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Fall in the Mountains - Pioneer style at Cloudland Canyon

The Basics:
Event Type:Camping
Event Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park, Rising Fawn, GA   Camping: Fall in the Mountains - Pioneer style at Cloudland Canyon  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Oct 5 2018  1:00 pm >> Sun, Oct 7 2018 1:00 pm
Registration Opens: Sun, Aug 19 2018 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Sep 9 2018 11:59 pm
Event Duration:2 Days
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Grant Brown
Stacey Johnson
Mike Pawloski
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Member Cost:$40.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:25
Minimum Group Size:20
Number Registered So Far: 34 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Join us for cooler temperatures and beautiful hiking for a Fall Pioneer camping experience at Cloudland Canyon. We have a full staff for set up, cooking, cleaning, and meal prep to give everyone a relaxing enjoyable weekend.

At Cloudland we are going to an intimate 25 members. Plan on sleeping under the stars on a beautiful fall evening, enjoying good food, and having great conversation around the camp fire. We will enjoy a acoustic sing along for those that wish to bring musical instrutments.

As with all Cloudland Pioneer Camp sites our cars are close by so plan on bringing all your comforts. There is running water close by, fire rings, a shelter and a pit toilet. A Comfort Station with hot showers and flushing toilets is a short drive to another part of the park if you must have it.

Our plan is to arrive Friday anytime after 1pm, gates are locked at 10:00pm. We'll set up camp, grill up some Italian sausge subs with grilled peppes, onions and mushrooms. After dinner we'll enjoy some camp fire comraderie. If you can't make it Friday afternoon, your welcome to join us Saturday morning.

Saturday, there will be a hearty breakfast featurung Eggs, Pancakes, Bacon, and more Bacon, After breakfast we head out on the 4.8 mile West Rim Trail with beautiful vistas of the canyon and rugged geology. We will have a provided lunch overlooking the countryside some 2000 feet below. Following the hike, for those interested  with energy to spare, brave the infamous stairs down into the gorge to view two gorgeous waterfalls cascading into large pools (assuming there has been rain).

The remainder of the afternoon is yours to enjoy. Later, we will enjoy a 5 star cookout prepared by our AOC chefs, relax around the fire and enjoy more conversation and musical sing alongs. Sunday, it's a light breakfast and pack for home.

We will have plenty of evening snacks and desserts to go along with our campfire. It just doesn't get any better! Join us for our Fall in the Mountains pioneer camping trip!

*PLEASE NOTE: expect an awesome weekend!

Required Items to Bring:

Tent Sleeping bag/pad/air mattress


Warm comfortable clothing/camp shoe

Personal toiletries
Camp chair
Rain gear
2 Bags of firewood (Important for our camp fire!)

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Bug Repellant
Hiking shoes

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

(Gate closes at 10:00pm), Cloudland Canyon State Park, Pioneer Campsites (we have booked group camp sites 1&3).  Everyone must check-in at the park office for a parking pass; late arrivals can check-in next morning.

I-75 North to Exit 320, Hwy 136; left onto Hwy 136; continue on Hwy 136 thru LaFayette and Cooper Heights; continuing on Hwy 136, after passing Hwy 189, look for the park entrance on the right.

Cloudland Canyon State Park, Rising Fawn, GA 30738

GPS Coordinates as destination address for Pioneer Campsite parking lot: (Be sure to include comma and minus sign.)
34.8256, -85.4888


A limited number of dogs will be permitted. The owner is responsible for the behavior and care of their dog. If the dog can not be controlled, the owner may have to remove the dog from the event.  Dogs must be approved before the event by the trip leader!!

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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$40.00/Person
Cost Includes:

$40.00 per person includes Friday Dinner, Saturday Breakfast and Dinner and Sunday light Breakfast. Soda and water will also be provided. 

$5.00 Park Fee (pay at the park!) unless you have an Annual Park Pass!

Payment may be made via PayPal. It is your responsibility to get the deposit payment and/or balance payment in meet the due dates. Allow two days processing for PayPal.

No partial payment for partial attendance.

Payment Cut Off:Payment must be received by the AOC on Sun, Sep 9 2018.
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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.

If you cancel on or before Sept. 9th, full payment is refundable less a $5 administrative fee. No refund after Sept.9th.

Event may be cancelled and resheduled if weather conditions are not satisfactory for an enyoable weekend.