As of Wednesday, June 10, 2020, Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and State Historic Site visitor center, museum and office are open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. Historic site ground hours include 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
A 100-acre lake with a paved bicycle path around it, plentiful fishing, a picturesque campground and choice picnic spots make Watkins Mill State Park an ideal place for an afternoon or longer. Located near the Kansas City area, the park has ample fishing opportunities and an abundance of whitetailed deer and wild turkeys to watch. The park is adjacent to the Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site, a National Historic Landmark.