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.


GPS Coordinates:

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

8930 Canyon Road
Lumpkin, GA United States 31815
Stewart County



Make Your Own Hiking Stick & Guided Hike
Saturdays & Sundays 11 AM – Oct 1, 2016 until Sep 17, 2017 
Presenter/Location: Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area
Join our Naturalist every Saturday and Sunday to make your own hiking stick at 11:00 a.m. and guided hike at 1:00 p.m. into the canyons to explore the beauty and nature that is Providence. Make your own hiking stick and guided hike are $5.00 each activity, plus $5.00 parking.  $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4244.
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Astronomy Night
Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area
Coca-Cola Space and Science Center from Columbus, Georgia will be hosting Astronomy Night. Please come enjoy their presentation and look through their telescopes at the moon and stars. Please bring your lawn chairs. $5 parking. 229-838-4244.
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