Historic High Country / Rising Fawn

Cloudland Canyon State Park

122 Cloudland Canyon Park
Rising Fawn, GA 30738

706-657-4050 | 800-864-7275
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Located on the western edge of Lookout Mountain, this is one of the most scenic parks in the state, offering rugged geology and beautiful vistas. 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 found near 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. Cottages are located near the canyon edge, while the parks walk-in campsites provide exceptional privacy for tents. Outdoor lovers should not miss this parks spectacular scenery.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Monday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Tuesday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Wednesday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Thursday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Friday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Saturday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Daily ParkPass $5.00

    Activities

    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Gift Shop, Lodging On Site, Parking on Site, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Rentals

    Bicycle

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Full Moon Hike

    Full Moon Hike

    04/03/2015 - 04/03/2015

    Enjoy a two-mile hike on one of the best trails at the park. You will learn interesting facts about the geology and history of the canyon, as well as learn about blooming plants on the trail. By the end of the hike, we will be in the dark, enjoying the trail by moonlight and listening for night sounds. For ages 10 and up.

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  • Wild Cave Tours

    Wild Cave Tours

    04/04/2015 - 07/29/2015

    You will get muddy and wet on a family-friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Visit www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required.

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  • Trail Maintenance

    Trail Maintenance

    04/07/2015 - 06/16/2015

    Meet the trail maintenance crew from the Friends of Cloudland Canyon and help keep up the vast trail systems of the park. Meet at the Visitors Center.

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  • Outdoor Adventure Day

    Outdoor Adventure Day

    04/18/2015 - 04/18/2015

    Outdoor Adventure Day 2015 will feature wildflower hikes, fishing, geocaching, kids crafts/activities, hang-gliding information sessions, Native American demonstrations and much more! Food concessions will be available throughout the day. Bring the whole family.

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  • National Kids to Parks Day

    National Kids to Parks Day

    05/16/2015 - 05/16/2015

    Join us for a fun-filled day of fishing, geocaching and a scavenger hunt. Beginner fishing lessons will be offered for first-time anglers upon request. The scavenger hunt and geocaching will be self-guided activities with introductory sessions throughout the day.

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