Although it is part of the Augusta, Georgia metropolitan area, North Augusta sits on the other side of the Georgia-South Carolina state line. The Savannah River divides the two states and cities from one another, and Interstates 20 and 520 run through the metro area operating as the main route in and out of the city.
The area around North Augusta has been continuously inhabited for over three hundred years by those with European origin, and even longer by the indigenous population. The land where North Augusta now lies was once a major trading post that would become one of the region’s best resort/vacation towns by design. North Augusta is practically full of old historic landmarks, and notable buildings like the Hampton Terrace Hotel, which was at one time the largest hotel in the country before it burnt down in 1916. After the hotel burned to the ground, the town's tourism industry began to struggle and decline.
North Augusta has largely reinvented itself into a charming, modern town while retaining the qualities that have made it great since its inception. The town is proud of its location and calls itself “South Carolina’s Riverfront” due to its lovely views of the Savannah River. Its position adjacent to Augusta solidifies its case as an excellent place to both live and visit, so when you book an RV in North Augusta, you’ll soon see why it has become so popular again.
Explore the Outdoors
The city of North Augusta is scenic and full of lovely little parks, a fact in which the city takes immense pride. Riverview Park and Activities Center is a one hundred fifty acre complex close to the river where there is a large track and field facility, several baseball fields, and a disc golf course. There’s also a picnic pavilion, and two playgrounds. Riverview Park is also known nationwide for hosting the yearly Nike Summer Events, where premier athletes from every corner of the country come to compete and network.
Brick Pond Park is another exceptional park down by the Savannah River where people go to enjoy the delightful walking trails and wildlife. Even Boeckh Park along the river’s edge is worth seeing; the greenway has amazing views of the river and the city of Augusta across the water.
But the fun really begins when you head out of town in your North Augusta camper rental to see what Georgia and South Carolina has lots of: Natural beauty. Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, over the river in Georgia, is as good as any place to start off your adventures. This spectacular sanctuary is a birdwatcher’s dream with species like the bald eagle, red-shouldered hawk, and great blue heron on display.
The confluence of Clark Hills Lake and the Savannah River have lots of parks centered around it making for an excellent place to head when you rent an RV. On the South Carolina side, Parksville Recreation Area and Hamilton Branch State Park are two of the best places to visit. Hamilton Branch State Park has lakefront campsites, bicycle and walking trails, playgrounds, and two boat launches for those with watercraft of their own. Baker Creek State Park is further upriver next to Lake Thurmond. This park is great for fishing, mountain biking, or camping at one of its two campgrounds. On the Georgia side of the river, Wildwood Park, Fort Gordon Recreation Area, and Mistletoe State Park give you the opportunity to enjoy the refreshing waters of the lake in different areas. The white sandy beaches are fantastic for sun tanning or going swimming to beat the summer heat.
If you take Interstate 20 west towards Athens, you can visit Oconee National Forest to see one of the most beautiful parts of Georgia. This sprawling forest covers over a hundred thousand acres of mountains, forests, lakes, and rivers, and is popular for fishing and hunting among other things. Chattahoochee National Forest is the other major forest in Georgia and it's just a little bit further away if you are up for a road trip in your North Augusta luxury RV rental. The breathtaking views from the Appalachian Mountains or the glorious waterfall hikes make this forest a favorite of travelers. Francis Marion National Forest near Charleston, South Carolina is also worth checking out if you would rather head towards the coast instead.
As far as local attractions go, there is a decent number of things to do when you rent a motorhome in North Augusta. The shops and restaurants along the river are picturesque and the buildings are stunning, oftentimes dating back hundreds of years.
The history of the city and area is prominently displayed as often as possible, at local landmarks and museums like the Living History Museum. This outdoors museum resembles an old colonial village with wooden cottages, cabins, and other infrastructure that was built generations ago.
Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site demonstrates what upper-class society looked like in the mid 19th century. Built in 1859, this Greek revivalist style structure was donated by the family to become a local landmark and historic park.
SRP Park located in the Riverside Village at Harpers Ferry is a great place to catch a baseball game. The park is home to a minor league baseball team, the Augusta GreenJackets, and has very affordable prices and great seats. Augusta has some great attractions of its own on the other side of the river, but the most notable is the Masters Golf Tournament that happens once every year at the famous Augusta National Golf Club. Known as one of the four “major” tournaments in golf, the event has solidified itself amongst the most important sporting events of the year.
RV Parks to Visit
North Augusta benefits from having lovely weather year-round, so it's no surprise that camping is a major industry in and around this vacation destination. For instance, Heritage RV Park is located in Augusta just off of Interstate 20, and is one of the closest RV parks to the Masters tournament at Augusta National Golf Club.
Aiken RV Park has spacious camping spots for larger trailers so you are covered when you bring your North Augusta RV rental by owner there to stay the night. The park is available for overnight, weekly, monthly, and long-term stays. It has full hookups, showers and laundry facilities, so it makes for a convenient place to stay while you’re in the area.
North Augusta, SC is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.
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