A few days ago, I met some friends for a leisurely paddle up the Savannah River. Our route took us up river, then up Rae’s Creek to Aqueduct Park, back to the river, up around a few islands and back to a boat ramp in North Augusta where we began. Starting just a few hundred yards up river from downtown Augusta, it looked like this:
The weather was beautiful and there’s nothing quite as nice as getting on the river on a warm summer evening. We looked for fish, turtles, ducks and other wildlife while we paddled up Rae’s Creek towards Aqueduct Park and met a man Stand-Up Paddling. It looks like something fun I’ll have to try!
Aqueduct Park is a great spot to cool off and a lot of folks were taking advantage of the cool water!
Coming back to the river, we paddled upstream passing small islands and beautiful Spanish-moss covered cypress trees.
We struggled against the current a little ways up the shoals and were rewarded with a fun ride down some very small rapids.
If you’d like to kayak or canoe on the Savannah River, you can rent both from Broadway Bait & Tackle or rent canoes from the Riverwalk Marina.
Broadway Bait & Tackle
1730 Broad Street (at the canal)
Augusta, GA 30904
1 5th Street Augusta, Georgia 30901 (706) 722-1388