Supported by a local Friends chapter, 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.
Watson Mill Bridge State Park
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Sponsored by the Georgia Equestrian Trail Riders in partnership with Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites, the 13th Annual Statewide Equestrian Workday will be held at equestrian sites around the state on Saturday, March 9, 2019.
This is a rain or shine event. Please sign up in advance using the contact listed below. Lunch and drinks will be provided to those who sign up in advance. Please sign up by March 3 so we can plan for food.
Please bring tools such as shovels, gloves, pruners, etc.
To sign up for this event at Watson Mill Bridge, contact Wendy Bond at 706.201.1307 or firstname.lastname@example.org.