Watson Mill Bridge State Park

Reservations (800) 864-7275
Park (706) 783-5349

FACILITIES AVAILABLE for November 11-14:
RV/Tent Campsites, Horse Campground, Log Cabin Bunkhouse, Group Shelter, Picnic Shelter

(as of November 9, 2010 - updates are posted on Tuesday)



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.


Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office Hours: 8AM-5PM
www.GeorgiaStateParks.org/WatsonMillBridge


FACILITIES:

  • 1,118 Acres
  • 5-Acre Mill Pond
  • Covered Bridge
  • 21 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($25-$28)
  • 3 Log Cabin Bunkhouses (sleep 8, $65)
  • 3 Picnic Shelters ($40)
  • Group Shelter (seats 100, $105)
  • Pioneer Campground ($33 and up)
  • Horse Stalls ($11) with 11 Campsites ($25-$28)
  • Playground

 


ACTIVITIES:

 








  • Height Restrictions on the park "9 FEET on covered bridge"
  • Traditional campers please use Comer entrance on HWY 22
  • Equestrian campers please use Carlton entrance on HWY 72

 


NEARBY ATTRACTIONS:

 

Address/Directions
Watson Mill Bridge State Park
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.

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