If you're searching for a State Park that offers some of the best natural scenery you'll find anywhere in Georgia - and that lets you camp with your canine companion, this is the park for you. Located on the banks of the South Fork River, this picture-perfect park covers more than 1,000 acres of pristine countryside.
The highlight is unsurprisingly the Watson Mill Bridge which, at a length of 229 feet across the waters below, is Georgia's longest covered bridge. It was built way back in 1885 and is one of less than 20 covered bridges remaining in the state today.
During summer, visitors to the park play and frolic in the refreshing waters of the river shoals located just below the bridge. If you'd prefer to stay dry, there are plenty of land-based activities designed to help you get out and explore your natural surrounds. There are seven miles of hiking trails and five miles of biking trails to enjoy, while horseback riders have the chance to tackle 14 miles of trails.
Pets are welcome at State Parks and campgrounds throughout Georgia as long as they're on a leash of no more than six feet. You'll need to ensure that your pet is under control at all times, and that you always take care to clean up after your canine companion.
The campground boasts 20 pet-friendly electric sites, as well as pet-friendly pioneer campsites for larger groups. A playground and three picnic shelters are also provided in the park, ensuring that the whole family can find plenty to do during your visit.
Whether you're just stopping by for a lazy afternoon in the sun or you're planning to stay for a weekend or even longer, Watson Mill Bridge State Park is a memorable spot to go camping. And if you can share it all with your dog, it doesn't get any better than that.