April 21

Augusta Canal Day Paddle
Augusta, GA

On April 21, join the Georgia Conservancy, the Georgia Canoeing Association, the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area for our fourth annual Augusta Canal Paddle. This trip is part of the Conservancy's Heartland Rivers of Georgia Paddle Series.

“Augusta Canal is a National Heritage Area, a place designated by the U.S. Congress that best represents an important theme in American history. Augusta Canal tells the story of the Industrial Revolution in the American South. Built in 1845 to harness the water and power of the Savannah River, this canal brought textile and other manufacturing to the region in the era before, during and after the American Civil War. Augusta Canal is the oldest continuously operating hydro-power canal in the United States."

Learn more about the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area: www.augustacanal.com

On Saturday, we meet at Savannah Rapids Pavilion and will paddle the 7-mile canal through the locks, past Lake Olmstead, and finish at Meadow Gardens, a short walk to the Augusta Canal Interpretive Center at the Enterprise Mill.

You will become a steward of Georgia’s natural resources on this beginner-friendly trip that is open for families or anyone looking for a beautiful spring day on the water and learning more about Georgia’s rich and diverse history.

Trip Price: Day Paddle Pass - $40 *Does not include boat rental. To rent a boat, email savannahrapidskayakrental@gmail.com or call 706-832-5323 and let them know you need to reserve a boat for the Georgia Conservancy’s Augusta Canal Paddle

Recommended Experience Levels: Beginner

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Georgia Conservancy members (Live Oak Level and above)- use your member id # to receive a discount when registering for a trip. Having trouble identifying your membership id #? Contact Carden Barkley at cbarkley@gaconservancy.org. Are you adding on a membership with this trip purchase? Use (GCMember) promo code to receive a $5 discount. Adding on a Cambium membership? Use (GCCambium) promo code to receive $10 off your purchase.

Participants who choose to camp have unlimited access to our REI sponsored Gear Bank which includes tents, sleeping pads, backpacks, and flashlights for a one-time fee of $5.  Using your account ID #, Georgia Conservancy members (Live Oak level and above) will receive a $5 discount (which makes it free) for the Gear Bank Access.

The Flint River Paddle at Rocky Bend is one of our twelve Heartland Rivers of Georgia trips featuring camping, paddling and stewardship in south and central Georgia. The series brings to light conservation efforts, economic development and recreational opportunities on the Flint, Ochlockonee, Ocmulgee, Ogeechee, Chattahoochee, Altamaha, Satilla, Savannah and Yellow rivers, as well as Spring Creek near Bainbridge.

Learn more about the Georgia Conservancy's Stewardship Trips Program

If you have any questions about our Stewardship Trips Program or about any upcoming trip, please contact Georgia Conservancy Stewardship Trips Director Laura Buckmaster at lbuckmaster@gaconservancy.org