it is easily the most beautiful. At 2500 feet above sea level, a light jacket might feel good, even in the middle of summer. Vogel is wooded and the campsites are no exception. The roads are paved, but the campsites are gravel. Sites are level and easy to access. A few are close together, but most are well separated. Bath houses are kept clean throughout the day. Each site is equipped with a concrete picnic table, fire ring and lantern pole. Many have tent pads off of the main site. A stream (Wolf Creek) runs through part of the campground. Several hiking trails start at Vogel. Additionally, there is a beautiful lake which offers fishing and paddle boating. There are two children's play grounds, horse shoes, volley ball and miniature golf. Vogel State Park is very popular and fills up. Advanced reservations are usually needed. It is one of our favorite places and we usually have at least one reservation booked for Vogel at any given time. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice park with many things to do. Do not like the current reservation system. First come first serve basis. Reservations only include a site and are not specific. We were stuck with small sites that were hard to get into. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Vogel is one of our favorite state parks in Georgia! We had a site directly on a stream this May, and it was just heavenly! The kids played in the stream, rode their bikes, ate ice cream from the camp store, played putt putt, hiked the trails and swam in the lake. There is also a CCC museum that is very interesting to tour. One negative is that you can't resserve a specific site (all Georgia State Parks), and when you're camping with a group like we do, it makes it difficult to all end up in the same area when everyone is first-come-first-serve. We've camped all over Georgia, and Vogel is definitely one of my family's favorite state parks. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.