Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
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.

    • 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

    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.

    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
    • 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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Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Oct 7, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Sunday, Oct 11, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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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. Reservations required.  $30-$60 plus $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
Fall Hayrides & Campfires
Saturdays 1 PM - 6 PM – Oct 10, 2015 until Oct 31, 2015 
Happy Falll y'all! Go on a hayride through the park and around the field of wildflowers by the pond. What better way to spend a fall day and see the colors. Then join us at the campfire. S'mores and hot-dogs and other concessions will be for sale. Hayrides leave every hour on the hour and last about 45 min and leave from the Interpretive Center.  $5 adults; $3 children; 2 & under FREE $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Handicapped Accessible Leave No Trace
Sunday, Oct 11, 2015 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Time spent in the great outdoors can be fun and relaxing. The principles of Leave No Trace are designed to keep it that way for generations to come. Learn the basic concepts and how you can help keep the park nice for everyone. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Geo-caching Adventure
Sunday, Oct 11, 2015 3 PM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaYou've heard of it, you've considered trying it, here is your chance. Find out how Geo-caching works and what you need to get started then try out a few sample caches hidden in easy location. When you're ready for more, get the info for the official state park cache. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Handicapped Accessible Thanks Giving Winter Gear Drive
Saturdays & Sundays 10 AM - 5 PM – Nov 1, 2015 until Nov 29, 2015 
Your new stuff is awesome, now what should you do with your old gear? Donate your old sleeping bags, tents, blankets and other winter gear (gloves, jackets etc.) to those who could use it. Drop off gently used outdoor gear at the Interpretive Center. Items will be donated to local charities where they will be distributed where needed. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Mountain Arts & Crafts Celebration
Saturday, Nov 7, 2015 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, Nov 8, 2015 10 AM to 5 PM
Enjoy the Mountain Arts & Craft Celebration amidst the beautiful autumn foliage atop Lookout Mountain. This family-friendly event offers over 100 exhibitors displaying quality arts and crafts for sale, as well as music and spoken word performances. Food vendors will offer snacks and full meals. Kids will enjoy the many activities.  $3, 13 and over. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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.

Cloudland Canyon State Park
122 Cloudland Canyon Park Rd.
Rising Fawn, GA 30738 Can you change our park map to the updated map? The Sittons Gulch Trail is not on the Southeast Publ...
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Cloudland Canyon State Park

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