Watson Mill Bridge State Park
650 Watson Mill Rd.
Comer, GA 30629
State Park: Bike, Birding, Camp, Fish, Hike, History, Horse, Picnic, Walk, Water Sports
Known as one of the most picturesque state parks in Georgia, Watson Mill Bridge contains the longest original-site covered bridge in the state, spanning 229 feet across the South Fork River. Built in 1885, 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. Nature trails, bike trails and new hiking/horse trails allow visitors to enjoy the thick forest along the river or travel into the parks backcountry. During summer, visitors often play in the cool river shoals.