Augusta Canal

Trail Information

Built in 1845 to harness the Savannah River for manufacturing power, the historic Augusta Canal is man-made but many areas along its banks have returned to a more natural state. The Canal's first level is an easy beginner paddle on moving flatwater with some current. The trail passes the a number of historic sites and ends in downtown Augusta. Use caution at mill intakes, gates and when approaching Lake Olmstead bulkhead gate at mile 5.  





River Basin




7.5 miles


Access Points



Classification of Trail 

Moving Flat water with 5 to 6 knot current

Contact Information

Margaret Harrison: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Petersburg Boat Tours

Savannah Canoe and Kayak

Broadway Bait & Tackle

A.W.O.L. American Wilderness Outfitters, Ltd.  



View Google Map

A map with river access


Sponsoring Organization

Augusta Canal National Heritage Area


Water Trail Partners

Canoe and Kayak Club of Augusta


Nearest Population Center