Historic High Country / Rising Fawn

Cloudland Canyon State Park

122 Cloudland Canyon Park Rd.
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

    Site Information

    30 Amp Elec Hookup

    Cabin / Cottage Rentals

    RVs Permitted

    Tenters Welcome

    Yurts

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Wild Cave Tours

    Wild Cave Tours

    06/20/2018 - 07/30/2018

    Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! 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. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). Multiple tours are offered daily.

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  • Night Hike

    Night Hike

    06/22/2018 - 11/16/2018

    Enjoy a 2-mile hike on one of the best trails at the park. You will learn interesting facts about the geology and history of the canyon. By the end of the hike, we will be in the dark, enjoying the trail by moonlight and listening for night sounds. Ages 10 and older. Reservations required.

    Friday, June 22, 2018
    8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

    Friday, June 29, 2018
    8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

    Friday, July 6, 2018
    8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

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  • Georgia Lookout Mountain Bike Tour

    Georgia Lookout Mountain Bike Tour

    07/06/2018 - 07/08/2018

    Chattanooga, Tennessee has a reputation for some of the best mountain biking in the country, and this tour shows you why! Not only will we take you on miles of stellar single-track trails on Lookout Mountain just south of town in north Georgia, but we'll also offer you a wide variety of options, from a simple cruise in the woods to a highly technical test of your skills. No matter what you choose, you will be treated to fun, flowing rides and a 3-day weekend filled with waterfalls, breathtaki... read more

  • Trail Maintenance

    Trail Maintenance

    07/17/2018 - 09/18/2018

    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. No experience necessary.

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  • Star Party Astronomy: After Dark in Your State Park

    Star Party Astronomy: After Dark in Your State Park

    07/28/2018 - 09/22/2018

    Come see the wonders of the night sky through telescopes. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park and conducted by the Barnard Astronomical Society. Meet at the disc golf course parking lot.

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  • Sitton's Gulch Hike

    Sitton's Gulch Hike

    09/09/2018 - 12/08/2018

    Hike like the locals! Start at the bottom of the gulch and hike to the bottom of the falls. Go up 600 stairs, passing Hemlock and Cherokee Falls. Then, we will reward ourselves with a 3-mile hike downhill. Along the way, learn about the plants, animals, geology and history of the canyon. This is a moderate-to-strenuous 6-mile hike. Reservations required.

    Saturday, October 21, 2017 
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Saturday, November 18, 2017 
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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  • Fall Fun: Hayrides and More

    Fall Fun: Hayrides and More

    09/29/2018 - 11/03/2018

    The whole family will enjoy a tractor-drawn hayride through the beautiful fall foliage. Hayride admission includes family fun activities such as games, temporary tattoos, bubbles, and coloring. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. Meet at the disc golf course parking lot. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park.

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