Watkins Woolen Mill State Park & State Historic Site

Watkins Woolen Mill State Park & State Historic Site


Location:7 miles east of I-35 on Highway 92, then north 1 mile on Highway RA in Clay County.
Facilities:23 basic campsites, 75 electric campsites, showers, special use area, picnic sites, picnic shelter, hiking trails, paved bicycle trail, equestrian trails, beach, bathhouse, boat ramp, visitor center.
Activities:Camping, lake fishing, swimming, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, interpretive programs, tours.
Special Features:Site is dedicated to interpreting the 19th century landholdings of Waltus Locket Watkins and to providing a variety of outdoor recreation options. Watkins' house and outbuildings, the woolen factory and gristmill, and the nearby church and schoolhouse have been restored to create an 1870s farm, and a living history program is offered during the summer months. The mill is a National Historic Landmark and is the only 19th century American woolen mill with its original machinery still intact. The park is adjacent to the plantation buildings and features a 100-acre lake and other recreational facilities.
Address:26600 Park Rd N
Lawson, MO 64062

Phone:816-580-3387
Web: www.mostateparks.com/wwmill
Size: 1,467 acres.

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