QUOTE(OzarkMtnLady @ Feb 14 2009, 03:25 AM)
Thanks - we've been to two of the public campgrounds at Carlyle but the full hookup sites (IF they even have any) are always reserved by January 1st! We get stuck with electric sites and have to fill water tanks and use the dump station. Not the worst thing but full hookups would sure be nice! We did find a park called Cedarbrook RV Park in Mulberry Grove just N of Carlyle which I think we will try. It appears to have most of what we're looking for. It got mixed reviews here but we think it's worth a look. Thanks for your reply!
Thanks to all for suggestions. We'll check out Sundermeier's and Pin Oak in future trips.
Lady Bug RV Park is a campground we plan to stay at in May. I think it has great potential under its new ownership. It's at exit 203 about 1/4 mile north of Interstate 44 near Cuba, MO so it may be further from St. Louis than you want. Six Flags is at Exit 261.
I just drove across Interstate 44 as I drove back to Illinois from Oklahoma. I had some time so I checked out several campground/RV Parks while I was in the car since we'll be towing on our next trip.Lady Bug RV Park
I met the new Lady Bug owners as they were out working on the RV sites. I was impressed with their friendliness, evident hard work, and plans they have for the RV Park. The facility is not fancy yet it did seem clean and actively maintained. I rather doubt that they have cable or WiFi. Their rates sounded very reasonable.
The park has 30 sites with a mix of services (W, E, full, tent), bathroom and showers, pavilion, swimming pool, and pond with lots of open grassy areas. It is far enough away from the interstate that you feel you are out in the country with no neighbors -- you really are. Yet it is just a short drive to Cuba, Steelville, Mark Twain National Forest and Missouri Wine Country.
We haven't stayed there yet so I can't give you a true review; only share my initial impressions. They said to just give them a call when I want to make reservations. If you do decide to give them a try, would you mind mentioning that the lady in the red Honda with Illinois license plates who stopped by in March told you about them. I don't get any reimbursement for mentioning them. They are just nice folks and I'd like them to know that taking the time to visit with me was very much appreciated.
Safe travels ....