There is something old and something new to see here. Originally this was and basically still is the headgate for the Savannah River. The natural rapids here made this point the place where the cotton boats could go no further. The Augusta Canal is also located here as a means of transporting goods through calmer waters. Augusta became the stopping point for traffic up the Savannah River. There is also a walking/running and bike riding path here that goes into the city of Augusta; it's about 7 miles long.
Today the Gatekeeper's Cottage is nicely restored and offers a free short historical talk about the area. There are also a couple of areas for picnics and even a screened in building for barbecues in the summer. Further up the hill there is now a beautiful new building called the Pavillion that can be rented for wedding receptions and other events. It's a popular venue in the Evans area. There is plenty of parking and even more parking is being developed and ongoing.
This is a nice starting place to take out of town guests to get an idea of how the city of Augusta was developed and is impacted by the Savannah River.
2175 Gordon Highway, Evans, Georgia, 30809, United States
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We went to lunch at Sho Chin's Asian Kitchen after hearing several good comments about it. They have a menu that offers lunch and dinner prices. The menu has two parts: pick the meat ingredient and then add the dish to go with it. I had chicken and the spicy Hunan dish which had garlic, broccoli, snap peas, bell peppers, zucinni squash and crunchy...more
Augsburg Haus is a new addition to the choices of restaurants in Evans. They have a lunch menu that is basically half the price of the dinner menu and it's half the size. The interior decor has a lot of pictures, license plates, and flags from the Deutchland.There is a bar area here and overall service for the meals is good. Can't say that I have...more
Lake Springs Park is owned by the Army Corps of Engineers. It is on Lake Thurmond which was formed by Thurmond Dam on the Savannah River. This is a great place for picnics with lots of shelters and grills and boatramps for boating.Fee is $4 per vehicle. If you have a National Park Pass or Golden Pass it is $2 per vehicle.The Park is only open April...more
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I built this house in Evans, on 10 acres of land at the dead end of a dirt road. I named it Honey Berry Farm, because I had 9 beehives and planted about 1000 rabbiteye blueberry bushes. I also raised a large garden, fruit trees, chickens, goats and other critters. Today the 10 acres has been divided into two lots, and it is no longer called Honey...more
One of the neatest things about living in Evans, and at Honey Berry Farm, is that the County Commission named the road Conn Drive, in my honor. At the time I built my house there it was a one lane dirt road and mine was the first house on it. I was amazed during my recent visit back to Evans to see that Conn Drive has now been widened, paved and...more