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2023 First Day Hike

1/1/2023 | Watkins Mill State Park | Lawson, MO

Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and State Historic Site will host a guided First Day Hike on Paved Bicycle Lake Trail on New Year’s Day. The hike will be 3.75 miles in length and should take about two hours to complete. The paved trail is considered easy and encircles the 100-acre Williams Creek Lake with a moderate grade. In winter, geese, and occasionally bald eagles, can be seen on or above the lake. 

Participants should meet at the east dam parking lot, located near the campground, and bring water and snacks.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the park office 816-580-3387.

Registration for this event is required, and a sign-up link will be available here:

Hike Time: 10 a.m. - noon
Meeting Location: East Dam parking lot

First Day Hikes are promoted by America's State Parks. Click here to view more First Day Hikes at Missouri State Parks.

Watkins Mill State Park is located at:

26600 Park Road N., Lawson, MO | 816-580-3387

Associated activities

  • Hiking