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Cloudland Canyon State Park RV & Campground Guide

Georgia

Just at the edge of Lookout Mountain lies Cloudland Canyon - one of the largest and most scenic parks in all of Georgia. The park has thousand-foot canyons, sandstone cliffs, caves, waterfalls, and wildlife that calls all of those places home. There is plenty of hiking, including a short overlook trail, and a more challenging (but very rewarding!) Waterfalls Trail. The park also has an 18-hole disc golf course, wild caves that are open for exploring, a fishing pond, and nature programs. 

Weather at the park is on the cooler side - you are in the mountains! During winter, it can get down to the mid-20s, and in summer it tops out around 86 degrees. The park gets about a week of rain each month, with July being the rainiest month by just a day or two on average.

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Weather
Spring 60-76 F
Summer 83-86 F
Fall 60-81 F
Winter 47-52 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Cloudland Canyon State Park

The RV campgrounds at Cloudland Canyon State Park have electricity and dump stations and are pet-friendly. If you do choose to go RV camping, consider renting one from RVshare.com. You’ll find the perfect motorhome for your family, at a price that suits your budget. All rentals come with nationwide insurance, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a world-class team dedicated to helping you succeed. You can rent an RV at your home and drive it to the park, or if you’d prefer, you can fly to Georgia or Tennessee and then rent an RV there to head to the park.

Lookout Mountain / Chattanooga West KOA

Situated in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, this KOA features Lookout Mountain just to the east, and downtown Chattanooga just 15 minutes away. The campsites have breathtaking mountain views, and many area attractions are just minutes away. 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: pool, laundry, dog park, pavilion

Raccoon Mountain Caverns & Campground

Visit this cave and RV park just outside Chattanooga. Tour the cave system, pan for gemstones, or just relax and appreciate the awesome mountain views of Lookout Mountain and Raccoon Mountain. 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: dog park, laundry, showers, on-site trash pickup, playground

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What to Do at
Cloudland Canyon State Park

Inside Cloudland Canyon State Park

There’s plenty to do as you explore this area of Lookout Mountain. Find sparkling streams, rushing waterfalls, and scenic overlooks that will take your breath away. Here are some of the activities in the park:

Biking: There are more than 30 miles of trails for you to test your mountain biking mettle on. Bring your own bike, or rent one at the park for the day.  

Caving: If you’re an experienced wild caver, you can explore the caves at the park during April, June–July & September–October. You are required to have the proper permits and to make reservations.

Disc golfing: There is a disc golf course at the park, and for $4/round you can play.  

Fishing: Try to catch some bass, trout, and other fish in the park. If you’re a Georgia resident, there are three days you don’t even need a license - June 1, June 8 and September 28, 2019.

Outside Cloudland Canyon State Park

The nearby Bavarian town of Helen offers plenty to do, with German shops and restaurants to visit. The Northern Georgia mountains are also full of places to explore, hike, swim, and more.

Restaurants

After a day of hiking, fishing, and other outdoor activities, find the perfect place to sit and relax and grab a bite to eat!

Public House Restaurant

The Public House has locally sourced Southern food in a classy, relaxed setting. Try the shrimp and grits, or the fish of the day...and you can’t go wrong with the fried chicken.

Type: Southern

Location: Chattanooga, TN

Alleia

Italian food with a seasonal twist, because the chef tries to keep ingredients local. Try an upscale pizza, or bacon-wrapped quail breast. Pastas like the blue crab gnocchi combine Italian food with local seafood in a unique way.

Type: Italian

Location: Chattanooga, TN

Uncle Larry’s Restaurant

The restaurant brags it has “fish so good, it’ll smack you!” Uncle Larry offers pork chops, hot dogs, fried okra, turnip greens, macaroni and cheese, and other southern staples...but his real specialty is fried fish. He’s got catfish, whiting, and tilapia all on the menu.

Type: Southern

Location: Chattanooga, TN

Shopping

2 North Shore

This outdoor shopping mall has boutiques, restaurants, and lifestyle shops in the heart of the historic North Shore area of Chattanooga. Find some home goods, or cute accessories, then treat yourself to a cup of coffee while you people-watch. 

Location: Chattanooga, TN

Sightseeing

Tennessee Aquarium

Chattanooga is only 15 minutes from the park, and the Tennessee Aquarium there has freshwater exhibits and ocean features. Come face-to-face with otters, a giant Arapaima catfish, and lots...and lots...of turtles. Touch a sturgeon, watch the penguins, and see the butterflies. Kids can climb on the Galapagos Tortoise sculpture and pretend to be a clownfish while they wiggle through a giant Sea Anemone.

Location: Chattanooga, TN

6th Cavalry Museum

The museum preserves the history of the Fighting Sixth Cavalry, which was stationed at The Post at Fort Oglethorpe form 1919-1942. The Cavalry began in 1861, and the area is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum holds artifacts, uniforms, weapons, photos, and vehicles.

Location: Fort Oglethorpe, GA

Tennessee Valley Railroad

Explore Railroad’s Golden Age on one of the Tennessee Valley Railroad’s restored vintage trains. Choose from one-hour to all-day trips aboard trains departing from Chattanooga, or a book dinner train ride. You’ll not only learn about the trains, but about the history of the area as well.

Location: Chattanooga, TN

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How to Get to
Cloudland Canyon State Park

From Chattanooga, take US-27 S, then take the exit onto I-24 W toward Nashville/Birmingham. Use the left 2 lanes to take exit 167 for I-59 toward Birmingham. Continue onto I-59. Take exit 11 for GA-136 toward Trenton. Turn left onto GA-136 E/White Oak Gap Rd. Turn right onto Main St. Turn left onto GA-136 E/Lafayette St. and follow GA-136 E. Turn left onto Cloudland Canyon Park Rd.

Entering Cloudland Canyon State Park

There is an entrance fee of $5 per vehicle to enter Cloudland Canyon State Park.

Visiting Cloudland Canyon State Park is sure to create great memories for you and your family. From caving to fishing to exploring the area by hiking, there’s sure to be an activity for everyone in your group! While you’re out and about, don’t forget to tag us in your social media posts or send us a photo and some details at [email protected]. We may just feature your story on our blog or social media channels. Happy camping!