Cloudland Canyon State Park

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. 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.

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Latitude: 34.8309449 Longitude: -85.4820311 Elevation: 1769 ft
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Recreational Opportunities

  • Hiking - 5-mile West Rim Loop, 2-mile Waterfalls Trail, 2-mile Backcountry Loop, 6.5-mile Sitton's Gulch Trail and 5.6-mile Long Branch Trail, Canyon Climbers Club
  • Disc Golf ($3, annual pass available)
  • Picnicking
  • GeoCaching
  • Tennis
  • Fishing -- Catfish pond is closed until Labor Day Weekend.

Seasons Accessible

Open Year-round 

Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
(Gates lock at 10 pm No late access)
Office Hours: 8AM-5PM

Fees

state park visitors pay a $5 daily or $50 annual parking fee that helps fund campground renovations, group shelter construction, dock replacements and much more.

ADA Accessibility Notes

Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites has ADA Assessments on all of its trails. These accessibility assessments are maintained at each state park and historic site where the trails are located and are available for review and/or can be provided electronically by directly contacting the state park or historic site office. For further information, contact Larry Blankenship at 404-656-6524.

Pet Friendly Notes

Dogs are welcome at Georgia's State Parks as long as they are on a 6-foot or shorter leash; however, they are not allowed in or around historic sites, lodges, group camps, swimming areas, or some trails at Panola Mountain and Tallulah Gorge.  Dogs must never be left unattended, either in campsites, cottages or vehicles.  Kennels are not available. Owners should clean up after pets.

Dogs are allowed in all regular campgrounds.  No additional fee is charged.

Dogs are allowed in select "fido-friendly" cottages with advance reservations.  A $40 fee per dog (limit 2) is charged.   All state parks that offer cottages have at least one cottage that allows dogs.  Keep in mind that "fido-friendly" cottages often fill quickly. 

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