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Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area

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Address: Route 1, Lumpkin, GA 31815-0158
Phone Number: 229-838-6870
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A strange land formation called "The Little Grand Canyon."

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A Truly Unique Experience

The amazing natural processes seen at work in this totally unique Georgia State Park are the result of 19th century agricultural practices. It is totally unreal to think this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Tisa S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The amazing natural processes seen at work in this totally unique Georgia State Park are the result of 19th century agricultural practices. It is totally unreal to think this "little Grand Canyon" was once relatively flat farm land. A word of caution that the hike to the canyon floor is pretty strenuous, the heat pretty oppressive in the summer despite... More 

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Bonaire, Ga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We drove 2 1/2 hours to get there, took a cooler, and spent a quiet day just roaming around the canyon and seeing the natural beauty there. We also walked through the old church and grave yard. Go watch the movie to get the full story of the area as well. Then drive about 8 miles away to another park... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took our son's family for a day trip. It is a Georgia State Park so admission is $5.00. The place was beautiful. We call it the little Grand Canyon. The colors of the rocks are amazing. If you go be prepared. Pack a picnic lunch. Many picnic tables in the area. To walk into the canyon you will need good... More 

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Thank David G
Royal Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have wanted to see Providence Canyon for a few years after coming across it ina state park book. I finally made it and it was a great hike. If you are hiking in summer, sunblock before you arrive is a must as is a hydration pack. A single water bottle won't due in heat that is in the upper... More 

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Thank Heather D
Columbus, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For a measly $5 per car, Providence canyon was worth the drive. The trail to the canyons floor is well marked and fairly easy to traverse. The uphill climb to get out is a bit of a challenge. Wonderful way to see nature with an interesting back story. The "museum" associated with the canyon is a bit neglected. Poor lighting... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The weather could not have been any more perfect than the day we decided to hike Providence Canyon. What I loved about this park is that they have picnic tables and a playground if you have kids. Upon arrival you can immediately see the beauty of the canyon. There are several different canyons I believe there are 9. Plus we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there on July 2nd and had awesome time. We got there around 11-12pm and it wasn't as hot as when we left around 3pm. So I definitely recommend going early to avoid the super heat and enjoy the walk. We did the white trail, don't miss canyon 4 and 5! These are amazing. There is practically no restaurants... More 

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Thank Andrea B
ATL, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I spent the day hiking at Providence Canyon and then spent the night on the 7-mile backwoods camping trail. This place is beautiful, like nowhere else you will see in Georgia. The park is pretty basic, just some picnic tables, a small playground, a 3-mile and 7-mile hiking trail. But what you come for here are the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome hikes great views. Must visit if in fort benning Columbus area. Great please to have family weekend trip. Parking only 5 dollars

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So you're driving down the highway in peanut country...lots and lots of peanut fields. You pass the national marker for Jimmy Carter's birthplace. Yes, you pass that up. You wonder how far to the next gas station and then you see a sign for Providence Canyon. A little light bulb goes off in your head. Didn't you hear something about... More 

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