Explore and Fish at the Savannah River Lock and Dam

Details

Added by Matt Van Swol

This is a hidden park known only to locals who fish, but is open to the public! Minutes away from Phinizy Swamp and beautiful spots to explore!

Hidden in the back woods behind Augusta's domestic airport, the New Savannah River Lock and Dam is a favorite fishing spot for locals. Drive through the entrance to the park and you'll find a large selection of pavilions, fishing areas, a boat ramp, and even fish cleaning stations! Put your pole into any one of the hundreds of rod holders and enjoy the roaring sound of the dam! 

For those who are more adventurous, right as you enter the park, look to your left and you'll see an abandoned bridge, atop a smaller dam. Find the path in the woods just below you that takes you to the very bottom, and you'll discover a beautiful second fishing hole, along with another old abandoned bridge. 

When you are done fishing, simply use any one of the three fish cleaning stations!

Read More

Know for

Canoeing
Chillin
Fishing
Photography
Kayaking
Hiking
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Forest
Picnic Area
River
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Nearby

Reviews

Leave a Review

GREAT!

Great fishing spot, wonderfully secluded and the Lock and Dam is absolutely a gorgeous structure!

112 total saves

5.0/5

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

Nearby Adventures

Hike through Phinizy Swamp

5.0
2 mi / 20 ft gain

Explore Redcliffe Plantation

2 mi / 200 ft gain

Ramble along the Augusta Riverwalk

4.5
3 mi

Swim at Aqueduct Park (Rae's Creek)

4.0
0.5 mi / 50 ft gain
More Nearby Adventures