Augusta Canal National Historic Area Headgates


3300 Evans-To-Locks Rd.
Martinez GA 30907


  • Fee: $0.00

Hours of Operation

  • 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
  • Sunday : 6:00am - 9:00pm
Augusta Canal Headgates

The Augusta Canal National Heritage Headgates Area, the canal and its mills were listed on the National Register 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.

Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Parking on Site
  • Equipment Rentals Available
  • Gift Shop
  • Party Facilities
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Public Restrooms
  • Rentals Available
Near Interstate Highway
  • 20
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Accessible
  • Open Year 'Round
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Bicycle
  • Canoe / Kayak
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