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Providence Canyon State Park

Address: Route 1, Box 158, Lumpkin, GA 31815
Phone Number: 229-838-6870
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Lumpkin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: A strange land formation called "The Little Grand Canyon."
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Type: Canyons, State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Owner description: A strange land formation called "The Little Grand Canyon."
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Atlanta, Georgia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I went solo hiking here on a sunny Tuesday in January and it was 68 and perfect. There is a $5 parking fee by honor system (though there's a sensor at the guard shack like at a full serve gas station so perhaps someone is notified of car arrivals) I did the 7 mile red blaze loop in about an... More 

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atlanta
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

We went at the end of January on a sunny day, temp was about 55 deg. We took two adults and 5 kids ages 10-15. The place was packed as it was the first nice weekend in about a month. We spent about 3 hours there hiking the canyon and having a picnic lunch. We would have spent longer but... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This place is great! lots of trails, picnic areas, playgrounds, and breathtaking views! There are mine separate canyons to explore. A blast for couples and families!

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Cumming, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I grew up in Southern UT and spent a lot of time hiking the sandstone walls and ridges and playing on the sand dunes in the colorful canyons. I was very excited to see similar colors of canyons here in Georgia to bring my kids to. What a fun place. My boys had the best time. The walls of the... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We spent about 2 1/2 hours exploring the canyon and walking the rim trail. Each canyon was unique and this trail was family friendly. I strongly recommended this if you are in plains or Columbus Georgia.

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Lake Park, Georgia, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

You have to walk along the streams that are running through the canyon to actually walk though the canyons. Once you start along the streams you will see markers for the canyons. So many people just stay on the white trail. You are missing the beauty!

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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Beautiful area and site. The hike was nice and the landscape was amazing. What colors!!! We enjoyed the canyon walls and river floor.

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
13 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I am a huge fan of the state parks but this was not that great - mainly due to the history. This canyon is very "young" only having been a state park since 1971. The canyon itself is "man-made" due to bad farming practices in the 1800's. Additionally, the canyon is still "growing" as it continues to erode. So the... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

What a lovely day we had hiking Providence Canyon State Park. I had no idea anything like that even existed in the area. We might as well have been out west. We hiked Thanksgiving weekend and it was a little damp down in the canyon but not so bad that we couldn't manage. Small park fee and highly recommend.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

My husband and I visited this place and had a wonderful time! The price for admission is very inexpensive and on an honor system, which I find very respectable. After arriving we couldn't wait to see all of the scenery. We hiked the shorter course and took us around 3 hours to get a good look at everything. The only... More 

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