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Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area

Route 1, Lumpkin, GA 31815-0158
+1 229-838-6870
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Beautiful Place....True Hidden Gem

We had never heard of Providence Canyon and our B&B host strongly recommended that we go there. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert I
Tampa, Florida
Not really impressed

I expected to see the "GA Little Grand Canyon", to only find a big hole in GA. The park was not... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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A strange land formation called "The Little Grand Canyon."
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“day trip” (26 reviews)
“state park” (26 reviews)
“creek bed” (8 reviews)
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Route 1, Lumpkin, GA 31815-0158
+1 229-838-6870
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had never heard of Providence Canyon and our B&B host strongly recommended that we go there. It was great advice! This place is absolutely beautiful. It is like a mini Grand Canyon with colorful geologic formations. We hiked down into the canyons and it...More

Thank Robert I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I expected to see the "GA Little Grand Canyon", to only find a big hole in GA. The park was not kept up. It's colorful, that's about it. Glad I didn't make the trip all the way there just for that. I happened to be...More

Thank paralegal777
Reviewed 9 August 2017

These canyons are the result of poor farming practices in the 1800's. While the colors are spectacular (and make beautiful photographs), it is sad to realize what man can do to a landscape. A word of caution: Unless you are accustomed to being outdoors in...More

1  Thank notplnjane
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Providence Canyon state park was a nice little day trip to get put of the house. The cool thing about these canyons is you can walk to the bottom and see them from ground level look up. It's a bit of a hike to get...More

Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Not quit. Not quit a "Grand Canyon" comparative. True the sides of the canyons/hills are colorful but not what I had expected. The trails are in poor condition, the Interpretive Center has a nice, small museum about the Canyon but a little smelly and the...More

Thank Ron A
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

This state park was beautiful. I can see why people compare it to the Grand Canyon. The red walls are similar, just not as vast and definitely not as far a hike down. The canyon floor was WET. We didn't have a lot of time,...More

Thank iheartadam
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

This place is fascinating. Looked from the top down. Next time will hike down when I'm not wearing flip flops.

Thank Natalie P
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

I liked my visit to Providence Canyon. We had a rain shower come through and the sandy bottom of the canyon ran a rainbow of colored water! I appreciated the cozy nature of this park. From a man made start from field erosion...fast forward 180...More

1  Thank Donna D
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Had a guided tour of trail 4 and 5. Best contrast of colors you'll ever see. You can get some really nice pictures.

Thank Kathy A
Reviewed 20 June 2017

my family and I visited this state park back in April 2017. It is out in the middle of a rural section of Georgia so you will not find hardly any restaraunts or other attractions. It was a nice place for a picnic which is...More

3  Thank jwmcrazynurse
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16 July 2017|
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Response from fgrayson | Reviewed this property |
No fishing but there is another state park not far in which has fishing.
Allison S
26 March 2017|
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Response from T S | Reviewed this property |
Hmm. there are some parts of trail that are a bit rocky or could be muddy, So I would say not a good idea.
17 December 2016|
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Response from Ernbo6 | Reviewed this property |
Backcountry campsites are typically small areas to pitch a tent with no facilities and are pack in pack out. Pioneer campsites are just primitive campsites and usually there is at least running water, fire pits and possibly... More