Georgia Guide For Tourist

Georgia Guide for Tourist

PROVIDENCE CANYON STATE PARK

Located in western Georgia, Providence Canyon State Park is especially notable for several small and attractive eroded canyons, which are up to 150 feet deep.

Activities: There are 10 miles of hiking trails here, including a 7-mile trail open to backpacking.

Camping Regulations: Primitive camping is limited to five designated areas along the backpacking trail. Campfires are allowed in the fire pits provided.

For Further Information: Providence Canyon State Park, Route 1, Box 158, Lumpkin, GA 31815; (912)838-6202.

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