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
Haunted Hayride 2018
Friends of Watson Mill Bridge State Park are planning ahead to the 2018 fall hayrides. They are planning for their best hayride to date as they welcome you to their 5th hayride sponsored by Friends. This family-friendly evening event will certainly be a wonderful time for the whole family and a wonderful way to celebrate the season!
All proceeds will benefit Friends sponsored projects and support for Watson Mill Bridge State Park.
Enjoy the big event:
October 26 and October 27, 2018 from 6:30PM to 9:30PM...