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

    Site Information

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

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Friends Membership Meeting

    Friends Membership Meeting

    12/08/2016 - 12/08/2016

    Learn more about Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park and how you can help your favorite state park during this monthly meeting. Meet at the Group Shelter.

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  • Trail Maintenance

    Trail Maintenance

    12/10/2016 - 12/10/2016

    Help upkeep trails in the park and get your Saturday morning workout by volunteering with "Trail Dudes" Greg Foster, Gary Holsted, and other members of Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park. Specific projects may include trail repair, sign installation, tool organization, etc. For more info, email Greg at atthruhiker2006@yahoo.com.

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  • Chinese Winter Solstice Festival

    Chinese Winter Solstice Festival

    12/11/2016 - 12/11/2016

    Cloudland Canyon welcomes the Chinese American community and all other guests to this popular Chinese cultural festival known as (dongzhi jie). We will indulge in a Chinese celebration food known in English as dumplings. Bring your own ingredients and please RSVP to sextonjamiej@outlook.com.

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  • Night Hike

    Night Hike

    12/23/2016 - 12/30/2016

    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.

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  • First Day Hike: Beyond the Canyons

    First Day Hike: Beyond the Canyons

    01/01/2017 - 01/01/2017

    Start the New Year out on the right foot: take a ranger-guided winter hike through a lesser known area of Cloudland Canyon State Park. We'll explore the Can't Hardly Trail and CCT corridor on a four-mile loop. Bring water, a brown bag lunch, wear sturdy shoes, and dress for cold weather. Meet at the Visitor Center/Park Office.

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  • Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service

    Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service

    01/16/2017 - 01/16/2017

    Join us in "mulching the mountain" during this special volunteer day. Help beautify the park, increase visitor accessibility, and decrease stormwater runoff and erosion by transporting and spreading mulch around the day use area. Free park entry for volunteers. Meet at the Interp Center. Groups welcome but please pre-register with the park manager.

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  • Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point

    Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point

    03/04/2017 - 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 Tie the Knot

    Orienteering 101 or Tie the Knot

    03/04/2017 - 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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  • Waterfall Workout

    Waterfall Workout

    03/04/2017 - 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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  • Earth Day Tree Planting

    Earth Day Tree Planting

    04/22/2017 - 04/22/2017

    Happy Earth Day! Volunteer, be green, and gain free entry into the park by assisting staff and Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park in planting new trees around the day-use areas of the park. Wear clothes that you don't mind getting a bit dirty. Groups are welcome, but please pre-register with the park manager.

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  • Star Party: After Dark in Your State Park

    Star Party: After Dark in Your State Park

    05/06/2017 - 06/17/2017

    Come see the wonders of the night sky through the lens of telescopes. Highlights will include Saturn, its moons, the constellations of summer, and various deep sky objects. 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.

    Saturday, May 6, 2017
    9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    Saturday, June 17, 2017
    9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Mountain Arts & Craft Celebration

    Mountain Arts & Craft Celebration

    05/13/2017 - 05/14/2017

    Save the date for this festival involving over 100 top quality arts and crafts vendors from across the region. Music, poetry, children's activities, and mouth-watering meals and snacks will also be available.

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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.

    Saturday, September 24, 2016
    9:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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