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“This is a must see park.”

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."
Reviewed 27 June 2018

The location is out of the way, but worth the drive to see. It's amazing view and getting to walk down to the floor of the canyon is worth it. Go early in the morning because it gets very hot down there with no wind blowing and the gnats can be annoying.

1  Thank Kim T
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Coming to Georgia you must take the time to visit Providence Canyon State Park. Called the Grand Canyon of the south it’s a full service state park with camping, visitor facilities, hiking and guided tours. You can hike the top or go to the bottom of the canyon and the views are spectacular. Spend the day so you can see it all.

Thank Kim W
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

My wife, son, his girlfriend and I made the trip to Providence Canyon on are way back from TN to FL. This was a nice little side stop to break up the long drive back to FL.
We were able to do the “White trail” which is a short hike around the canyon top (2.5 miles) as well as walk the bottom floor of the canyon. Now my wife and I can say we tour the bottom and top of both this canyon and the Grand Canyon.
Beautiful small version of the Grand Canyon that was still pretty neat to see. Visitor facilities was also nice before and after the hike (rest rooms & snacks and drinks).
Charge to do this was $5 parking and an hour or two hours tops to see the canyon unless you decide to do the “red trail” which requires more time (7 miles hike) and gear.

Thank Tseman
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

We brought our 8 and 10 yo here while waiting out tropical storm Alberto. They kept saying thank you for bringing us here (without us prompting them). They were amazed to see the layers of soil and climb around where they could. You walk down a fairly steep trail and then Canyons 1-5 are to the left and the others are straight ahead. While they do have trail maps, we left ours in the car by mistake. We should’ve gone back for it as the canyons would have benefited from more directional markers. We relied on other visitors to tell us if we were heading in the right direction. We only saw canyons 1-5 before the rains came and our boys are begging to go back and see the rest. We all wore tennis shoes and my husband had on athletic slide sandals. We were all fine w the terrain - you are walking in what reminds me of a red clay river bed, the water was less than 1/2 inch. The soil is more sandy than red clay so the boys didn’t get as dirty as I’d feared, ha!

Thank mywncmtns
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

There are two trails: White trail is 3 miles and Red trail is 7 miles. The trailhead is behind the visitors center. When you get to the canyon bottom where you see water (about a quarter mile down) make a left in order to see canyons 1 thru 5. Come back out and hang another left. Go over the small mountain to the second canyon floor and make another left to see canyons 6 thru 9. When done, come back out and hang another left to continue on the White trail. The seven mile trail includes six 'back country' campsites that are primitive. The park includes two rest rooms, picnic tables, grills, reserveable pavilions for larger groups, six back country campsites, two group campsites with outhouses and one group site that includes two restrooms, hot and cold running water, large screened in pavilion and brick grill. There is also a gift shop with a small museum di scribing how the canyons were formed. Plenty to see either below on the hikes or above on the rim. You'll run into water but not enough to sink into. The view either way is spectacular.

1  Thank Cynthia T
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