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


GPS Coordinates:
N 32.064445 | W -84.921913

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

8930 Canyon Road
Lumpkin, GA United States 31815
Stewart County



Geology Day
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 11 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 11 AM to 1 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area
Providence Canyon is one of the great geographic wonders of the eastern United States. Join Interpretive Ranger Trena Evans for a closeup view of this most unusual park. Pre-registration is required.  $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Astronomy Night
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 6 PM to 9 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area
Providence Canyon is an ideal location to view night skies because there is virtually no light pollution. Join Columbus State University as they reveal the night skies through the use of telescopes and share mythological stories about the constellations. $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
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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