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Cloudland Canyon State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 706-657-4050

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Located on the western edge of Lookout Mountain, this is one of the most scenic parks in the state, offering rugged geology and exceptional hiking.  The park straddles a deep gorge cut into the mountain by Sitton Gulch Creek, and elevation differs from 800 to 1,980 feet.  Overnight guests can choose from quirky yurts, cottages near the canyon edge, a modern campground or spacious, walk-in tent sites.  Backpackers can enjoy camping in a hemlock grove on the 2-mile Backcountry Loop.  
 
The most spectacular view into the canyon is an easy walk from the picnic area; however, hikers can also explore a rim trail or journey to the canyon floor by a series of staircases.  Two waterfalls cascade over layers of sandstone and shale into pools below, with their flow depending on recent rains. This Waterfalls Trail is part of the popular Canyon Climbers Club.  Backpackers, mountain bikers and equestrians can explore several miles on the Cloudland Connector Trail.

Georgia Girl Guides is an onsite outfitter that offers guided hikes and family friendly cave tours.  The park’s caving trips are perfect for groups and adventure seekers who want to get muddy, wet and experience a wild cave. Different tours are offered throughout the year, and reservations are required. Reservations required: 706-913-7170.

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Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
(Gates lock at 10 p.m. No late access.)
Office Hours: 8AM-5PM
$5 parking. Annual passes available.
GeorgiaStateParks.org/CloudlandCanyon


ACCOMMODATIONS & FACILITIES:
    • 3,488 Acres
    • 16 Cottages ($140-$170) -- #6 and #7 are dog friendly ($45 per dog, max 2)
    • 72 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($25-$30)
    • 30 Walk-in Campsites ($16-$20)
    • 10 Yurts ($80)
    • 13 Backcountry Campsites ($6-$8/person)
    • 5 Picnic Shelters ($30)
    • 1 Group Shelter (seats 175, $115)
    • Pioneer Campground ($50)
    • Group Lodge (sleeps 40, $200-$240)
    • Gift Shop

 CAMPING NOTICES:
    East Rim water/electric campsites are closed December through February. West Rim water/electric campsites are open year-round.
    Walk-In Campsites are open for the Winter, however the comfort station is closed.


THINGS TO DO & SEE:
    Hiking - 4.8-mile West Rim Loop, 2-mile Waterfalls Trail, 2-mile Backcountry Loop, 9-mile Cloudland Connector Trail, 6.5-mile Sitton's Gulch Trail, Canyon Climbers Club
    Hiking, Caving & Camping with Georgia Girl Guides
    • Horseback Riding -- 12 miles of trails, no stables
    • Disc Golf ($4, annual pass available)
    • Picnicking
    GeoCaching
    • Tennis
    • Fishing
    Weddings (park approval required)


 Friends of Cloudland Canyon
 The votes are in!  Cherokee Falls and Hemlock Falls are the new waterfall names.





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Events
Hemlock Day at Cloudland Canyon State Park
Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 8:30 AM to 5 PM
A Hemlock Facilitator Workshop will presented by Save Georgia's Hemlocks will be from 8:30 am - 1:30 pm at the Interpretive Center. Then an Hemlock treatment project will be hosted from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm for those interested in some hands on experience. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Wild Cave Tour
Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 10 AM
Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 10 AM
Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 10 AM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunYou will get muddy and wet on this family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required.  $30-$60 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Install Informational Plaques & Maintain Overlook Trail - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9:45 AM to 1 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaCome out to Cloudland Canyon State Park and join Girl Scouts and other Park Volunteers on September 27th in the installation of several informational plaques along the Overlook Trail & our new Wildlife Sanctuary Nature Trail. After that grab some loppers and help clear up overhanging brush along the Overlook trail, ensuring a 4 ft corridor. 706-657-4050.
Preparing Interpretive Center Garden for Winter - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaVolunteer with Cloudland Canyon State Park's Friend's Group as they plant flowers & winterize the nature garden located next the Park's Interpretive Center. 706-657-4050.
2nd Annual Arts & Crafts Festival
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 9 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, Nov 2, 2014 9 AM to 5 PM
Enjoy gorgeous fall scenery while browsing handmade crafts and food vendors from all over the U.S. The event will be held at the group shelter. Benefits Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park.  $10 per car; $5 with annual ParkPass. 706-657-4050.
Address/Directions
Cloudland Canyon State Park
122 Cloudland Canyon Park Rd.
Rising Fawn, GA 30738
Walker County


GPS Coordinates:
N 34.8402630 | W -85.4828810

Located on Ga. Route 136, 8 miles east of Trenton and I-59 (Exit #11), and 18 miles west of LaFayette.

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