The Old Watermill Fish Camp is a family-owned and operated restaurant built in 1973 by R. F. Lowry as a means of marketing the farm-raised catfish he produced in the lake adjacent to the restaurant. A few years after opening the restaurant, Mr. Lowry was unable to keep up with the demand of his loyal customers and began purchasing Mississippi farm-raised catfish to fill these orders.
Now, 46 years later, the Old Watermill still serves Mississippi farm-raised catfish along with several other menu items to please the palate. We are probably best known for our delicious coleslaw which is still blended with
Mrs. Flo Lowry's (family-recipe) dressing.
The restaurant was built next to a watermill that has been the site of a rice mill, grist mill, sawmill, and cotton gin since the 1800s. The actual water wheel itself was built by Mr. Lowry. Although the wheel has ceased to function, we hope to rebuild it in the near future.
In June 2004, Mr. Lowry passed away leaving the operation of the restaurant in the hands of his daughter and son-in-law, Scott and Alice Haigler and their family.
We strive to keep the fish camp a family-oriented and