Cloudland Canyon State Park

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Cloudland Canyon State Park

Cloudland Canyon State Park
4.5
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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nicolediane
Atlanta, GA704 contributions
A visit in early April after heavy rains turned out to be a good time to see the waterfalls. They were really going strong and you could see them from the canyon rim because the leaves weren't out on the trees yet. There is a nice visitor center. The picnic area is pretty. We walked along the rim trail.
Written April 11, 2022
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William B
Fairhope, AL291 contributions
We spent one night in our rented Class B RV, and it was a great experience. Access to North Rim and Waterfall trails was perfect. Highly recommend both of these hikes (1.5 hours each), very scenic and serene. It's not The Grand Canyon, but it's a great choice if you live in the surrounding area to this north Georgia gem.
Written November 6, 2021
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Tony C
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The park itself was very nice with good trails with waterfalls and after all the great reviews we were disappointed with the the east rim campground. The east campground was loder and no privacy at all on your site, our neighbor campers were around twenty feet on both sides. Standing at one spot next to my camper I counted 14 campers and 5 cabins. We did ride through the West rim campground and it looked a lot newer, nicer and more secluded sites. One thing that I couldn't believe was that after paying for a campsite you still have to pay $5 for your vehicle.
Written July 24, 2020
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Jeanne T
Fayetteville, GA39 contributions
Couples
Don't expect to see any Waterfalls or even Rivers flowing on the trails at this park. We were not advised of this by the Park Staff. We had to park a mile away by the Disc Golf and walk down to the Trail head for the Waterfalls . And we were camping in the park. The reason for this was all the Day visitors they were letting in. It was crazy with people on the trails. The only thing that the Park staff cared about was how much money they were collecting per car. Never have I seen so many people. The campground it self has run down. The grass was high. Trash on the grounds. The Bathhouse in the West Rim by the playground and site 3 was in despair. The locks and Shower heads were rusted and literally falling off. The people coming in were using the campground for a big party headquarters while they sent there kids to the playground to trash and destroy it. And no one did anything about it . Time to move on. We have been camping here since 2010. This was our last trip.

Written September 9, 2020
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Greg N
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My family and I visited on Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. We arrived at about 9:45 am. Parking was $5. We found a parking spot easily and began our hike to view the waterfalls. If you go now, you need to get there early. They were turning people away at the entrance at noon when we left. Due to virus concerns, there was nothing open in the park except the bathrooms.

The hike down to the falls was not difficult, but coming back would be difficult for someone in poor health. The incline is steep with lots of stairs.

The steps to the falls were not good for pet owners. I saw lots of people carrying their dogs on the stairs, and there were LOTS of steps. The steps are metal with medium size rectangles forming the treads. (Picture a waffle, but with rectangles, not squares.) The metal rectangles that formed the treads were about 4" long by 1" wide. The borders of the rectangles were about a quarter of an inch in thickness. The size of dogs' feet do not fit well there at all. If you take a small dog, you will need to carry it most of the time. Your dog of any size really needs to stay in the car.

There are cabins, tent spaces, and camper spacing available for renting. I saw a sign letting visitors know that the park rents Yerts too. If you are camping, this will give you something to do in addition to seeing the falls. If you are going only for the falls, you can get in and out in about 90 minutes.

The park is in rural Georgia where towns are not closely located to each other. There are no shops or restaurants anywhere nearby.

Last thing...there is no cell reception there.
Written May 24, 2020
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Bill_night
1 contribution
We stayed in a rundown cabin, which was expensive, as part of a big wedding party. Some folks got kicked out because of over booking, others got tickets for not having their parking pass visible. NO cell signal for the most part.

Park is very dispersed so, cabin folks can't visit camping folks without driving.

If you are looking for an off the grid trip, you may like this place , but otherwise, not impressed.
Written May 9, 2022
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Kat Lyles
White, GA15 contributions
Cloudland Canyon is a beautiful place to visit. The view from the edge of the canyon is breathtaking. The view alone is worth the trip. The park does get crowded on weekends. There's a decent amount of parking, but you'll have a hike just getting from some of the parking spaces to the beginning of the trail. Trails go around the rim of the canyon and down into the canyon. The trail is narrow in most places and in a time when people are trying to social distance from others, this can be a problem. Steps take you down into the canyon - it's a lot of steps. Going down isn't so bad, but coming back up is challenging. There are 2 waterfalls at the bottom (trail splits part of the way down as waterfalls are in different directions). Unfortunately when I was there, the waterfalls were only trickles even though it had just rained a good bit about a week prior. There is a gulch trail through the bottom of the canyon that leads to another parking lot and tail head. The scenery along both the canyon rim and along the bottom is beautiful but the hiking is not for the weak of heart. I also would not recommend hiking down in the canyon with children under the age of 8 or 10 as it is a strenuous hike. Beware of falling rocks and trees while hiking. There was evidence of rock falls on the steps (crushed and mangled steps in several places) and while we were hiking the gulch, a tree on the opposite side came toppling down, sliding down the canyon wall and taking down several other trees in its way. It was a sight to see.

The park itself has lots of picnic tables and open spaces where you could lay a blanket for picnic. The campground looks nice - very much like any other campground I've seen in the state park system.
Written November 2, 2020
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Marisol E
Tampa, FL46 contributions
There is a $5 entrance fee and there are a lot of campsites to stay. the trails are well kept and it seems to be a family friendly park. there are restrooms and water supply and dogs are allowed on a leash. The west rim trail is one of the most beautiful ones that I have been
Written November 14, 2021
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Amy H
38 contributions
Couples
We had a wonderful time at this RV park. The state park itself is gorgeous, with hiking and waterfalls, and beautiful scenery. We stayed with our RV in the West Rim campground and the spaces are big and private. Looking out the back of our RV we had very nice scenery of the trees and felt secluded, with no one behind us. The campground is quite and well kept. We would highly recommend staying at this campground, and if we were ever in this area again would book here without hesitation.
Written November 2, 2020
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Jeremy M
Topeka, KS24 contributions
I had been on the road for almost 18 hrs and was looking for a place to camp for the night, this camp fit the bill. I came in after hours and stopped at the camp host and got a pass for the night. I left before day break so I called in to the park and paid my camping fee, they had no problem with that. The lady I spoke with on the phone was very understanding. It was kind of a shock to see that this park and all Georgia parks lock the gates at 10pm and do not open until 645 am. So make sure you are tucked in or you will be locked out for the night.
The showers were hot and inviting, I pretty much had the whole primitive tent site area to myself that night. The road to the campsite is a bit hairy as they have several switchbacks that take all your concentration to get through especially in the dark of the night.
Written February 13, 2020
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