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.

Went here with my 10yo daughter and had a lot of fun. Trail is nice...pretty easy but definitely wear good shoes. Was great to play in the water after

Great area for photography and a short hike. When I went the area was also very busy with people using the river for tubing and hanging out. Parking looks to be limited but I got there early so I didn't have to worry about it. Also it is $5 to park.

Great swimming!

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.

Monday, August 29, 2016

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