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Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 229-838-6870
Nearby Park Lodge 877-591-5575



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While the Park is open daily, the Visitor Center is only open Friday, Saturday-Sunday from September 1 to November 30 and from March 1 to July 7, 8 AM to 5 PM.


Georgia’s “Little Grand Canyon” is a testament to the power of man’s influence on the land. Massive gullies as deep as 150 feet were caused simply by poor farming practices during the 1800s, yet today they make some of the prettiest photographs within the state. The rare Plumleaf Azalea grows only in this region and blooms during July and August when most azaleas have lost their color.  The canyon soil’s pink, orange, red and purple hues make a beautiful natural painting at this quiet park.
 
Visitors can enjoy views of the canyons from the rim trail, taking care to stay behind fences and off the fragile canyon edge.  Hikers who explore the deepest canyons will usually find a thin layer of water along the trail, indication of the water table below.  Guests who hike to canyons 4 and 5 may want to join the Canyon Climbers Club.  Backpackers can stay overnight along the backcountry trail which highlights portions of the canyon and winds through mixed forest.  Camping, cottages and efficiency units are available nearby at Florence Marina State Park on 45,000-acre Lake Walter F. George. 

Visitors are urged to use caution on trails and to not go beyond fences or overlooks.  Erosion can cause the canyon walls to collapse.


   School Programs at Providence Canyon


Park Hours: The park is open daily as follows:
September 15 - April 14 / 7AM-6PM
April 15 - September 14 / 7AM-9PM
The Visitor Center is open Sat-Sun only, as follows:
September 1 - November 30, 8AM-5PM
March 1 - May 31 / 8AM-5PM
$5 parking. Annual passes available.
GeorgiaStateParks.org/ProvidenceCanyon


ACCOMMODATIONS & FACILITIES:
    • 1,003 Acres
    • 2 Picnic Shelters ($40)
    • 3 Pioneer Campsites ($40)
    • 6 Backcountry Campsites ($10/person)
    • Interpretive Center -- open weekends seasonally


THINGS TO DO & SEE:
    Hiking - 3 miles of trails, part of the Canyon Climbers Club (get cards punched at nearby Florence Marina State Park)
    • Backpacking - 7-mile backcountry trail
    • Astronomy and geology programs
    • Picnicking
    • Stargazing
    • Photography






    To qualify, members should hike from the Visitor Center to the creek bed, turn left to enter canyons #4 and #5, then return on the same trail. Membership cards may be punched after your hike at nearby Florence Marina State Park, located 16 miles west of Lumpkin at the end of Hwy. 39C.



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Events
First Day Hike
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 8 AM
Come enjoy the new year with a morning hike at Providence Canyon. $5 parking. 229-838-4244.
Geology Day
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 11 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 11 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 11 AM to 1 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaInterpretive Ranger Trena Evans will lead visitors into the canyons and back in time to discover the geological history of the canyons. The floors of the canyons are often wet and muddy, so be sure to wear appropriate footwear. Bring water and your camera.  $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Astronomy Night
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
Thursday, Jun 11, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015 7 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaColumbus State University and the Coca-Cola Space Science Center will present an evening of star gazing and slides. Visitors may bring their own telescopes, but some will be provided. The park offers excellent sky viewing without light pollution. $5 parking. 229-838-6202.
Address/Directions
Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area
8930 Canyon Road
Lumpkin, GA 31815
Stewart County


GPS Coordinates:
N 32.064445 | W -84.921913

Located 7 miles west of Lumpkin on Ga. Hwy. 39C.

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Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area
8930 Canyon Road
Lumpkin, GA 31815 View Details


  32.064445
Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area


Make reservations using the options above or call 1-800-864-7275 (Monday-Friday, 8AM-8PM; Saturday-Sunday, 9AM-5PM EST).
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