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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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Providence Canyon

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.

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

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Great place to take a hike and see nature. There is a three mile trail that begins behind the visitor center and goes into the canyon and back up the other side. From the bottom of the canyon you can hike into several of the canyons. There is a longer, 7 mile trail that goes into some back-country camping, which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

When you are in the south this is probably one of the greatest destination you can go visit. If there is a list of the 7 wonders of the south I know this would be number one. When you show up to the park you will see an amazing view of most of the canyons from up top. The best... More 

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columbus, ga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Interesting hike around canyon but first part down is pretty steep. Rest of hike is relatively easy. Did not do the canyon floor trails.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

Ok but wouldn't want to stay long. Not enough info posted on what you can do. Gift shop closed and not open often. Would like to camp if i had more info about what you can and can't do. Need an info get center or something. It was neat to see though.

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Monroe, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The canyon has many spectacular vistas that can be accessed from several platforms located near the edge of the canyon. It is very out of the way, but that means it is quiet. People complaining about the scenery need to know that this is not Disney World...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This place is amazing. If you are physically not able to walk into the canyon you will have plenty of vantage points looking over into the canyon. The walk into the canyon is not too bad. When you arrive at the bottom you will have a few routes to take. Keep in mind it is very muddy, so be prepared... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

this was my 4th time visiting the park and I am still in awe of the place...beautiful canyon walls with great colors, etc...and the trails down to the canyon floor and hikes up the river are well worth the time to unwind...

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Nice walking trails, beautiful scenery. Trails are easy to moderate, some water crosses the trails. Great day trip from Atlanta area.

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