Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area

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Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area

» Hiking Notice:
› Visitors are urged to use caution on trails and to not go beyond fences or overlooks. Erosion can cause the canyon walls to collapse.


"Uncover the layers of 'Georgia’s Little Grand Canyon' as you navigate the unusual geological formations created by erosion of the Coastal Plain after years of poor agricultural practices, hike miles of sandy nature trails, and gaze at dark skies while camping at Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area."

Georgia’s “Little Grand Canyon” is a testament to the power of man’s influence on the land. Massive gullies as deep as 150 feet were caused simply by poor farming practices during the 1800s, yet today they make some of the prettiest photographs within the state. The rare Plumleaf Azalea grows only in this region and blooms during July and August when most azaleas have lost their color. The canyon soil’s pink, orange, red and purple hues make a beautiful natural painting at this quiet park.

Visitors can enjoy views of the canyons from the rim trail, taking care to stay behind fences and off the fragile canyon edge. Hikers who explore the deepest canyons will usually find a thin layer of water along the trail, indication of the water table below. Guests who hike to canyons 4 and 5 may want to join the Canyon Climbers Club. Backpackers can stay overnight along the backcountry trail which highlights portions of the canyon and winds through mixed forest. Camping, cottages and efficiency units are available nearby at Florence Marina State Park on 45,000 acre Lake Walter F. George.


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Hours

Outdoor Recreation Area 7 a.m.–6 p.m.

Visitor Center
Wednesday–Sunday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
(subject to change)

Fees & Passes

$5 parking. Annual passes available.

Phone Numbers

Outdoor Recreation Area 229-838-6202

Reservations 800-864-7275

Address

8930 Canyon Road
Lumpkin, GA 31815
Stewart County

GPS Coordinates
​N 32.064445 | W -84.921913