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Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area

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Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area

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Route 1, Lumpkin, GA 31815-0158
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Favorite Family wrote a review Sep 22
14 contributions2 helpful votes
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Providence Canyon State Park in Georgia was a great find. Clean park with parking (only $5 daily pass), picnic areas, playgrounds (closed for COVID), hiking trails (10+ miles), and beautiful views with unique landscapes for the Southeast United States region. Our family of 3 teens hiked the 7 mile backcountry trail, the 3 mile rim trail and explored the deep gullies and up steep canyon trails (almost all, I believe there was nine of them). Spent two half days hiking. Strongly recommend hiking boots, or sturdy closed toed shoes! Even if you do not plan to hike a lot, wear a good (but older) pair of tennis shoes. There are smaller rocks on the way down, lots of pretty red clay/sand and thin layer of water along much of the trails at the bottom (area is below the water table). We saw little kids in brand new clothes/shoes getting yelled at by their mom not to get dirty... ummm you are out in nature and getting dirty was part of the fun! Some older people wearing flip flops... yeah, not smart. We arrived fairly early to beat the heavier traffic and crowds. Even later in the day, everything was peaceful and breathtaking.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Gabrielle wrote a review Aug 2020
Orlando, Florida15 contributions3 helpful votes
We drove to up to Georgia for the weekend to see the canyon and though it was a long drive it was without a doubt worth it! The views are unbelievable and the canyon walls are huge! We hiked around the bottom of the canyon for 2-3 hours before returning to the top to loop around the top! This is a challenging walk, so be prepared with lots of water and snacks if needed this is a very large canyon and there is so much to see you will want to take your time while on the canyon floor there are so many nooks and hidden spots to explore!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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HJR1960 wrote a review Jul 2020
Temple, Georgia562 contributions54 helpful votes
This is a must-see destination in Georgia. The views are spectacular, the park is well maintained and the staff and facilities are excellent.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Katelyn M wrote a review Jul 2020
6 contributions2 helpful votes
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Hydrate and eat before going or you won’t make it! Bring water and a snack! Good hiking shoes. Steep terrain. Great views on the canyons. Bring change of clothes and socks as you’ll get wet from the water everywhere. We went backwards to Canyons 5-2. Got too tired to finish Canyon 1! We will be back to complete 1,6-9! When cooler weather in the fall!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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livelife h wrote a review May 2020
Decatur, Georgia2,639 contributions150 helpful votes
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Oh my god such a beautiful place. They have a trails and that leads you to different views of the canyon. The admission is $5 plenty of parking and bathrooms
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Date of experience: May 2020
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