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


  • Water Festival and Clean-Up

    Water Festival and Clean-Up

    05/13/2017 - 05/13/2017

    When you think of Providence Canyon, you probably don’t think about water, but it's a crucial part of our ecosystem. In fact, there is water on the canyon floor all year, and that water eventually flows into the Chattahoochee River. Join us as we clean up the floor of Providence Canyon. More water-based activities will be at Florence Marina.

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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 State Parks Day: Canyon Clean Up

    Your State 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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