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Watson Mill Bridge State Park, GA

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This is a very picturesque park whose main attraction is the longest existing covered bridge in Georgia. There is a small campground, picnic shelters, 3 Pioneer campsites, and several miles of hiking trails.

706 783-5349

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We set up on Site 19. With the leaves not out yet, we had no problem setting up our satellite dish. Verizon National Access service was available.

Date of visit: Mar 2006

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Most of the 21 sites are pull-throughs, and offer W/E(double 30A) hookups. There is a dump station.

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The campground is located on a small knoll near where Big Clouds Creek joins the South Fork River. Some of the sites on the outside of the loop are on the edge of the hill. Site 15 is at the left, with 13 in the background.

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In the center of the camping loop is the bathhouse with hot showers and laundry facilities. There is also a picnic pavilion with a large grill.

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This is the bridge and dam at Watson Mill, about 3/4 of a mile from the campground. There is a pleasant trail along the river from the campground to the bridge. In warm weather, the shoals below the dam offer a great way to cool off.

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Watson Mill Bridge was built in 1885 and restored in 1973. It is 229 feet long. Open to car traffic, there is a 3-ton weight limit and a 9' height restriction. RV's must approach the park from the south, off GA Route 22.

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The trail from the CG to the bridge follows this old mill race which provided power to a hydro-electric station for much of the first half of the 20th century.

Amenities

20 sites E/W - $26-$30

Dump station, showers

Open Mar - Nov

Coordinates: 34.022307 N, 83.069646 W

Elevation: 564'