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Cloudland Canyon State Park

NOTICE: The Bear Creek Backcountry Trail is closed at Bear Creek.
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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.

Rock Talk and Stroll
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

New Salem Community Fireworks
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 10 PM - 10:30 PM

Junior Ranger Mini-Camp
Sunday, Jul 3, 2016 9 AM - 11 AM

Beyond the Canyons Morning Hike
Monday, Jul 4, 2016 8 AM - 11 AM

Trail Maintenance
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 8:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 8:30 PM - 9:15 PM

Hear it on the Mountain: Nearly Normal String Band
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 8 PM - 9 PM

Trail Maintenance
Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016 6 PM - 8 PM

Friends Membership Meeting
Thursday, Jul 28, 2016 6 PM - 7 PM

Night Hike
Friday, Aug 12, 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Star Party: After Dark in Your State Park
Saturday, Aug 27, 2016 - Sunday, Aug 28, 2016 9 PM

Catfish Rodeo
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 10 AM - 3 PM

Volunteer Event: Your State Park Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9 AM - 1 PM

Fall Hayrides
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 1 PM - 6 PM

Lula Lake Land Trust 5 Points 50 Miler
Saturday, Oct 8, 2016 8 AM

Dade County Christmas Parade
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 6 PM - 7 PM

122 Cloudland Canyon Park Road
Rising Fawn, GA 30738


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.

(706) 657-4050

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