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Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area

8930 Canyon Rd, Lumpkin, Georgia 31815 USA

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“an ideal place to view night skies”

Providence Canyon is an ideal location to view night skies because there is virtually no light pollution. Join Columbus State University as they reveal the night skies through the use of telescopes and share mythological stories about the constellations.  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.

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Reviewed by
Bryan

  • Road Warrior
  • 74 Reviews
  • 69 Helpful
September 26, 2014
Rated 4.0

Nice place to see for a couple hours - not a lot of other things in the area so I would not make a special trip just for this. There is a parking fee. A good place to take a stroll and take in the vistas should you find yourself nearby.

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Reviewed by
wanderingwade

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 26, 2016
Rated 5.0

Well worth the trip!! Went in March while our college was on spring break. It was mostly overcast during the first part of our hike which was the descent. The sun decided to come out while we were exploring the various canyon floors though. While it wasn't scorching hot, it did get humid which made the hike up out of the canyon seem hotter than it really was. I strongly recommend taking a frog togg chilly pad or an equivalent sports towel. Great views from both rim and floor! I was able to get some good shots with my new camera.

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Reviewed by
accordingtomolly

  • 9 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
February 07, 2016

Fun little place! The map was confusing to read and turned a 7 mile hike into a 12 mile hike due to confusion, but all in all, a fun time had with some friends and a new place explored. The clay was amazing. There were so many different colors I didn't even know existed. Dig around and play. You're going to get dirty! Don't forget to throw away your trash!

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Reviewed by
dawn.strada

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
November 20, 2015
Rated 5.0

Beautiful. Its the most amazing thing I have every seen. You can hike down to the bottom where there are different paths that you can take to look at the different areas.

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Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area

8930 Canyon Rd
Lumpkin, Georgia
31815 USA

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