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Pioneer Camping at Vogel State Park

The Basics:
Event Type:Camping
Event Location: Vogel State Park
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Jul 16 2004  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jul 9 2004 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Trip Leader(s):
Phil 'Foz' Parkerson
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:30
Minimum Group Size:10
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

easy to strenuous

Come join us for a Summer Camping trip at Vogel State Park. At 2500 feet elevation the park maintains a cool evening temperature even in the dog days of summer, making this a great stop for camping.

Georgias second oldest state park, Vogel is located in the shadow of Blood Mountain and is in the heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest. Created by the Civilian Conservation Corps, Vogel is perhaps the most enduring monument to Corps in the state. In a room in the main building is a small museum to the Corps, and each year the park holds a reunion for surviving CCC boys. The centerpiece of the park is 20-acre Lake Trahlyta, created when the Corps dammed Wolf Creek and named for a Cherokee maiden who is buried a few miles from the park at Stonepile Gap. Some of the best hiking trails in the eastern United States are located in or near the park.

Well be camping in the Pioneer Area. The pioneer area has pit toilets, but no water. Friday evening we will cook out under the stars and visit around the fire. We will hike during the day on Saturday and spend a relaxing evening at camp. Sunday will be open for everyone to hike or explore the area on their own or in small groups.

Map of the park:

Required Items to Bring:
Sleeping bag/pad
Comfortable clothing
Rain gear
Bug repellant
Shoes for hiking
Water bottle and snacks for hiking
Toilet paper
Toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, etc)
Recommended Items to Bring:
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Daypack or fanny back for hiking

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Blairsville, Ga At 9 pm at the Pioneer camp in Vogel State Park Directions to Vogel State Park:

From I-285 take GA-400 North approx 53 miles to US-19. Turn left towards Dahlonega. Follow US-19 signs through Dahlonega to Turners Corner. Turn left and continue to follow US-19 signs through Neels Gap. Vogel State Park is approx 15 miles on left off US-19 (11 miles south of Blairsville).

Total trip time: approx 2 hours.

NOTE: There is a $2.00 parking fee unless you have an annual State Park pass.


Are Dogs Permitted? No

Will this event occur rain or shine? Yes
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Cost Includes:Costs: $30 (includes lodging/camping fees, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, and 1 lunch)

Payment Information: Sign up prior to 7/9 Non Refundable deposit of $10 due within 10 days of sign up to hold spot. Balance due by 7/9. Signups after 7/9 require full payment within 10 days of signup to hold spot.

Cancellation Information: Cancellations prior to 7/9 will receive a refund minus the non-refundable deposit. Cancellations after 7/9 will forfeit the entire trip amount.

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