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Providence Canyon.
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Providence Canyon.
Description - Visitors are amazed at the breathtaking colors of Georgia's "Little Grand Canyon." The rare Plumleaf Azalea and other wildflowers, as well as the pink, orange, red and purple hues of the soft canyon soil, make a beautiful natural painting at this unique park. Visitors can enjoy views of the canyons from the rim trail, and backpackers can stay overnight along the backcountry trail. An interpretive center explains how the massive ditches (the deepest being 150 feet) were caused by erosion due to poor farming practices in the 1800's. The park is located in the Plains Region encompassing 1,109 acres of public land.

Recreation - Recreation at Providence Canyon includes both day use and overnight amenities. Two picnic shelters are offered to families and / or groups. Pioneer camping and primitive camping are available to those wishing to spend the night. The park's lovely interpretive center is a great place to begin either one of the park's short nature hikes or its 7-mile backcountry hike. Visitors will also find the park featuring annual attractions such as Wild Flower Day, Kudzu Takeover Day, Amateur Photography Contest and the Poster Contest.

Climate - Georgia generally experiences mild, comfortable winters and warm to hot, humid summers. Be prepared for occasional cold weather during the winter, especially at the higher elevations in northern Georgia.

Location - Located 7 miles west of Lumpkin on Ga. Hwy. 39C.

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Filed By: Justin (ochlocknee, Ga)
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: i didn't have any problems hiking on the canyon trails it was easy.

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Contact Information:
Providence Canyon State Conservation Park, Route 1, Box 158 , Lumpkin, GA, 31815, Phone: 229-838-6202

Additional Information:
Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites - There are 54 State Parks in Georgia, located throughout the state. The northern part of the state has the most parks with a high concentration along the coast as well.
Plains Region - This area is located at the western edge of Georgia along the Alabama state line and south to the Florida line. Columbus is the major city in the area. These areas include lakes and rivers as well as historic home sites.

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