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Watson Mill Bridge State Park

Comer, GA

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Address: 650 Watson Mill Rd, Comer, GA 30629, USA Number: 706-783-5349 Website How do we get there?

What is there to do?

The great outdoors is great in Georgia! Watson Mill Bridge State Park is actually one of the most picturesque state parks in the entire Peach State, with the longest covered bridge in Georgia. Pretty impressive huh!

In fact, the bridge covers 229ft across the South Fork River, and dates back to 1885. Did you know it was built by Washington King, who was the son of a freed slave, as well as famous covered-bridge builder Horace King?

See everything you are learning already - imagine what you could learn when you actually visit! The bridge is supported by a town lattice truss system, which is held together firmly with wooden pins. Any engineering loving kids will love that!

Want to know something else just as fascinating? Well, Georgia actually at one time had over 200 covered bridges, and today there are less than 20, so it really is an important part of Georgia's history!

Of course, we LOVE state parks for the adventure as well as the history, so it's just as well the area is perfect for that afternoon picnic, or overnighting in a quiet campground. Those active families will love the biking, hiking and even horseback riding through thick forest.

During those warmer months, you can even splash around in the cool river shoals just below the bridge.

So are you ready for a GREAT family day out in Georgia's GREAT outdoors! At Watson Mill Bridge State Park, GREAT certainly is the word for it!

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How much does it cost?

Hilton

Adults

$5 parking

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Last Updates

2017

Any top tips?

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Annual passes are available if you are going to visit frequently!

I'm Hungry!

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Take a picnic! They have picnic shelters and it's the perfect place to relax and eat your home cooked food

Healthy Eating
Take plenty of bottled water!

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Where is it at?

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Located 3 miles south of Comer off Ga. Hwy. 22.

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When can we go?

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Park 7am – 10pm. Office 8am – 5pm.

March 1 – November 30. The log cabin bunkhouses, picnic shelters, equestrian campsites and horse stables remain open on a first-come, first-served basis.

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