Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area is a 1,003-acre Georgia state park located in Stewart County in southwest Georgia, United States. The park contains Providence Canyon, which is sometimes called Georgia’s “Little Grand Canyon”. It is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia.
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, an indication of the water table below. Backpackers can stay overnight along the backcountry trail which highlights portions of the canyon and winds through mixed forest. Camping, cottages, and efficiency units are available nearby at Florence Marina State Park on 45,000 acre Lake Walter F. George.
Address: 8930 Canyon Rd, Lumpkin, Georgia 31815
Coordinates: 32.0667° N, 84.9047° W