Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites

Watson Mill Bridge State Park


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.


   Watson Mill Bridge State Park Business Plan



Address
650 Watson Mill Road
Comer, GA 30629


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.

Phone
(706) 783-5349

 
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