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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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A strange land formation called "The Little Grand Canyon."

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Georgia's Little Grand Canyon

This is a beautiful state park in southwest Georgia. The canyon is actually caused by erosion from poor farming practices. The soil is multi colored and beautiful. Things to know... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
trippydavis
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Rome, Georgia
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Rome, Georgia
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197 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful state park in southwest Georgia. The canyon is actually caused by erosion from poor farming practices. The soil is multi colored and beautiful. Things to know: this park does not have overnight accommodations, the closest camping spot is Florence Marina state park, about 15 minutes away. There is nowhere around to eat. Bring snacks and a... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very unexpected and very worth the trip. Lot's of amazing views from the top, but take the time to do the short hike to the bottom. Once down there, you can explore all the trails in between the 500 ft canyon walls on both sides of you. It's definitely a one of a kind place in the Southeast US.

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Statesboro, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's nice to see something created by negligence can be so beautiful and unique. This is a welcome surprise to find in this state, but it's a long haul from Atlanta, and Columbus is the only large-ish city nearby. The park is laid out well, with two loop trails and several others that go into the canyon floor. The loop... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hiked down the the canyon floor and looked at all of the canyons. It took several hours just to see canyons 1-5 individually. Save a lot of time for additional exploring. I didn't want to be hiking once it got dark so I didn't have the time to hike the short loop. I would definitely and plan to visit... More 

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Thank Dorina B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Providence Canyon, also called "the Little Grand Canyon," is a beautiful Canyon state park. I uses to visit frequently as a kid. Definitely take the hike down into it. May be a bit too much for small children and the elderly, but able bodied older kids to older adults should take it with ease. It can get really sloppy and... More 

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Go ahead and stay over night if you can in tent. Place is awesome and really need to see all over. BUT keep in mind if you will go down under you are gonna get dirty as he... so take extra pair of shoes and trousers. But it is worth that.

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Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Made the overnight backcountry trip with my 8 and 10 year old boys as their first backpacking experience. Didn't complete the 7 mile loop due to time, but we just hiked in to our site and back out. My boys loved hiking up the creek and exploring the canyons. Wish we had more time to explore. Surprised at how much... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

My friend and I went hiking at the Providence Canyon State which a lot of people call it the mini grand canyon. It was peaceful and very beautiful! I would definitely recommend this hiking trail and can't wait to go back there.

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Portland
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50 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Unexpected but certainly not a Grand Canyon but rather a mini Bryce Canyon. The views into the canyon are nice but often obstructed. The park has two major trails. One is 3 and the other is 7 miles long. We hiked the shorter of the trails exploring canyons 1 to 5, the main attractions of this park. It was a... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Just a few miles down the road from Columbus. It was very impressive as a small Grand Canyon. It does have many features like the original. It is very beautiful and worth the time to visit..

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