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CLOUDLAND CANYON STATE PARK, GA

Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sun May 24 2015   Later Dates

Description

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.

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.

Overnight guests can choose from 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.

Geography:

Cloudland Canyon State Park is located on the western edge of Lookout Mountain and is the part of the Cumberland Plateau. The developed section of the park is located between the two canyons of Bear Creek and Daniel Creek, just before they come together to form the larger Sitton's Gulch Creek. Two waterfalls cascade over layers of sandstone and shale into pools below, with their flow depending on recent rains.

Recreation:

Hiking - 9-mile Bear Creek Backcountry Trail, 4.8-mile West Rim Loop, 2-mile Waterfalls Trail, 2-mile Backcountry Loop, 9-mile Cloudland Connector Trail, 6.5-mile Sitton's Gulch Trail, Canyon Climbers Club
Disc Golf ($4, annual pass available)
Picnicking
GeoCaching
Bicycle Rental (fee)
Tennis
Fishing
Hiking, Caving & Camping with Georgia Girl Guides
Weddings (park approval required)
Equestrian trails
Mountain biking trails
9-mile Bear Creek Backcountry Trail

Facilities:

3,488 Acres
16 Cottages ($95-$170) -- #6 and #7 are dog friendly ($45 per dog, max 2)
72 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites* ($25-$28)
30 Walk-in Campsites ($16)
11 Backcountry Campsites ($6/person)
5 Picnic Shelters ($30)
1 Group Shelter (seats 175, $115)
Pioneer Campground ($50)
Group Lodge (sleeps 40, $200-$240)
Gift Shop
10 Yurts

Nearby Attractions:

Calhoun, Georgia / Gordon County
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Chief Vann House State Historic Site
Dalton, Georgia
Incline Railway
James H. “Sloppy” Floyd State Park
Lookout Mountain
New Echota State Historic Site
Rock City
Ruby Falls
Tennessee Aquarium

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • ADA accessible
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Water
  • Comfort Station
  • Cottages
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Dump Station
  • Electric
  • Electric Hook-Ups
  • Fire Ring
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing Pond Open Year Round (Labor Day Thru 11/30 Catch & Keep).
  • Geocaching
  • Grill
  • Group Camping
  • Heat
  • Hiking Trail
  • Hiking Trails
  • Parking
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Pit Toilet
  • Playground
  • Public Telephone
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Tennis Court
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Water Hook-Ups
Alerts and Important Information
Parkpass is required for all vehicles.
ParkPass fees: 1-12 passenger vehicles $5 per day or $50 annual ParkPass;
13 - 30 passenger vehicles $30 per day or $75 annual ParkPass;
31 or more passenger vehicles $70 per day or $250 annual ParkPass;
Georgia active duty military/veterans $3.75 per day or $37.50 annual ParkPass.

Daily or Annual ParkPass is available at the park office. Overnight guests pay only one fee for the duration of their stay. Annual Parkpass can be purchased by calling (770) 389-7401, Reservation Administration.

RISING FAWN, GEORGIA

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.48556, -85.29222
34°29'8"N, 85°17'32"W

LOCATED ON GA HWY 136, 8 MILES E OF TRENTON AND EXIT 11 OFF I-59, OR 50 MILES W OF RESACA AND I-75 (EXIT 320) ON GA HWY 136.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

CLOUDLAND CANYON STATE PARK
122 CLOUDLAND CANYON PARK ROAD
RISING FAWN GA 30738

Phone Number:

Information: (706)657-4050