Somewhere in this world there are a few people who don't give a rip if they ever while away a few hours, conferrin' with the flowers and/or consulting with the rain.
For the rest of us there are cabins -- recently perked up quite nicely, thank you -- at North Georgia's Vogel State Park, a dozen miles or so south of Blairsville on State Route 129.
If you think "camping" requires indoor plumbing, cozy beds, a fireplace, a cable-fed flat-screen TV and doors with locks that bears cannot pick, you'll love Vogel State Park.
Spend a magnificent morning on a paddleboat on Lake Trahlyta fishing or just lazily floating.
Can't spend the night in a cabin? There are more than 100 campsites. Ask about the "No Bug Guarantee!" (Some restrictions apply.)
On Saturday nights, Vogel has free music at the lakeside pavilion, where I once heard the famous Skillet Lickers play. Stop by with family and friends, to see if they're performing.
There are comfy trails around the lake and Rambo-slayers for those who laugh at steep hills and are unafraid to walk farther than from their cabin to the paddleboats.
Yup. Blood Mountain and the Appalachian Trail are in the distance, fewer than 5,000 miles away. Probably.
Vogel often has special events, such as the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) program and trail project to be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014.
Organizers are hopeful that one of the few remaining CCC Boys will be there to answer a few question from inquiring minds.
A fishing rodeo for kids is scheduled for June 14, 2014. Don't tell your kids you love them, prove it by taking them fishing.
If you like history, you'll love the CCC Museum at Vogel State Park.
Whether you spend an hour or two or a week or two, your time is well invested at Vogel.
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Georgia's Vogel State Park has a perfect mountain lake, the Appalachian Trail on Blood Mountain nearby, lakeside cabins, tent and RV camping and relaxation.
I know. You're busy this weekend, right? You deserve to be at Vogel State Park's Mountain Music Festival (9-12-15). Just do what it takes to be there.
Vogel State Park is a happy place in the mountains of North Georgia in the shadow of Blood Mountain and the Appalachian Trail with cabins and a lake.
Get a million dollar's worth of delightful music for $5 in a heavenly setting at the 2016 Mountain Music Festival at Vogel State Park on September 10th.
Published Feb 11, 2014.
Dahlonega, GA, is an Appalachian Trail Community and the site of the South's best fall festival: Gold Rush Days on 10-18-14. Take a hike to Gold Rush Days!