Cloudland Canyon State Park
Located on the western edge of Lookout Mountain, Cloudland Canyon State Park is one of the most scenic parks in Georgia, offering rugged geology and beautiful vistas. The park straddles a deep gorge cut into the mountain by Sitton's Gulch Creek, and elevation ranges 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.
Cottages are located near the canyon edge, while the park’s walk-in campsites provide exceptional privacy for tents. Be sure to stop by the office gift shop for hiking sticks, camping supplies, snacks, toys, disc golf supplies, books and more. Outdoor lovers should not miss this park’s spectacular scenery.
Park Hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Gates lock at 10 p.m. (No late access.)
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- 3,485 Acres
- 72 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($25-$28)
- 30 Walk-in Campsites ($15)
- 11 Backcountry Campsites ($9/person)
- 16 Cottages ($125-$145) -- #6 and #7 are dog friendly ($40 per dog, max 2)
- 5 Picnic Shelters ($40)
- 1 Group Shelter (seats 175, $130)
- Pioneer Campground ($45)
- Group Lodge (sleeps 40, $205)
- Gift Shop
- Hiking - 4.8-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
- Disc Golf ($2)
- Fishing -- Catfish pond is closed until Labor Day Weekend.