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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 little canyon in the middle of nowhere.

Really beautiful, definitely worth a stop. Nice campsites right by viewpoints. Hiking down into the... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
Miranda S
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Very coloful and a short trip from Columbus

This was a delight. Needed to find something to do while in Columbus for Family day. This was a... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Lakeland, Florida
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A strange land formation called "The Little Grand Canyon."
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“state park” (24 reviews)
“creek bed” (8 reviews)
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Route 1, Lumpkin, GA 31815-0158
+1 229-838-6870
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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Really beautiful, definitely worth a stop. Nice campsites right by viewpoints. Hiking down into the canyon is possible as well.

Thank Miranda S
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This was a delight. Needed to find something to do while in Columbus for Family day. This was a great attraction to visit. Took maybe an hour and a half to get to from Columbus. The folks at the gift shop are real nice and...More

1  Thank Tuckerscurve
Reviewed 27 March 2017

For those who love nature, you'll want to stop at this state park. There are walking tours in the canyon and on the rim. The canyon is peaceful and there are plenty of photo opportunities. It's not grand like Tallulah, but it offers plenty of...More

1  Thank Ron B
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

An amazing visit! Enjoyed! Beautiful pictures. Not crowded. Nice picnicking. We rode in on motorcycle and it was worth the trip.

1  Thank Pamela O
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Although it is a small Canyon and has not formed any hoo doos as yet, I imagine this is what Bryce Canyon looked like when it first started out. There are several hiking trails you can take along the canyon rim or on the canyon...More

1  Thank Melodycthomas
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

My 14 year old daughter and I ventured here because it was too cold for the beach. The views are gorgeous and we got some great pictures. She is athletic but I am not. However, the hike down wasn't bad. Creek bed was wet but...More

Thank doodleladybug
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is another beautiful Georgia State park. Very interesting spot. the canyon started by poor farming methods. The trail to the canyon floor was steep but the walkway was good, no roots or rocks. It is only 1/4 mile. Getting back up was a chore...More

2  Thank nicolediane
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We have passed signs for the canyon for years as we traveled to Florida. We always said we were going to stop and we actually stopped this time. It was worth it and we will stop there again in the future. We did not hike...More

Thank Vickie R
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The canyon is certainly worth a visit. There are several trails to chose from, a pretty cool old church, and some unique Georgia history. On the white trail, there were some rusty old cars left from previous homesteaders, which was pretty interesting. The trails were...More

Thank eliselvachon
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We had a great time exploring the canyons. The views were extraordinary. Hiking down into the canyons will require some muddy and damp shoes:) The park also has an abundance of geocaches.

Thank fgrayson
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Allison S
Are the trails doable with an all terrain jogging stroller?
25 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.
What Is The Difference Between The Pioneer Campsites And Backcountry Campsites?
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
Rolando O
Can I use a mountain bike through the trails? Any mountain bike trail there or closer?
8 April 2016|
Response from Bethpeper | Reviewed this property |
I would say no. Most of the trails are down in the canyon on sand with uneven terrain. There may possibly be a place to rodr at nearby Kolomoki State Park or George T Bagby State Park.