Cloudland Canyon State Park


NOTICE: Cottages 1–5 will be closed for renovations from January 9, 2017 to June 30, 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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» Camping Notices:
East Rim water/electric campsites are closed December–February. West Rim water/electric campsites are open year-round.
Walk-in campsites are open for winter; however, the comfort station is closed.
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.

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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Phone
706-657-4050

Friends Membership Meeting
Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 6 PM to 7 PM
Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 6 PM to 7 PM
Thursday, Oct 27, 2016 6 PM to 7 PM
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Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Learn more about Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park and how you can help your favorite state park during this monthly meeting. Meet at the Group Shelter. 706-657-4050.
Early Bird Stroll
Saturday, Aug 27, 2016 9 AM to 10 AM
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Early birds catch the worms! Search for and learn about the birds of Cloudland Canyon State Park with Interpretive Host Nell Benfield during this easy, one-hour stroll. Bring binoculars if you have them. All levels of birders welcome. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Gone Fishing
Saturday, Aug 27, 2016 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Did you know that Cloudland Canyon State Park is home to a fishing pond stocked with catfish? Join the park naturalist for some fishing fun and partake in this popular American pastime. All ages and skill levels welcome. Fishing poles, bait, and short lessons available...  $3 plus $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Saturday, Aug 27, 2016 8 PM to 9 PM
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 8 PM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Take a short walk with the park naturalist to Sunset Point, Cloudland Canyon State Park's best kept secret. 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. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Hidden Gem
Star Party: After Dark in Your State Park
Saturday, Aug 27, 2016 to Sunday, Aug 28, 2016 9 PM
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 to Sunday, Oct 23, 2016 9 PM
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Far away from the light pollution of Chattanooga, Montgomery, and Atlanta is Cloudland Canyon State Park. Join members of Barnard Astronomical Society for stargazing with high-tech telescopes in this dark sky park. Discover the brightest planets, stars and constellations in the night sky this month... $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Beyond the Canyons Hike
Sunday, Aug 28, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Want to explore and learn about areas of the state park beyond the popular Overlook, Waterfalls, and West Rim Loop Trails? Join Park Naturalist Stephanie Fischer on a morning hike through a lesser known, lesser hiked portion of the park...  $7.50 per person or $20 per family. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Night Hike
Friday, Sep 2, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
Friday, Oct 14, 2016 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday, Nov 11, 2016 5 PM to 7 PM
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.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 10 AM
Sunday, Sep 4, 2016 10 AM
Tuesday, Sep 6, 2016 10 AM
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Presenter/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. 706-913-7170.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Catfish Rodeo
10 AM - 3 PM from Sep 3, 2016 until Sep 5, 2016 
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Bring the family fishing at our stocked catfish pond for the first weekend of the catch 'n' keep season. A limited amount of fishing gear is available for loan. Bait included in the price. Fishing lessons available.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Musical Performance by Fine Neighbors String Band
Sunday, Sep 4, 2016 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Come relax and picnic outside the Interpretive Center and enjoy bluegrass music by Lookout Mountain's very own Fine Neighbors String Band. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Handicapped Accessible
Trail Maintenance
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Saturday, Oct 8, 2016 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Help upkeep trails in the park and get your Saturday morning workout on by volunteering with "Trail Dudes" Greg Foster, Gary Holsted, and other members of Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park. Specific projects may include trail repair, sign installation, tool organization, etc... 423-702-1218.
Trail Maintenance
Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 6 PM to 8 PM
Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016 6 PM to 7:15 PM
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Help upkeep the trails of the state park and get your Tuesday evening workout on with Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park "Trail Dudes" Greg Foster, Gary Holsted, and others. Specific projects will include sign installation, trail repair, tool organization, etc... 423-702-1218.
Volunteer Event: Your State Park Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9 AM to 1 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Fall Hayrides and Family Fun
Saturdays 12 PM - 6 PM – Sep 24, 2016 until Nov 19, 2016 
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
The entire family will enjoy a tractor-drawn hayride through the beautiful fall foliage of Cloudland Canyon State Park. Hayride admission includes family fun such as games, temporary tattoos, bubble station, and coloring. Soft drinks and snacks available for purchase... $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Fall Hayrides
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 1 PM to 6 PM
Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 1 PM to 6 PM
Saturday, Oct 8, 2016 1 PM to 6 PM
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Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Take an autumn hayride through the park and enjoy the natural surroundings in a unique way. Hot and cold drinks, hot dogs, s'mores, and other snacks will be available for purchase. Hayrides leave near the Interpretive Center every hour on the hour between 1 p.m. and 5:00 p.m...  $5 for adults; $3 for children $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Lula Lake Land Trust 5 Points 50 Miler
Saturday, Oct 8, 2016 8 AM
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Attention hardcore mountain bikers: get your race on by participating in a 50-mile trail race through the Five Points Recreation Area of Cloudland Canyon State Park...  TBD plus $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Dade County Christmas Parade
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 6 PM to 7 PM
Presenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Come out to this community celebration along Main Street in Trenton. Be sure and keep yours eyes out for the Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park holiday float. Interested float volunteers should contact Dena Abell at dena@cloudlandcanyon.org or 706-398-2534. 706-657-4050.
Contacts
Stanley Hammock
706-657-4050  Park Manager, Cloudland Canyon State Park