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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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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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A little canyon right here in Georgia.

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW 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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Alpharetta, Georgia
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

This is a really unique canyon hidden in South Georgia. The contrast of colors is amazing. After a short 1/4 mile hike from the visitor's center you are on the canyon floor, where you can access the smaller canyons. There are also two primary trails that go all around the canyon. You can see a lot in a very short... More 

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Grayson, Georgia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Good morning trip for the entire family. This is Georgia's version of the Grand Canyon. Be sure to take a picnic and plan on hiking into the canyon.

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Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Called the "Little Grand Canyon" of Georgia, Provience Canyon is a wonder to behold. With 18 different minerals to color the landscape, the ever changing landscape is a fresh look with every corner turned. Situated just a short ride from Lumpkin, Ga., Providence Canyon State Park is a family friendly place to visit with picnic areas, an Interpretive Center, gift... More 

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Milton, Georgia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The website says they close at 9 pm but the sign in the parking lot said the gates are locked at 6 pm. We got there at 5:50 pm. There was no one around to ask so we didn't take the chance. The only thing we saw was a brief glimpse as we drove past on the road, so we'll... More 

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Canton, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Amazing spot! We'd wanted to visit here for years and final made the trip. It was well worth the wait. Great trails and amazing views. We camped at Cottonhill Park on Walter F George lake and the entire trip was perfect. Make the short drive south to Kolomoki Mounds and see ceremonial grounds from 200AD.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Beautiful canyons. Georgia's answer to Utah and the grand canyons. If you live in Georgia, you really should see this. Wear hiking shoes, on the ground floor there was a thin layer of water even though it was a dry day. Our feet did not get soaked, however I don't think I would want to be there on a wet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I have not been to Providence Canyon in 15 years. my father used to bring my brother and myself as children driving to Georgetown Georgia I saw the sign on highway 27 and decided to detour. it was an overcast day but the view was gorgeous and the view from the canyon floor up was spectacular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Came here today with my husband and my 5 yo. Beautiful views and great hiking. Little noisy with all the YMCA kids that were here today. Cost $5 and no maps and no water in the water fountain but still very nice. I would recommend a stop and would return if ever back in the area.

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This interesting small attraction in southwest Georgia is completely worth visiting especially if you are on the way to somewhere else. This "mini Grand Canyon" offers an easy trail that anyone, even young children, should be able to hike. If you are short on time, it would be a good idea to walk along the part of the trail following... More 

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