Augusta Canal National Historic Area Headgates
Martinez, GA 30907
706-868-3373 | 706-312-7505
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
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
Family-friendly, Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible, Open Year 'Round, Pet-friendly
Bike Rentals, Boat Rentals
Near Interstate Highway
Bicycle, Canoe / Kayak
Suitable for Ages
Moonlight Music Cruise- Roger Enevoldsen
09/29/2017 - 09/29/2017
Listen to fun oldies from the 50s and 60s with an acoustic guitar and harmonica! Pack a picnic and beverages of choice for an evening on the Augusta Canal!read more
Moonlight Music Cruise- Gaffney Jarrell
10/06/2017 - 10/06/2017
Bring aboard snacks and beverages of your choice and enjoy live music on a cruise along the Augusta Canal. Gaffney Jarrell will perform on Friday, October 10, 2017. Hear songs from classic female vocalists.
Adults $25, Senior 60+, military, students $23
Call 706-823-0440 ext. 4. for reservations.read more