Little Grand Canyon.

Little Grand Canyon of Georgia

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Lumpkin, Georgia

South of Columbus, and 7 miles west of Lumpkin, Providence Canyon State Park is the "Little Grand Canyon of Georgia." It's part of our Bum Steer Tour (along with Pennsylvania and Missouri's Grand Canyons, the Continental Divide of the East Coast, and Miami Beach, New Jersey). Georgia's Grand Canyon covers 1,108 acres, includes 15 canyons, and reaches a depth of 150 feet from rim to bottom.

"Little" in this case means it is less than 1/30th of the depth of the real Grand Canyon, which is over 5,000 feet deep in places.

As our photo shows, it is nonetheless a picturesque pit. Steep trails allow you to climb down to the base -- no mule rides.

Little Grand Canyon of Georgia

Providence Canyon State Park

Address:
Canyon Rd, Lumpkin, GA
Directions:
Providence Canyon State Park. Hwy 39C, 7 miles west of Lumpkin. Parking fee.
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