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
Run Bike Run Nov.17
Friends of Watson Mill Bridge State Park are hosting the Road Apple Trail Race on Sunday, November 17, 2013 (Rain or Shine). This is a trail Duathlon. The Duathlon is open to all ages and is a 3 mile run, 10 mile bike race, 3 mile run. The race will be held on the equestrian trails. The trails will be available for practice runs from 4:00pm until 6:00pm, Saturday, November 16. You will be responsible for purchasing a parking pass (free for Friends members). Registration packets will be available from 4:00pm—6:00pm, Saturday,...