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Watson Mill Bridge State Park, Comer

#44 of 108 in Nature in Georgia
Must see · State Park · Nature / Park
Watson Mill Bridge State Park is a 1,018 acre (4.12 km²) Georgia state park located near Comer and Carlton on the South Fork of the Broad River. The park is named for the Watson Mill Bridge, the longest original-site covered bridge in Georgia, which spans 229 feet (69.73 meters) across the South Fork River. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Watson Mill Covered Bridge and Mill Historic District. The bridge, built in 1885, is supported by a town lattice truss system held firmly together with wooden pins. Georgia once had over 200 covered bridges, but only 20 now remain. The park also offers a scenic nature trail and a new hiking/horse trail that winds through the thick forests and along the rivers edge.
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  • This was our first time at the park and we love it. We stayed for a week in our 5th wheel camper at site #5 and although it takes a little backing skills to avoid the trees as you enter the site, the....  more »
  • We have visited Watson Mill State Park several times, each time better than the last. If you are looking to have some quality family time in a peaceful setting than this is the place for you. There....  more »
  • Great place for the family and kids.. The rocks are very slick. Not sure if flops are the best option. It's also a very picture worthy place. ill definitely return for a visit in the near future.
  • Trails and facilities are well maintained. Staff member that sold us the parking pass was polite and helpful. The history of the mill and bridge are very interesting. We took our dog out on the shoals and it was a very peaceful time listening to the water.

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