Watson Mill Bridge State Park

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Watson Mill Bridge State Park

» Covered Bridge Notice:
› Due to the height (9-foot clearance) and weight (3-ton limit) restrictions for the covered bridge, regular RV campers should enter from Highway 22. Equestrian campers should enter the park from Highway 72.


One of the most picturesque state parks in Georgia, Watson Mill Bridge contains the longest covered bridge in the state, spanning 229 feet across the South Fork River. Built in 1885 by Washington (W.W.) King, son of freed slave and famous covered-bridge builder Horace King, the bridge is supported by a town lattice truss system held firmly together with wooden pins. At one time, Georgia had more than 200 covered bridges; today, less than 20 remain.

The park is an ideal spot for an afternoon picnic or overnight stay in the quiet campground. Hiking, biking and horseback riding trails allow visitors to enjoy the thick forest and river. During summer, visitors often play in the cool river shoals just below the bridge. Watson Mill Bridge has become a popular destination for horse owners who have their own camping area near stalls.


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Season

March 1–November 30

From December 1–February 28, the office and campground are closed due to seasonal hours. The log cabin bunkhouses, picnic shelters, equestrian campsites and horse stables remain open on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hours

Park Hours 7 a.m.–10 a.m.

Office Hours 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Fees & Passes

$5 parking. Annual passes available.

Phone Numbers

Park 706-783-5349

Reservations 800-864-7275

Address

650 Watson Mill Road
Comer, GA 30629
Madison County

GPS Coordinates
N 34.025000 | W -083.074983