Georgia State Parks: Providence Canyon.


I am LOVING this family goal of visiting a different Georgia State Park each month!!

It’s so fun!  There are just so many options out there, and so far every, single park we’ve visited has been amazing.

There has been something unique about each place, and I love that!

But what I really love is that we’re doing all of these adventures together.

It’s been such a special thing for us, and I’m so thankful!

Okay, so!  Our March park!

I have been wanting to visit this place FOR-EV-ER!

In March, we finally visited Providence Canyon State Park!

I’ve heard about it for a long time, but it’s not really convenient to where we live, so it’s never been visited. (It’s about 2.5 hours from us.)

Providence Canyon does not have cabin rentals, but the nearby Florence Marina State Park does.  (It’s very close — basically about 5 miles down the same road.)

We didn’t do a cabin this time, but if we do it again someday, we probably will — because I kind of suspect the long drive there was a teensy bit hard on the kiddos.

But I will say, we had been to our February park just the weekend before, so maybe they were kind of over traveling in general.

Here’s the thing about Providence: It was awesome!

It’s really neat to see!

I am so glad that we went, because it was definitely unique and really, really great to see!

(Disclaimer: I’ve been to the Grand Canyon, and I still thought this was cool!)

When we arrived, Tom ran over to the overlook and said, “Oh. My. Gosh!!!  Mom!  Look at this!!”

The kids were impressed!

We had a picnic lunch, the kids played on the playground, we hiked the trail to the bottom of the canyons (it’s not a long hike), and then we hiked down at the bottom a bit before going back up.

We didn’t spend a ton of time at the bottom because I’d put the kids in Crocs knowing the bottom was sandy and wet, but Alice had gotten a blister wearing them on the playground, so she refused to walk down there.  And then the poor girl got a splinter.  So this was not her day.

But the thing about Alice is that she is a real trooper, so even though she had an off day, she was still happy and smiling.

It was really, really neat and I would really love to re-visit it — with my kids in socks and sneakers! 😉

Here’s how our day looked:

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Read about our other Georgia State Park adventures so far this year!

January park: Sweetwater Creek State Park.
February park: FDR State Park.

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