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Providence Canyon State Park

Route 1, Box 158, Lumpkin, GA 31815
229-838-6870
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Lumpkin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, State Parks
Activities: Hiking
Description: A strange land formation called "The Little Grand Canyon."
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Orlando, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Drove up from Tallahassee for a day trip. The park offers a three mile hike that offers some spectacular views. The trail in the canyons is on a river bed so it can get a little muddy. This is certainly a unique feature of the state.

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Albany, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a hidden gem of the beaten paths of Georgia! The views around the rim are great., but to really enjoy it take the 3 mile trail down to the canyon creek beds and hike up into the canyons. The hike back up to the rim can be a little tiring, but it's not to bad(We are 62 and... More

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Roswell, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place has an easy 3 mile trail that starts at the visitors center and ends at the top of the "rims" and additional pathways you can walk on the canyon beds (FYI: can get very wet/muddy). Great photo ops. Military discount applies.

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Dunedin, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Drove up from Dunedin Florida on Saturday to Lumpkin and drove back on Sunday. We had quite a vigorous hike(that is for 2 54 year old's) about 3 miles. Well worth every bit of it. We did the white trail loop that takes you along the ridge. Next time we will do the bottom trail. Who would of thought such... More

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New York City, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Such beauty! The sights are delightful. For $5 parking fee you can enjoy a day of peaceful wonder. Picnic tables are available. We will return.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Providence Canyon is one of the seven "natural" wonders of Georgia. It was caused by erosion from poor farming habits in the 1800's. Thank goodness that society knows more about soil and land conservation today! The views from the rim are spectacular. Make sure that you are prepared for walking. Take a back pack so that you can carry water... More

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Salt Springs, Florida
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214 reviews 214 reviews
39 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a great state park if you are in the area you must stop beautiful views and you can hike if you want to the colors are outstanding and $5 for a fee can't go wrong

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We found this little gem on trip advisor and decided to take the kids. I was hesitant because it's not a true canyon and I don't like that this significant change in the landscape was caused by humans... But I gave it a shot. It is really cool. The kids had a great time hiking and looking at all the... More

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Moultrie, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Beautiful views all around. Three mile loop trail around canyon. It's semi-tough terrain but definitely a must do. Also go to the bottom of the canyons. The clay is wet and muddy but the views are worth it. Canyons 6-9 are the prettiest. A good day trip to take.

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Columbus, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Providence Canyon known as the Little Grand Canyon is a beautiful place to visit. It is man made by erosion due to poor farming practices. We usually bring a picnic and hike the trails. The view from above and from the canyon floor are equally impressive. The different color limestone makes very interesting and eye appealing patterns. Fall and Spring... More

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