This is a wonderful campground. It is clean with full amenities and meticulously maintained by the owners. Although just off the Interstate, it was amazingly quite, even at night. Clearly in the top-10 campgrounds we've stayed in over the past four years. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We ended up here after leaving another campground that was awful. They answered the phone after 6:00 pm, waited for us to get here and were very friendly! The sites are large and plenty long for a big rig. Nice grassy areas and fire pits at the sites. No pet run, just an honor system that you'll clean up after your dog. Very clean, a little hard to find. There were few other rigs there when we stayed so it was very quiet. Large shade trees interfered with our satellite signal, but we were just there for the night, so it wasn't too important. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Extremely well-maintained RV park with easy on/off I-55 just north of I-70. Great location for seeing St. Louis area while staying out in the country. Edwardsville is a quaint little village with a nice downtown, plus all the necessary chain shopping. The park sits next to farmland making it quiet and peaceful. The sites are gravel, angled, level. The restrooms, showers, and laundry are spotless. They only take cash or checks, which I love. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The park itself is very nice. There is clearly a lot of pride taken in the park, and much time spent in keeping the landscaping looking wonderful. There are a few reasons I didn't rate higher: the roads are very narrow, and -- taking into account that we're bigger than what a "big rig" is considered, some of the curves are a little tight. The site driveways could be wider at the entrance/exit. We could not pull thru our pull-thru site because of the narrow exit, rosebush on one side, & sign right next to the narrow road in front -- we had to back out, with little room to spare. We hooked up our toad in the road after exiting the park because the exit turn is tight, partially due to the fence the Highway Dept put right next to the frontage road. We have stayed at this park before, and we knew all these quirks coming in. I would caution campers to be aware that the owner can be rude if he thinks you have done something wrong. We were very careful of his landscaping, to the extent that we did not park our truck on the grass -- where he told us to -- because we would have caused ruts when pulling out. The owner thought i drove across his grass during a rainstorm, which I did not and would not do, and it was not a pleasant interaction. The owner's wife is quite friendly and nice to work with. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Excellent little family run campground conveniently located a few minutes from the I-55 and I-70 intersection. Great stopover campground or place to stay while touring the St. Louis area. Only 20 minutes from downtown St Louis and a few miles from the quaint town of Edwardsville. Well maintained and extremely clean. A little tight for big rigs as others have mentioned but OK. Not really a destination campground because of it's proximity to the highway. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at this park for one night only, but would have stayed longer if time had permitted. Although close to the interstate, the noise was not noticeable, but our air conditioners were in use. We had no problem maneuvering our 40' motor home once we entered the park, but the entrance is a little tight. The park is very well maintained and someone has done an excellent job with the landscaping. All services were good and the WiFi worked fine. We felt the exit was a bit tight in certain areas due to signage posts and other whimsical things on the grounds. We went slowly and had no problems. We would stay here again if passing through the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I agree with previous reviews in that it is a very well kept park and the owner we met when checking in was very helpful in giving us directions to the attractions in St. Louis we wanted to see. The mentioned noise from the expressway was really negligible from site 20 where we were located at and we enjoyed the sound of the corn rustling in the wind at night. Only shortcoming for some would be the absence of a pool but not an issue for us. Would recommend this location to any needing a safe, friendly location with nice site layout. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
If you do not need a pool, this is a great place to stay when visiting the St. Louis area. Some sites are very close together. The office is normally closed. If you need to talk to the someone, you need to call them. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If they had a pool they would have gotten a 10. The owners are very nice and helpful and maintain a well manicured park. It is their home and it shows, very homey feeling. We travel in a 45' rig and the owners assigned us a great site - so easy in and out. The only thing that we thought he should remove is the piece of wood fencing at the entrance area - the mirrors came very close to the wood. We will for sure use this park every time we are in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed in this small, cozy campground for two nights and were impressed with its nicely landscaped and well-maintained appearance. There is quite a bit of noise from the interstate close by, and there are few amenities: but if you are looking for a clean, tranquil spot in a country setting for a night or two, this is a great choice. We had a long, level pull-through site. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This RV park is a welcome site for a weary traveler. The lawn and flowers are very well manicured. Everything is immaculate. We truly enjoyed our stay and will return when in the area. The owners are very nice and friendly and the park is easily accessible to the interstate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Super clean, super nice people. Big sites, beautiful flowers,grass, trees. Very clean bathrooms and showers. Spotless grounds, and laundry room. The most beautiful flowers, lilacs, 32.00 Nightly and worth every penny. Laundry is 1.25 to wash. Not only would we stay here again I would live here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an excellent little park. Great for an overnight since it is right off the highway. There is a lot of highway noise but this does not bother us since we even like being close to railroad tracks. Owners were very friendly. Office was not open all the time, but that was also no problem for us. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park was a good location to visit the sites of Alton and St Louis. It is also not far from large department stores. The interior roads (gravel) are a bit narrow but definitely doable. All sites are also on gravel. It rained quite heavily during out stay but the sites and roads drained very well. All sites were pull-thru and can accommodate any size rig with tow. The electrical utility (30/50 amp) and sewer were located about the middle side of the site. The water spigot was placed towards the back and required a long hose to reach. There was some road noise from the freeway. There are two washers and two dryers and cost $1.25 per load. The bathroom/showers were clean and appealing. It is very obvious that the owners take pride in their campground. Verizon air card and cell phone worked well here. We would come back here if we were in the neighborhood. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
It is a nice park with friendly owners/managers. They were very helpful in finding local golf course to play ($24 for 18 holes) and suggesting things to see and do in St. Louis. The park is attractive with green spaces and flowers. The park’s interior gravel roads are narrow but navigable. Nice long pull-through sites. Once we parked in our site and extended the slides there was no room to walk on gravel but only on grass. The rules did not allow mats on the grass. They had decent Wi-Fi for e-mail however not much bandwidth so they blocked F/B and asked that you did not download photos or stream video and movies. No cable but good antenna reception for several local TV stations. The park is close to the Interstate which had major construction going on so there was some construction noise however I don’t think that road noise would be an issue in normal conditions. The park is about 23 miles (Interstate) from the Gateway Arch which made for easy access to St. Louis and its attractions. Shopping area (Super Saver Grocery, Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, Kohls, etc.) are within easy drive of about 8 miles. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a difference a day makes. This park would have gotten a 10 if it weren't for the highway noise. Actually, I don't think you'd hear it toward the back of the park. This park is immaculate. The owners were very friendly, and the showers were as immaculate as any I've ever seen. The water pressure is strong and a welcomed relief after the dive I stayed in last night for a higher rate. The grounds are kept very nicely, there's a dog run and the owner said I could walk my dog anywhere as long as I cleaned up after him. I have Verizon Broadband so I have internet, and antenna TV is clear as a bell. This is a great location for me as I have a friend in St. Louis who will be visiting, tomorrow. The owner said they could park in any empty space. I paid with a personal check; no identification required. He would have accepted cash-there's an ATM nearby. I prefer to pay with a credit card, but I think he probably keeps his rates down by not using them so I didn't mind writing the check. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice, well landscaped park. Owners live on-site and keep the park spotless. However, no WiFi, no cable TV, no credit cards and sites are pretty narrow. The owner told us that they took out the WiFi because people complained that it was too slow. A brilliant business decision! The park looks like a 8 or 9, but for $30 cash or check only, its a 6. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a limestone graveled, very clean park. The sites are reasonably level, but are not very big and have little shade. The springtime flowers, mowing, and appearance of the park make up for the interstate noise. Owners are friendly and make the park even more inviting. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I see what the other poster was talking about. The RV next to us forgot and left his sink on. I saw water coming from under the trailer and shut it off. Told the female host so she could contact owner. When he came back to campground, he quickly found his error and corrected it. The host proceeded to ridicule him saying he could run the well dry and he should pay closer attention. She then told him to put water in his tank and he would not be allowed to hook up to the water. She just kept going on and on about the well going dry and his spilling her water. Also the Wi-Fi is poor. They have a note up saying the area business are complaining of the band width use of the campgrounds. It must be all the full time campers that have taken over part of this park. We won't stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is easily accessed from Exit 23 off Interstate 55 near Edwardsville, IL. Our site was in the back of the campground so we had beautiful views of open fields that will be cornfields later in the season. The site we were in had just enough length for our 29 ft. travel trailer and 20 ft tow vehicle. The site was level and had good thick gravel which proved to be a good thing since serious storms rolled through while we were here. After the storm, a brilliant double rainbow appeared for several minutes. Mud was not an issue after the heavy rain. The WiFi was weak and often not available. The owner explained that the Internet Service Provider restricts band width. Our cellular service was good so we could track the storms and check e-mail on our smart phone. Bathrooms were very clean. Water pressure was decent. Campground was very nicely landscaped and maintained. Had we planned many outdoor activities, we would have found the noise from the interstate bothersome. Inside our trailer, the interstate noise was not an issue. The setting was an interesting contrast. We had views of pastoral green fields and open sky on one side of us and views of the interstate with its buzz of activity on the other side. We didn’t perceive the hosts as being rude. They came out to welcome us as we pulled in, were interested in knowing about us, and shared information about the nearby towns and events. The hosts did not stay in the campground office all day; however, any time we needed to reach them, we could. Our experience was a positive one and we have already made plans to return. For our purpose, this campground is a good overnight stop when we are enroute further west and also a good home base when we go to events just outside of downtown St. Louis. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Some sites are pretty near to I-55. We were at the far end of the park and it was cool so the highway was not noticeable with the windows closed. The facilities were very well maintained. Very long level gravel pull-throughs with a grass strip between and a picnic table. The free Wi-Fi worked well and satellite TV setup was easy. A good overnight stop before or after passing through St. Louis. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here overnight and would definitely stay again. Immaculate grounds and the owners were very cordial and helpful. The location is great: being right off of I-55 and three miles from I-270. There is a new shopping and dining area just a few miles west. We liked the dedicated dog area! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I won't stay here again and here's why - The office was unoccupied and locked when we arrived at 2PM; but 2 site packages were available and we settled on one, filled out the registration form, wrote a check and deposited what was required in the provided envelope and put it in the slot in the door. Another coach arrived while we were finishing - he took the other site. - As I finished setting up, a woman came up demanding to know if we had a reservation - I told her my wife had left a message at 10:30 and someone called back an hour later and took information from my wife. This woman came close to accusing my wife and I of lying about calling to reserve a site. Even after showing her the cell phone dialed numbers and received numbers which she acknowledged as theirs. She said she didn't get a call and couldn't understand, etc. Her tone was very hostile and threatening. She said she would have to check further as they ALWAYS greeted their guests, and we were lucky she didn't need the site we selected for that night. It's 5 hours later, she hasn't returned or anything. I'm still upset - she was that bad. Get a confirmation number or something if you need to park here. Very Hostile environment, as far as I'm concerned. We camped here in a Motorhome.
People were very friendly. Sites with no shade. Good pads and grass. Great landscaping. Comfortable atmosphere. Recommend for stay unless you have to have shade, but the cleanliness is great. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were pleasantly surprised with this immaculate little park during our week-long stay. Level, gravel pull through sites and convenient hookups were separated by a small grass strip. Although our site in the rear of the park was not overly large, we had an end site which gave us plenty of room. The park is nicely landscaped with flowers and small trees, and although it has a number of what appear to be long-term residents, their sites are well maintained. The owners were friendly and were quick to ask how our stay was going. Located near an exit on I-55, it was very convenient to St. Louis attractions and shopping in Edwardsville. The only drawback is the drone of the interstate traffic, but it wasn't enough to keep us awake. The owners do not accept credit cards, requiring check or cash only. There aren't many parks in the area, but even if there was, this park would be worth staying at. We'll definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a small RV park located right next to I-55. The owners are very nice and the park is immaculate. There were several long-term people there but still plenty of sites available for short-term campers. Our site was close to the front and was EXTREMELY narrow. Our street side slide covered the sewer hookup which was on a small berm. We had to make the hookup before extending the slide and then flatten the hose a bit while extending the slide so the bottom of the storage compartment wouldn't knock off the sewer hose (it was that close). Our neighbor's picnic table was less than two feet from the slide. On the other side, we were unable to extend our awning because it would hit the slide of the 5th-wheel parked in front of us. In retrospect, we should have requested a site toward the back of the park as these were wider and roomier. Also, the interstate noise was a constant drone and I was never able to tune it out. It was probably not quite as bad toward the back of the park but I definitely did get tired of listening to semi trucks roaring past all night long. We paid the monthly rate but ended up leaving after two weeks due to a death in the family. The owners were gracious and promptly refunded the difference in the rates before we left. I gave the park a 6 rating only because of the interstate noise. If it weren't for that, I'd have rated it higher. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A nice friendly campground convenient to I-55, and a good base for St Louis (took us about 15 minutes to get there the next morning). Road noise is the main drawback; otherwise sites are fairly spacious and the surroundings pleasant (being last in the row, we had a view of soybean & corn fields). Owner/manager on site and is pleasant & friendly; other campers were friendly too. Very clean facilities. Great for an overnight or a base camp as long as you can block out (or deal with) the road noise from the interstate. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We needed an overnight stop around St. Louis and thought we would try this one. What a delight. Just off the interstate, easy in / out. We arrived at about 7pm on Saturday night, and Connie met us as we pulled in. Check in was easy, and Connie walked us to our site. Sites were level, clean, and there are plenty of signs to direct you how to get in /out. Nice garden spots, nice gazebo, well landscaped. Surprisingly quite for being as close to the highway as it was. Did not see the tomato plants as everyone had spoke of, but I am sure they were there somewhere. The campground is about 25 minutes NE of St. Louis and if you are looking for a nice little campground close to St. Louis and on the same side of town as Gateway Speedway, this is a great choice. good wifi at sites as well. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a great RV park. The park has some interesting placement of signs and some interesting loops to navigate. I presume they welcome kids, but there is no playground equipment to be seen. The end of our site has tomatoes that will be ripe in a day or two for the picking! The WI-FI works pretty good from inside the unit, mid-way through the park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This rv park has gravel roads and gravel sites. Sites are open with few trees. Water is from a well so washing rv's or filling tanks was not allowed. The laundry room was closed because of drought conditions while we were there. It is located just off a busy interstate so there was a lot of road noise all night. The owners were very friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Had a very pleasant stay here. The only thing holding back a 10 is the fact that they do not accept credit cards, though when I made the reservation, they were kind enough to point that out so I didn't show up empty handed. Courteous staff, the roads and turns are a bit tight, but manageable in my 30' pull-behind. Some road noise, but not really enough to bother you. Will definitely stay here whenever I come back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is one of the nicest parks we've stayed in. It is tucked in amongst the corn fields and is so green and cozy. The landscaping is beautiful and the owners are constantly working on the park. We had a nice shaded site in the back, newer section. Interstate noise is not a factor in this area. We've used the park several times and each time we see more improvements. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The only reason I gave this park a 9 was because of the narrow interior roads for big rigs. Other wise this place rates a 10. Other than that, this is a beautiful park. The grounds are immaculate with flowers, little gardens and young trees. The roads and sites are gravel with grass in between. The bathroom/showers are spotless. The owners are great folks. They are very knowledgeable regarding the local area including St. Louis. Easy access from the freeway. We will definitely stop here again if we are in this area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great park, very clean, and owners are very friendly. Although the park is close to the freeway, it is not excessively loud by any means. Good location to St. Louis (about 1/2 hour drive) with a Wal-Mart Supercenter and other stores/restaurants just a few minutes away. If there were a swimming pool, I would definitely give it at least a 9. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Owner accepts cash/check only. Right next to interstate- steady drone, but also convenient. Easy travel to St. Louis- approx. 1/2 hour to Arch. Otherwise CG was very quiet. Owner smartly spaces out each arriving guest. Bring extra water hose- used every bit of 30' to hook up. Strange layout on the site of hookups (electric, sewer and water seemed to be on opposite ends of site.) Not many activities on site- some long term trailers in the front, but well separated from us. Quaint touches like a garden you are welcome to use (we took lettuce and spinach). Tomato and pepper plants on each site were still growing. The restrooms were some of the cleanest campground restrooms I have seen. Very light occupancy during our stay. An excellent site to stay and see St. Louis. If you are looking for a "back to nature" experience, probably not the place for you. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great park right off the interstate, 23 miles from St Louis. Level gravel roads and sites. Lots of beautiful, well cared for grass. Not much shade though. Owners are very friendly and have lots of information on the area. Very nice, reasonably priced laundry facilities. They are currently installing wireless internet access. We found plenty of wifi access points in Edwardsville, 6 miles west of the campground. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We pulled off of I-55 and found this to be a very nice well kept park. Nice pull-through site with full hook ups. Owner directed us to our site and was very pleasant. Our site had a picnic table, decorative fence, flowers and shrubbery. We would not hesitate to stop again at this park. This is great for easy off and on to I-55. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We liked this campground. We were staying in the St. Louis area and we were there for 3 nights. Very well kept and nicely landscaped. Free firewood. Owners were very friendly and aimed to please. Close to the interstate but didn't really get bothered with the noise. We were in the back part of the park. Some shade, gravel road and sites that were level. Very convenient to St. Louis. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice RV Park located in the Illinois farmlands. It is close to the popular I55/I70/I270 interchange. The park is immaculate and the grounds are well cared for by the owners that live on site. We spent 7 days at the park in July 2005. There is grass, apple trees, planting areas and a get together gazebo. Each site has tomato plants and blackberry bushes that you are encouraged to utilize. There is no swimming pool or other recreation area. The park is about 35 miles from the St. Louis site, all by interstate. We have a 40' motorhome with a tow vehicle and we fit just fine on the pull through site. Here is a link to some pictures I took during our visit: <a href="http://photobucket. com/albums/a338/llb6158/Red%20BarnRendezvous//?action=view&slideshow=true ">Pictures Link</a> We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very quiet, clean, park. It is located just off exit 23 of I-55 about 35 miles north of the Arch in St. Louis, Mo. The owners live on site and are very friendly and eager to help. Although it is close to the Freeway, the surrounding trees and tall corn nearly hide it from sight and block most of the traffic sounds. The sites are fairly level gravel, and 15 of the 22 sites are 25' X 75'pull-thru's. The rest are 25' X 55" back-ins. Each site has at least one whiskey keg type "garden" planter with tomatoes, green and bell peppers, which the campers are encouraged to harvest and use (real "homey" touch). Although the campground is Family-friendly, and children are welcome,there is no pool and there are no activities/facilities on-site ato keep them occupied; thus the "8" rating instead of a "10". We stayed here two days in June. We camped here in a Motorhome.