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

    Cabin / Cottage Rentals, RVs Permitted, Yurts

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Sunset Point: Cloudland Canyon's Hidden Gem

    Sunset Point: Cloudland Canyon's Hidden Gem

    05/07/2016 - 11/05/2016

    Take a short walk with the park naturalist to Sunset Point, Cloudland Canyon State Park's best kept secret. Enjoy expansive 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 7, 2016
    7:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

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

    Saturday, July 2, 2016
    8:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

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  • Day Hike with the Naturalist

    Day Hike with the Naturalist

    05/08/2016 - 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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  • Bat Conservation in Georgia

    Bat Conservation in Georgia

    05/13/2016 - 05/13/2016

    Presented by Wildlife Biologist Trina Morris of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, this program will highlight bat species of Georgia, fun facts about bats, why bats are important to us, and the cause of bat decline. A bat mist-netting demonstration will follow. Meet at the campfire outside the Interpretive Center. read more

  • Trail Maintenance

    Trail Maintenance

    05/14/2016 - 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

    05/26/2016 - 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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  • Night Hike

    Night Hike

    05/27/2016 - 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, May 27, 2016
    7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

    Friday, June 17, 2016
    8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

    Friday, July 1, 2016
    8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

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  • 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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  • Wild Cave Tours

    Wild Cave Tours

    06/01/2016 - 06/29/2016

    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.

    Saturday, Apr 2, 2016 (10 AM to 1 PM)

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  • Junior Ranger Summer Camp

    Junior Ranger Summer Camp

    06/06/2016 - 06/12/2016

    Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to spend a week hiking, fishing, geocaching, learning outdoor skills, and having fun in nature. Many activities will be completed from the Georgia State Parks Junior Ranger Activity Book, and at the end of the week, each camper will become an official Georgia State Parks Junior Ranger. Lunches are included.

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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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