Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Vogel State Park

As you can tell by the title, we got away from Perry this morning.  We had a good travel day even if it was long and tedious.  We took I-75 north until we got almost to Atlanta where we veered off to the east first on I-675 then I-285.  We exited the interstate system when we got to US19 and followed that north all the way to Vogel State Park.  The traffic was heavy on the interstate, but we expected that.  The farther along we got on US19 the less traffic there was.  The drive through the mountains was very slow over the hills and around the curves.  Gene says the drive was hard, but nothing compared to Top of the World Highway in Alaska. At least the road was paved.
Trahlyta Lake

We have never been to Vogel State Park before and we’re very pleased with the facility.  Vogel is located in the Chattahoochee National Forest in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  The park covers 233 acres including a small lake.  The park has a nice campground with many sites large enough to accommodate 40 foot RVs.  All the RV sites have water and electric and there is a dump station near the campground entrance.  There are also several rental cabins of various sizes.  The park is open year round, but most of the lake activities are only available during the summer months.
Beach and swimming area

We came to north Georgia to hike.  We had hoped to have three days here, now we only have two.  There are 17 miles of trail within the park, but we probably will concentrate our efforts elsewhere.  If we have some time tomorrow afternoon we may hike the short trail around the lake.
A small CCC Museum

Tomorrow we plan to hike to the top of Blood Mountain.  It’s only two and a half miles, but we haven’t done any mountain hiking in a long time.  I expect that climb will get our attention.
One of the 35 rental cabins

That’s it for today.  Thanks for tagging along.


  1. looks like a nice campground!..enjoy your short stay and the hike up the mountain!!

  2. What a beautiful spot - love that lake! I'll be looking forward to your photos from the top of the ominous sounding Blood Mountain.