One of the oldest and most popular state parks in Georgia, Vogel State Park is a much-loved destination with something to offer all year round. And if you're looking to enjoy some outdoor adventures with your pooch, the good news is that leashed pets are more than welcome in this spectacular spot.
Located at the foot of Blood Mountain in the Chattahoochee National Forest, Vogel State Park is most popular during fall when the Blue Ridge Mountains transform into a colorful sea of red, yellow, and gold leaves. It's a beautiful sight and well worth the trip, and it's impossible to resist taking stacks of photos.
If you plan on stretching your legs, there are several trails of varying difficulty to explore. The 4.1-mile Bear Hair Gap Trail is a popular hike up and over the lower ridges of Blood Mountain, but if you're looking for more of a challenge the 12.9-mile Coosa Backcountry Trail should fit the bill.
The park also boasts a 22-acre lake, open to non-motorized boats, and there's a beach for anyone wanting to cool off in summer.
Pets are welcome at Georgia state parks and campgrounds if they are always on a leash of no longer than six feet and if they are under the control of their owner at all times. Of course, it's also vital that you clean up after your pet and remember to show courtesy to other park users.
In terms of accommodation, Vogel State Park offers 35 cabins and more than 100 campsites to suit everything from tents to RVs. The campsites are pet-friendly and some cabins allow you to stay with your furry friend as well.
A general store and playground are also available on site, as is miniature golf, bike rental, and watersports equipment hire. With so many experiences to enjoy, this wonderful state park truly is a grrr-eat destination for dog lovers and their four-legged friends.