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Classic Pioneer Camping - Cloudland Canyon

The Basics:
Event Type:Camping
Event Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park, Rising Fawn, GA   Camping: Classic Pioneer Camping - Cloudland Canyon  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Mar 27 2020  1:00 pm >> Sun, Mar 29 2020 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Sun, Feb 2 2020 8:30 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Mar 7 2020 12:00 am
Event Duration:1 Days 23 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Stacey Johnson
Mike Pawloski
Bob Bunner
Grant Brown
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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:41
Minimum Group Size:20
Number Registered So Far: 55 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Join us for Pioneer camping (a.k.a. car camping) at Cloudland Canyon. Cloudland is located in the Northwest corner of Georgia. It offers beautiful views and two cascading waterfalls at the bottom of a gorge cut by Sitton Gulch Creek. 

Plan on enjoying nature, sleeping outdoors, great food and sitting around a fire telling tales and joining in our campfire sing alongs. If you have an instrument feel free to bring it along for open Mic.

We have two campsites to give us plenty of tent space. Each campsite has a large covered shelter and pit toilet. Our main site also has a large pavilion where we will dine and running water. 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, fire up the grill and enjoy our evening camp fire. If you can't make it Friday afternoon, your welcome to join us Saturday morning.

Saturday, we will have a hearty breakfast and head out on an hike. We will hike the 4.8 mile West Rim Trail with beautiful vistas of the canyon and rugged geology. We will have lunch overlooking the countryside some 2000 feet below. Following the hike, for those interested  with energy to spare, we will 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 our gourmet Steak or Salmon meal hot off the grill, relax around the fire and enjoy fire side comradery and songs. Sunday, we'll enjoy 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!

As a bonus join us for laughs around the grill, our cooks are enteratining. Anyone who is brave enough to help around meal time be prepared.

*PLEASE NOTE: expect late nights, loud people, four legged companions, and an awesome weekend!

Required Items to Bring:

Sleeping bag/pad/air mattress
Warm comfortable clothing/camp shoes
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

122 Cloudland Canyon Park Rd.
Rising Fawn, GA 30738

GPS Coordinates:
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. a packed lunch for our hike and Dinner and Sunday lBreakfast. Coffee, 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 Sat, Mar 7 2020.
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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.

If you cancel on or before March 7th, full payment is refundable less a $5 administrative fee. No refund after March 7th.

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

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