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Welcome Summer at Vogel State Park - Pioneer Camping

The Basics:
Event Type:Camping
Event Location: Vogel State Park   Camping: Welcome Summer at Vogel State Park - Pioneer Camping  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Jun 22 2018  1:00 pm >> Sun, Jun 24 2018 1:00 pm
Registration Opens: Sun, Apr 22 2018 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Jun 3 2018 8:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Days
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Grant Brown
Stacey Johnson
Mike Pawloski
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Member Cost:$40.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:41
Minimum Group Size:20
Number Registered So Far: 50 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Let's do the summer shuffle at Vogel State Park for our first Pioneer camping of 2018. Enjoying nature, sleeping outdoors, sitting around a campfire, and musical entertainment. If you have an instrument feel free to bring it along.

A Pioneer Camping first. Wake up Saturday and take on a D5 hike on Coosa Loop. Maybe extend your hike to Blood Mountain and turn it to a D6. Of course we'll have the Bear Hair Gap trail and Lake loop for an easier day hike.

Our plan is to arrive Friday anytime after 1pm, gates are locked at 10:00pm. We'll set up camp, fire up the grills for dinner and enjoy our camp fire entertainment. If you can't make it Friday afternoon, you're welcome to join us Saturday morning.

Saturday, we will have a hearty hot breakfast. After breakfast you'll have a choice of hikes, a bagged lunch is included. After our hike we will cook up left overs from Friday Nights dinner for those too hungry to wait for dinner.

Saturday evening we will fire up the grills again, relax around the fire and enjoy more musical entertainment. Sunday, it's a light breakfast and pack for home.

Menu Highlights:

Salmon, Steak, Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Salad, Eggs, Pancakes, etc.

Bacon Lovers rejoice we will triple our bacon output for Saturday morning.

Vegans forget the boring Vegan burger, you will be treated to a hot off the grill Veggie Sub, Boston style, with or with out cheese. 

It just doesn't get any better! Join us for the first classic pioneer camping trip!

There is a $5.00 Park Fee (pay at the park!) unless you have an Annual Park Pass!

*PLEASE NOTE: expect late nights, loud people, and an awesome weekend!

Required Items to Bring:
  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag/pad/air mattress
  • Flashlight/headlamp
  • Warm comfortable clothing/camp shoes
  • Personal toiletries
  • Camp chair
  • Rain gear
  • Cup/Mug
  • 2 Bags of firewood (Important for our camp fire!)
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Bug Repellant
  • Camera
  • Hiking shoes
  • Camelback
  • Snacks

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

(Gate closes at 10:00pm), Vogel State Park.

Everyone must check-in at the park office for a parking pass; late arrivals can check-in next morning.

Hour s
Open today · 7AM–10PM


A limited number of dogs will be permitted. The owner is responsible for the behavior and care of their dog. If the dog can not be controlled, the owner may have to remove the dog from the event.  Dogs must be approved before the event by the trip leader!!

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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$40.00/Person
Cost Includes:

$40.00 per person includes Friday Dinner, Saturday Breakfast, Left over Lunch at camp and Dinner and Sunday light Breakfast. Soda and water will also be provided. 

Payment may be made via PayPal. It is your responsibility to get the deposit payment and/or balance payment in meet the due dates. Allow two days processing for PayPal.

No partial payment for partial attendance.

Payment Cut Off:Payment must be received by the AOC on Sun, Jun 3 2018.
Make a Payment:Click here for the details. PLEASE PAY AFTER YOU HAVE SIGNED UP BELOW.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.

If you cancel on or before June 3rd, full payment is refundable less a $5 administrative fee. No refund after June 3rd.

Event may be cancelled and resheduled if weather conditions are not satisfactory for an enjoyable weekend.