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Providence Canyon State Park

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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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Utah like canyon in Georgia

I saw a picture in a Georgia state park brochure and had to go. This place is in the middle of nowhere and when we went in the end of Jan we practicaly had the place to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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West Chicago, Illinois
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West Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I saw a picture in a Georgia state park brochure and had to go. This place is in the middle of nowhere and when we went in the end of Jan we practicaly had the place to ourselves. I will say that the signage could be better. Some of the canyons are marked and others are not. We went directly... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

WOW, FANTASTIC, LOVE IT.... Yes, all that and more. I really can't believe this place is not advertised more. It is a beautiful place to hike. I wanted to visit in the winter because I thought it would be hot for a summer trip. It was a perfect weather weekend. It is truly an amazing site. You will need good... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This place is fantastic. Just wanted to say a few things for anyone considering a trip out--the floor of the canyon is generally wet, a couple of inches of water sometimes. Best to wear boots or something. If you have kids, you can't bring a stroller down unfortunately because to get to the canyon floor trails you have to first... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Great park with good trails! There were picnic areas and camping areas! The canyons were huge and beautiful!

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We spent a day there in January. The canyon is very much like Bryce Canyon in Utah on a smaller scale. A sunny day in winter gives the best views. The coloring of the cliffs and "hoodoos" is spectacular. The trails are easy both down into the canyon and back up to the rim. Wonderful day trip from many areas... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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15 reviews 15 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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