Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area

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While the Park is open daily, the Visitor Center is only open Friday, Saturday-Sunday from September 1 to November 30 and from March 1 to July 7, 8 AM to 5 PM.

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. 

Visitors are urged to use caution on trails and to not go beyond fences or overlooks.  Erosion can cause the canyon walls to collapse.
 
   School Programs at Providence Canyon

Directions

GPS Coordinates:
N 32.064445 | W -84.921913

Located 7 miles west of Lumpkin on Ga. Hwy. 39C.

Address
8930 Canyon Road
Lumpkin, GA United States 31815
Stewart County
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Phone
229-838-6870
877-591-5575

Flatlanders Canyon Crash Trail Run 5K/10K/13.1K/50K
Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 7 AM
Presenter/Location: Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area
This event is designed to be a great "first time" trail run for the novice runner or road runner that will also challenge the seasoned trail runner at the 1/2 marathon distance. This year will challenge runners even more with the addition of the 50k ultra distance. Email billy.goodson@gmail... $5 parking. 229-838-4244.
Astronomy Night
Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 7 PM to 10 PM
Presenter/Location: Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area
Come join Dr. Rosa Williams with the Coca-Cola Space Science Center and explore the night sky. Telescopes will be provided to explore constellations like Aquila the eagle, Aries the ram, Sagittarius the Archer, and Libra the Scales. $5 parking. 229-838-4244.
Providence Junior Ranger
Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area
Program consists of hiking and outdoor educational programs. Pre-registration is required due to Limited space.  20.00 Per child $5 parking. 229-838-4244.
Canyon Climber Club Hike
Saturday, Apr 9, 2016 11 AM to 1 PM
Presenter/Location: Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area
Come join our Naturalists on a guided hike into canyons 4 and 5. Upon completion, stop by the Visitor Center to have your Canyon Climbers Card punched. The canyon floor can be wet at times. Please wear a comfortable pair of hiking shoes/boots.  $5. $10 for Canyon Climber Card. $5 parking. 229-838-4244.
"Hidden Gem" Providence Language
Saturday, May 7, 2016 10 AM
Presenter/Location: Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area
Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area invites you to join our Naturalist lead hike. Hikers will learn our native geological language of Nankin, Cowarts, Mobila, & Orangeburst.  $5.00 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Hidden Gem
Providence Junior Ranger
Saturday, May 21, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area
Program consists of hiking and outdoor educational programs. Pre-registration is required due to limited space.  20.00 Per child $5 parking. 229-838-4244.
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area
Volunteers are encouraged to help our park stay safe and clean. Various projects will be offered. Please meet at picnic shelter #2 for assignments. $5 parking. 229-838-4244.
Contacts
Joy Joyner
229-838-6202  Park Manager, Providence Canyon State Park

Sherry Stephens
229-838-6202  Interpretive Ranger, Providence Canyon State PArk

Thomas Wilson

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