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Watson Mill Bridge State Park

650 Watson Mill Rd
706-783-5349

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.



Reviews

Melissa Dobson

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Friday, June 29, 2018
Beautiful park! Great campground. We really enjoyed our stay here. We had plenty of room to spread out and have a good time!. The bridge is stunning and I was a little disappointed that we couldn't drive through it (it has a 3 ton limit). The kids loved the playground and hiking trails. The trail next to the raceway was a bit underkept. As well as the trail to the iron bridge, we couldn't even walk to the bridge on that one. We played in the river and the water was very welcoming on such a warm day.

Britt

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
This is a beautiful park to visit! The dam creates a fun waterfall and the shallow river has plenty of room for exploration and play for a multitude of parkgoers. Just PLEASE wear water shoes. The rocks are VERY slippery, and my son found a fishing lure with a rusted three-pronged hook in the water where most people were entering the river. Parking is $5 for most vehicles- bring exact cash.

Carolyn Hicks

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Sunday, April 22, 2018
It's a great little hike, scenery and sound of the rushing water very relaxing. The covered bridge is just fantastic! Beautiful. Was not very busy when my group was there from about 10AM till noon or so in a Saturday. The lady in the park office was very nice and knowledgeable. I want to return soon. Highly recommend.

Kimbrena Cravens

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018
We come here a lot. It’s a beautiful area, water to wade in, playgrounds, fields, paddle boats, bathrooms, volleyball nets, grills and picnic structures. Not to mention, there are several hiking trails. Our whole family loves this place!!

Jacque Minor

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018
The park is beautiful. We actually went to check out the camping area. The camping area is kinda cramped up on top of each other. A small camper would be good, but a bigger size, might have some issues turning. Trees in the ways of some of the camp sites, making it harder to maneuver . Dont trust large pines!! The office had a nice little display of taxidermy animals that had been found on the property... the young lady in the office was friendly. The restroom at the office was clean .

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