Cloudland Canyon State Park


NOTICE: Cottages 1–5 will be closed for renovations until August 1, 2017. Campers should note that the East Rim Campground may experience increased noise levels during this time due to construction work.

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Located on the western edge of Lookout Mountain, Cloudland Canyon is one of the largest and most scenic parks in the state. Home to thousand-foot deep canyons, sandstone cliffs, wild caves, waterfalls, cascading creeks, dense woodland and abundant wildlife, the park offers ample outdoor recreation opportunities.

Hiking and mountain biking trails abound. The most popular hiking paths include the short Overlook Trail, strenuous Waterfalls Trail and moderate West Rim Loop Trail. Mountain biking is available at the newly developed Five Points Recreation Area and along the Cloudland Connector Trail. The park also includes an 18-hole disc golf course, wild caves available for touring during select months of the year, a fishing pond, trails for horseback riding, picnicking grounds and numerous interpretive programs, especially on weekends.

Guests seeking an overnight experience can choose from fully-equipped and comfortable cottages, quirky yurts or several different types of camping and backpacking options. Come enjoy the great outdoors at Cloudland Canyon State Park.

G3 Adventures 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.

Directions

GPS Coordinates:

N 34.8402630 | W -85.4828810
Located on Route 136, 8 miles east of Trenton and I-59 (Exit #11), and 18 miles west of LaFayette.


Address
122 Cloudland Canyon Park Road
Rising Fawn, GA 30738
Walker County
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Cloudland Canyon State Park
122 Cloudland Canyon Park Road
Rising Fawn, GA 30738 View Details


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Cloudland Canyon State Park

 


Phone
706-657-4050

Friends of CCSP General Membership Meeting
4th Thursday of Month 6 PM - 7 PM from May 25, 2017 until Oct 26, 2017 
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park is a non-profit organization consisting of community volunteers. The Friends of CCSP help manage and protect the park's natural resources, coordinate and implement special events, and maintain all trails in the park... 706-657-4050.
Night Hike
Friday, May 26, 2017 8 PM to 10 PM
Friday, Jun 9, 2017 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Friday, Jun 23, 2017 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
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Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Enjoy a 2-mile hike on one of the best trails at the park. You will learn interesting facts about the geology and history of the canyon. By the end of the hike, we will be in the dark, enjoying the trail by moonlight and listening for night sounds. Ages 10 and older. Reservations Required.  $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Orienteering 101 or Knots So Fast
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM – May 27, 2017 until Sep 16, 2017 
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
The orienteering program occurs on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month and introduces you to map and compass reading - never get lost in the woods again! The Tie the Knot program occurs on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month and will teach you basic knots for use when camping. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Saturdays 5 PM - 9 PM – May 27, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Take a stroll with the park ranger to one of Cloudland Canyon State Park's best kept secrets. Enjoy views of Trenton, Lookout Valley, Sand Mountain, and more while the sky turns colorful at sunset. Meet at the West Rim Access Parking Lot. 45-minute program... $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Beginner Mountain Bike Ride
Sundays 9 AM - 11:30 PM – May 28, 2017 until Nov 26, 2017 
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Ever wanted to try out mountain biking? Already ride but want to go with some buddies? Come ride with the ranger on our user friendly trails. Helmets required. Program recommended for ages 13 to adult. Bring water and a snack. Mountain bikes available for rental from the Visitor Center.  $10 - $15. 706-657-4050.
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Sitton's Gulch Hike
Monday, May 29, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Thursday, Jul 6, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
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Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Hike like the locals & start at the bottom of the gulch & hike to the bottom of the falls. Go up 600 stairs, passing Hemlock & Cherokee Falls. Then, we will reward ourselves with a 3-mile hike downhill. Along the way, learn about the plants, animals, geology & history of the canyon...  $15 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Ranging Rover Dog Hike-National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Hit the trail with your favorite, furry friend on an easy 2 mile hike of our Backcounty Loop Trial. All dogs must be on a 6ft leash. Meet at the Backcountry parking area. Written driving directions to the parking area will be available the day of in the park Visitor's Center. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Hike the Can't Hardly Trail
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 9 AM to 11 AM
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Can't Hardly is one of the most scenic trails in the park complex with wild flowers, creek crossings and hemlock forest. The trail is 3 miles of moderate-strenuous hike that is well worth the effort. Meet at the Ascalon Trailhead parking lot. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Sunday, Jun 4, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
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Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! 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. Please visit www.G3adventures...  $30-$60 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Trail Maintenance
2nd Saturday of Month 8:30 AM - 12 PM from Jun 10, 2017 until Dec 9, 2017 
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Help upkeep trails in the park, get your Saturday morning workout on, and become a "Trail Dude" or "Trail Dudette." Volunteer projects vary and may include trailblazing, trail repair, sign installation, etc... 706-657-4050.
Junior Ranger Summer Camp
Monday, Jun 12, 2017 9 AM to 3 PM
9 AM - 5 PM from Jun 12, 2017 until Jun 16, 2017 
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to spend a week hiking, fishing, geocaching, learning outdoor skills and having fun in nature with the park naturalist. Camper registration begins May 1 at 8 a.m.  $70 for the week. 706-657-4050.
Star Party: After Dark in Your State Park
Saturday, Jun 17, 2017 9 PM to 10:30 PM
Saturday, Jul 29, 2017 9 PM to 10:30 PM
Saturday, Sep 23, 2017 8 PM to 10 PM
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Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Come see the wonders of the night sky through the lens of telescopes. Highlights will include planets, this month's constellations, and several deep sky objects. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park and conducted by the Barnard Astronomical Society... $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Georgia Park Ranger Fundamentals VI
8 AM - 9 PM from Aug 1, 2017 until Aug 3, 2017 
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
This course was created by our Region Management staff in 2016 recognizing the need for uprising and incoming managers to receive a basis of expectations and core values/role of Park Rangers, experience real-life scenarios, and focus on the non-LE approach to addressing concerns on the Park. 706-878-4737.
Catfish Rodeo
8 AM - 2 PM from Sep 2, 2017 until Sep 4, 2017 
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Come on down to the catfish pond and go fishing for the first weekend of the catch 'n' keep season. Fishing poles, bait, and lessons available from the park naturalist. All skill levels and ages welcome for this informal program. Partake in this popular American pastime.  $3 plus $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Fall Fun: Hayrides and More
Saturdays 12 PM - 6 PM – Sep 23, 2017 until Nov 4, 2017 
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
The whole family will enjoy a tractor-drawn hayride through the beautiful fall foliage. Hayride admission includes family fun activities such as games, temporary tattoos, bubbles, and coloring. Snacks and drinks available for purchase. Meet at the disc golf course parking lot...  $3 - $6 plus $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Your State Parks Day - Cloudland Canyon
Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
With free admission to the park in exchange for volunteering, Georgia State Parks Day is a great day to assist park staff and Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park in a number of needed service projects. Plan on getting a little dirty, having fun, and meeting new people... 706-657-4050.
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Contacts
Stanley Hammock
706-657-4050  Park Manager, Cloudland Canyon State Park