Camping

at Watkins Mill State Park

Watkins Mill has 96 campsites, 74 with electric hookups. For a little extra space, try one of the park's family campsites. Parking pads vary in length from 38 feet to 80 feet, with the electric sites having the longer pads. Five sites (three electric and two basic) are accessible for campers with disabilities. On-season (April through October) services include a showerhouse, coin-operated laundry and dump station. These facilities, along with the water, are not available during the off-season (November through March). Current nightly camping fees can be found through Camping Fees on the right or by clicking here.

Campsites 1-34, 98 and 99 are open year-round; campsites 35-97 are open during the on-season. Reservations are accepted for on-season stays. A small portion of sites are reservable year-round. For weekend reservations, there is a required two-night minimum stay of Friday/Saturday.

To view campsite details, photos and availability, continue on to the reservation website. From there, you can select your desired dates and facility to begin the search. A printable campground map is available below for your reference.

Watkins Mill State Park Campground Map (PDF)

A woodlot is open in the evening during the on-season for campers to purchase wood. During the off-season, the fee collector will sell wood upon request. Campers planning to carry in firewood must comply with current firewood advisories.

Park Gate Information

The campground gate closes at 10 p.m. during the on-season. Campers need to be sure to arrive prior to gate closure time.

Special-Use Camping Area

A primitive camping area is available for organized youth groups from March through November. The area is divided into five sections, each with a picnic table and fire ring. The area has a vault toilet but no water. There is direct access to the bicycle trail. Groups interested in reserving a campsite in the special-use camping area should call 816-580-3387 during office hours. The special-use camping area is located on the east side of the facility and is accessed from Endsley Road.