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Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area

8930 Canyon Road

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.


Daren McCurdy

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018
As they say, it's the Grand Canyon of Georgia. A great place where you can spend a few hours or even a whole day depending on how much hiking you want to do. They have a little shop where you can pick up essential supplies before trekking down into the canyons. Of course, you may not need anything depending on how far you plan on going. Providence Canyon has multiple ways you can explore the area: 1. You can go down into the canyons themselves. 2. You can view the canyons from the top of the canyons. 3. There are two hikes that branch off from the canyons once you make your way down into the canyons. One of them is longer (I believe it's around 7 miles), and the other one is shorter (I think it's around 3 miles). All in all, there is plenty to do here. There is even a little museum attached to the shop that tells you about the area and how the canyons formed. I think this is a great day trip or even overnight excursion for people that want to camp in the canyons. I definitely recommend checking it out.

Mike Shetley

Sunday, July 22, 2018
Such a great and surprising location. Based on poor farming techniques, the land erosion became a canyon in relatively quick time. The hikes are no overly tasking. The multiple views, rock designs, and colors are breathtaking. Upper rim hike is nice, but I preferred the bottom of the canyon. It can be wet and muddy in the bottom, so plan footwear accordingly.

Ketaki Toye

Friday, July 27, 2018
Not impressive. The park was not kept up. It's colorful, that's about it. Trail down needs some attention. A muddy stream through the woods was waiting at the bottom. The trails are in poor condition & the restrooms are very smelly & dirty. Very disappointing. Pay $5 for the parking

Shannon Cartledge

Sunday, July 1, 2018
This little gem was well worth the two hour drive it took to arrive. Providence Canyon State Park is truly one of Georgia’s Seven Wonders. Personally found the views to be breathtaking. Fun for the whole family. The history behind the canyons was also interesting to learn about. Signage is well posted throughout the park. Restroom facilities were clean. Staff and park rangers were found to be very friendly and helpful. Gift shop was quaint, however, the views and experience far superceed anything a gift shop could possibly offer. We experienced several rain showers while we visited. If anything, this made the adventure more enjoyable. Be sure to come prepared! Bottled water, waterproof shoes, lightweight clothing, and a camera are a plus! We walked the three mile trail, and also visited canyons one through five. Hands down AWESOME experience! Definitely will return.

Mario Sheats

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018
If you plan to walk down to the canyon, wear shoes for mud/water. Also, I recommend trails 4 and 5 (first). The other trails are very narrow and maintained and not for the faint of heart. Pack water.--- Beautiful park.

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