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Watson Mill Bridge State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park Office 706-783-5349


PUBLIC NOTICE: Office open and reservations accepted March - November. Office closed and Equestrian Sites (Log Cabin Bunkhouses, Equestrian Campsites and Horse Stalls) are first-come, first-served December - February.

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.
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ACCOMMODATIONS & FACILITIES:
    • 1,118 Acres
    • Covered Bridge
    • 20 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($26-$29)
    • 11 Horse Campground Campsites ($25-$28)
    • 22 Horse Stables ($12)
    3 Log Cabin Bunkhouses (sleep 8, $75)
    • Group Shelter (seats 100, $110) -- seasonal
    • 3 Picnic Shelters ($45)
    • 3 Pioneer Campsites ($35)


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








    • Height Restrictions on the park "9 FEET on covered bridge"
    • Traditional campers please use Comer entrance on HWY 22
    • Equestrian campers please use Carlton entrance on HWY 72


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Address/Directions
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.

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Watson Mill Bridge State Park
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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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