The canyons were formed by accelerated erosion due to bad lumber and farming practices in the early 1800s. Where one hundred or so years ago there was rolling Georgia forest, there are now several canyons about 150 feet deep.
Erosion had its way with the soil of western Georgia, creating the sharp ridges of "Georgia's Little Grand Canyon" as seen from the backpacking trail.
Two trails pass through the park: The 7-mile Backpacking Trail and the 3-mile Canyon Loop Trail. There are six established campsites on the backpacking trail for which reservations are required, and plenty of picnic tables in the park for a day trip.
For more information and directions call 912 838-6202 or visit the Web site: http://www.gastateparks.org/