Savannah Rapids Visitor Center


Columbia County, Georgia

  Professional photo of Vickie Harmon                                      

Vickie Harmon, Coordinator                     
Savannah Rapids Visitor Center               
3300 Evans to Locks Rd.                          
Martinez, GA  30907                                        
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Lockkeeper's Cottage The Savannah Rapids Visitor Center is located in Columbia County, Georgia overlooking the picturesque Augusta Canal Headgates and the Savannah River.  Located inside the building that was originally the Lockkeeper's Cottage, the Visitors Center is the only state certified visitor center in Columbia County.  Available for anyone who wishes to visit, the center offers informational brochures for the entire state of Georgia as well as the local CSRA.  In addition to visitor information you will see a re-creation of what the Lockkeeper's bedroom would have been like when he lived and worked here.  You will also see a pictoral history of Columbia County and learn the significance of the Augusta Canal to the City of Augusta and the surrounding areas.

If you are a teacher or a leader of a local childrens group, you may choose to schedule a free tour of the cottage (Monday thru Friday only).  Working in conjunction with the Augusta Canal Authority it would be possible to see the headgates area and when you are finished, board the Petersburg Boat replica and float down the 8 mile canal to Enterprise Mill to walk through the entire interpretive center.View of the Headgates from the Petersburg boat dock.

Operating Hours for the Center are: 

        Monday - Saturday - 10am - 4pm

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For more information on scheduling tours, call the center at (706) 868-3373.

To become a Visitor Center Volunteer, inquire by calling (706) 868-3373 or by email.

Please see the list below for information on rentals:

For Kayak and Canoe Rentals:                                                                       Virtual Tour       
    Savannah Rapids Kayak Rental:  (706) 832-5323 or                         
    Broadway Bait N Tackle:  (706) 738-8848
    The Bicycle Peddler (Repair and Rentals):  706-373-4519.    Wed - Sun - 10am - 5pm

For Petersburg Boat Tours you may see their website at:  or call:  (706) 823-7089.  Schedules change seasonally.  Admission fees are charged.

If you have a guest in the area, stop by the Visitor Center to get information on local attractions.  If you need hotel/motel information contact: .

Driving Tour Tracks 123, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15


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