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

    Cabin / Cottage Rentals, RVs Permitted, Yurts

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Bear Creek Guided Hike

    Bear Creek Guided Hike

    05/30/2016 - 11/13/2016

    Monday, May 30, 2016 10 AM to 5 PM - Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA - This is a strenuous hike, but we will go slow and enjoy the beautiful scenery on this 9-mile trail. Bring water, lunch, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a hiking stick if you have one. Meet at the G3 Building near the tennis courts. Reservations required.

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  • Day Hike with the Naturalist

    Day Hike with the Naturalist

    06/05/2016 - 11/27/2016

    Want to learn about the park's plants, wildlife, and geology and get healthy exercise in the great outdoors in the process? Take a hike of 3 to 5 miles with Park Naturalist Stephanie Fischer. Hike location changes each week. Bring water, lunch, wear shoes (not sandals), and dress for the weather. Meet at the Interpretive Center.

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  • Wild Cave Tours

    Wild Cave Tours

    07/30/2016 - 10/30/2016

    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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  • Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point

    Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point

    07/30/2016 - 09/03/2016

    Take a short walk with the park naturalist to Sunset Point, Cloudland Canyon State Park's best kept secret. 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.

     

    Saturday, May 28, 2016
    8:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Saturday, June 4, 2016
    8:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Saturday, June 11, 2016
    8:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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  • Early Bird Stroll

    Early Bird Stroll

    07/30/2016 - 08/20/2016

    Early birds catch the worms! Search for and learn about the birds of Cloudland Canyon State Park with Interpretive Host Nell Benfield during this easy, one-hour stroll. Bring binoculars if you have them. All levels of birders welcome.

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  • Beyond the Canyons Hike

    Beyond the Canyons Hike

    07/31/2016 - 08/28/2016

    Want to explore and learn about areas of the state park beyond the popular Overlook, Waterfalls, and West Rim Loop Trails? Join Park Naturalist Stephanie Fischer on a morning hike through a lesser known, lesser hiked portion of the park. The hikes are generally 3-5 miles in length and moderate in difficulty. Meet at the Interpretive Center.

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  • Hear it on the Mountain: Nearly Normal String Band

    Hear it on the Mountain: Nearly Normal String Band

    08/06/2016 - 08/06/2016

    Come picnic or relax on the grass and listen to the Atlanta-based Nearly Normal String Band as they perform traditional acoustic music in the bluegrass, folk, blues, and Appalachian mountain traditions. Program takes place adjacent to the Interpretive Center in the Main Day-Use Area of the park.

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  • Night Hike

    Night Hike

    08/12/2016 - 11/11/2016

    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.

     

    Friday, August 12, 2016
    7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

    Friday, September 2, 2016
    7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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  • Trail Maintenance

    Trail Maintenance

    08/13/2016 - 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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  • Friends Membership Meeting

    Friends Membership Meeting

    08/25/2016 - 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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  • Catfish Rodeo

    Catfish Rodeo

    09/03/2016 - 09/05/2016

    Bring the family fishing at our stocked catfish pond for the first weekend of the catch 'n' keep season. A limited amount of fishing gear is available for loan. Bait is included in the price. Fishing lessons are available.

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  • Volunteer Event: Your State Park Day

    Volunteer Event: Your State Park Day

    09/24/2016 - 09/24/2016

    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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