Resting on the western edge of northwest Georgia’s Lookout Mountain, Cloudland Canyon State Park is more than 3,000 acres—one of the state’s largest parks—of rugged geology, and offers visitors hiking, camping, rock climbing and more along the park’s most iconic feature: the deep gorge cut through the mountain (elevation varies from 800 to more than 1,800 feet!) by the Sitton Gulch Creek. Multiple waterfalls and cascades, including the uber-popular Hemlock Falls, can be found throughout the gorge, making this park feel like a hidden gem around Lookout Mountain.
Staring at the geographic anomaly isn’t the only thing to do at this park, however. Beyond the countless miles of hiking, biking and horse riding trails, geology fanatics can find rock climbing, rappelling and spelunking across the park—cave tours are even offered for beginning cave explorers at Sitton’s Cave.
The park holds a massive variety of camping options, including 72 spots suitable for both tent and RV campers, 30 walk-in sites, 13 dispersed sites, 16 cottages and 10 yurts, each in a different area of the park. With this many options, campers can find seclusion all around.
Family friendly campground with FABULOUS views. The park is very clean and maintained from RV sites to the pioneer camping sites & the bath houses, the rangers & volunteers are friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend visiting this park.
Excellent camp sites, trails and waterfalls. The view from West Rim Loop Trail is great and runs along some of the best parts of the gorge and canyon. Cherokee Falls and Hemlock Falls are also great attractions and are especially cool to see when the water tables is up. I also heard they recently added a disc golf course can't wait for our next visit.