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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 new yurts, cottages near the canyon edge, a modern campground and 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 ($3, annual pass available)
    • Picnicking
    GeoCaching
    • Bicycle Rental (fee)
    • 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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Wildflower Hike
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
Take a walk through Sitton's Gulch to observe the abundance of blooming wildflowers in our limestone rich soil. Using a checklist and identification books, we will identify and record many of the species in bloom. Ages 10 and up. Advanced reservations required.  $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Mother's Day Hike with Mother Nature
Saturday, May 10, 2014 2 PM to 5 PM
Sunday, May 11, 2014 2 PM to 5 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaCelebrate Mother Nature this Mother's Day! We will hike Sitton's Gulch to the bottom of Hemlock Falls while identifying plants, birds, and trees along the way. This is a 4-mile hike on moderate terrain. Water and trail snacks are provided. Ages 10 and up. Advanced reservations required.  $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Wild Cave Tour
Sunday, Jun 1, 2014 10 AM
Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014 10 AM
Tuesday, Sep 2, 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.
Friday the 13th Full Moon Hike
Friday, Jun 13, 2014 8 PM to 11 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaSet your superstitions aside and join us for a night hike on the darkened West Rim Trail. We will enjoy the sunset on the west side of the canyon and continue hiking to the east to watch the moon rise over the other side of the canyon. Water, snacks and headlamps are provided. Ages 10 and up. Advanced reservations required.  $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Camp Cloudland Canyon: Junior Adventurer Week
Weekdays 9 AM - 4 PM from Jul 14, 2014 until Jul 18, 2014 
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunCome to one of the most beautiful locations in Georgia for a week of adventure above and below ground. We will go hiking, caving, fishing, see live animals, have fun in the water, and learn about nature as we earn Junior Ranger badges. Ages 6-12 (6 year olds must be entering First Grade in Fall 2014).  $195- $425 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Camp Cloudland Canyon: High Adventure Week
Weekdays 9 AM - 4 PM from Jul 28, 2014 until Aug 1, 2014 
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunLeave your cell phones and video games at home to spend a week exploring the wonders of Cloudland Canyon. Technology will be banned as we hike, cave, use ropes, and learn about nature all week. All 4 badges in the Junior Ranger Program will be earned during the week. High Adventure Week is for ages 13-16.  $195-$425 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Address/Directions
Cloudland Canyon State Park
122 Cloudland Canyon Park Rd.
Rising Fawn , GA30738


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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