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Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area

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 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.

Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area
360 Tour
Check Last Minute Availability
» 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 a


Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9 AM - 12 PM




Address
8930 Canyon Road
Lumpkin, GA 31815
(MapQuest)

Directions

GPS Coordinates:

N 32.064445 | W -84.921913


Located 7 miles west of Lumpkin on Highway 39C.



Phone
(229) 838-6870

 
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