The 7 Wonders of Georgia

  • Providence Canyon

Providence Canyon

Located in Stewart county, this 1,000 acre state park contains outstanding views of the multicolored walls of the “Little Grand Canyon.” Carved by erosion, this canyon shows Stewart county’s underground soil network and structure, exposing the different types and colors of clays, rocks, and sand up to a depth of 150 ft in some places. This state park offers some of the best hiking trails and camping opportunities in the state of Georgia and we highly recommend giving it a visit!



8930 Canyon Rd, Lumpkin, GA 31815, USA


  • Tallulah Gorge

tallulah falls

Located on the Rabun/Habersham county line, this 2,690 acre state park is one of the most highly visited state parks in the state of Georgia, and with good reason. The main attraction is a 2 mile long, 1000 ft deep gorge that contains waterfalls and the Tallulah river. This park has several great opportunities to hike, including the gorge floor trail, the rim trail, and a suspension bridge that connects the two gorge walls, swinging 80 feet above the gorge floor (offering spectacular views of the river and waterfalls). This park also has opportunities for camping, rock climbing, kayaking, and a museum exhibit containing information about native wildlife and history of the area.



338 Jane Hurt Yarn Rd, Tallulah Falls, GA 30573, USA


  • Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain

Located in DeKalb county, Stone Mountain is the largest exposed granite rock face in the world. It has a circumference of around 5 miles, and an elevation of 1686 feet. Stone mountain park has a rich history, including history with native americans and the ku klux klan (on separate occasions obviously), and is a monument for confederate soldiers. The carving on the rock face is a depiction of Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Jefferson Davis, and has historically attracted approximately 4 million people to this site per year. This 3,200 acre park has plenty to do including: lazer shows, shopping/dining, and a “theme park” type area for some family fun.



1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd, Stone Mountain, GA 30083, USA


  • Radium Springs

Radiun Springs

Located in Dougherty county just southeast of Albany, Radium springs is a beautiful spring with light blue water that gushes from the ground at 70,000 gallons per minute, then eventually drains into the Flint River. The unique colored water contains trace amounts of Radium, maintains a year-round temperature of 68℉, and contains a complex underwater cavern system. In the 1920s, a casino was built next to the springs and they were used a sort of a spa type area. Over the years, the river would occasionally overflow and flood the casino, causing damage, and it was eventually closed. The casino was finally demolished in 2003.



2501 Radium Springs Rd, Albany, GA 31705, USA


  • Warm Springs

Warm Springs

Located in Meriwether county and measuring in at just over 9,000 acres, F. D. Roosevelt State Park is Georgia’s largest state park. This park contains both cool springs and warm springs. These warm springs are famous because of president F. D. Roosevelt, who used to use these springs as a treatment for his polio. This park has great hiking opportunities, with over 40 miles of hiking trails. There are also a few lakes and small waterfalls scattered throughout this large state park. This state park is rich with history, with many historical sites for tourists to visit including FDR’s house.   


Address:1 Broad St, Warm Springs, GA 31830, USA


  • Amicalola Falls State Park

Amicalola Falls

Located in Dawson County, Amicalola falls state park is 829 acres and contains the tallest waterfall in the state of Georgia measuring in at 729 ft in height. There is an 8 mile hiking trail that leads to Springer Mountain, and is one of the starting points for the Appalachian Trail. This state park offers an abundance of hiking, camping, cabins, and a lodge.



418 Amicalola Falls State Park Rd, Dawsonville, GA 30534, USA


  • Okefenokee Swamp

Okefenokee Swamp

Photo by: joannaalexisphoto (instagram)


At 438,000 acres, the Okefenokee swamp national wildlife refuge straddles the Georgia/Florida line, encompassing Georgia counties Charlton, Ware, and Clinch, as well as Baker county in Florida. The swamp is primarily shallow wetland, and is the largest blackwater swamp in North America. The Okefenokee swamp has abundant wildlife and contains many rare species of plants and animals. This area offers opportunities for camping, kayaking, canoeing, and more! In recent years, a series of wildfires destroyed much of the vegetation, but now the state of Georgia is working on repairing and replacing the damaged flora and fauna.This swamp has a “park” area where tourists may go to see some of the wildlife up close, as well as see shows, historical exhibits, and a gift shop.


5700 Okefenokee Swamp Park Rd, Waycross, GA 31503, USA



22 thoughts on “The 7 Wonders of Georgia

  1. I never knew Georgia had so many interesting things to see. i love the Radium Springs and Okefenokee Swamp! I drive the I75 through Georgia every year and I should explore more. Thanks for the photos and information.


  2. Great post! I’ve lived in Georgia most of my life and have been to all of these except Radium Springs. I don’t know how we missed that one! Stephen C. Foster State Park in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuges is one of my favorite places.

    The only thing missing on your list is our beautiful coastline and barrier islands.


    1. Thanks Pete! If you only visit the USA once I would actually recommend the western states (Utah, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Washington, Oregon, etc.) they offer more in terms of natural beautiful landscapes!
      Thanks for the comment!

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  3. I absolutely love Georgia and we are currently heading across the north end. Georgia has never failed to surprise and delight me. I’ve been to the Okefenokee Swamp, Warm Spring and Radium Spring. Now I have four other new spots to explore. Thank you!


  4. Hello and thanks for dropping my blog and liking a post. I was so delighted to come by and find the post about the 7 places in Georgia 🙂 I’ve lived in Georgia now for 14 years but don’t know much outside of about 25 miles of it due to a chronic pain disability. But I know a few of these must be fairly close to me. I’ve heard of the many falls around and would love to see some of those that don’t involve long hikes. I’m from Michigan and would add it to your list of scenic states for whoever it was that was asking. I also agree with your vote for Oregon as being another one, as I have family out there and have been out there many times during my life (yet not quite enough). We are so fortunate to have so many beautiful places in this country to live and visit and enjoy, we just need to do it more often. Thanks for the great pictures and descriptions to remind us. I think I’ll be figuring out my first reblogging soon and it will be of the 7 places in Georgia 🙂


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