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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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Activities: Hiking
Description: A strange land formation called "The Little Grand Canyon."

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Who would have thought that a place like this existed in southwest Georgia! We hiked to the floor and checked out most of the Canyons. Canyons 4 and 5 were our favorite. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Who would have thought that a place like this existed in southwest Georgia! We hiked to the floor and checked out most of the Canyons. Canyons 4 and 5 were our favorite. The park itself was nothing fancy, but we had a great hike! The 3 mile loop took us about 4 hours, but we took our time. Plan for... More 

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Cairo, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

While I wouldn't make Providence Canyon my main destination, it is definitely worth a stop to explore. The park offers primitive camping, bathroom facilities, and picnic areas. You do have to walk the perimeter trails to see the beautiful views; you can't snap a photo from your car. Keep in mind the $5 park entrance fee will get you into... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Great hike around and through the canyon. Can stay in primitive or camper your sites. The hike provides plenty of shade with the trees. And the views of the canyon are great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This canyon is absolutely beautiful to see and visit. They have so many places that are picturesque and breath taking to see. You could even take trails down to the canyons and explore throughout the canyons which is really neat. The only thing that was aggravating about the trails was that there were lots of big horse flies that followed... More 

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Valdosta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I never was the outdoorsy-type, but I have grown to enjoy nature! This park has incredible views of the Little Grand Canyon, trails to walk and explore on, eating areas, bathrooms, information facilities, and play areas. I loved every second of this experience here. Hiking along the trails and seeing God's creation was something I'll never forget. Would love to... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Providence Canyon is out in the middle of nowhere. It's about 45 minutes south of Columbus and about 10 minutes east of the Chattahoochee River. The entrance fee was on the honor system and we initially thought we had the whole place to ourselves. Apparently the secret is out because several other families and hikers began to appear. This place... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

This place is a pain to get to because it's basically in the middle of no where down by Fort Benning but it's a neat little gem off the beaten path as far as hiking goes. There's a 3 mile loop and a 7 mile loop. We opted for the 3 mile since it was so dang hot. This took... More 

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Wear some hiking boots or shoes you don't mind getting a little wet and dirty. Had a blast. We only explored canyon #8, but want to go back and see the rest.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The rocks were very beautiful. We walked to the floor of the canyon and then back to the rim. The climb to the rim was fairly strenuous.

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Manchester, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This gives a taste of being out West. And, for us, it is a lot like Palo Duro Canyon in the Panhandle of Texas. The hike is somewhat strenuous at times, but worth it for the scenery. The areas are hiked to differently in general. Once you are down in the canyon, you hike on the creek beds to get... More 

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Additional Information about Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area

Address: Address: Route 1, Box 158, Lumpkin, GA 31815
Phone Number: 229-838-6870
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Lumpkin
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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