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

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible, Open Year 'Round, Pet-friendly

    Information/Services Provided

    Bike Rentals, Boat Rentals

    Near Interstate Highway



    Bicycle, Canoe / Kayak

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages