Watson Mill Bridge State Park


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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.

Directions

GPS Coordinates:

N 34.025000 | W -083.074983
Located 3 miles south of Comer off Highway 22.
Covered bridge has 9-foot maximum clearance. Equestrian campers need to use the park entrance off Highway 72 in Carlton, while traditional campers may use the park entrance off Highway 22 in Comer.


Address
650 Watson Mill Road
Comer, GA 30629
Madison County
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Phone
706-783-5349

Haunted Hayride 2016Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Friday, Oct 21, 2016 until Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 6 PM to 10 PM
Presenter/Location: Watson Mill Bridge State Park
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.
Contacts
Mr. Jerry Cook
706-783-5349  Park Manager

Kim Faust
706-783-5349  Secretary, Watson Mill Bridge State Park