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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 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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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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Cloudland Canyon State Park
122 Cloudland Canyon Park Rd.
Rising Fawn, GA 30738
 


Phone
706-657-4050

Wild Cave Tour
Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 10 AM
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 10 AM
Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 10 AM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
You 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.
Wilderness Survival: Primitive Fire Making
Monday, May 5, 2014 11 AM to 2 PM
Saturday, May 17, 2014 3 PM to 6 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Fire is an essential part of wilderness survival. In this three hour class we will learn the basics to primitive fire making. By the end of class you will have the materials and knowledge necessary to properly and effectively build a fire. 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 GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Celebrate 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.
Women's Wilderness Exploration
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 6 PM from May 30, 2014 until Jun 1, 2014 
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Needing a getaway? We have you covered on this three day backpacking adventure in the wilderness. You will have the opportunity to explore what the backcountry has to offer in all its natural beauty. This is a trip designed for women by women. Ages 18 and up. Reservations required.  $150-$175 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Friday the 13th Full Moon Hike
Friday, Jun 13, 2014 8 PM to 11 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Set 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...  $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Wilderness Survival: Knot Tying
Wednesday, Jun 18, 2014 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Learn some amazing knots in this hands-on program and then put your new skills to use as you build a Monkey Bridge! Ages 10 and up. Reservations Required.  $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Wilderness Survival: Basic Survival Skills
Friday, Jun 27, 2014 10 AM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Learn basic survival skills while on this 3 mile hike on the West Rim Trail. You will learn techniques on food management, fire making, water purification, personal hygiene and more. We will provide a box lunch and water, but please bring a day pack to carry on the hike.  $25 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 FunPresenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Come 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...  $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 FunPresenter/Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park
Leave 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...  $195-$425 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Address
122 Cloudland Canyon Park Rd.
Rising Fawn, GA 30738
Glascock County
Contacts
Stanley Hammock
706-657-4050  Park Manager, Cloudland Canyon State Park

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