Visitors are often amazed when they visit Georgias Little Grand Canyon. The massive gullies, as deep as 150 feet, were caused by poor farming practices during the 1800s. Hikers who explore the deepest canyons will usually find a thin layer of water along the trail, indication of the water table below. Colorful 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. The rare Plumleaf Azalea grows only in this region and blooms during July and August when most azaleas have lost their color. While the park's visitor center is no longer open, hikers can enjoy views of the canyons from the rim trail, and backpackers can stay overnight along the backcountry trail. Camping and cottages are available nearby at Florence Marina State Park on beautiful Lake Walter F. George. Visitors are urged to use caution on trails and to not go beyond fences or overlooks. Erosion can cause the canyon walls to collapse.
we had a great time enjoyed the hike,we had a friendly fox come visit our camp ground and he was stubborn and did not want to go away finally we were able to shew him away with out incident.we stayed in number 3 and enjoyed our stay thank you!
I stayed in the back country camp sites on my trip. A 7 mile very diverse trail varying between soft sand, hard clay. some rocky areas. Nice inclines and declines. There are six sites. We hiked the trail backwards and noticed that site #6 has a shelter but the trail also goes right through the site. Sites 5,2, and 1 are very private. All of the maps I looked at show a water source. Be advised that you will need to hike water in. This source is pretty much non existent and we were advised strongly against using canyon floor water even if filtered. The small white trail was nice and offered views of old cars that were abandoned from an old homestead.
Did this hike the first weekend in April and really enjoyed getting up close views of the canyons, very unique sights for the southeast! If there's been rain in the area recently prepare to get muddy if you're going into the canyons, also expect fairly large crowds on the weekends.
We have logged 14 trips to providence canyon over the last 6 years. It will always hold a special place in our hearts. This is were we started our love for the Georgia state park system. My only wish is that it was staffed 7 days a week and had bike trails for camp cruisers and mtb junkies.