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“Amazing park with river shoals so close to Athens!”

Watson Mill Bridge State Park
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Comer
Certificate of Excellence
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Athens, Georgia
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Amazing park with river shoals so close to Athens!”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Cant believe I've lived in Athens 10 years and didnt know about this park...a 25 minute drive and you're in a park with a (a) remarkable covered bridge (2) great picnicking, but MOST importantly--(3) AMAZING shoals on the river you can walk on, splash in AND (4) a 2.5 mile dog-friendly (leashed of course) trail, about half of which is on the river. My wife, my dogs and I LOVE this park and have gone back 3 times in the last 2 weeks. A real treasure.

Visited June 2014
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Fountain Inn, South Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Very nice place to camp!”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Did not get to explore very much only staying one night, but it is a very nice place to camp. The bridge area is neat where kids can slide down smooth slate rocks in the water. Some of the camp sites seemed a bit cramped or not as private as one would like, but the one we stayed at was nice. Hiking, biking trails and places to picnic were plentiful. Very friendly and helpful staff at the Welcome Center. Very pretty setting.

Visited May 2014
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Moultrie, Georgia, United States
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“One word - Beautiful”
Reviewed 9 March 2014

The landscape in the park is gorgeous. I especially enjoyed the covered bridge. My husband and I found a second bridge in the park on a dirt road. That was a neat find. We were only here for a short time but enjoyed every minute.

Visited March 2014
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The South
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Ladies Equestrian Trip”
Reviewed 6 November 2013

We visited the first weekend in November. Our group consisted of 11 women and girls and 11 horses. We rented Log Cabin 1, a tent site and 12 Horse Stalls. The log cabin exceeded my expectations. The cabin was very clean and tidy (no spider webs) and the beds had actual indoor mattresses, just bring a sleeping bag or bedroll and you were good to go! The site provided plenty of picnic tables, a fire ring, and was very close to the bath house and stables. Definitely a thumbs up. The horse stables were quite nice, clean upon arrival, plenty of room for the horses, even our thoroughbreds and Percherons. The stabling area even provided muck buckets and forks, plenty of hitching posts, lots of watering stations and mounting blocks. Trailer parking was a little tight, but not unmanageable. The trails were beautiful. There were a lot of exposed roots, but most of the trails were sanded and not rocky (we only had to deal with rocks in one or two spots). The trails themselves could be a little better marked, but nothing too hard to figure out. Nothing too steep, and most of the trails could be trotted or cantered without much trouble. All in all, we had a fun time and our planning our next trip back!

Visited November 2013
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Atlanta, Ga.
Level 6 Contributor
204 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Beauty in old Georgia charm”
Reviewed 27 October 2013

Watson Mill Bridge Stae Park is a beautiful landscape of old Georgia. Tucked away in Comer about 30 miles from Athens it is a charming park with beautiful flat hiking trails, a georgious waterfall and a fabulous authentic covered bridge. This bridge is the longest covered bridge left standing in Ga. And one of only 20 still around. The workmanship is amazing and worth further inspection. The campground is small but clean and almost every site is a drive through. Most have water/sewer hook ups. There is a dump station available. The bathhouse is clean and there are laundry facilities. The cell reception is sparce but it is there. We were not able to get any TV channels on the antenna and there is no cable hook up. There are also three primitive sites available. One large enough to accommodate up to 30 people. They are not too far from the central campground location, only a 5 min walk actually.

The camp host is friendly and the office has limited supply's so make sure you bring what you will need prior to arrival. But if necessary there is a town with all you'll need only 20-25 mins east.

All in all this is a great weekend get-a-way. We thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend inn the beautiful rolling hills of East Georgia.

Visited October 2013
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