Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Watson Mill Bridge State Park
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.
 
   Watson Mill Bridge State Park Business Plan

Directions

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.

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

Equestrian Workday 2016
Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 9 AM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Watson Mill Bridge State Park
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
Presenter/Location: Watson Mill Bridge State Park
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 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.
Contacts
Mr. Jerry Cook
706-783-5349  Park Manager

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

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