Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and State Historic Site consists of a 1,500-acre park including recreational facilities and the historic site grounds. The park offers a campground (99 sites), picnic areas, a small lake (fishing, boating and swimming), a youth camping area, a 3.75-mile paved hiking and bicycling trail and an equestrian trail. The historic site grounds contain the visitor center, museum, the 1861 woolen mill, the 1850s Watkins family home, the 1856 Franklin Academy and the 1871 Mount Vernon Baptist Church.Add Watkins Mill State Park and other attractions to your Lawson trip itinerary using our Lawson trip website.
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Watkins Mill State Park Reviews
Watkins Woolen Mill State Park is a multi-opportunity state park in Lawson, Missouri. The historical mills museum is excellent. But my review here is for the Lake Loop Trail. The Lake Loop Trail..... more »
Spent one night at the campground on our way south. Looks like there’s more to do and see there, so may try to return in warmer weather and spend a couple nights. This was our first experience in a... more »
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