Watson Mill Bridge State Park

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.

Motorcycle Fundraiser Ride

Watson Mill Bridge

The Friends of Watson Mill Bridge State Park is sponsoring a motorcycle fundraising ride on Saturday, JUNE 20, 2020
Registration will begin at 9 am, kickstands up at 10 am.
The ride route details will follow later, please visit this site back later.
Cost: $25.00 per Rider / $10.00 per passenger.
50/50 Drawing
All riders welcome!

We hope to see you there! 

A $5 parking pass or a Friends ParkPass is required. Don’t forget your Friends membership to save on your visit....

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Equestrian Work Day 2020

Please join us for the 14th Annual Statewide Georgia Department of Natural Resources Equestrian Workday on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at 9:30 am.

Help show GA DNR personnel how much we appreciate and need these safe places to ride and camp with our horses.

You must sign up in advance so that we have an accurate count for lunch and can plan tasks for the day. Lunch and drinks will be provided for those who sign up. Please bring tools such as shovels, gloves, pruners, etc. 

Contact Wendy Bond - 706-201-1307 - trailridespecial@yahoo.com


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