Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Watson Mill Bridge State Park
OPEN SEASONALLY: Park and office open March - November. 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.
   Watson Mill Bridge State Park Business Plan


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.

650 Watson Mill Road
Comer, GA 30629
Madison County



New Years Day Hike
Friday, Jan 1, 2016 9 AM to 10 AM
Presenter/Location: Watson Mill Bridge State Park
Covered Bridge and Power Plant history hike. $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
Haunted Hayride 2016Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Friday, Oct 21, 2016 until Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 5:30 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.
Mr. Jerry Cook
706-783-5349  Park Manager

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

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