What to do in Cloudland Canyon State Park

Located on the western edge of Lookout Mountain, Cloudland Canyon State Park is one of the most scenic parks in the state, offering rugged geology and beautiful vistas. This 2,343 acre park straddles a deep gorge cut into the mountain by Sitton Gulch Creek. The most spectacular view into the canyon is found in the picnic area parking lot; however, additional views can be found along the rim trail. Hardy visitors who hike to the bottom of the gorge find two waterfalls cascading over layers of sandstone and shale into pools below. Outdoor lovers should not miss this park's spectacular scenery.

For overnight accommodations, the park offers 73 tent, trailer, and RV sites, 30 walk-in campsites, four pioneer campsites, some backcountry campsites, 16 cottages, and a group lodge with 40 beds. Visitors will also find six picnic shelters, an open-air pavilion with a grill, a winterized group shelter, tennis courts, swimming pools, and hiking trails.

Recreation
Cloudland Canyon State Park offers hiking, backpacking, picnicking, camping, swimming, and tennis courts for its visitors. There is a 4.5 mile West Rim and waterfall trail, a 6.5 mile trail for backpacking, and plenty of opportunities to swim and play tennis.

Location
Cloudland Canyon State Park is located in the Highlands Region of northwestern Georgia, just west of the Chattahoochee National Forest. To reach the park, take Georgia Route 136 eight miles east of Trenton and I-59 or go 18 miles west of LaFayette on Rt. 136.

Climate
The climate in northern Georgia is generally temperate. Short, cool winters give relief from hot summers. Most visitors enjoy this area during long, mild fall and spring seasons.

Address
122 Cloudland Canyon Park Road
Rising Fawn, GA 30738

Phone: 706-657-4050

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