Vogel is Georgia’s most beloved state park. My boys and I stayed recently and fell in love with Vogel State Park and surrounding Blairsville. We stayed in a refurbished cottage, walked the lake trail to the waterfall created by the dam spillage, and explored the town vivaciously over two days.
Lake Trahlyta is the 22-acre centerpiece of Vogel. You gain gorgeous views of Blood and Slaughter Mountains from here. Enjoy seasonal lake swimming, pedal boats, kayaks, and fishing. We also had a blast on the mini golf course and at the playground. The cottage we stayed in was full of southern charm, with pocket doors, dark hardwood floors, wainscoting, and a stone fireplace. It sat directly on the creek, and the boys spent hours throwing rocks and splashing in the water.
Just down the road from Vogel is Mountain Crossings, a poignant milestone along the Appalachian Trail, and Sleepy Hollow, a Disney-esque creation. I’ll bring you additional Blairsville discoveries over the next few weeks, including a wonderful waterfall hike, an ancient archaeological site, an historic farm, and much more. In the meantime, here is a review about our stay at Vogel in the newly renovated cottages, and more about the park itself.
Of course, with a full kitchen, you can make all your own meals. We decided to venture out though. Hole int he Wall, The Sawmill Place, and Nani’s Cuban food were all wins for our family.