April 27

Augusta Canal Day Paddle
Augusta, GA

On April 27, join the Georgia Conservancy and the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area for our 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 at 9 AM, 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. We'll stop at the Mill Village Trailhead, halfway through the paddle, to enjoy lunch.

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.

*For our paddling trips, we facilitate a shuttle for all participants. We ensure that the majority of boat carrying vehicles are waiting at the takeout, ready for participants when they get off the water. Details will be explained during our pre-trip emails, and plenty of shuttle instruction is provided in the field. We never leave anyone behind!

By participating in one of our Stewardship Trips, you are helping to support our year-round and statewide advocacy for the protection and conservation of Georgia's natural resources.

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 on April 27

Recommended Experience Levels: Beginner

Stewardship Trips FAQs: Click here to learn more and for a downloadable .pdf


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*Registration opens to Georgia Conservancy members on February 15 at 5 PM and to the General Public on February 18 at 5 PM

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Did you know? Georgia Conservancy members have the opportunity to register early for select Stewardship Trips, as well as receive a discount on a number of our adventures during the year. Become a Georgia Conservancy member today, or renew your membership to register on February 15!  Already a member? Use your email provided promo code for early registration and to receive a discount (Live Oak Level and above) when registering for this trip.

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 promo code, Georgia Conservancy members (Live Oak level and above) will receive a $5 discount (which makes it free) for the Gear Bank Access.

The Augusta Canal Day Paddle 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 Clark Harrison at charrison@gaconservancy.org and Communications Director Brian Foster at bfoster@gaconservancy.org