Providence Canyon - State Outdoor Recreation Area
Dates: Saturday, April 14, 2018 (tentative)
Contact: Jim Harrison (right click to copy email address)
From the State Parks Web Site "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.
Providence Canyon 1 - From the GA State Parks web site
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.
Providence Canyon 2 - From the GA State Parks web site
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.
Providence Canyon 3 - From the GA State Parks web site
Outdoor Recreation Area 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
September 15–April 14 Wednesday–Sunday 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
April 15–September 14 Wednesday–Sunday 8 a.m.–9 p.m.
(subject to change)
Fees & Passes
$5 parking. Annual passes available.
Outdoor Recreation Area 229-838-6202
8930 Canyon Road
Lumpkin, GA 31815