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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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New York City, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 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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204 reviews 204 reviews
38 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
19 helpful votes 19 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I hiked the complete loop trail. We got to see all the canyons. My favorite ones were #2 & 3 and also #8. The views were absolutely spectacular. It truly was a little Grand Canyon. The bottom was very wet and muddy. At the end of the trail you come out up top to walk the rim.... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This was a quick stop for us, so as much as I wanted to go down & see more up close, it just wasn't in this trip. I will hopefully be going back when I do have more time. The views from up top are lovely, however the first look out we came to (it had a paid binoculars) was... More

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Albany, Georgia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This park is well worth the visit. It has overlooks for the less adventurous and it has trails for those who wish to use them to get a view of what little unconscious acts of man can do to destroy the land. In this case the destruction led to a wonderful view of what the land is comprised of in... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Interpretation center was not manned when I visited during the week. I was disappointed in not getting a map of the area, but I was glad I did some research before I got there. The most helpful note for me was knowing that the descent down while very steep was a gradual ascent back to the top for the rim... More

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