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

  • Geology Day

    Geology Day

    01/01/2015 - 12/19/2015

    Interpretive 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.

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  • First Day Hike

    First Day Hike

    01/01/2015 - 01/01/2015

    Come enjoy the new year with a morning hike at Providence Canyon.

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  • Astronomy Night

    Astronomy Night

    04/18/2015 - 11/07/2015

    Columbus State University and the Coca-Cola Space Science Center will present an evening of stargazing and slides. Visitors may bring their own telescopes, but some will be provided. The park offers excellent sky viewing without light pollution.

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