Cloudland Canyon State Park

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Cloudland Canyon State Park

Georgia

(706) 657-4050

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Things To Do

Overview

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's 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 (including a 600-step staircase) find two waterfalls cascading over layers of sandstone and shale into pools below. (For visitor safety, wading in pools and climbing on waterfalls is not allowed.)

Map of Cloudland Canyon (GA)

Latitude, Longitude: 34.834166, -85.478869

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Activities

  • Camping

    In addition to four large group campsites and 16 cottages the park has 72 combined tent and RV campsites and 30 walk in campsites for hikers only. Campsites that visitors can reserve have water, 20 and 30 amp electrical service, picnic table, grill, and fire ring. The nearby comfort station has a washer/dryer. Hike in campsites have a picnic table and a fire ring and are located along a 3/4 mile long loop trail. Water is available at a central bathhouse located near the parking lot.

    The park also operates 11 backcountry campsites. Those interested should call ahead for availability.

  • Golfing

    The park operates a scenic disc golf course for visitors to enjoy.

  • Hiking

    The park has a variety of moderate to strenuous trails that explore the area, including the 4.8-mile West Rim Loop, two mile Waterfalls Trail, two mile Backcountry Loop, 6.5-mile Sitton's Gulch Trail and 5.6-mile Long Branch Trail

  • Picnicking

    In addition to picnic tables in the developed area there are five picnic shelters that visitors can reserve in advance.

  • RVing

    The park has 72 combined tent and RV campsites that can accommodate motor homes up to 40 feet. Campsites that visitors can reserve have water, 20 and 30 amp electrical service, picnic table, grill, and fire ring. The nearby comfort station has a washer/dryer.

  • Tennis

    The park operates tennis courts for visitors to enjoy.

Seasonality/Weather

The park is open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. year- round. There is no late access to the park

Directions

Driving

Located on Ga. Route 136, 8 miles east of Trenton and I-59, and 18 miles west of LaFayette.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(706) 657-4050

Campground reservations

(800) 864-7275

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