WATSON MILL BRIDGE STATE PARK, GA

Beginning May 1, 2012, Watson Mill Bridge returned to State Park status and the office is open. Reservations for camping and picnic shelters can be made by calling 1-800-864-7275. However, from December - February annually, the office, campground, pioneer sites and group shelter...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Fri Nov 20 2015   Later Dates

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Alerts and Important Information
Parkpass is required for all vehicles.
ParkPass fees: 1-12 passenger vehicles $5 per day or $50 annual ParkPass;
13 - 30 passenger vehicles $30 per day or $75 annual ParkPass;
31 or more passenger vehicles $70 per day or $250 annual ParkPass;
Georgia active duty military/veterans $3.75 per day or $37.50 annual ParkPass.

ParkPass is available at the park office or by calling (770) 389-7401.
Overnight guests pay only one fee for the duration of their stay.
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Nonspecific+ Campsite Electric 6 50
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WATSON MILL GROUP SHELTER Group Shelter 100
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WATSON MILL HORSE CAMPGROUND Campsite Equestrian 6 50
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WATSON MILL HORSE CAMPGROUND Campsite Equestrian 6 50
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WATSON MILL HORSE CAMPING BUDDY SITES Buddy Campsites 12 50
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WATSON MILL HORSE STABLES Horse Stables
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+When you reserve one of these sites, it will not be a site specific reservation. You will be assigned a site when you arrive at the campground.
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Description

Beginning May 1, 2012, Watson Mill Bridge returned to State Park status and the office is open. Reservations for camping and picnic shelters can be made by calling 1-800-864-7275. However, from December - February annually, the office, campground, pioneer sites and group shelter will be closed. The park will be open during this time, but equestrian camping, horse stalls, and the Bunkhouses will be open on a first-come-first-served basis.

One of the most picturesque state parks in Georgia, 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.

Recreation:

Hiking – 7 miles of trails
Bicycling – 5 miles of trails, Muddy Spokes Club
Horseback Riding (trail fee, annual pass available) – 14 miles of trails, camping area, stalls, no horse rental.
NOTICE: Horse trails open at 8 a.m. A current negative coggins test for each horse must be in the rider's possession.
- Rules of Stable & Equestrian Trail Use
- Rules of Etiquette
GeoCaching
Fishing – catfish, bass and bream
Playground
Photography
Picnicking
Weddings (park approval required)

Facilities:

1,118 Acres
Covered Bridge
20 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($26-$29)
11 Horse Campground Campsites ($26-$29)
22 Horse Stables ($12)
3 Log Cabin Bunkhouses (sleep 8, $75)
Group Shelter (seats 100, $110)
3 Picnic Shelters ($45)
3 Pioneer Campsites ($35)

Nearby Attractions:

Arrowhead Pointe Golf Course at Richard B. Russell
Athens, Georgia
Bobby Brown State Outdoor Recreation Area
Georgia's Classic South
Highland Walk Golf Course at Victoria Bryant
Richard B. Russell State Park
Robert Toombs House State Historic Site
Victoria Bryant State Park
University of Georgia

Booking Window

Buddy Campsites

Mon Oct 20 2014 - Fri Nov 20 2015

Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 13 Month(s) in advance.

Campsite Electric

Mon Oct 20 2014 - Fri Nov 20 2015

Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 13 Month(s) in advance.

Campsite Equestrian

Mon Oct 20 2014 - Fri Nov 20 2015

Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 13 Month(s) in advance.

Group Shelter

Wed Oct 22 2014 - Fri Nov 20 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 13 Month(s) in advance.

Horse Stables

Mon Oct 20 2014 - Fri Nov 20 2015

Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 13 Month(s) in advance.

Log Cabin Bunk House

Wed Oct 22 2014 - Fri Nov 20 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 13 Month(s) in advance.

Picnic Shelter

Wed Oct 22 2014 - Fri Nov 20 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 13 Month(s) in advance.

Pioneer Camping

Mon Oct 20 2014 - Fri Nov 20 2015

Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 13 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Sat Mar 01 2014 Sun Nov 30 2014
Walk In Mon Dec 01 2014 Sat Feb 28 2015
Peak Sun Mar 01 2015 Mon Nov 30 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Air Conditioning
  • Canoe Rental
  • Canoe Rentals
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hook-Ups
  • Fishing
  • Grill
  • Heat
  • Hiking
  • Hiking/Biking Trails
  • Horse Stables
  • Horse Trails
  • Horseback Riding
  • Host Site
  • Kitchen/Food Prep Area
  • Parking
  • Pedal Boats
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Water Hook-Ups
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Fees and Cancellation Policies

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Mar 01 2014 -
Nov 30 2014
Pioneer Camping $33.00-$35.00
Picnic Shelter $40.00-$45.00
Log Cabin Bunk House $75.00
Horse Stables $12.00
Group Shelter $110.00
Campsite Equestrian $28.00
Campsite Electric $29.00
Buddy Campsites $58.00
Walk In Season
Dec 01 2014 -
Feb 28 2015
Pioneer Camping $33.00-$35.00
Picnic Shelter $40.00-$45.00
Log Cabin Bunk House $75.00
Horse Stables $12.00
Group Shelter $110.00-$125.00
Campsite Equestrian $28.00
Campsite Electric $29.00
Buddy Campsites $58.00
Peak Season
Mar 01 2015 -
Nov 30 2015
Pioneer Camping $33.00-$35.00
Picnic Shelter $40.00-$45.00
Log Cabin Bunk House $75.00
Horse Stables $12.00
Group Shelter $125.00
Campsite Equestrian $28.00
Campsite Electric $29.00
Buddy Campsites $58.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.02778, -83.07278
34°1'40"N, 83°4'22"W

From South Atlanta: I-20 East, exit GA Hwy 138 at Conyers to GA Hwy 78 at Monroe to GA Hwy 29 at Athens and then GA Hwy 72E to Comer, park is 6 miles from Comer. Follow signs from North Atlanta: I-85 North to 316E to 29 at Athens and the GA Hwy 72E to Comer; park is 6 miles from Comer, follow signs. Park is located 20 miles East of Athens.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

WATSON MILL BRIDGE STATE PARK
650 WATSON MILL ROAD
COMER  GA  30629

Phone Number:

Information:  (706)783-5349
Additional Information