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

Upcoming Events
Wild Cave Tours
Get Outdoors Georgia
Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Sunday, Jun 5, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
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Hike for your Health: National Trails Day Edition
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Hidden Gem
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 8:15 PM to 9 PM
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 8:15 PM to 9 PM
Saturday, Jun 25, 2016 8:15 PM to 9 PM
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Day Hike with the Naturalist
Sundays 11 AM - 2:30 PM – Jun 5, 2016 until Nov 27, 2016 
Junior Ranger Summer Camp
Monday, Jun 6, 2016 9 AM to 3 PM
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 6, 2016 until Jun 12, 2016 
Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016 9 AM to 3 PM
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Trail Maintenance
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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Junior Ranger Mini-Camp
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Saturday, Jun 25, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
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Night Hike
Get Outdoors Georgia
Friday, Jun 17, 2016 8 PM to 10 PM
Friday, Jul 1, 2016 8 PM to 10 PM
Friday, Aug 12, 2016 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
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Fathers Day with Fine Neighbors' String Band
Sunday, Jun 19, 2016 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Friends Membership Meeting
Thursday, Jun 23, 2016 6 PM to 7 PM
Thursday, Jul 28, 2016 6 PM to 7 PM
Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 6 PM to 7 PM
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Catfish Rodeo
10 AM - 3 PM from Sep 3, 2016 until Sep 5, 2016 
Volunteer Event: Your State Park Day
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9 AM to 1 PM

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