Admission: $4 per person, mainly to fund road maintenance.
Brickyard (Merry) Ponds is located near downtown Augusta, Georgia close to the Savannah river. The ponds are water-filled, abandoned clay mining pits. The clay mines were operated for many years by the Merry Brick Company and are known locally as the “Merry Ponds.” Boral Brick company now operates the Brickworks.Clay for brick manufacture has been mined in this area for nearly a century.
The main attraction of the brickyard ponds is the large numbers of migrating ducks that arrive in fall and winter. American Eagles are commonly seen in the area.
The old Fish Shack at the North end of the ponds has been torn down.
Migrating Ducks, American Eagle