Deep within one of north Georgia’s most scenic state parks are two waterfalls that have never had formal names. In fact, officials have always called them simply “waterfall #1” and “waterfall #2.” Now the rangers at Cloudland Canyon State Park have decided they would like help in christening the waterfalls with names that are as pretty as the falls themselves.
The park is sponsoring a “Name the Waterfalls” contest through April 15, with the grand prize being an overnight getaway, as well as the pride of naming one of Georgia’s natural attractions. Winners will receive a two-night stay in a Cloudland Canyon State Park cottage or a three-night stay in the campground, an annual disc golf pass, Canyon Grill gift certificates and more. Winners will be announced by April 30, 2011.
Contestants can download an entry form from GeorgiaStateParks.org/CloudlandContest-NameWaterfalls. The website includes photos of the waterfalls which sometimes change in appearance due to weather and rainfall. Forms may be mailed or dropped off at the park’s office, open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m daily. Cloudland Canyon State Park is located on Ga. Route 136, 8 miles east of Trenton and I-59, and 18 miles west of LaFayette.
Located on the western edge of Lookout Mountain, Cloudland Canyon is one of the most scenic state parks in Georgia, offering rugged geology and beautiful vistas. The park straddles a deep gorge cut into the mountain by Sitton’s Gulch Creek, and elevation differs from 800 to 1,980 feet. The most spectacular view into the canyon is found near the picnic area parking lot; however, hikers who explore the bottom can see the wateralls. Cottages and campsites are available for overnight guests.
To learn more, visit GeorgiaStateParks.org/CloudlandCanyon or call 706-657-4050.
via press release