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Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area

Route 1, Lumpkin, GA 31815-0158
+1 229-838-6870
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Colors Like the Southwest here in Georgia!

I liked my visit to Providence Canyon. We had a rain shower come through and the sandy bottom of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Donna D
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Hiking the canyon

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kathy A
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A strange land formation called "The Little Grand Canyon."
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Route 1, Lumpkin, GA 31815-0158
+1 229-838-6870
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Donna D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank jwmcrazynurse
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

The first time I went, I hiked the longer loop, which is nice but mostly in the forest and over the cliffs, we didn't see much. When I went back I took the short trail, the one going up stream. That lead us at the...More

1  Thank marjorie z
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Worth the drive to see a miniature version of the Grand Canyon. $3 state parking fee per vehicle - honor system. Lots of parking space. There are picnic tables, and a picnic pavilion. There is a restroom. You can stay on top for a great...More

Thank Jorge T
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

I've hiked quite a few trails around the country, so in comparison this isn't fantastic, but this is the best trail within a 90-ish mile radius. So, if you're in Columbus/Fort Benning and want to get outside this is a good option. The rim of...More

Thank midwestbandit
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Breath taking views! Playground for kids! Trails ! My little ones loved it! It's easy going down but coming up is a work out!!!

1  Thank L579XJsamanthag
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We decided to take the @ 1 hour trip from Columbus for a half day nature trail hike and sightseeing. It was interesting to read about the history at the Welcome Center. This is a moderately challenging hike on the shorter White Trail if you're...More

1  Thank mlarsan2017
Reviewed 30 May 2017

I wish I had planned more time to visit this amazing place. My parents tried to tell me, but I didn't listen! We were on our way to Andersonville, so we didn't have time to take the hike into the canyon. The trail above the...More

1  Thank HawaiiSupermom
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I hiked here in the first day of our Honeymoon. I was so beautiful. There are people of all types there. Single adult hikers, families enjoying the day and picnics and even brand new married couples! It was hot so take water...More

1  Thank RHealan
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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