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Come play in Columbia County!

The Great Outdoors…It’s here!


It’s here…lake, trails, campgrounds, picnic spots, horseback riding, disc golf and more. Whatever your outdoor passion, Columbia County has the place for it.

Parks

Augusta Canal National Heritage Area

The Augusta Canal flows from the headgates at Columbia County’s scenic Savannah Rapids Park past miles of historic and natural landscape. The wide, level towpath, once used by mules to pull canal boats to the headgates, today is a popular recreational trail for hikers, cyclists and runners. Additional trails into wooded and urban areas add variety to the outdoor experience. Canoers and kayakers can put in at several points and enjoy both the natural and urban scenery.

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1450 Green Street, Suite 400
Augusta, GA 30901
706-823-0440 or 888-659-8926

Bartram Trail

Hike, run and mountain bike through peaceful pine forest and along the shore of Clarks Hill Lake on this famous trail. Contact the Savannah Rapids Information Center for a map of the trail through our area.

866-391-7677

Blanchard Park

This facility offers two public tennis courts, three baseball/softball fields, soccer field and a ¾-mile walking track.

4541 Dewey Drive
Martinez, GA 30907

Blanchard Woods Park

For serious competitors, Blanchard Woods Park certified cross country course serves as the home track for Augusta State University cross country team. Watch our site for information on our upcoming BMX Track and Skateboard Park!

4600 Blanchard Woods Drive
Evans, GA 30809

Camping

Army Corps of Engineers

13 campgrounds around Clarks Hill Lake

Wildwood Park

61 RV and tent sites

Mistletoe State Park

91 campsites on a peninsula in Clarks Hill Lake; spectacular views of sunrises and sunsets over the lake

Clarks Hill Lake

Fish, swim, paddle and play at Clarks Hill Lake (known to neighboring South Carolina residents as J. Strom Thurmond Lake and Dam at Clarks Hill), the largest man-made lake east of the Mississippi. Millions of people visit the many public parks, marinas, and campgrounds conveniently located around the lake to pursue a variety of outdoor recreational experiences – making Clarks Hill one of the 10 most visited U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lakes in the nation.

The lake extends 39.4 miles up the Savannah River, 29 miles up the Little River, and 6.5 miles up the Broad River in Georgia, and 17 miles up the Little River in South Carolina. At normal pool elevation of 330 mean sea level, Clarks Hill comprises nearly 71,100 acres of water with a 1,200 mile shoreline. The entire “Project” contains 151,000 acres of land and water.

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866-391-7677

Euchee Creek Greenway

The City of Grovetown's Euchee Creek Greenway is a nature park and walking trail with:

  • Extensive walking trail system that follows Euchee Creek from Harlem Grovetown Road to Wrightsboro Road
  • Fishing Pond (fish at your own rish, no swimming)
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
  • New phase in progress

Harlem Grovetown Road to Wrightsboro Road
Grovetown, GA 30814

Evans Towne Center Park & Lady Antebellum Pavilion

This beautiful pavilion was named after Lady Antebellum, whose band members Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood are from Columbia County. The park has a large playground, picnic areas, pavilion and a water feature. A dog park is also at Evans Towne Center Park, perfect for your four legged friend to roam and play.

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7016 Evans Town Center Boulevard
Evans, GA 30809
706-312-7192

Fort Gordon

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Bowl at Gordon Lanes Bowling Center, schedule a trail ride at Hilltop Riding Stables, practice your 3D archery skills, sporting clays, skeet and trap at the Tactical Advantage Sportsman’s Complex, and visit the Signal Corp Museum to explore military communications from the 1800s to the present.

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Goodale Park

This City of Grovetown Park is a multi-purpose recreation center with:

  • Walking trail (no pets allowed on trail)
  • Two tennis courts
  • Basketball court
  • Picnic area with charcoal grilles
  • Two ball fields (no pets allowed on fields)

5200 Wrightsboro Road
Grovetown, GA 30813
706-863-7523

Harlem City Park

Park Amenities:

  • 1 - T-Ball field
  • 1 - 200 ft field - youth baseball
  • 2 - 300 ft fields
  • 1 - Batting Cage
  • 1 - Tennis Court
  • 2 - Playgrounds with picnic areas
  • Covered picnic pavilion
  • Hard Surface Basketball Court
  • Restroom Facility

385 Church Street
Harlem, GA 30814

International Disc Golf Center

Columbia County is the home of the International Disc Golf Center. The facility houses the Disc Golf Hall of Fame, the Ed Headrick Memorial Museum filled with an impressive collection of disc golf memorabilia, and a combination Pro Shop and Clubhouse. The staff of the Professional Disc Golf Association operate the facility and provide training for visitors to use the three championship disc golf courses at Columbia County’s Wildwood Park on Clarks Hill Lake.

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3828 Dogwood Lane
Appling, GA 30802
706-261-6342

Liberty Park

The City of Grovetown’s Liberty Park is a baseball and softball facility with:

  • Four ball fields
  • Concession stand
  • Restrooms


1040 Newmantown Road
Grovetown, GA 30813
706-860-7691

Lonnie Morris, Sr. Park

Park Amenities:

  • 1 small 200 ft. field - youth baseball or softball
  • large 300 ft. field- baseball-softball
  • tennis court
  • basketball court
  • batting cage
  • 1 playground with picnic area
  • restroom facility


2511 Scotts Ferry Road
Appling, GA 30802

Mistletoe State Park

Camping, canoes, swimming, hiking, Cottage rentals, mountain biking, and one of the finest bass fishing spots in the nation…it’s here at Mistletoe State Park in Appling, Georgia, Columbia County.

Located on 71,100-acre Clarks Hill Lake near Augusta, this park’s boat ramps provide easy access to one of the Southeast’s largest lakes. Cool off at the sandy beach, or hike/bike miles of shaded nature trails.

Mistletoe State Park has 10 fully equipped cottages on the lake, five of which are log cabins. The campground is situated on a peninsula, offering spectacular views of both sunset and sunrise over the open water. Overnight guests may rent canoes to explore the large lake.

Mistletoe State Park
3723 Mistletoe Road
Appling, GA 30802
706-541-0321
http://gastateparks.org/Mistletoe


  • Campgrounds
  • Cottage rentals
  • Fishing
  • Boat ramps
  • Swimming beach
  • Picnic tables
  • Nature trails

Patriot’s Park
This 100-acre park is a delight:

  • 3 picnic areas
  • 2 playground areas
  • 1/4 mile walking track
  • 18 hole disc golf course
  • 3 restrooms
  • exercise room

5445 Columbia Road
Evans, GA 30813
706-863-7523

Reed Creek Wetlands Interpretive Center

Stroll along the boardwalk overlooking the wetlands and learn a little about the local flora and fauna at this facility, located in the heart of Martinez off Fury’s Ferry Road, on the same site as Reed Creek Wetlands. It’s the perfect location for the small birthday party or garden club luncheon.

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3820 Park Lane
Martinez, GA 30907
706-210-4027

Riverside Park

Riverside Park is a multi-use recreational facility on the banks of Betty’s Branch, a tributary of the Savannah River. The facility includes: a boat ramp, fishing pier and floating docks for easy access to the Savannah River. A large picnic shelter and restroom facility are also located near the boat ramp. River access is one of the major attractions. The park also boasts a state-of-the-art recreation complex that includes: tennis courts and a beach volleyball court, 8 baseball/softball fields and a large playground. Just outside the park is the Riverside Dog Park, where you and your canine friends can play off leash.

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4431 Hardy McManus Road
Evans, GA 30809
706-863-7523

Savannah Rapids Information Center

Located inside the building that was originally the Gatekeeper’s Cottage, our Visitor’s Center overlooks the picturesque Augusta Canal Headgates and the Savannah River, and is the only state certified visitor center in Columbia County. View a re-creation of what the Lockkeeper's bedroom would have been like when he lived and worked here. You will also see a pictorial history of Columbia County and learn the significance of the Augusta Canal to the City of Augusta and the surrounding areas.

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3300 Evans-to-Locks Road
Martinez, GA 30907
706-868-3373

Wildwood Park

Get your game on – Wildwood Park is the most unique park on Clarks Hill Lake, and features hiking and biking trails, horse riding trails, three championship disc golf courses, picnic area, fishing, boat ramps, RV campsites, swimming beach, and the International Disc Golf Center and Disc Golf Hall of Fame. Wildwood Park was voted Best Campground in Columbia County and Metro Augusta by readers of the Columbia County Magazine numerous times.

3780 Dogwood Lane
Appling, GA 30802
706-541-0586

SORBA-CSRA

SORBA-CSRA is the Central Savannah River Area chapter of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association, formed to promote trail preservation and development, riding, fun and fellowship for all mountain bicyclists in the Central Savannah River Area of South Carolina and Georgia. Visit the website for details on area trails, such as Bartram Trail, Keg Creek, Mistletoe, FATS, and the IMBA Ride Center just across river in South Carolina.

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Columbia County, Georgia
Convention & Visitors Bureau
1000 Business Blvd
Evans, GA 30809
866-391-7677


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