Rushing water was the power that turned grain into flour and timber into lumber at the many historic mills that you can visit around West Plains. Some mills provide an interpretive history about life in the 1800s, while others simply provide a place to walk, take photos, or just enjoy the beauty and history of the Ozarks.
- 12-14 million gallons of water per day
- 1880s turbine and rock wall still exists
Once the site of the Lucas Boze Grist Mill, the area was an important center of commerce where farmers had their wheat and corn ground into flour. All that remains is the historical 1880s turbine and hand-layered rock wall. Boze Mill Spring forms a sparkling blue pool that runs into the spring branch above the remnants of the mill. Aquatic plants add many shades of green to the spring branch. Boze Mill is nestled in a beautiful glen beside the Eleven Point River just above Riverton. Access from trailhead or from the Eleven Point River.