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Watkins Mill State Park, Lawson

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  • Went to the park specifically for a morning hike. We are partial to rugged trails, so we first tried the equestrian trail. We were hoping for dirt trails with rocks and roots, but it had very tall gra...  more »
  • Historical site, swim beach ,trails, bike/hike paved trail & camping! What more could any one any age want in a park. The Historical site is awesome and time should be made for it! The visitor center ...  more »
  • We love camping here. Awesome walking trail and peaceful camping. Lots to do and see here but best is how easy it is to relax here.  more »
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  • We love going to Watkins Mill State Park! It's very beautiful. There is a nice trail for walking or biking. You can even use a stroller on it! The kids love throwing rocks in the lake. There are plenty of tables and bbq pits. We haven't stayed at the campgrounds or actually been to the Mill, yet, but we love the park!
  • A wonderfully amazing place. Beautiful grounds. Lots of folk, including families were out enjoying the path. Some jogging, some strolling, others biking. A really nice place to paddle a kayak or canoe which is what I did on this visit. Met a local kayak fisherman, Darryl, who told me this was one of his favorite places to paddle and fish in the area.
  • Great place to car camp. Campsites ranging from cement pads for campers to only grass without electricity for more simple camping. Just show up and pick a site, the super helpful camp site hosts will be around to take your booking. Bathrooms are close to every site and very clean. Nice walking trail around the entire lake with plenty to see. The historical buildings are a must see as the history of the area is very interesting and I had no idea how much went on there before I visited.
  • Had a great time. Really love doing slow hike around the lake.. love the water fall and the lovely flowers and trees around. Once in a while you will see a bunny birds and other small wild around around which is very much what I love to see. I always enjoy my time there.. getting muddy and dirty is party of the trip 😌
  • Always a lovely visit. The campground is of decent size and I've never had an issue with other campers. Just beware if it rains, almost every campsite will be a mud pit. The wool mill itself is worth the tour and take the chance to walk the grounds of the house. If you run out of propane or the racoons steal your marshmallows, Ziggy's General Store is the closest place for a restock.