Providence Canyon State Park
Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 6
About: Visitors are often amazed when they visit “Georgia’s Little Grand Canyon.” The massive gullies, as deep as 150 feet, were caused by poor farming practices during the 1800s. Hikers who explore the deepest canyons will usually find a thin layer of water along the trail, indication of the water table below. Colorful wildflowers, as well as the pink, orange, red and purple hues of the soft canyon soil, make a beautiful natural painting at this unique park. The rare Plumleaf Azalea grows only in this region and blooms during July and August when most azaleas have lost their color. Visitors can enjoy views of the canyons from the rim trail, and backpackers can stay overnight along the backcountry trail. Camping and cottages are available nearby at Florence Marina State Park on beautiful Lake Walter F. George.
SAFETY WARNING: Visitors should never cross fences at overlooks. The canyon rim is often eroded underneath and may collapse, causing a landslide.
2 Picnic Shelters
2 Pioneer Campsites
6 Backcountry Campsites
Hiking - 3 miles of trails, part of the Canyon Climbers Club
Backpacking - 7-mile backcountry trail
Directions: Located 7 miles west of Lumpkin on Ga. Hwy. 39C.
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