Vogel State Park is located in Blood Mountain the Chattahoochee National Forest and is over 200 acres of beautiful land waiting for you and your furry friend to explore it. As the second oldest park in Georgia, this park features cottages, campsites, miles of trails, picnic shelters, beaches, and a 22-acre lake. Pull on your boots and get ready for some great times at this park.
The park has over 17 miles of trails that you can explore with Fluffy, just make sure he is on a leash no longer than six feet at all times, and you never leave him unattended. The shortest trail is just under a mile and is the Byron Herbert Reece Nature Trail, where you will see beautiful wildflowers and a variety of trees and natural habitat. The longest trail is the Coosa Backcountry Trail and is just under 13 miles.
This trail is challenging, and you will climb and descend at least one mile in elevation and cross three ridgelines. This trail crosses the Appalachian Trail and has been described by visitors as very challenging, so you might want to be sure that you and Fluffy can handle such an adventure. Easier trails are the Bear Hair Gap Trail which starts at the same spot as the Coosa Backcountry Trail but is only a four-mile partial loop trail.
When on this trail during hunting season, be sure to wear brightly colored clothing and put a brightly colored leash and collar on your furry friend. Wherever you decide to hike, pack enough water for both you and your pup. Also, carry some plastic bags so you can pick up after your dog immediately.
If you decide to camp out, Fluffy can come with you, just follow the rules. Fluffy must obey the quiet hours and be up-to-date on his vaccinations. He can't be left alone at the campsite, but there is so much to do it shouldn't be a problem. To enter the park, you must pay a daily parking fee, or you can purchase an annual Friends of Georgia State Park's Membership for $55-$150, depending on what type of discounts you would like and the services you use.