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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 spot for a short trip

This tiny canyon is great for a short hike if you are in the area. It is well worth seeing and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Off The Beaten Path But Worth The Effort

Traveling on U.S. 27 near Lumpkin, Georgia if you keep your eyes open for some not-so-obvious road... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tallahassee, Florida
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A strange land formation called "The Little Grand Canyon."
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“day trip” (27 reviews)
“state park” (25 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

This tiny canyon is great for a short hike if you are in the area. It is well worth seeing and will not take you long to enjoy the scenery. A walk around the canyon lip is as much fun as the canyon floor. The...More

Thank Scott_M_SubGuy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveling on U.S. 27 near Lumpkin, Georgia if you keep your eyes open for some not-so-obvious road signs, you can divert to the West about 8 miles and experience what has been called the largest canyon east of the Mississippi River: PROVIDENCE CANYON. Let's be...More

Thank TallyCat51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not knowing what to expect, I wore pretty lite color open toe sandals on my hike down in the canyons. When I saw the red color of the creek bed and the water, I thought my shoes and feet would be doomed. This was in...More

Thank travel42write
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take the time to visit th state park with your family! It is only a .5 mile hike to the bottom of the canyon. Great views! We have been to the Grand Canyon, of course, this does not compare! BUt, it is a neat day...More

Thank Brandi T
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

The canyons are cool. I used to come here with my family when I was younger so it is strange to see how it has changed. The canyons keep growing with more and more erosion every year. It was fairly crowded and there were several...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We visited Providence Canyon while RVing at Florence Marina State Park. Definitely worth spending a 1/2 day at the Canyon. The hike to the bottom is well worth the steep climb (.25 mile) back up to see the Canyon walls close up. Not sure I...More

Thank PapaTheGreatest
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

The visitor’s center is closed on Monday and Tuesday. We went and hiked .25 mike to the bottom and was so disappointed. Trail down needs some attention. Our friends were uncomfortable with the loose rocks and washed out areas and didn’t go to the bottom....More

Thank MissBillW
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Went here with my family (kids 1 to 11). The walk was very manageable for the children (the 1 year old was in a baby carrier with mom). We took the 3 mile white blaze trail at the park. The walk down was easy and...More

Thank dp457
Reviewed 18 October 2017

This is only a few hours drive from us, so not terribly out of our way. I don't think I'd want to drive a long way to it. The loop trail leads from the visitor center, down a hill, across the trails into the canyon...More

Thank a-travelin-foodie
Reviewed 9 September 2017

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

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Rhonda D
21 November 2017|
Response from notplnjane | Reviewed this property |
I found this on the Georgia State Parks website: If holidays get you in the spirit for outings with friends and family, plan a road trip to one of Georgia’s State Parks. The parks are open every day of the year, meaning you... More
9 October 2017|
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Response from L579XJsamanthag | Reviewed this property |
Walking down wasn't too bad, walking up was horrible!!!!! My 5 year old couldn't do it !
Jack M
29 September 2017|
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Response from RHealan | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are picnic tables available near the parking area which also has an overlook to the canyon.