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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 a local guide service that offers 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. 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
    • 15 Cottages ($125-$210) -- #6 and #7 are dog friendly ($45 per dog, max 2)
    • 72 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($27-$33)
    • 30 Walk-in Campsites ($20-$25)
    • 10 Yurts ($100)
    • 13 Backcountry Campsites ($6-$8/person)
    • 5 Picnic Shelters ($30)
    • 1 Group Shelter (seats 175, $75 - $115)
    • Pioneer Campground ($55)
    • Group Lodge (sleeps 40, $225-$275)
    • 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, 14-mile Cloudland Connector Trail, 6.5-mile Sitton's Gulch Trail, Canyon Climbers Club
    Hiking, Caving & Camping with Georgia Girl Guides
    • Mountain Biking -- 30 miles of trails
    • Horseback Riding -- 12 miles of trails, no stables or horse rentals
    • 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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Cache in Trash Out (CITO) on Ascalon Trail
Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 9 AM to 10 AM
Meet at the Ascalon Trail parking area for a CITO service event. Please bring gloves, bug spray and wear sturdy walking shoes. See event link for full details. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 10 AM
Sunday, Jul 12, 2015 10 AM
Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015 10 AM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunYou will get muddy and wet on a 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. 800-979-3370.
Georgia Geocacher Association July 2015
Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 1 PM to 2 PM
Come to the GGA meeting at Cloudland Canyon. Events include a short business meeting, a presentation about the park and a watermelon snack! See event link for full details. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Georgia Geo-Camper Visit Cloudland Canyon
Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 6:30 PM to 10 PM
The Georgia Geo-Campers will be camping at Cloudland Canyon State Park the weekend of July 11th. See event link for full details and activities. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Walk Georgia
Saturday, Jul 25, 2015 9 AM to 3 PM
Move more and Live more with Walk Georgia as we explore breathtaking Cloudland Canyon Staet Park! Classes planned include: hiking the canyon, yoga, disc golf, geocaching, healthy snacks and self-guided hikes. Lunch will be provided for a small fee. Registration is $10 per person and includes a t-shirt.  $10 per person $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Catfish Rodeo
10 AM - 3 PM from Sep 5, 2015 until Sep 7, 2015 
Bring the family fishing at our stocked catfish pond for the first day of the catch and keep season. A limited amount of fishing gear is available for loan. Bait will be available for purchase.  $4 plus $5 parking. 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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