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The View from the rim
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The View from the rim
Description - Located on the western edge of Lookout Mountain, Cloudland Canyon State Park is one of the most scenic parks in the state, offering rugged geology and beautiful vistas. This 2,343 acre park straddles a deep gorge cut into the mountain by Sitton Gulch Creek. The most spectacular view into the canyon is found in 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. Outdoor lovers should not miss this park's spectacular scenery.

For overnight accommodations, the park offers 73 tent, trailer, and RV sites, 30 walk-in campsites, four pioneer campsites, some backcountry campsites, 16 cottages, and a group lodge with 40 beds. Visitors will also find six picnic shelters, an open-air pavilion with a grill, a winterized group shelter, tennis courts, swimming pools, and hiking trails.

Recreation - Cloudland Canyon State Park offers hiking, backpacking, picnicking, camping, swimming, and tennis courts for its visitors. There is a 4.5 mile West Rim and waterfall trail, a 6.5 mile trail for backpacking, and plenty of opportunities to swim and play tennis.

Climate - The climate in northern Georgia is generally temperate. Short, cool winters give relief from hot summers. Most visitors enjoy this area during long, mild fall and spring seasons.

Location - Cloudland Canyon State Park is located in the Highlands Region of northwestern Georgia, just west of the Chattahoochee National Forest. To reach the park, take Georgia Route 136 eight miles east of Trenton and I-59 or go 18 miles west of LaFayette on Rt. 136.

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Report: I have been camping here six times this year and have seen the park in every season. It's my favorite place to walk in camp with friends and a great place to hike!

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Report: was a great area worth the drive

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Contact Information:
Cloudland Canyon State Park, 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Road , Rising Fawn, GA, 30738, Phone: 706-657-4050

Additional Information:
Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites - There are 54 State Parks in Georgia, located throughout the state. The northern part of the state has the most parks with a high concentration along the coast as well.
Highlands Region - This area comprises the northern quarter of the state. Gainesville is the major city within this region. The terrain in this area is lush and mountainous.

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