Canal Discovery Center

Visit the Augusta Canal Discovery Center at Enterprise Mill to learn more about the people who built the canal and explore progress, problems and promise of this distinctive piece of America’s story. Guided canal boat tours depart several times daily from the Discovery Center’s dock at Enterprise Mill in downtown Augusta.

Recreation

The Augusta Canal is a popular recreation area, offering refreshing recreational experiences along miles of towpath, trail and waterway. The waterway runs roughly parallel to the Savannah River along its first level of approximately 7 miles before branching for several more miles along its second and third levels in the downtown Augusta area.

Savannah Rapids Park

The land next to the headgates is leased by Columbia County as Savannah Rapids Park. Facilities include picnic shelters, restrooms, water fountains, a playground and the Savannah Rapids Pavilion conference center. A Georgia Regional Visitor Information Center is located in the restored Lockkeeper’s Cottage.

About our Logo

The six-armed circle that symbolizes Augusta Canal is based on the old cast-iron wheels used to open and close the canal’s water gates, controlling flow between the canal and Savannah River. The shape also echoes the central form of the Rocky Shoals Spider Lily flower, an endangered plant found in the river shoals near the canal.

Take a Virtual Tour

Visit several of the Canal’s most scenic areas and the Discovery Center via our 360degree immersive online tour.