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Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area

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Could not believe the natural erosion that created this terrific park. Its a mini grand canyon that... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Cool place

We heard about this from some friends and just had to get here to see it. It had been raining the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bruce A
O Brien, Florida
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A strange land formation called "The Little Grand Canyon."
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Route 1, Lumpkin, GA 31815-0158
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Could not believe the natural erosion that created this terrific park. Its a mini grand canyon that continues to erode/evolve.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We heard about this from some friends and just had to get here to see it. It had been raining the week before, so it was a little muddy, but nothing too bad. The weather was perfect, the park was immaculate. We really enjoyed our...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bruce A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stoped here on our way to stay over night at Florence marina park just down the road. Great park beautiful views and pretty much an easy hike down into the canyons we took our dog and one year ( in the stroller ) on the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great stop on our way to Florida. Not easy to find even if you have GPS--you are really out in the sticks, not to mention clay. It was rainy that day but let up during our 2-hr hike to the canyon floor and around...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank TarHeel071
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very beautiful scenery. We loved the views from the cliffs and the views from down in the canyon. Hiking in and out of the hiking wasn't too bad. $5 parking for cars. Easy in and out. Although there are signs everywhere asking people not to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HeatherD3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice view of the canyon. Trails are moderate and easy access. Parking is just $5 per car. Ideal for one day trip with family or friends.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Liviapcastro
Reviewed December 17, 2018

We visited the canyon as a family, with hikers from age 8 to 76. It's a beautiful view from the top of the canyon, and a not too difficult trail down in to and around the canyon. It is stunningly beautiful and well worth the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michelle H
Reviewed December 12, 2018

I saw a picture of this place and could not believe that any place looking like this existed east of the Rockie Mountains. My friend and I drove for 8 hours to get there and loved it. The hiking was easy and the forest and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Bruce O
Reviewed December 8, 2018

This may well be the most brilliant place to explore in Georgia. The canyon is unique and an extremely fun place. There really is no other place like this - you can actually go into the canyon and explore - there are five canyons and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank JeffBreedlove
Reviewed November 28, 2018

I had no idea a place like this existed in Georgia until my son (who lives in Auburn) took us here on a mini vacation. The hiking was so fantastic and the views were wonderful. The trees still had falls leaf colors to go along...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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December 1, 2018|
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Response from Cynthia T | Reviewed this property |
Yes - plenty of trees at all three primitive sites. There are also plenty of trees at each of the six back country sites. The park remains open during the visitors center renovations.
April 1, 2018|
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Response from Cynthia T | Reviewed this property |
It's less than half a mile along the rim of the canyon with fencing protecting the walker and great views!
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November 20, 2017|
Response from notplnjane | Reviewed this property |
I found this on the Georgia State Parks website: If holidays get you in the spirit for outings with friends and family, plan a road trip to one of Georgia’s State Parks. The parks are open every day of the year, meaning you... More