Your Canal Connection

News & Updates


    Special "Tours at the Top"  through November 13, 2016

    • Ride the Petersburg boats from Savannah Rapids Park, 3300 Evans-to-Locks Road
    • Tues.-Sun., times vary - See Details
    • Friday Moonlight Music Cruise are back through October, departing from Savannah Rapids Park - See Schedule
    • 706-823-0440 x 4
    Discovery Center & Gift Shop
    at Enterprise Mill
    • Open Tues.-Sat.
    • NO boats depart from Discovery Center through November 13

    • Check out our latest Video


the Augusta Canal. Whether you hike, bike, paddle, or just float through Augusta Canal’s history on a guided boat tour, we invite you to explore our recreation and outdoor experiences along miles of towpath, trail and canal waters.

The Augusta Canal weaves threads of history, scenery, and recreation into a delightful tapestry as it winds its way through Augusta, Georgia.

Hike or bike on the towpath edging the historic canal, which takes you past natural and urban landscapes, giving glimpses of wildlife, offering beautiful scenery, and surrounding you with nature and history. Fish from the canal banks, paddle a canoe or kayak in the gently moving waters, take one of several daily guided boat tours aboard a replica canal cargo boat, or kick back and relax on an evening Music Cruise.

Explore the nation's only industrial power canal still in use for its original purpose. Visit the Augusta Canal Discovery Center at Enterprise Mill to hear the stories of the people who built the canal in 1845 to harness the water and power of the Savannah River, and learn about the progress, problems and promise of its 170-year history.

Discovery Center and administrative offices located at 1450 Greene Street, Augusta, GA 30901

Augusta Canal - Georgia's first National Heritage Area.

A partner of the National Park Service and a member of the Alliance of National Heritage Areas. An official “Passport to Your National Parks” stamp cancellation site.