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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, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: A strange land formation called "The Little Grand Canyon."
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Type: Canyons, State Parks, Outdoors
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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Lake Park, Georgia, United States
1 review
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
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60 reviews 60 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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
14 helpful votes 14 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Columbia, Kentucky
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We took a road trip to see Providence Canyon, a place I saw on a list of hidden gems. Yes, it is hidden, but can easily be found. It's out of the way in south west Georgia. It is a pretty cool place and if you like to hike, it's an excellent place for you. It's inexpensive, you only have... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Made my first ever visit today with my wife and 14 year old son (and our dog) - WOW. This is a great way to spend a day. We went into the canyon to each section - our favs were 4,5,6, and 8. It is very we also hiked the three mile rim trail. This is a a unique combination... More 

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Fort Benning, Georgia
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16 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This was a nice place to come for an easy hike with our 6 and 9 year olds. Parking cost 5 dollars that you put into an envelope in a collection box. The walk down and back is steep but not too long 1/4 mile or so. The bottom of the canyon has an inch or so of running water... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We visited Providence Canyon on a Monday in late September and pretty much had the place to ourselves, which definitely added to the experience. Despite the dire warning signs, the 3 mile trail that loops down, around and back out of the canyon is not terribly arduous. There are some uphill portions, but anybody of average fitness can complete the... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We had a great time walking the easy trail. My 3 year old loved the big rocks and all of the colors. The leaves were beginning to change and made a great view even better. Fun and physical!

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