Walking Trails in Valley Water Mill Park Near Springfield MO:
Located on the Greenways next to the Valley Water Mill Equestrian Center, the Valley Water Mill Park is a great little set of walking trails close to Springfield MO.
There are many places to walk near me, but this is one of my favorites. There’s ample parking, trails are easy to navigate, and the scenic views are definitely worth a visit!
Above 1st pic: scenic bluff overlook of the lake from the walking trail. Above 2nd pic: Valley Water Mill Park trail map.
DIRECTIONS and SPECIFICS:”Located northeast of Springfield on Valley Water Mill Road, the park features a mile and a half hiking trail around the Mill along with other in-Park trails, water-and-stream side learning stations, outdoor classroom pavilion, fishing piers, and The Watershed Center of the Ozarks.”
“Valley Water Mill Lake is a 13-acre lake managed under a cooperative agreement between the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks and the Missouri Department of Conservation.
The lake opened to fishing in March 2012. Several species of sportfish are in the lake including Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Redear Sunfish, and a few Black Crappie. Largemouth Bass and Bluegill provide the best fishing opportunities. As for non-game fish, Common Carp are also present.”- from https://www.parkboard.org/287/Valley-Water-Mill-Park