Get Ready for Providence Canyon

Scouts in Providence Canyon

BSA Scouts Troop 115 is headed back to Providence Canyon. If you have hiking requirements for merit badges or rank advancement, this is the place to get it. The canyon is beautiful. The camping offers wonderful wilderness views and an interesting history.

There are trails that run along the rim of the canyon and down inside the too. In our experience, usually camping in January, this camping trip is the one most likely to earn frost points (sleeping outdoors in freezing weather).

Georgia’s “Little Grand Canyon” is a testament to the power of man’s influence on the land. Massive gullies as deep as 150 feet were caused simply by poor farming practices during the 1800s, yet today they make some of the prettiest photographs within the state. The rare Plumleaf Azalea grows only in this region and blooms during July and August when most azaleas have lost their color. The canyon soil’s pink, orange, red and purple hues make a beautiful natural painting at this quiet park.

Visitors can enjoy views of the canyons from the rim trail, taking care to stay behind fences and off the fragile canyon edge. Hikers who explore the deepest canyons will usually find a thin layer of water along the trail, indication of the water table below. Guests who hike to canyons 4 and 5 may want to join the Canyon Climbers Club. Backpackers can stay overnight along the backcountry trail which highlights portions of the canyon and winds through mixed forest. Camping, cottages and efficiency units are available nearby at Florence Marina State Park on 45,000 acre Lake Walter F. George.

When we meet after the Winter Break, be ready to prepare meals and plan on activities for our next camping trip. We are going to have a great time. Sign up to go camping with this link today.