Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Watson Mill Bridge State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park Office 706-783-5349

OPEN SEASONALLY: From December – February, the office and campground are closed. However, the Log Cabin Bunkhouses, Equestrian Campsites and Horse Stalls are open on a first-come, first-served basis.

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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Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office Hours: 8AM-5PM
SEASONAL HOURS: The Office, Group Shelter, Pioneer Camping and Regular Campground are closed Dec.-Feb. All other facilities are available on a first come first serve basis.
$5 parking. Annual passes available.

    • 1,118 Acres
    • Covered Bridge
    • 20 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($26-$30)
    • 11 Horse Campground Campsites ($26-$30)
    • 22 Horse Stables ($15)
    3 Log Cabin Bunkhouses (sleep 8, $85)
    • Group Shelter (seats 80, $75 - $125) -- seasonal
    • 3 Picnic Shelters ($35)
    • 3 Pioneer Campsites ($35)

    Hiking – 7 miles of trails
    Bicycling – 5 miles of trails, Muddy Spokes Club
    • Kayak, Canoe and Pedal Boat Rental (seasonal)
    • Horseback Riding (trail fee, annual pass available) – 14 miles of trails, camping area, stalls, no horse rental. Horse trails open at 8 a.m. A current negative coggins test for each horse must be in rider's possession.
    - Rules of Stable & Equestrian Trail Use
    - Rules of Etiquette
    • Fishing – catfish, bass and bream
    • Playground
    • Photography
    • Picnicking
    Weddings (park approval required)

    • Height Restrictions on 9-Foot Covered Bridge
    • Traditional campers please use Comer entrance on Hwy. 22.
    • Equestrian campers please use Carlton entrance on Hwy. 72.


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Equestrian Workday 2016
Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 9 AM to 3 PM
Join other horse enthusiasts as they help improve equestrian trails and related facilities at the park. Lunch and goodies included. Volunteers should bring tools such as shovels, gloves and pruners. Check back for more detailed information. more information 706-783-5349.
Power House Ruins
Saturday, Apr 23, 2016 9 AM to 10 AM
Join the Park Ranger for a hike along the peddle boat canal, to learn the history of the Old Power House Ruins. $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
Hidden Gem
Haunted Hayride 2016
Friday, Oct 21, 2016 until Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 5:30 PM to 10 PM
Bring the kids for fun games and a spooky night in the park. Hayride starts at covered bridge and makes it way through the campground.  $5.00 per person for Hayride $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
Watson Mill Bridge State Park
650 Watson Mill Road
Comer, GA 30629
Madison County

GPS Coordinates:
N 34.025000 | W -083.074983

Located 3 miles south of Comer off Ga. Hwy. 22. Covered bridge has 9-foot maximum clearance. Equestrian campers need to use the park entrance off Hwy. 72 in Cartlon, while traditional campers may use the park entrance off Hwy. 22 in Comer.

Watson Mill Bridge State Park
650 Watson Mill Road
Comer, GA 30629 View Details

Watson Mill Bridge State Park

Make reservations using the options above or call 1-800-864-7275 (Monday-Friday, 8AM-8PM; Saturday-Sunday, 9AM-5PM EST).
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