Rising Fawn, Georgia

Cloudland Canyon State Park

Rising Fawn, Georgia



Rising Fawn, Georgia
Phone: (706) 657-4050

Sites: 98
Recent Rate: $30 6/2015

Latitude: 34.8187359293743
Longitude: -85.4874086380005

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

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62 Reviews

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Retired Medic

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $30.00
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West rim campground is the better choice. More woods and space between sites. Only thing keeping our score from being higher is the restrooms/showers are older and in need of some upgrades. I'm not looking for A/C, but a fan to circulate the air would be nice. Grey water dumps are well placed and numerous.

Hiking trails are well kept and beautiful. It would be a good idea to ask about the amount of water going over the falls before doing the 600 stair steps down. Very little water going over the falls for our trip.

A general note about Georgia State Campgrounds, very few State Parks have full hookups. Georgia should consider upgrading it's campgrounds to include more sewer connections. We camped at Cloudland Canyon State Park in a Motorhome.

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tripster

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $30.00
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We love hiking, and Cloudland Canyon is great for that. We stayed in the West Rim campground, which has easy access to the trails. The sites on the West Rim are well shaded and not too close together. I know others have commented on the tight roads, but we didn't have any problems with our 26 foot RV. The park is wonderful for exploring; the waterfall hike is a must-do if you can handle climbing up and down 600 stairs. The West Rim loop offers great views of the canyon and nearby town of Trenton.

The tent areas seem to occupied predominantly by mountain bikers. The biking trails are fairly new but very popular. Next time, we'll be sure to bring our bikes! We camped at Cloudland Canyon State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Definitely hike the West Rim and waterfall trails. Enjoy the sunset from the east rim of the canyon. Cheapest gas we found nearby was Exit 169 off I-24.

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Uno Mas

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $14.00
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This is a beautiful park, with lots of hiking trails. We have a 38' fifth wheel and a large dually truck, so I was little concerned about the two switchbacks, but we didn't have a problem. At the check in the ranger convinced us to go to the east rim and we found a pretty decent site that was easy to back into. The sites on the east rim don't have as many trees, but our site faced the woods, so we liked that. Many of the sites are built up, due to the hilly landscape, and framed in with wood, with the fire pit below the pad. Ours had a washout at the first step going to the firepit, being short this presented a problem for us. We have a step we use for our RV and moved it there, which helped. The sites are gravel and most appear level, but ours wasn't as level as it appeared. The hookup are 30 amp and water, so we used the showers and they were clean. We also used the washer and dryer, $1 each when we were there, and they worked fine.

The east rim has the benefit of being within walking distance to the canyon overlooks and long walk down to the waterfalls (we didn't do that walk). We drove down to the west rim campground, to see what we were missing. The drive down has a switch back, but it didn't seem too bad. The sites had more trees and many were fairly private. The road thru the campground is a single lane and there are several areas where both sides of the road has been washed out. This eliminated a few sites that we thought we could get into, but we still found a few that would have worked, so if we return we'll try the west rim. There are some beautiful hiking trails from here, and you can get to the waterfalls from here as well.

Up hill from the east rim campground are a couple of trails, including the backwoods trail that has primitive campsites. Further up is the disc golf course and a wildlife viewing area and fishing lake. Overall, a great park. We camped at Cloudland Canyon State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

There is not much close by, so be stocked up on supplies. Closest town is Trenton, back down the mountain.

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Bama Camper

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $30.00
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Bathrooms are basic but clean. West Rim campground is the best. Like others have said, the East rim campground looks like a day use area. Satellite reception in the West rim CG depends on the site. Local station reception is available.

The biggest problems in the West Rim CG are the roads. Not too much of a problem for a travel trailer or tent camper, but for a fifth wheel (that doesn't track behind the truck), the roads can be very bad. There are extremely low shoulders on some of the tight curves in the CG. In some areas, the pavement is 6" above the shoulder. The roads are relatively narrow and the turns tight enough that it's easy to drop a wheel off the road putting your trailer in jeopardy of tilting into the close by trees. They have repaired some curves with gravel, but others are still dangerous. Almost every curve has gouges in the pavement where axle bolts have dug into it. Be very aware of this if you are in a fifth wheel! Come on Georgia, all you would have to do is fill in the drop-offs with gravel!

Enjoyed the stay, but since we have seen it, don't think we will be back unless we want to show someone else the waterfalls. We camped at Cloudland Canyon State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Great hiking trails at Cloudland Canyon but there are many people on them, so they are very well impacted. Never-the-less, the scenery is pretty. The descent to the bottom of the gorge on the waterfalls trail is around 500 feet and several nice falls all the way down, but there is a pretty waterfall around 200 feet down. Take your time and it's not too bad. The descent to the bottom is LITERALLY metal steps, not just a trail. That almost takes away from the adventure of it! Other trails are around the rim of the canyon with overlooks along the way. Probably 20 miles of trails total. There is an Interpretive Center on property, but for some reason it wasn't open when we were there - Don't know why - middle of the day during the week and on Saturday in the spring.

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virginianola

Review Count: 51
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $32.00
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Cloudland is a wonderful state park. The campground does not have some common campground amenities like 50 amp hookups, cable, or sewer. But what it does have is amazing access to a huge natural area with hiking trails you can access from your RV. The canyon isn't quite as large and dramatic as the Grand Canyon but it's beautiful, verdant, and convenient. The waterfalls alone are worth a visit. (Get in shape first - there are 1200 steps.) There are also lots of playgrounds, disc golf, picnic areas, etc. The sites themselves are level concrete pads with a picnic area and a lovely deck. They are easy back-ins and your neighbor is not on top of you. We camped at Cloudland Canyon State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

If you enjoy the outdoors, hiking, scenery, photography, etc., this is a great stop.

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gsc66

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: November, 2014
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Very nice area and you have to do the 600 steps to the bottom of the canyon! And yes, it's 600 steps back up, mostly on an elevated walking trail. The vertical drop is 1200+ feet and is amazing with 2 waterfalls. Extremely beautiful area of Look Out Mtn...make sure you take a camera, if you don't, you will regret not having one as the photo ops are endless. The bathhouse on the South Loop where we stayed is older, with good pressure and good hot water, but everything worked at it should. I didn't wash clothes, but one W/D was at the bath house. All paved roads, with the pads being crush n run. This SP had the largest of the 5 SP's I visited in 3 wks that I've seen, great selection of products to purchase. The camp hosts were great! I will return to this SP again to see more. We camped at Cloudland Canyon State Park in a Motorhome.

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RVLive

Review Count: 37
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $28.00
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We spent 2 nights and enjoyed it. We were in pull-through site #48 in the West Rim area. Even though the park says they only have 30 amp electric, this site has 50 amp. Several others we checked also had 50 amp. Many of the 30 amp sites we looked at had two 30 amp plugs. The water and electric worked fine. The site was well packed gravel and only minor leveling was needed. Most of the sites we considered were level like that. We tried site 40 first, but found it to be too far out of level side to side. The bathrooms, showers and laundry were immaculate. The laundry even had a rocking chair. We are only giving an 8 rating because of the internal roads and the fact that Georgia charges a $5 vehicle fee on top of the campground fee. The internal roads are narrow, as expected, but there has been a lot of rain water erosion on the sides of the roads. This makes the back-in sites difficult. Combined with the narrowness and curves, it creates a drop off that our one-ton dually would have a hard time dealing with turning and backing, into a site. The road into the park from the interstate does have 2 switch- backs and climbs 1000 feet in under 4 miles, but the turns have wide shoulders and we had no trouble negotiating it with our 14000 lb 5th wheel. The $28 rate is before our 20% senior discount. We will stay again. We camped at Cloudland Canyon State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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210jem

Review Count: 102
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $24.00
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Great state park on top of Lookout mt in N.GA. A deep rugged canyon with hiking paths all along the rim with steep long wooded stairs leading from the east campground to the canyon floor and the waterfall. The west CG is more spread out with wide separated compacted gravel sites with heavy timber border, two bath houses and one play ground. Paved CG road. Most sites fairly level but some need levelers. The east CG is more civilized with cabins, closer sites, a nature center and trails to the canyon floor and falls, and to the magnificent overlook over the canyon and the deep valley along which Trenton GA and the interstate I 59.Best come up from Trenton. The road north to the town of Lookout Mt ends up in narrow very tight curvy roads with very poor route signage to the two roads leading off the north end of the mt into Chattanooga. Very easy to get loss in the irregular town road system. Not RV van territory. The park is first class. We camped at Cloudland Canyon State Park in a Motorhome.

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Crazyrvfamly

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $28.00
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This is a great state park with a lot to do here. Great lookout points, waterfalls, and hiking. Good campground with really nice host. Our site was very level (34) and most sites looked level as well. My only knock is I like a little more space between the sites for a state park. Don't get me wrong spacing is good I just like more privacy. Very quite campground especially for a Saturday. We love Cloudland Canyon and will be back. We camped at Cloudland Canyon State Park in a Motorhome.

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gatordan

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $24.00
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We agree with other comments: this is an excellent State Park that offers a lot. We also stayed in the East camping area which is close to: (1) a large picnic area, (2) the Interpretive Center, and (3) tennis courts. Also, the trailhead to the falls is walking distance from the camping area, as are very nice large cabins for rent (8 persons). The north area also offers cabins and a Yurt Village. We were told the campground only has 30 amp service, which is what we had. The sites in the East Camping are are all gravel, built up an level from the surrounding hilly terrain, and bordered with 8x8 timbers with railings. Much like we experience at Corps of Engineer campgrounds. We were lucky in that we did receive satellite reception on site 68. It was very peaceful here during the week with only one other camper in the park. We definitely will return here in our motorhome and visit all the attractions in the area. We camped at Cloudland Canyon State Park in a Motorhome.

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Barefootdog

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $30.00
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$30 bought us 30 amps, on-site water, and a dump station on exit. We stayed in the east loop which is more open but even so we were unable to obtain a satellite view. Sites were spaced apart, as you'd expect for a state park. While the campground is shaded, there is no vegetation between sites to enhance privacy. The campground was empty when we arrived so we picked a site offering an unobstructed view of the woods. During our visit in late April, there were still signs of spring with numerous dogwood trees in bloom. Bathrooms and showers were clean, and they have a single washer and dryer for $1 per load each. There are many pet-friendly hiking trails, many of which start from the campground. An easy trail runs along the edge of the canyon offering breathtaking views. The campground is located just minutes off I-59 at Trenton GA making this a great stopover location on our way to the Smoky Mountains NP. We camped at Cloudland Canyon State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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budolemiss

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $22.00
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The reason this park received a 9 is because the bathrooms and showers are old. Campground sites are level, clean and easy in and out. Views of the canyons are beautiful and lots of hiking trails. Be aware that the hike to the falls involves many steps down to the falls and back up. You must be in good shape to make this trek. We camped at Cloudland Canyon State Park in a Motorhome.

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The Grizz

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $28.00
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Wonderful State Park with spacious sites, wooded areas, hikes, yurts, cabins and the view from the top of canyon is fabulous. We stayed in West Rim which is more secluded and not near trails. Sites are level and space between each other. Scenic drive into park, easy to navigate roads and easy back in to sites. Bathhouses clean. We camped at Cloudland Canyon State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Crottys

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $25.00
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Gorgeous location and reasonably convenient to grocery and Chattanooga. The hike to the waterfalls is pretty tough, but worth it. We stayed in the East campground which is more open than the West, but the bathhouse was pretty old, but reasonably clean. No satellite, but were able to get the main networks over the antenna. Verizon cell service was good. One of the best state parks we have been in - will be back. We camped at Cloudland Canyon State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Cards Fan

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $27.00
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A beautiful park. We stayed in the west rim CG, a beautifully wooded setting with very well done sites. While there are no sewer hookups, there are grey water dumping stations scattered generously scattered throughout the CG. A brand new yurt village, just across a shallow ravine from the CG was a day or two from opening but we peaked inside one and were very impressed with these as well. The trails are among the prettiest you'll find anywhere. We camped at Cloudland Canyon State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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