at Watkins Mill State Park

Missouri State Parks campgrounds are open with a number of social distancing measures in place to improve the safety of operations for Missouri State Parks’ guests and staff. For more information, view our full release here.

a camper parked on a campsite under tall treesWatkins Mill has 96 campsites, 74 with electric hookups. For a little extra space, try one of the park's family campsites. Five sites (three electric and two basic) are accessible for campers with disabilities. The park also has a special-use camping area.

You are now able to reserve your Missouri State Parks campsite up to 12 months in advance, expanding from the previous six-month window. Reservations are required before arriving to the campground, and can be made up until 7 p.m. CST the day before your arrival. To make a reservation or view campsites details, photos and availability, go to the reservation website by clicking the "Make a Reservation" link below and start planning your trip today. Reservations may also be made by calling toll free 877-ICampMO (877-422-6766). A printable campground map is available for your reference by clicking the "Campground Map" link.

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Camping Rates

Campground Information


Available Dates

Showers/Water Available


Types of Sites

Campground Map
Campsites 1-34, 98-99:
Campsites 35-97:
April 1-Oct. 31
April 1-Oct. 31 April 1-Oct. 31** Basic, Electric*, Family*

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* Premium Electric sites available
**Campsites 1-6, 24-34, 98-99 are reservable year round.

Click here for a guide to the symbols.

Important Camping Information:
  • The campground is fully reservable during the on-season. A small portion of sites are reservable year-round. Reservable sites may be available to first-come, first-served users on a day-by-day basis if the site is not reserved.
  • For weekend reservations, there is a required two-night minimum stay of Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday.
  • Parking pads vary in length from 38 feet to 80 feet, with the electric sites having the longer pads.
  • 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.
  • Showers, the dump station and laundry are not available during the off-season (November-March).
  • Campers planning to carry in firewood must comply with current firewood advisories.
  • Parking of watercraft or all-terrain vehicle (ATV) trailers off of the campsite pad (usually in the grass) is permitted at this facility.
  • During the off-season (November-March), potable water is available from the fresh water fill hydrant across from the dump station.
Campground Gate Information

Temporary Campground Gate Hours have changed to close at 9 p.m. through June 30, 2020. The campground gate closes at 10 p.m. during the on-season and at 8 p.m. during the off-season. Campers need to be sure to arrive prior to gate closure time.

Other Types of Camping Areas Available in the Park:

Special-Use Camping Area