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“Short But Nice Stop”

Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Lumpkin
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Owner description: A strange land formation called "The Little Grand Canyon."
San Francisco, California
Level 6 Contributor
182 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Short But Nice Stop”
Reviewed 9 September 2013

A little out of the way, but a real treat to see. The best single view without any walking is from the BLOCK HOUSE restrooms about 1/2 mile from the entrance shack. Walk behind the bathrooms to the rim; very close and level. Remind me of Brice Canyon in Utah, without any climbing.Take about only 30 minutes to see it all.

Visited September 2013
4 Thank Joseph Y
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Montgomery, Alabama
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Hiking Providence Canyon”
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Providence Canyon is a marvelous location to enjoy a day of hiking. The canyon is the product of poor farming practices of the 19th century, in southeast Georgia. The vertical walls of the canyon rise 150 feet above the damp sandy floor. Several layers of soil and rock are visible in the bluffs. The sandy canyon floor's trickling fingers of water are iridescent because of the film of vegetable oil in the groundwater. The natural decay of vegetation permits rainwater to transport some of the natural oil through the earth and drains through the canyon's sandy bed.

The colors and textures are interesting as the hiker moves through the fingers of the canyon. The deep reds of dense clay are sharply contrasted against the whites of the chalky limestone. Throughout the canyon, shades of green punctuate the curves and corners as they conceal surprising formations and crevices. Deciduous hardwoods and evergreen conifers paint the views with varying shades of green and shadow. Color and form stimulate the hikers' vision. The breeze in the leaves accent the singing of the birds to compose gentle symphonies, that dance through recesses of the canyon.

The rim and surrounding grounds above the canyon offer beautiful views of the irregular scars of erosion. The park's overlooks, picnic sites, and restrooms ensure a comfortable opportunity to spend the day enjoying nature. Plan your adventure at Providence Canyon today.

Visited May 2013
3 Thank timgoode48
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Level 4 Contributor
16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“amazing place”
Reviewed 5 September 2013

it is very beautiful place, green tree, red and white and yellow colorful cliff. you can hiking for 3miles or 7miles give a scenic view and make fun.

Visited August 2013
Thank travelxu
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Annapolis, Maryland
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Just like a little Grand Canyon.”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

What a great place to visit! There were red rock canyons, and a trail following the edge all along, so you could see lots of different views of them. I think you could walk down to the bottom as well, but we didn't make it that far.

Visited November 2012
1 Thank Tracey1258
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North Pole, Alaska
Level 6 Contributor
260 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Little Grand Canyon!”
Reviewed 23 August 2013

This place is awesome! It looks like a mini grand canyon. You don't have to do the whole walk if you are not able to, they have look outs in multiple locations. You can always hike it though and it's not to hard at all. Beautiful scenery, bathrooms on site, play grounds, and picnic areas.

Visited August 2013
3 Thank Danihinkkanen
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