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Visiting Providence Canyon State Park

Labeled as one of the seven natural wonders of Georgia, Providence Canyon - Georgia's "Little Grand Canyon", which became a state park in 1971, has provided hikers, campers and amateur geologists with a window into the late Cretaceous and early Tertiary periods. Visitors are able to walk through nine of the canyons that are part of the day-access area, or around the trail that covers the rim, where views into the canyons are spectacular. The rare plumleaf azaleas that bloom in the canyon's depths, along with the 150 other varieties of flowers mixed with the amazing pink, red, orange and purple layers of soft canyon soils, make for a truly beautiful site to see.

Providence Canyon State Park is open daily. Georgia's "Little Grand Canyon" is equipped with picnic shelters and a group shelter, and for those who decide they would like to enjoy the beauty overnight, there is a pioneer campground and six backcountry campsites. And for those who prefer to stay indoors overnight, cottages are also available nearby at Florence Marina State Park.

Camping, hiking, backpacking, picnicking and photography are the main activities to enjoy while visiting Georgia's "Little Grand Canyon." Providence Canyon is known as one of the most photographed state parks in Georgia. Special events are held throughout the year. For more information, visit www.gastateparks.org. Be sure to stop at the interpretive center and unravel the beauty and mysteries of the canyon.

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Georgia's Little Grand Canyon

Photo Courtesy of Joy Joyner.

Georgia's Little Grand Canyon
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