Blairsville, Georgia

Vogel State Park

Blairsville, Georgia



Blairsville, Georgia
Phone: (706) 745-2628

Sites: 138
Recent Rate: $24 6/2015

Latitude: 34.7607943452375
Longitude: -83.9264488220215

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-stream Waterfront Waterfront yes-stream
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities yes
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf yes
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

29 Reviews

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Denny Johnson

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

One of the prettiest state campgrounds we've ever stayed at. Heavily wooded with sites right on a mountain creek. Nice lake within the campground with a nice waterfall that's a very easy hike. Campground also has cabins in case you want to invite friends that don't normally camp. Playground for the kids, but they also seem to play a lot in the creek! Also has a small miniature golf course.

The negatives that we found were: The campground is about 20 minutes from the closest town with decent shopping. It's a pretty hilly/windy road coming in from the south. No TV or cellphone access from our campsite, but they do have Wi-Fi access up by the park office/camp store. We camped at Vogel State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

In the mountains. A lot of hiking, waterfalls and great scenery nearby. About 45 minutes from the quaint touristy town of Helen, and 20 minutes from Blairsville for decent shopping.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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tripster

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our first multi-day trip with our new travel trailer although we've been to Vogel many times for day hiking. The park continues to undergo renovation, and the updates to campsites are especially nice. The campsites are well laid out and shaded. I think the best part about Vogel is the immediate access to several hiking trails in the area. If you're a serious day hiker, you'll love the Coosa Backcountry Trail (13 miles) or the trail up to Blood Mountain. You can't beat the scenery and wilderness recreation in the area. Verizon cell coverage is decent but Wi-Fi is almost nonexistent unless you're close to the office. Blairsville is close for shopping and eating. You could easily spend a week at Vogel and never get bored. Vogel is a great base camp location for hiking, sightseeing, and even road biking. The area is well known for road biking. We camped at Vogel State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Visit Brasstown Bald, Blood Mountain, or any of the other dozen trails in the area if you're a hiker. You can reach the Appalachian Trail from Vogel. Lots of good restaurants in Blairsville. Our favorite is Nani's Cuban restaurant.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Crottys

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Vogel State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Jkl935

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Vogel State Park in a Tent.

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Florida Native

Review Count: 104
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Vogel State Park in a Motorhome.

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J Gravely

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Vogel State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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DXSMac

Review Count: 176
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Vogel State Park in a Motorhome.

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Doraville

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Vogel State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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geraldclayton

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent park, clean and lots to do. The lake is beautiful. The sites were great. You have to pick your site when you get here. I will definitely stay here again. We camped at Vogel State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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toddtt

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $28.00
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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 at Vogel State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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johnrobertpowers

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2010 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Vogel State Park in a Motorhome.

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setenn

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Vogel State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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User708

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Vogel State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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CaneyFork

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2009 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Vogel State Park in a Truck Camper.

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kjh

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2009 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Vogel State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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