Standard (tent/RV)
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Watkins Mill State Park
$17.00 - $50.00
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Watkins Mill State Park is located in Missouri
39.4 N
-94.258 W
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21 Reviews of Watkins Mill State Park
normal state park

no water ir sewer crowded on weekends

Good state park

Camp ground is great. There are 2 shower houses, 1 new one torwards the front and one in the farthest loop. There is a small lake great for kayaking and fishing boats. The swim beach has been closed because of excesive vegetation growth. The trail wraps the lake and connects to the edge of the campground. There is a couple historic sites not far on the side of the lake, quick little drive.


Very clean and safe place. Lots of shaded campsites, a lot with electric hookups. Clean bathrooms and shower houses. Can bring your kayaks at no extra cost! We will definitely be back!

Love it!

Great park, nice camp sites, will come again!

Quiet fun

Watkins Mill offers easy access, level sites. The Mill is a great place to tour while getting some exercise. The small lake seems to not attract a lot of boaters, but has a fishing dock.

Nice quiet primitive site loop

We stayed in primitive site #3 - fairly close to neighbors, but with some berms/hills between it still felt relatively private. Site didn’t have a ton of level tent sites, but was otherwise in good shape.

Fall foliage was gorgeous this past weekend, and we thoroughly enjoyed the woolen mill tour at the adjacent state historic site.

Shower and restroom facilities seemed adequate, though more dated than other similar state parks in the area. Serviceable but not immaculately clean.

Great park!

This state park is super pretty! Has a paved path that goes all the way around the lake, path is bumpy even though it’s paved but the views are amazing! Nice picnic areas also!


I can't say enough good things about this campground. Nice stay!! We will be back.

Beautiful and Peaceful Just Outside the City

Beautifully layed out with paved access, trees spots and a nice lake. Clean facilities include plenty of stalls and sinks, separate showers and laundry. Well lit and accessible.

Great campsite! We enjoyed our stay.

Clean bathroom and shower facilities. The park and campsite are gorgeous. There's a lake but it's not anything to brag about, and the swimming beach is closed often due to bacteria in the lake.

It's a short drive from Kansas City and one of my favorite weekenders when the weather is nice. We've always had a great time on our stays.