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Ogeechee Canal and Museum
Type: Outdoor Activities, Water
The Savannah-Ogeechee Barge Canal is a historic canal that begins with a tidal lock at the Savannah River and continues for more than 16 miles through four lift locks, eventually making its way to... Read More
The Savannah-Ogeechee Barge Canal is a historic canal that begins with a tidal lock at the Savannah River and continues for more than 16 miles through four lift locks, eventually making its way to another tidal lock at the Ogeechee River. Visitors can view the final lock at the Ogeechee Canal and Museum, located on Highway 204 just outside of Savannah. The site features more than five miles of hiking trails that wind by the Ogeechee River, 200 acres of swamp and woodland, and a museum and nature center that feature exhibits on the canal's history, archeology, birding and other local attractions. The site is managed by the Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Society and admission is a bargain.
681 Fort Argyle Road
Savannah, GA 31419
- Contact for Specific Dates and Times
- Adult (13+) $3; Child (4-12) $1
- Parks: "The Ogeechee Canal has a bee yard and occasionally has honey available for purchase. Inquire at the museum."
- Best for Parks Because: The Ogeechee Canal is a hidden gem, featuring beautiful walking trails that wind by the Ogeechee River. Nature lovers and birders are in for a treat.