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Cloudland Canyon State Park
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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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Directions

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.

Address
122 Cloudland Canyon Park Rd.
Rising Fawn, GA 30738
Walker County
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Phone
706-657-4050

Full Moon Hike
Friday, Apr 3, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/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 as well as learn about currently blooming plants on the trail...  $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 10 AM
Sunday, Apr 5, 2015 10 AM
Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015 10 AM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
You 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.
Trail Maintenance
Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 5:30 PM to 7 PM
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Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Meet the trail maintenance crew form the Friends of Cloudland Canyon and help keep up the vast trail systems of the park. Meet at the Visitors Center. 706-657-4050.
Outdoor Adventure Day
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Outdoor Adventure Day 2015 will feature wildflower hikes, fishing, geocaching, kids crafts/activities, hang-gliding information sessions, Native American demonstrations and much more! Food concessions will be available throughout the day. Bring the whole family. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
National Kids to Parks Day
Saturday, May 16, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Join us for a fun filled day of fishing, geocaching and a scavenger hunt. Beginner fishing lessons will be offered for first time anglers upon request. The scavenger hunt and geocaching will be self guided activities with introductory sessions throughout the day.  Adults $5 plus $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
National Fishing Week Event
Friday, Jun 5, 2015 2 PM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
In anticipation of National Fishing Week (June 6-14) come learn the basics of fishing and try out your new skills in the stocked catfish pond. Bring your own fishing gear or use some of ours. Lessons will include learning all of the parts of a fishing rod, tackle, casting and safely removing a hook...  $3 plus $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
National Trails Day - Trails of Cloudland Canyon
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 1 PM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Celebrate National Trails Day with us with a brief presentation of the over 50 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails of the park. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
National Trails Day - Kids Hiking Safety Course
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 3 PM to 3:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Kids can participate in a hiking safety course to celebrate National Trails Day and to promote safe fun in the outdoors. All participants must be accompanied by an adult. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
National Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Enjoy the great outdoors, play some family friendly games and learn about all of the fun outdoor activities that the park has to offer. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Catfish Rodeo
10 AM - 3 PM from Sep 5, 2015 until Sep 7, 2015 
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
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.
Contacts
Stanley Hammock
706-657-4050  Park Manager, Cloudland Canyon State Park

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