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


    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

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

    General Information


    Group Amenities


    Site Information

    30 Amp Elec Hookup, Cabin / Cottage Rentals, RVs Permitted, Tenters Welcome, Yurts

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Waterfall Workout

    Waterfall Workout

    04/08/2017 - 11/25/2017

    Get your Saturday afternoon workout on and discover the park's wild waterfalls during this ranger-led hike. Learn about park hydrology and other natural features of the park while completing this strenuous hike. This two-mile out and back hike involves 1200 total stair steps and 750 feet of elevation gain. Drinking water required.

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  • Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point

    Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point

    08/19/2017 - 11/25/2017

    Take a stroll with the park ranger to one of Cloudland Canyon State Park's best kept secrets. Enjoy views of Trenton, Lookout Valley, Sand Mountain, and more while the sky turns colorful at sunset. Meet at the West Rim Access Parking Lot. This is a 45-minute program. Start time varies according to time of sunset. Inquire for specific time at the visitor center.

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  • Orienteering 101 or Knots So Fast

    Orienteering 101 or Knots So Fast

    08/19/2017 - 09/16/2017

    The orienteering program occurs on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month and introduces you to map and compass reading - never get lost in the woods again! The Tie the Knot program occurs on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month and will teach you basic knots for use when camping.

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  • Night Hike

    Night Hike

    08/25/2017 - 12/29/2017

    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, August 25, 2017
    8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

    Friday, September 1, 2017
    7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

    Friday, September 22, 2017
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  • Wild Cave Tours

    Wild Cave Tours

    09/02/2017 - 10/31/2017

    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).

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  • Catfish Rodeo

    Catfish Rodeo

    09/02/2017 - 09/04/2017

    Come on down to the catfish pond and go fishing for the first weekend of the catch 'n' keep season. Fishing poles, bait, and lessons available from the park naturalist. All skill levels and ages welcome for this informal program. Partake in this popular American pastime.

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  • Your State Parks Day - Cloudland Canyon

    Your State Parks Day - Cloudland Canyon

    09/30/2017 - 09/30/2017

    With free admission to the park in exchange for volunteering, Georgia State Parks Day is a great day to assist park staff and Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park in a number of needed service projects. Plan on getting a little dirty, having fun, and meeting new people. Meet at the Interpretive Center.

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  • Sitton's Gulch Hike

    Sitton's Gulch Hike

    10/21/2017 - 12/16/2017

    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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