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.
Classification of Trail
Moving Flat water with 5 to 6 knot current