Presidential Pathways / Lumpkin

Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area

8930 Canyon Road
Lumpkin, GA 31815

229-838-6202
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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. 

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 7:00AM - 9:00PM
    Monday: 7:00AM - 9:00PM
    Tuesday: 7:00AM - 9:00PM
    Wednesday: 7:00AM - 9:00PM
    Thursday: 7:00AM - 9:00PM
    Friday: 7:00AM - 9:00PM
    Saturday: 7:00AM - 9:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Daily ParkPass $5.00

    Activities

    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Picnic Area

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Sunrise Hike

    Sunrise Hike

    03/25/2017 - 03/25/2017

    What better way to kick off spring than by taking a beautiful sunset hike around one of the seven natural wonders of Georgia? Providence Canyon invites the public to join us as we take a ranger-led hike into the canyon, and enjoy the beautiful colors of the sunrise from the canyon rim.

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  • Earth Day Sunset Hike

    Earth Day Sunset Hike

    04/22/2017 - 04/22/2017

    Join us on Earth Day as we celebrate the natural splendor of our world. Take a ranger-led hike into and around the canyon, learn about the natural history of the canyon, and the ecosystem, and enjoy the sunset from the canyon rim.

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  • Water Festival

    Water Festival

    05/13/2017 - 05/13/2017

    When you think of Providence Canyon you probably don't think about water, but water is a crucial part of the canyon ecosystem. In fact, there is water in the bottom of the canyon all year long, and that water eventually flows out into the Chattahoochee River. Join us as we clean up the floor of Providence Canyon.

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  • Geology Hike

    Geology Hike

    06/03/2017 - 06/03/2017

    Providence Canyon invites the public to join us as we take a hike through the canyons and learn about the geological formations and why the canyons are here!

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  • National Trails Day

    National Trails Day

    06/04/2017 - 06/04/2017

    Come celebrate the national trail system at Providence Canyon! Join us as we take a ranger-led hike down into the canyons, and learn about the history, ecosystem, and geology of the canyons.

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  • Your Parks Day: Canyon Clean Up

    Your Parks Day: Canyon Clean Up

    09/30/2017 - 09/30/2017

    Join us as we clean up the canyons and keep our park beautiful. There is no better way to give back to your state parks than by helping to keep them clean. So come on out and help us pick up trash and re-blaze trails!

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  • Halloween Hike

    Halloween Hike

    10/28/2017 - 10/28/2017

    Ever wanted to hike down into Providence Canyon after dark? Here is your chance! Join us on a spooky ranger led hike down into Providence Canyon. Be sure to bring a flash light and be prepared for scary stories!

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