Presidential Pathways / Lumpkin

Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area

8930 Canyon Rd.
Lumpkin, GA 31815

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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


    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Picnic Area

    General Information


    Group Amenities


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Guided Hikes

    Guided Hikes

    11/25/2017 - 11/26/2017

    Join our naturalist on Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00 AM or 2:00 PM for a guided tour of the canyon. Hikes are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. Please call and confirm dates and times of hikes prior to your arrival.

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  • First Time Backpacker

    First Time Backpacker

    11/25/2017 - 11/25/2017

    If you're interested in backpacking but have never gone, or if you just want to refresh your backpacking knowledge and skills, this is the perfect program for you. Join two AmeriCorps rangers as they guide you through the basics of backpacking. Preregistration for this program is required. See additional event details.

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