Augusta Canal National Heritage Area

Enjoy the Augusta Canal on foot, by bicycle, canoe or kayak. Fish from the banks, watch for wildlife or relax on a guided tour aboard a replica canal cargo boat.

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Sunday: 1 PM - 5 PM

General
Hours of Operation
  • Monday Opening Time: 9:30 AM
  • Monday Closing Time: 5 PM
  • Tuesday Opening Time: 9:30 AM
  • Tuesday Closing Time: 5 PM
  • Wednesday Opening Time: 9:30 AM
  • Wednesday Closing Time: 5 PM
  • Thursday Opening Time: 9:30 AM
  • Thursday Closing Time: 5 PM
  • Friday Opening Time: 9:30 AM
  • Friday Closing Time: 5 PM
  • Saturday Opening Time: 9:30 AM
  • Saturday Closing Time: 5 PM
  • Sunday Opening Time: 1 PM
  • Sunday Closing Time: 5 PM

Canal Trail Talk- "From the Canal to our Faucets"

  • Utilities Building behind Daniel Village

Tour the Water Reservoir and Treatment Plant at Central and Highland Aves. The talk leader will be an employee from the Augusta Utilities Department. 

Canal Trail Talk- "Augusta Canal: Not quite as easy as 1-2-3"

  • Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School parking lot

Pete Hughes, an engineer and Augusta Canal Authority Member, will help guide you through how the three levels of the Canal move through the city and back to the Savannah River.

Canal Trail Talk- "Turning the Turbines, King Mill Powerhouse"

  • King Mill parking lot

Experience the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area's first public tour through the King Mill Powerhouse. The talk leader will be Dean Gustafson, an engineer and boat tour Captain.

Canal Trail Talk- "Flour Power"

  • The bridge on Twiggs St. next to Crescent Mill remains

An Augusta Canal staff member will take you to visit the remains of the Crescent Mill at the end of the second and third levels. 

Canal Trail Talk- "What trees give us the best fall colors?"

  • Lock Keeper's Cottage at Savannah Rapids Park

Sid Mullis, the coordinator of the UGA Extension Service for Richmond County, will teach you about the fall foliage in the area.

Music Boat- "Double D"

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Classic Rock. Bring your picnic & beverages of choice to enjoy an evening on the Augusta Canal!

Music Cruise - "Jeff Liberty"

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Bring your picnic & beverages of choice to enjoy an evening on the Augusta Canal!

Music Cruise - "Gaffney Jarrell"

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NEW musician that plays songs from classic female vocalists. Bring your picnic & beverages of choice to enjoy an evening on the Augusta Canal!

Music Cruise - "Mike Frost & Lauren Meccia"

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Jazz. Bring your picnic & beverages of choice to enjoy an evening on the Augusta Canal!

Music Cruise - "Roger Enevoldsen"

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Fun Oldies- 50's & 60's acoustic guitar and harmonica. Bring your picnic & beverages of choice to enjoy an evening on the Augusta Canal!

Music Cruise - "Carey Murdock"

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Americana music. Bring your picnic & beverages of choice to enjoy an evening on the Augusta Canal!

Music Cruise - "Gwen Hughes"

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Jazzy torch songs, blues, and pop vocalist. Bring your picnic & beverages of choice to enjoy an evening on the Augusta Canal!

Music Cruise - "Daniel Johnson"

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Country/Southern Rock/Alternative/Pop.Bring your picnic & beverages of choice to enjoy an evening on the Augusta Canal! 

Music Cruise - "Henry Wynn"

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Folk/ Bluegrass, Americana. Bring your picnic & beverages of choice to enjoy an evening on the Augusta Canal!

Find Your Park Festival

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It’s three celebrations in one! On November 5, 2016 Augusta Canal NHA hosts its “Find Your Park Festival 2016.” The day-long festival will not only celebrate the NPS Centennial and the 20th anniversary Augusta Canal’s National Heritage Area designation, but also mark the official opening of the heritage area’s newest trail and trailhead. Organizers plan to focus on all the outdoor activities available on the Augusta Canal, while also incorporating the history and environmental significance of the area. The goals are to highlight the many improvements to the Augusta Canal since its NHA designation and to help visitors learn how to enjoy the Heritage Area in many different ways. A ribbon cutting for the new Mill Village trail will be followed by bike and foot races. Other recreational activities and demonstrations throughout the day include kayaking, paddle boarding, disc golfing, and fishing. Exhibit booths lining the new trail will offer an array of information on topic ranging from bird watching to geo-caching. Food trucks, history walks with costumed characters, live music and a trolley tour of the heritage area’s mill district are planned. Other activities may include water quality testing, pet adoption, dog agility classes, a pet parade, and a stroller promenade.