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 original wooden water wheel was built by Mr. Lowry. In August, 2021, with the help of friends & neighbors, a new aluminum water wheel
was put into operation.
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