Classic South / Martinez

Augusta Canal National Historic Area Headgates

3300 Evans-To-Locks Rd.
Martinez, GA 30907

706-868-3373 | 706-312-7505
  • Augusta Canal Headgates

The Augusta Canal National Heritage Headgates Area, the canal and its mills were listed on the National Registister of Historic Places in 1975. In 1978, they were declared a National Historic Landmark. The United States Congress designated the Augusta Canal and adjacent land a National Heritage Area in 1996.

The area offers easy access for canoers and kayakers to the canal and the Savannah River. There is a kayak rental on property available by reservations. The bike rentals are available Saturday through Sunday. The towpath is seven miles long leading to downtown Augusta. The original towpath was used by mules to pull the canal cargo boats upstream to the locks. No trees grew along the path in earlier times.

Stop by the Savannah Rapids Regional Visitor Information Center located in the old Lockkeepers Cottage by canal. The center offers information about Columbia County attractions and other interesting places in Georgia to visit. Please check the website of hours of operations.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 6:00AM - 9:00PM
    Monday: 6:00AM - 9:00PM
    Tuesday: 6:00AM - 9:00PM
    Wednesday: 6:00AM - 9:00PM
    Thursday: 6:00AM - 9:00PM
    Friday: 6:00AM - 9:00PM
    Saturday: 6:00AM - 9:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Fee Free


    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site

    Equipment Rentals Available

    Free Parking

    Gift Shop

    Parking on Site

    Party Facilities

    Picnic Area

    Picnic Shelter

    Public Restrooms

    Rentals Available

    General Information


    Free Admission

    Handicapped Accessible

    Open Year 'Round


    Information/Services Provided

    Bike Rentals

    Boat Rentals

    Near Interstate Highway




    Canoe / Kayak

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages