Watson Mill Bridge State Park
Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 32
About: Known as 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 an overnight stay at the campground. Hiking, biking and horseback riding trails allow visitors to enjoy the thick forest along the river or travel into the park’s backcountry. During summer, visitors often play in the cool river shoals just below the bridge.
5-Acre Mill Pond
21 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites
3 Log Cabin Bunkhouses (sleep 8)
3 Picnic Shelters
Group Shelter (seats 100)
Horse Stalls with 11 Campsites
Hiking – 7 miles of trails
Bicycling – 5 miles of trails
Horseback Riding – 14 miles of trails, camping area, stalls, no horse rental
Canoe and Pedal Boat Rental (seasonal)
Fishing – catfish, bass and bream
Directions: Located 3 miles south of Comer off Ga. Hwy. 22. Covered bridge has 9-foot maximum clearance. Equestrian campers may need to use the park entrance of Hwy. 72 in Cartlon, while traditional campers may use the park entrance off Hwy. 22 in Comer.
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