Your Canal Connection
News & Updates
July 1 through August 31 (Note: Closed July 4)
Discovery Center and Gift Shop- Tues. -Sat. 9:30 - 5 pm
Boat Tours 10, 11:30 a.m, 1:30 pm. (no 3 pm tour)
RCSD Mindrest sign-up form
(FYI: Annual and lifetime National Park passes are not sold at the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area. Nearest locations for in-person purchase are Visitor Center for J. Strom Thurmond/ Clarks Hill Lake 864-333-1100, or the ranger station at Sumter & Francis Marion National Forest in Edgefield, SC. 803-637-5396. Online info https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit
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