Travel Photo Thursday | Vogel State Park

Vogel State Park

Travel Photo Thursday | Vogel State Park

I saw these lovely geese as soon as I exited my car during my visit to Vogel State Park in Blairsville, GA. Located in the North Georgia mountains, this picturesque park boasts lots of picnic areas, a fantastic lake view, a 360-degree walking trail around the park’s perimeter and a groovy gift shop.

There are on-site cabins that are leased to the public who truly seek a peaceful getaway from the madness of the city.  I was able to put my local library’s membership card to good use when I checked out their 2012 Georgia State entrance and parking passes.


So, I was able to visit any park in the state for free for seven days. One word of warning, should you decide to make a pit stop to the local wineries you’ll have to get there by driving on Blood Mountain.

There is a reason why it’s called BLOOD mountain….it’s the equivalent of driving up and down an asphalt corkscrew which is apropos since you’ll feel as if you’ve had a few once you’ve finished.

So, exercise extreme caution if you aren’t used to driving anything rougher than the typical interstate highway.



Renee King
  • Anwar
    Posted at 01:04h, 03 March Reply

    The park looks nice, and I know where all the geese left to! I’ve never been to Georgia before, but someday soon perhaps. I’ve been meaning to get down there for a weekend trip at least.
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  • Scott - Quirky Travel Guy
    Posted at 17:09h, 05 March Reply

    Blood Mountain sounds intimidating! I could not resist checking out a place with that name.
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  • Julie
    Posted at 09:52h, 06 March Reply

    Such a beautiful place! I wish I ever had the chance to get there…I really love the nature, sometimes it’s the best way to keep the peace of mind to travel away from the city and the crowd.

  • London Traveler
    Posted at 10:58h, 06 March Reply

    Very picturesque photos. Geese and the nature are amazing! I would be happy to visit this lovely place!
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  • Nicholle Olores
    Posted at 21:11h, 19 March Reply

    What a great travel photo Thursday, I love the view very refreshing and this is a perfect place to relax.
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  • Laura
    Posted at 06:36h, 27 March Reply

    Love the geese. They always add color to any park.
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  • Nomadic Samuel
    Posted at 00:13h, 02 April Reply

    Great shot Renee!

    It looks so peaceful there 🙂
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  • candice michelle
    Posted at 14:59h, 04 May Reply

    Awesome photos! It’s the perfect place to relax. I’d love to go there someday!
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  • Tim
    Posted at 00:45h, 11 July Reply

    Hello from the Rio Grande Valley. This place looks like a perfect get away. My family loves the water. This reminds me of a place I did some water drills when I was in the military. I believe we did them in Montana.
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  • Eric
    Posted at 20:49h, 16 September Reply

    The park looks so serene and calm. Interested to know what kind of camera was used. The pics came out so clear.

  • Alan
    Posted at 04:15h, 04 December Reply

    Nice photos. Geese and the nature are a wonderful mix. Would love to visit that amazing place.
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  • Lily
    Posted at 09:26h, 22 February Reply

    The photos looks nice. The geese have the same color as the soil. Thank you for sharing this.

  • Chris Chiang
    Posted at 06:48h, 02 November Reply

    Excellent photo. Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to read more from you.

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