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Cloudland Canyon State Park, Rising Fawn

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Cloudland Canyon State Park is a 3,485 acre Georgia state park located near Trenton and Cooper Heights on the western edge of Lookout Mountain. One of the largest and most scenic parks in Georgia, it contains rugged geology, and offers visitors a range of vistas across the deep gorge cut through the mountain by Sitton Gulch Creek, where the elevation varies from 800 to over 1,800 feet. Views of the canyon can be seen from the picnic area parking lot, in addition to additional views located along the rim trail. At the bottom of the gorge, two waterfalls cascade across layers of sandstone and shale, ending in small pools below.The park, previously known as Sitton Gulch or Trenton Gulf, was purchased in stages by the state of Georgia beginning in 1938. Under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, a project of Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression built the first facilities and signs in the park, which opened the following year. Today the park features a variety of campsites, cabins, hiking and recreational activities.HistoryCloudland Canyon was designated a state park in 1939 when the state began acquiring land from private owners. Three of these owners, from the Mathews, McCauley and McKaig families, still reside in the area. Expansion of the park continues sporadically as new land is purchased for it. The park was originally 1924acre, and has been expanded to its present size of 3485acre.
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  • Camped here and enjoyed my time. The campground is in good shape. The hosts kept it clean - both the grounds themselves and the bath house. Cloundland offers many different options for overnight stays...  more »
  • We had a great experience. We hiked the West Rim Loop Trail. It had beautiful views. It was rated as a moderate hike. We chose this trail so that our 10 year old lab could join us. We wanted to do the...  more »
  • Great hike,great views,great workout. Even without the waterfalls flowing due to the drought it was still some beautiful scenery. The waterfall trail is strenuous but absolutely worth it. My girlfrien...  more »
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  • Loved the west rim trail. Didn't get to explore the whole part but everything that I saw looked pristine and amazing. The waterfalls were all dried up when I went this weekend
  • This is easily my favorite place to hike in Georgia. There are natural features here that cannot be found anywhere else in the state. An abundance of waterfalls and rock formations provide a look at the rich geological history of the region. The state pwtk offers hiking, mountain biking, spelunking and even white water kayaking (though you will need your own boat).
  • 1st time here and it's an awesome park. We stayed in campsite #9 in the west rim campground. This is a much more private campground with a lot more trees. The overlooks are beautiful and so many trails to try. The interpretive center has a lot of cool stuff also.
  • Amazing park with amazing hikes. Even though there was no waterfall (drought) the sites were still beautiful.
  • What a beautiful place to enjoy time with family, friends, or just go alone and enjoy the beauty of the mountains and trails. Camping and hiking there was amazing. If your up for an adventure i encourage you to try it!