David Carroll Shares His “Happy Place”, Cloudland Canyon State Park


Local TV-radio celebrity and author, David Carroll, shares a two-minute glimpse at his “Happy Place”.

“Welcome to my Happy Place,” Carroll begins the short video that provides a glimpse of Cloudland Canyon State Park and the role it has played in Carroll’s life. Carrol speaks of family reunions and hiking down to the waterfall as well as time spent at the park when making life-changing decisions.

Carroll grew up in Alabama, just fifteen minutes away from Cloudland Canyon which is the state park with the highest amount of visitors each year in the state of Georgia. His video provides glimpses of the picnic pavilions, views from an overlook, and of the waterfall at the bottom of the canyon. Carroll said little has changed at the park during his lifetime and he proudly shares why Cloudland Canyon is important to him to visitors he meets when visiting the state park himself.

Carroll first started his career at a radio station in South Pittsburg, TN before ending up at WFLI and the KZ-106. In 1987 Carroll moved into television as an anchor at WRCB Channel 3 in Chattanooga. Carroll is the author of “Chattanooga Radio and Television”, a collection of stories and photographs from Chattanooga’s broadcast history beginning in 1925, and “Volunteer Bama Dog” which is a collection of some of Carroll’s humorous news columns.

You can view Carroll’s Cloudland Canyon video below.