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“Things to do in surrounding areas ( Dog Park location, visitor center info, bingo info, shopping and additional waterfalls)”

Cloudland Canyon State Park
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Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed our weeks stay we had some nice cold weather. If your looking for a dog park there is one in Chatanooga called chew chew dog park approx 30 mins away. In the town of Trenton only 7 miles away there is a visitors center just past the Ingles where you can get some area info. The American Legion in Trenton has bingo on Friday and Saturdays starting at 7pm if you get rain and want to get out. They also have a cafe that serves breakfast Tuesdays - Saturday from 6am -11 am. If your looking for some shopping Hamilton Place Mall and the surrounding area in Chatanooga has a large selection of stores . A must see is the Desoto Falls and Little River Falls in Alabama only 45 mins away. Takes you on a pretty drive and falls are easy to get to. Stop at the welcome center in Alabama and they will give you all the details on directions.

Thank Ranquin
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

This beautiful park is located about half an hour south of Chattanooga, TN. I was pleasantly surprised to find such wild beauty, waterfalls and gorges amid the turning fall foliage. Be sure to get a map and ask specific questions to locate the paths down to the waterfalls! The signage is infrequent and misleading in this park but the 1200 steps down to the three waterfalls is worth the sore calves you will likely feel the next day. The foliage was beginning to turn in spots and the weather, although not crispy cold, was cool enough to be pleasant on our way down into the canyon. We spent several hours exploring this park and capped it off with a picnic in the warm afternoon sun. It would have been nice if there were picnic tables or benches within site of the beautiful canyons but alas, the tables had a view of the parking lot. If you go, plan to bring a blanket to sit on a rock for your picnic with a view.

Thank Kelleygirl2
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

We found the waterfall trail (almost by accident) and we have a great time hiking in 32 degree weather. It was gorgeous and the water flowing was spectacular. However, the park lacks proper guidance. I suppose if a ranger had been on duty, we would have received a map prior to driving into the park. As it was, we had to navigate using the signs, which are poorly posted and confusing beyond hope. I was also a bit confused as to why there are two crack houses (an endearing term) just beyond the front gates. I can only assume that this was private land that could not be bought out by the park service? Because it's a major eyesore on an otherwise phenominal experience. (Seriously... these trailers look like something from a bad horro film.)

4  Thank Vonderbach
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

Great views, tons of hiking options and best of all, there is a great 18 hole disc golf course! There is a neat nature genteel. Park rangers and staff are always friendly.

Thank haleyiam
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

We went for a day trip as an alternative to Black Friday shopping - and so glad we did! The park is clean, and very well structured. The trails are well-kept (with the odd exception of peculiar colored diamonds tacked onto trees). The stairs are wide, but very steep so this is not for the frail hiker. The trails down in the canyon wind over hills and through valleys under a canopy of ancient hemlocks. There were gracious plenty picnic accommodations, and the restrooms were above the quality that one might expect from a public park. About the only downside was the silly excess of warning signage - one railing has no less than five signs in a row.

2  Thank StuartandDenese
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