Augusta Canal Boat Tour

Augusta Canal Boat Tour

5 Popular Outdoor Adventures in Eastern Georgia

Breathe in the fresh air and get ready for some outdoor adventure! Georgia’s Classic South region is brimming with exciting opportunities on land and in the water. Set off for a weekend of fishing and hunting, kayaking and hiking, and be sure to make time to explore the historic Augusta Canal.

Clarks Hill Lake
Clarks Hill Lake

Fishing and Hunting

Clarks Hill Lake

Anglers can explore 1,200 miles of coastline at Clarks Hill Lake in Lincolnton. The lake teems with largemouth, white and striped bass, plus bluegill and catfish.

Oconee Ridge

Wildlife-rich Sandersville is home to Oconee Ridge, where visitors can join boar, deer, rabbit and turkey hunts, as well as dove shoots and bass fishing in the backcountry.

Hartley Place Hunts

Whitetail deer, wild turkey and doves roam across farmlands, timberland, creeks and ponds at nearby Hartley Place Hunts in Tennille.

Kayaking, Hiking & Boat Tours

Outdoor enthusiasts work up a sweat in this region.

Kayaking with Mill Pond Kayak in Twin City, Georgia
Kayaking with Mill Pond Kayak in Twin City, Georgia

Mill Pond Kayak

Mill Pond Kayak in Twin City takes paddlers on a two-and-a-half-hour trek around the cypress-scattered Watson Mill Pond.

Augusta Canal

Augusta Canal Headgates
Augusta Canal Headgates

Historic Headgates

The 33-acre Savannah Rapids Park and the Augusta Canal National Historic Area Headgates offers a tranquil setting for a long hike and an enticing starting point for a kayak adventure along the Augusta Canal, around Stallings Island and down the Savannah River.

Augusta Canal Boat Tour near the Augusta Powderworks
Augusta Canal Boat Tour near the Augusta Powderworks

Boat Tours

To learn more about the historic canal on a relaxing boat ride, take an Augusta Canal Petersburg Boat Tour. Heritage and wildlife tours are offered daily, and weekends often feature music cruises and sunset tours.

Plan your trip

Find many more things to do and places to stay that perfectly suit your style in this region on ExploreGeorgia.org.

Published: November 2018
Written by: Kelly Skinner