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Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area

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Address: Route 1, Box 158, Lumpkin, GA 31815
Phone Number: 229-838-6870
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Activities: Hiking
Description: A strange land formation called "The Little Grand Canyon."

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The Little Grand Canyon of south Georgia

This is a beautiful, unique place, that's definitely worth a visit. Who even knew that a "canyon" existed in south Georgia. It was an extremely hot day when we visited, and it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Jacksonville, FL
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Jacksonville, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful, unique place, that's definitely worth a visit. Who even knew that a "canyon" existed in south Georgia. It was an extremely hot day when we visited, and it was not a good time for us to hike to the bottom of the canyon. We did look out into the canyon at various places near the picnic... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

One of Georgia's hidden gems. It's splendiferous! The best views are from the canyon floor. The entrance to the canyon trail is next to the visitors center.

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Providence canyon is known as the "little Canyon of Georgia." It's near Columbus Ga. It is such an amazing view whether you are viewing the canyons from the floor or the over looks. There are a couple canyon lookouts on the floor where I would suggest taking the right sided path to canyons 5-8. The canyon floors can sometimes be... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a neat state park. We were not prepared for how much more beautiful it was than we expected. It was cool day in November and the fall colors were beautiful and alas only a handful of visitors.

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Columbus, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

One day I'll get to go see the Grand Canyon but in the meantime I really enjoyed myself at Providence Canyon in Lumpkin, Georgia... I felt like I was in Grand Canyon... because it was a long steep walk down and along walk up, but all in all it was a great place to visit I would recommend anyone to... More 

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Dudley, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Beautiful place....enjoyed hiking the 3 mile loop, plus some of the trails in the canyon bottom....went as an amateur photographer and not disappointed....many wonderful sights and views....nature at it's best....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Planning to visit all the state parks in Georgia. Today we visited Providence Canyon State Park. Reminded us of our visits to Arizona. Well maintained trails. We did the 3.5 mile canyon hike. It is a moderately challenging hike with several steep inclines. We had our hiking sticks and they were very helpful. The visitor center was very nice and... More 

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Globe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A little out of the way, worth the stop. It's beautiful at the top of the rim. I plan to go back in the fall when it's cooler for a hike to the canyon floor. Lots of wildlife there and it is totally unexpected to find something like this there.

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Valdosta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I took my three teenagers and the dog hiking through Providence Canyon. It took us about an hour or two to explore everything we were looking for, and it was certainly worth the journey. Although it was only a hiking trip for us, there are some primitive campsites that I want to check out next time we go. It's a... More 

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Roanoke, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My parents and I visited the canyon in June. My dad is physically challenged, so we didn't do any of the hikes. You can see some of the canyon from the "top" without taking the trails.

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