Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area


Saturday, January 26, 2019

Seed Swap
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
There is no better way to increase biodiversity than by sharing seeds. Join us this National Seed Swap Day as we share some of the seeds from our pollinator garden. In exchange, we ask that you please bring native seeds that can be added to the garden to increase the diversity and beauty of our park. $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Astronomy Night
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 6:30 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Join us and the Coca Cola Space Science Center for a night under the stars. Learn about the night sky and view stars and planets through telescopes. Seating will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own lawn chairs for more comfort. $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Wellness Hike
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Celebrate wellness week by joining us on a 3-mile naturalist hike into and around the canyon. Not only will you get great exercise, but you'll also learn about the history of the canyon, the geology, and the ecology of the area. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
"Aldo Leopold Inspired" Tree Hike
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
If trees could talk, what would they tell us? Join us on the Aldo Leopold inspired hike to learn more about the the environmental and conservation history of Providence Canyon, and learn how to identify a few tree species without the use of technology or field guides. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Flatlanders Canyon Crash Trail Run
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 7 AM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Join us for our annual "Canyon Crash" 5K/10K/13.1/50K. This is a great trail run for the novice runner or road runner; however, it will challenge the season trail runner at the 1/2 marathon and 50k distance. To register visit: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=60363&fbclid=IwAR1AWTUiaed-oCg-eeaN_gzCs1WmpyXVFsS-YMrM3m8cOSk-AR0AutDKbmc $5 parking. 229-838-4244.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

"Aldo Leopold Inspired" Spring Observation Hike
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Celebrate Leopold Week with us by learning how to listen, feel, smell, see, and think like an environmentalist. Taking a step back to a time before technology, we will focus on using only our senses to observe what is happening as life begins to spring up after a cold winter. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Astronomy Night
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 7 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Join us and the Coca Cola Space Science Center for a night under the stars. Learn about the night sky and view stars and planets through telescopes. Seating will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own lawn chairs for more comfort. $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, April 6, 2019

"Aldo Leopold Inspired" Look, See, Discover Hike
Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Join us on this ranger led hike as we look, see, and discover plants and animals re-emerging at Providence Canyon. As we step back to a time void of technology, we will focus on using only our five senses, pencil, and paper, to identify and note (through words and drawings) the renewed plant and animal life we uncover. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

White Blaze Trail Hike-National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Come celebrate the national trail system here at Providence Canyon! Join us on a 3-mile ranger led hike into and around the canyons, while learning about the history, ecosystem, and geology of the canyons. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Muddy Messes
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Come and get your hands dirty as we celebrate International Mud Day. Learn about the importance of mud, discover what animals rely on muddy environments, and even compete in an muddy obstacle course! $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Bark in the Park
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Join us in a day for the dogs. From small to large dogs, we invite them all to the park to participate in bark ranger training, a guided hike, and more. $2 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Canyon Cleanup-Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Join us in helping to clean up our park. This year, we will be picking up trash throughout the park, including in the bottom of the canyon, around the campsites, and in the day use areas. Please wear clothing that can get dirty. Bring water, sunscreen, hats, and bug spray. Admission is free to all volunteers. $5 parking. 229-838-4706.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Halloween Hike
Friday, Nov 1, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Although it's the day after, it's never too late to celebrate Halloween. If you've ever wanted to hike down into Providence Canyon after dark, this is your chance. We invite the public to join us on this spooky ranger led hike down into Providence Canyon at night. Be sure to bring a flash light. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Parks After Dark