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.
$5 parking. Annual passes available.
7 a.m.–10 p.m.
Gates lock at 10 p.m. No late access. Trails close at sunset.
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Interpretive Center Hours:
Saturday–Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Open weekdays seasonally as staffing allows & visitation dictates.
Accommodations & Facilities:
• 3,488 Acres
• 16 Cottages ($160–$210) — #6 & #7 are dog friendly ($45/dog, max 2)
• 72 Campsites ($27–$33)
• 30 Walk-in Campsites ($20–$25)
• 10 Yurts ($100)
• 13 Backcountry Campsites ($8–$10/person)
• 5 Picnic Shelters ($30)
• 1 Group Shelter (seats 175, $75–$115)
• Pioneer Campground ($55)
• Group Lodge (sleeps 40, $225–$275)
• Gift Shop
Things To Do & See:
• Hiking — 30 miles of trails
• Canyon Climbers Club
• Hiking, Caving & Camping with Georgia Girl Guides
• Mountain Biking — 30 miles of trails
• Horseback Riding — 12 miles of trails; no stable or horse rental; rules of equestrian trails
• Disc Golf ($4) — annual pass available
• Pond Fishing
• Weddings — park approval required
• Blue Ridge Mountains
• Calhoun, Georgia/Gordon County
• Canyon Ridge Golf Club, Rising Fawn
• Chattanooga, Tennessee
• Chickamauga National Battlefield
• Chief Vann House Historic Site
• Dalton, Georgia
• Gilmer County
• Incline Railway
• James H. "Sloppy" Floyd State Park
• Lookout Mountain Hang Gliding
• New Echota Historic Site
• Point Park
• Rock City
• Rome, Georgia
• Ruby Falls
• Tennessee Aquarium
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