Date of Stay: April, 2013
This RV park is in a fantastic location if you want to visit St Louis. We stayed for two nights here and would have happily stayed longer. We had a site on the north side of the park - blacktop with a gravel area with a tree or two. If you want grass, request a site on the south side (look at Google Maps to see the difference). The sites were well spaced and well equipped for electricity, water, etc. This is a big park but everyone we met seemed friendly and most seemed to be staying for a few days. There were a few RVs that were a little more permanent looking, but this is 90% tourist/passing visitors. The showers and restrooms were of a good standard and in the main building at the center of the park (there is also a small store there). The interstate is close by but little noise heard. There is also a railroad but the trains more very slowly and are quieter than most parks we stay in. We paid the extra $5 for wi-fi - it worked fine, although slow at times, for the first 36 hours of our stay but then stopped working. The office also lost their internet then so I suppose it was just unlucky. If you don't want to walk, you can call security (they have vans roaming the parking lots 24hrs a day) and they will drive over to the park and pick you up - they will take you to the Casino or slightly further to the East Riverfront Metrolink station. You can easily walk to either of these places (5 minutes to casino entrance, 7-10 minutes to Metrolink). We went to see a Blues hockey game - this park is perfect for this. Either get the Metrolink downtown to the venue or go to the casino - they offer a shuttle to the game and pick you up afterwards. We did visit the casino one evening - very pleasant, smoke free with lots of slots. They are apparently the home of the 'loosest slots' - fairly loose for us and we left with slightly more then we went in with. Overall an excellent park, the only problem was the loss of wi-fi - if you want a more park feel, opt for the more expensive landscaped sites. We would happily return here. We were only charged $29/night - I see from the website we should have been charged $39 as we were Class C!
Date of Stay: April, 2013
We stayed at the Illinois State Fair Campground for one night. We called a week or so before and made a reservation but it wasn't necessary as this park only seems to be busy during the State Fair. We arrived after the office had closed, but there is a clear sign on the door with a number for security - we called them and within a few minutes, someone was with us, took the payment, gave us a receipt and set us up with power. This park is in a great location for Springfield and the sights. There is a bus (SMTD) which departs from the corner of Sangamon and 8th to downtown (it also links with the tourist Historic Sites route). We didn't use the restrooms or showers but the sites were well kept and we felt very secure. This is mostly a tarmac ground with a few trees - I wouldn't want to stay here for a long time but it was in a fantastic location for our sightseeing trips. Mostly tourists - very few 'residential' looking RVs. We'd certainly use this park again if we were visiting Springfield, IL.