Vogel State Park RV & Campground Guide

Georgia

In the midst of the Chattahoochee National Forest, Vogel State Park’s plentiful trees make it a one-of-a-kind place to visit during the fall. The gorgeous autumn colors are a treat you won’t soon forget! Go hiking, swimming, or fishing in the mountains at one of Georgia’s oldest state parks. Plentiful hiking takes you by waterfalls, lakes, mountains, and other scenic views. The park was developed in large part by the Civilian Conservation Corps and you can learn more about those contributions while you’re there as well. 

The weather does get down into the 20s in winter (you’re in the mountains, after all!) and doesn’t get uncomfortably hot in summer - topping out in the low 80s. It rains about a week a month, with slightly more rain in spring than the rest of the year.

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Weather
Spring 60 F - 75 F
Summer 81 F - 84 F
Fall 60 F - 79 F
Winter 48 F - 52 F
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Nearby Cities
Helen, GA
Suches, GA
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Vogel State Park

The RV campgrounds at Vogel State Park have electricity and dump stations and are pet-friendly. If you do choose to use an RV, consider renting one from RVshare.com, where you can find a custom rig for your family, at a price that suits your exact budget. All rentals come with nationwide insurance, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a world-class team dedicated to helping you succeed. You can rent an RV at your home and drive it to the park, or if you’d prefer, you can fly to Georgia and then rent an RV there to head to the park.

Yonah Mountain Campground

This well-maintained RV resort is beautifully situated in the North Georgia Mountains. It has a dog park, a picnic pavilion, and a playground for kids to run off some energy! There are concerts and kids’ crafts and activities as well. It’s close to the alpine village of Helen with its quaint German shops and restaurants. 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: church services, pool, laundry, showers, dog park

Leisure Acres Campground

Located just south of Cleveland at the entrance to the North Georgia Mountains lies Leisure Acres Campground. Their large sites are the perfect mountain getaway. 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: pool, showers, laundry​​, fishing pond, camp store, playground

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What to Do at
Vogel State Park

Inside Vogel State Park

There’s plenty to do as you explore the mountains and forests at Vogel State Park. The park is especially popular in fall, when the Blue Ridge Mountains are ablaze with autumn color. There are a variety of hiking trails, including the popular 4-mile Bear Hair Gap loop which leads to Trahlyta Falls. Other activities in the park include:

Fishing and paddling: The park’s 22-acre lake is open to non-motorized boats for fishing, or canoe or kayak around the lake to explore.

Swimming: The lake is also open for swimming during the summer at the mountain-view beach. Spend the day hopping in the lake to cool off, and enjoying the views lakeside when you want to get out and relax. 

CCC museum: The Conservation Corp was instrumental in building the features and facilities the park uses to this day. Learn more about the contributions of the “CCC Boys” in the park’s museum.

Outside Vogel State Park

The nearby Bavarian town of Helen offers plenty to do, with German shops and restaurants to visit. The Northern Georgia mountains are also full of places to explore, hike, swim, and more. 

Restaurants

After a day of hiking, fishing, and other outdoor activities, find the perfect place to sit and relax and grab a bite to eat!

Bodensee

As Helen is a Bavarian-inspired town, it makes sense that you would find some places to eat delicious German food while you’re there. Try the Sauerbraten with potato dumplings and cabbage, or Hungarian goulash with spaetzle. There are also sausages and sauerkraut and German potato salad, along with other German specialties.

Type: German

Location: Helen, GA

Cowboys & Angels Restaurant

This eatery serves up steakhouse favorites and Southern fare with a laid-back atmosphere. Try a burger or buttermilk-fried chicken, and wash it all down with a local craft beer.

Type: Steakhouse

Location: Helen, GA

Muller’s Famous Fried Cheese Cafe

The cafe specializes in authentic German and Czech food using only the freshest ingredients. Try the fried cheese steak, or French brie cheese stuffed with ham. They also offer schnitzel, bratwurst, and other German specialties. 

Type: German and Czech

Location: Helen, GA

Shopping

The Wildewood Shop

The shop is inspired by nature, and sells t-shirts and hats, accessories, handcrafted jewelry, knives and axes, and home decor. They also have simple, natural toys for kids. You’re sure to find a unique gift to bring home for someone...or something special to buy yourself to remember your trip!

Location: Helen, GA

Sightseeing

Tube the Chattahoochee

Cool River Tubing offers trips down the Chattahoochee River in 1- or 2- hour increments, or you can rent a tube for the day. They have staff in the water to help you climb out at the end, and special kids’ tubes with bottoms so they stay put. They also have waterslides, ziplining, and other adventure options. Prices begin at $8 each for a single tube trip.

Location: Helen, GA

Habersham Winery & Vineyard

Visit one of Georgia’s oldest and largest wineries. Drop in for a wine tasting and sample 5 wines, plus take home a souvenir wineglass. Or buy a bottle of wine, and snag some cheese and other foods for a perfect picnic. Prices are $7.50 for wine tastings.

Location: Helen, GA

Charlemagne's Kingdom

This Alpine Model Railroad Museum features a 50-foot exhibit that mimics the terrain and architecture of Germany. The hundreds of feet of railroad track are a masterpiece of detail, and a sound system plays German music and sound effects to accompany the landscape. A 22-foot Matterhorn is built over a framework that uses more than 300 gallons of plaster sculpted into icy slopes. The village has moving cable cars, lights, moving hot air balloons, three-ring circus tents, and more. Prices are $8 per person. 

Location: Helen, GA

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How to Get to
Vogel State Park

From Suches, take State Route 180 toward E. Fortenberry Cir. Turn right onto US-129/US-19 S. Turn right onto Vogel State Park Rd. 

Entering Vogel State Park

There is an entrance fee of $5 per vehicle to enter Vogel State Park.

Vehicle Entrace Fee : $5

Visiting Vogel State Park is sure to be a wonderful trip. There’s so much to do there! From paddling in the lake to exploring the area by hiking, there’s sure to be an activity for everyone in your group! While you’re out and about, don’t forget to tag us in your social media posts or send us a photo and some details at [email protected]. We may just feature your story on our blog or social media channels. Happy camping!