Known as 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 an overnight stay at the campground. Hiking, biking and horseback riding trails allow visitors to enjoy the thick forest along the river or travel into the parks backcountry. During summer, visitors often play in the cool river shoals just below the bridge.

Main trails are pretty cool but short. Good relaxing run. I'd avoid horse trails if running. Pretty at parts but too much mud and uneven ground due to horse traffic.

Amazing... beautiful... peaceful.

This is such a wonderful, well kept trail.

Beautiful scenery, water was amazing to wade in... trails were very nice... well kept. great day..

I took my day campers here and they absolutely loved it!!!

mountain biking
Sunday, May 29, 2016

Rode the shorter trails didn't really care for them. Drove up to Payne's Creek had a blast.

hiking
Monday, February 01, 2016

Great trails...... Go on both sides of the river. Don't both with the trail across the street unless u have young children. I will go back again!! I did 3.5 mi and took an 1hr nap n the hammock. Great day!!

The water is the main attraction, fit for swimming or laying out on the rocks! There's a mossy rock perfect for sliding down in the middle of the river! Kids and dogs love it. The trail is short and easy and shaded