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On the Hiwassee River! There are lots of beautiful scenery, fishing, hiking to the Gee Creek falls, and floating down the river! If you get up early, you can walk out into the river, just be sure to watch for the water to rise! They let the dam open and it rises fast! Not far up the road, there are other places to go white water rafting, as well as hiking! The park rangers are awesome and are always eager to teach new things! The campground is great! Most of the sites are spaced apart well, so your not right up against your neighbors!
I’ve been here many many times Over the past 15-20 years. Grew up going here and been to many other state parks. This is by far the best experience I’ve ever had in GA. The views are gorgeous! The hikes are amazing! Has a nice disc golf course if that’s something you are interested in.
Great Lakeside campground. I grew up camping here. It’s close to home and our favorite place to go locally. A lot of the sites are shaded. Sites are spaced out nicely and not on top of each other. No sewer but do have dump station. Owners are friendly and helpful. They have a small playground, two swimming areas and a boat ramp. Sites are gravel and have a fire ring and concrete picnic tables.
This is a 3,500 +/- acre State Park. It’s well maintained with nice amenities. The site seeing and hikes were great. The camp sites were mostly level and easy to access. We were parked next to an ADA site. Their was plenty of space between sites for privacy but not totally isolated that you were alone.
The bathrooms were clean and warm which is a plus for winter months. The staff was friendly and helpful.
The waterfalls were the best. The walking paths were well marked and maintained as well.
My brother and I booked several nights on the backcountry loop - the views were spectacular, and the campsite was awesome! The grounds are well taken care of, and no matter what kind of outdoor adventure you’re into, you’ll find it at Cloudland Canyon!
The only thing I do have to warn you about is the hiking path down to the waterfalls - I enjoy hiking, but stairs are hard for me due to some health problems. And there are a lot of them in this path.
The most wonderful place to get closer to God's wonderful handiwork, and see some awesome sights and hear some of the most wonderous tunes nature can provide. This place is so serene and peaceful it will blow your mind, You will get the chance to see,hear all sorts of Wildlife, Bear's and Deer are normal as is Bald Eagles Trout and Various types of Fish, song birds and Plant life. It is National Forest accessable, and Parkway also. Picnic shelters and walking paths for gatherings. Lot of Cherokee Heritage here also.
Every time I come back to Grundy Forest I discover somewhere new. Quiet smaller campground right next to Foster Falls Trailhead. After you enjoy that hike make sure you check out Denny Cove further down Rt41. Denny Falls is a moderate hike along a rock face popular with climbers. Monteagle, Tn is nearby and has several awesome restaurants and store to check out.
Our criteria for a good campground was met at Cloudland:
Level sites– check
On-duty hosts– check (there were three in the west rim loop)
Clean bathrooms– check
Reasonable separation between sites– check
Wow, we were surprised when we arrived here at 2:30 pm on a Tuesday in November to find only four available campsites still available (out of 72), so I would recommend making reservations! This is our second Georgia state park, and both have been consistently good in terms of quality. The sites are all level with water and electric and gravel pads. Each site has a very large picnic table, lantern hook, bbq, and fire pit with a grate. Two of the sites in the west rim loop were clearly defined as ADA accessible. There are also 10 yurts and 16 cottages in the park.
Cloudland is a very large park with lots to do, including hiking, biking, fishing, caving, and disc golf. There is also a nice visitor center/store where you check-in. You can buy firewood at the visitor center or there was a number you could call to have it delivered to your campsite. The person checking us in was very friendly.
We appreciate a campground where you can directly access trails, and this automatically earns an extra star in my reviews. The West Rim campground has access to several trails (it did not look like direct access was available from the East Rim campground). The trails were very well marked with signs and blazes. We hiked to the two waterfalls, likely the most popular trail in the park. Note that there are 600 steps down to the bottom of the canyon to view the waterfalls (and 600 steps back up) and during droughts, the waterfalls can all but disappear. The All Trails app indicated they were dry a week before we were there but the recent significant rainfall just before we arrived had both falls flowing again.
The bathrooms/showers were clean although one shower looked a bit worn.
As with many other campgrounds, you will hear the mournful wail of the train whistle at times throughout the night, but it was not as loud at Cloudland as in other campgrounds where we have recently stayed.
Great place to go camping! Chris is very helpful, friendly and willing to show you around upon arriving. You will also be introduced to all his great dogs. After that you won’t be bothered unless you need help. Very beautiful wooded area with tons of privacy and plenty of room for everyone. There’s about 40 acres to walk around with an amazing river to walk along. I would highly recommended this place to anyone that doesn’t mind camping without amenities other then what you can bring for yourself.