Bring your nickels and dimes, and quarters. This resort certainly offers a lot but very little is included with the base “camping” price, which is billed per person and not per site. We stayed here for a day of canoeing, and the boat takeout is conveniently close to campsites on the eastern side of the property. We chose a primitive site in one of the “family” camping areas. It’s an open field with lush grass and no paved parking pads, but that made it hard to keep the van clean once it started to rain. The resort distributes an entire brochure to lay out their fees. Extra charges for daytime visitors, to use the swimming pool, to camp in the “loud” area and even 50 cents to take a five minute shower (the water never got hot). Our stay was quite pleasant for mid-week in peak season, but it is clear the resort’s bread and butter is allowing rowdy parties on the weekends. We could hear a bit of noise from the “loud” area nearby, but I can only imagine how disruptive things get when sites are fully booked. A landowner along the river even told us weekend guests are very rude, often leaving trash and trespassing on her property. So one can guess how they behave while camping. Somehow the entire resort was a Verizon dead zone (Not even enough for voice/texting), but there is free WiFi at the front office. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed in a pull-through site 263 which was a grass site. This park is nice as you can actually have a fire outside if you like, many RV Parks don't allow this. It is very pet and child friendly. There is NO cell service in the valley of the campground you have to drive to hwy 8 to get service, so be prepared for that. There is a good sized general store and canoe/raft rental. If your not familiar with this place it tends to be a HUGE party campground in the summer, but off season it is very nice and quiet. Didn't use the facilities other than the restroom under store. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
About two miles off main road. Very nice area right along the stream. Most all sites are grass and we got there after rain the night before so it was a little soft. The park is mainly geared towards tubing down the stream and horseback riding, camping secondary. They charge a fee to get in then a camping price, $29.28. A little hefty for what we wanted. The bathrooms have seen much use, but are as clean as they can be. We were the only folks in this part of the campground. Extremely dark and quiet! The staff extremely nice and friendly. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
If you want to camp in a park that allows drunken parties all night long, complete with a DJ that blasts music across the campground until 2 am, this is the park for you (the "quiet" area isn't far enough away to escape the noise, either)!! If you're looking for a river raft trip that resembles spring break for 40 year old, with drunken fools, topless women, and beer cans floating in the water, this is also the park for you!! Restrooms are worn but as clean as can be expected with so many people using them. Showers were cold and expensive to use. Employees were friendly for the most part. Will not be back unless it is in the off season. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We had a awesome time at this park! They had supplies available if you forgot or ran out of anything. Their employees were very friendly and helpful. I was a first time floater and camper and they were very helpful and knowledgeable. Bathrooms and showers were very close and clean. Highly recommend staying here. We camped here in a Tent.
If you visit this park in the summer you will need a reservation for full hook ups. Or at least call ahead. The staff is helpful and the park is well kept. If you stay past Sunday there is a swarm of workers cleaning and picking up litter. Most of the sites have no pad but the grass is well kept and level. The store is well stocked. On weekends they serve a BBQ dinner that was tasty and about nine dollars. Well worth it if you are tired from fun on the river all day. The owners put on a pretty good fireworks display on the fourth of July that we enjoyed. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The campground was very clean and has beautiful scenery. They have a swimming pool, horseback riding and rafting trips. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Located in the Ozark Hills and right on the river. We camped here in a Tent.
This is a quiet and pleasant park with a Christmas/Candy Cane theme. Internal roads are gravel. There is an 18 hole miniature golf course ($4) on site. The owner is very friendly and accommodating. The park is pet friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
With Passport America, we paid $10 per night for our five night stay. Sites are gravel, and pull-throughs are at 90 degree angle to roads. Interior roads are narrow so sites are not easy for big rigs to get out of without running over grass on the sides. Free WI-FI was good, we but did have daily outages for short periods. There are only 5 full hookup sites, and limited 50amp sites. We had a 30amp full hookup site and experienced sagging voltage, several times down to marginal ranges around 104v. Our 30-50 adapter was in very good condition when we arrived, but was severely damaged by heat by the time we left 5 days later. 18 hole miniature golf on premises for one-time cost of $3 for park residents. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We would consider staying again if in the area for several days. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The personnel that work on the campgrounds were very rude. They failed to give a part of our group a parking ticket that would allow you to park your vehicle on the campground. They proceeded to yell and threaten our group and to kick us out. We had already paid and had receipts to prove and did not know they did not have a parking ticket. Before we left for a float, we were screamed at for being under a pavilion (which we were waiting in line to be under). There were several dogs that were roaming the campgrounds full of ticks and eating and begging off fellow campers. I have never had such poor customer service. We will not be back. We camped here in a Tent.
We've been to Garrison's a few times now over the years. They have entertainment like karaoke in the evenings during the summer months on Fri. and Sat. The electric only sites are close to the Meramec River which was nice to cool off in. The resort is a floating outfitter also so the place is busy with them hauling canoes and rafts all day. They also have a Country Kitchen Diner that offers A breakfast buffet and Saturday night BBQ. Overall with the pool, river access, float trips, horseback riding, good camping prices, and karaoke for the kids on the weekends it's overall one of the nicer parks in Steelville. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park to go and float the area rivers. Owners and all employees were extremely friendly. All spots are on grass and we had 50 amp service. We had rain for an hour on two separate days which made getting out of our spot next to impossible. After a half hour of trying and putting down boards, we got out but left deep ruts. There is no cell service, WiFi, or TV in the park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park on the Huzzah river that offers floating trips. The weekend we stayed the main full hookup area had been reserved so we were put in a field w/ hook ups,and the kids didn't have a playground to use due it being in the reserved area. No discount was offered due to the restricted access. Also the showers were coin operated. ($35 per night, no pool, no shade,no useable playground,and coin showers) We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Getting better all the time! Canoeing and floating themed. This site has houses and cabins for rent for family parties and a number of pavilions with power. Recently I see where they have added a number of larger camper facilities which I am unsure of the amperage and understand they are adding more. They have a very nice flat tree lined campground sites and many primitive sites some of which are along the Huzzah River. The grounds are split into two seperate camping types, family and all nighters, both of which have security as not to have folks going between the two camping facilities. Horse rides are available and breakfast buffets and BBQ are a must to try. I have taken my family there since 1988 and have to say that they have what it takes for me to make it the top camping destination I desire. The only thing I wish they had was a family size swimming pool. Recently at our stay we took a 15 minute ride up the road to Meramac Springs State Park which is very nice and includes a great museum for the history of the steel mill that was once located ther, this also includes a trout fish hatchery which the whole family enjoyed. Heck, don't forget to take your pole! Excelent infomormative web site you should visit. Prices are average compaired to all the other sites we have visited but the grounds are what takes us back..I could say that you need to leave your house packing anything more than your camper or tents because they have everything you need there, if not Steelville is less than 10 minutes away. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Rates are $15 per night for water and electric, plus $10 per person per night. This place is right on the Meramec River which makes it convenient for floating, but the prices are way too much for the quality and cleanliness of this "resort". We camped in a motor home and it was impossible to run the a/c as there is no 50amp in the campground. The restrooms were definitely not clean, and the restroom facilities were totally stopped up with sewage. The motel room for other family members was musty, no tv, a regular double bed and very basic, as well as the ceiling had never been finished. I would certainly not recommend this campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great family campground with pool. Playground equip. would have been nice for the kids. We had river site camping which was great for fishing and swimming. Campground owner and staff were very nice and helpful, you could tell they took great pride in having a nice clean place. The flies were a little bothersome, but again we were right on the river. We can't wait to go back nest year. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.