Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area

 
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» 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.
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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Directions

GPS Coordinates:

N 32.064445 | W -84.921913
Located 7 miles west of Lumpkin on Highway 39C.


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

Guided Hikes
Saturday, May 27, 2017 10 AM
Presenter/Location: Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area
Join our naturalist on Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00 AM or 2:00 PM for a guided tour of the canyon. Hikes are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. Please call and confirm dates and times of hikes prior to your arrival. $5 parking. 229-838-6870.
Geology Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area
Providence Canyon invites the public to join us as we take a hike through the canyons and learn about the geological formations and why the canyons are here!  $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
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National Trails Day
Sunday, Jun 4, 2017 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area
Come celebrate the national trail system here at Providence Canyon! Join us as we take a ranger led hike down into the canyons, and learn about the history, ecosystem, and geology of the canyons.  $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Your State Parks Day: Canyon Clean Up
Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area
Join us as we clean up the canyons and keep our park beautiful. There is no better way to give back to your state parks than by helping to keep them clean. So come on out and help us pick up trash and re-blaze trails! $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Halloween Hike
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area
Ever wanted to hike down into Providence Canyon after dark? Here is your chance! We invite the public to join us on a spooky ranger led hike down into Providence Canyon. Be sure to bring a flash light and be prepared for scary stories!  $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.