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Open Gate Day - Sunday, August 1st

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Lula Lake Land Trust

5000 Lula Lake Road

Lookout Mountain, GA 30750

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Spend your day in nature during our Open Gate Day! With 8+ miles of trails, bluff views, and a 120-foot waterfall...adventure awaits!

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Spend your day in nature during our Open Gate Day! With 8+ miles of trails, bluff views, and a 120-foot waterfall...there's always an adventure to be had! Make your reservation today. Spaces are limited to maintain the tranquility of nature. More details, trail route suggestions, and maps are available online at www.LulaLake.org/visit.

**Cancellations MUST be made at least 48 hours in advance.**

For Information for Self Guided Experiences See Below:

The most common route is "The Classic Loop" is generally a 3-hour hike, and last admittance is at 2:00pm ET. Reservations are segmented into arrival times. These times are for when you can check-in at our Core Preserve, located at 5000 Lula Lake Road. The Core Preserve closes promptly at 5:00pm ET.

Reservations are rain or shine. Cancellation and refund can occur anytime up to 48-hours in advance. There is a $15.00 Conservation Use Fee per reservation. ONE reservation equals ONE parking space - no buses, passenger vans, extra-large vehicles. 100% of all proceeds go back into the preservation of Lula Lake.

A wait list has been established in the event that cancellations take place. Please read our FAQs below to learn more.

Reservations are booked in advance on a first come basis. Reservations are rain or shine. Cancellation and refund can occur anytime up to 48 hours in advance. There is a $15.00 per car "conservation use fee". 100% of the proceeds go back into the preservation of Lula Lake. We cannot accept large vehicles or buses. Non-profit groups may call our office to arrange a visit at 706-820-0520.

Lula Lake Land Trust does not discriminate nor does it allow discrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, disability, gender identity, marital status, nationality, political belief, race, religious belief, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Schedule:

Check in during your timeslot arrival time. All visitors must exit the property by 5:00pm. Groups must call our office in advance for booking inquiries.

Frequently Answered Questions

  • Lula Lake's Core Preserve located at 5000 Lula Lake Road, Lookout Mountain Georgia. Open Gate Days to the general public are on the first and last Weekends of the month from May through November and then the first and last Saturday from December through April.
  • All visitors must check in at the kiosk before hiking
  • All visitors are expected to be leaving the property no later than 5:00pm
  • All visitors should plan for a remote outdoor experience. Carry water, wear sturdy hiking shoes, pack a rain jacket, be aware of physical abilities. The easiest hike to the Lake and Falls is 4.2 miles, round trip.
  • Be prepared.
  • Picnicking is allowed in three primary areas; near the footbridge in the meadow area, at the lake, and on the bluff - grills are available.
  • Dogs are welcome on a leash. Please pick up after your pet please.
  • There is no swimming in Lula Lake at any time and please refrain from swimming dogs.
  • Please do not attempt to visit the base of the waterfall after 3:30p.m. - you will not make the 5:00p.m. closing time.
  • There is no parking on Lula Lake Road at any time - citations will be issued.
  • There is a $15.00 Conservation Use Fee charged per reservation. This money is used to fund OGD and property restoration.
  • Cloudland Connector Trail users may not pass through Lula Lake en route to the Nickajack Trailhead ​at any time.
  • Pack out what you pack in. There are very limited trash facilities. Thanks for keeping Lula Lake clean!
  • Release of Liability. The person who makes the reservation is signing a release on behalf of all visitors who arrive in his/her vehicle.

Other FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from Lula Lake?

The parking lot is just inside the south gate along Lula Lake Road. 1 Reservation equals 1 parking space, so please carpool. We cannot accept large passenger vehicles such as passenger vans, buses, motor coach.

There is neither parking along Lula Lake Road nor at Rock Creek Fellowship Church.

Is there Handicap Parking?

There is limited handicap parking close to Lula Lake and Lula Fall. it is still a short walk over uneven terrain. Lula Lake makes no claims to be handicap accessible. Please exercise good judgement and know limitations.

What can we bring with us?

All visitors should plan for a remote outdoor experience. Carry water, wear sturdy hiking shoes, pack a rain jacket, use sunscreen and be aware of physical abilities. The easiest hike to the Lake and Falls is a 3.2 mile round trip. Be prepared. If you are planning a picnic,. it must be packed in and out by foot or bike.

How can I contact the Lula Lake Land Trust with any questions?

Questions can be answered prior to Open Gate Days by calling 706-820-0520, 8:30am - 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. If you reach voice mail, please leave a message and we will get back to you. We do not monitor phones or social media on weekends and cannot answer specific "day of" questions.

What's the refund policy?

Refunds are offered on reservations up to 48 hours prior to your scheduled visit. Please make and keep your reservations.

Are trail maps available for purchase?

Trail maps are available free of charge. There are large trail maps on information kiosks throughout the preserve. There are downloadable trail maps on our website at https://www.lulalake.org/maps--directions.html

Is there a policy on Photography or Drones?

Yes. Take beautiful pictures but leave only footprints. Wedding photography can be arranged through one of our preferred vendors please see the list here: https://www.lulalake.org/photography-at-lula-lake.html. Drones are not allowed during Open Gate Days out of respect for other visitors.

In case of emergencies while on property:

For serious emergencies while on property during Open Gate Day - call 911

Lost on a trail or need assistance while on property during Open Gate Day - call 706-483-2628

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Lula Lake Land Trust

5000 Lula Lake Road

Lookout Mountain, GA 30750

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Refund policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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Organizer of Open Gate Day - Sunday, August 1st

Lula Lake Land Trust, established by the will of Robert M. Davenport in January of 1994, seeks to protect and preserve the natural beauty and abundant resources within the Rock Creek watershed for the benefit of present and future generations by fostering education, research and conservation stewardship of the land.

 

 

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