Boat Launch

at Watkins Mill State Park

boat ramp symbol

gravel boat launch

 

Gain access to Williams Creek Lake via the park's boat launch and courtesy boat dock. Outboard motors in excess of 10 horsepower must be operated at slow, no-wake speed. A nearby hard surface parking area is available for vehicles and trailers.

Park Hours

Coordinates

39.398357, -94.262332

Park Hours

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, visit our Park and Site Status Map.

Day-Use Areas

  • Lake Trail
    7 a.m. to Sunset
  • Williams Creek Picnic Area
    Open year-round
  • Hill Top Picnic Area
    Open daily from April 1 to Oct. 31
  • Fox Hunt Picnic Area
    Open daily from April 1 to Oct. 31
  • South Gate:
    April through October: 6:30 a.m. to sunset, daily
    November through March: 7 a.m. to sunset, daily
  • North Gate
    7 a.m. to sunset, daily, year-round

Park Office hours

Summer Hours (on-season)

  • April 15 through October
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
    9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday
    10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday

Winter Hours (off-season)

  • November 1 through April 14
    8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
    9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday
    10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday

Visitor Center hours

Visitor Center and Museum

  • April through October
    9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday
    10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday
  • November
    9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday
    10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday
  • Dec. 1, 2020, through Feb. 28, 2021
    9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday
    10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday
    The visitor center may be closed during these hours due to weather.

Swimming Beach hours

Season: May 27-Sept. 5
10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.