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.
 
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Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area

Check Last Minute Availability

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 ca


Flatlanders Canyon Crash Trail Run 5K/10K/13.1/50K
Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 7 AM

Astronomy Night
Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 7 PM - 10 PM

Providence Junior Ranger
Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 10 AM - 3 PM

Canyon Climber Club Hike
Saturday, Apr 9, 2016 11 AM - 1 PM

"Hidden Gem" Providence Language
Saturday, May 7, 2016 10 AM

Providence Junior Ranger
Saturday, May 21, 2016 10 AM - 3 PM

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




Address
8930 Canyon Road
Lumpkin, GA 31815
(MapQuest)


GPS Coordinates:
N 32.064445 | W -84.921913

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

Phone
(229) 838-6870
(877) 591-5575

 
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