13 Parks near Alton, Illinois
We did however find 13 campgrounds within 25 miles of Alton. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Alton in the left hand column.
Jun 2010 - $12.00
The park offers weekly and monthly rates and is primarily used for longer term campers. Due to IL state law regulating mobile home and RV parks, only trailers or fifth wheels are permitted. This park is very clean, quiet and well run. The RV's are intermixed with the mobile homes and many of the RV's are seasonal or long term. The neighbors are friendly. The streets are paved and very wide and easy to maneuver. All sites are paved with water, 50/30 am electric, sewer. There are no restrooms or showers. All RVs must be self contained. The park is very convenient to shopping, entertainment and restaurants. Also, it is convenient to IL-255 for easy access to I-270 and I-255. All in all a very nice park for extended stays. - 15243
Sep 2016 - $40.00
Older KOA in a semi-industrial area, easy access from I-270. Convenient to activities in St Louis. Owner/operator on site, great service at check in and other times. This was our 2nd stay at this campground, would stay again if in the area. - dfc
Jun 2016 - $45.00
Close to interstate, with friendly staff. Only about 20 minutes to downtown St Louis.
In middle of industrial park and next to noisy race track. Sites very close together. Rained overnight and drainage poor, waded through water to hook up.
Will look elsewhere next time through the area. - RCM11
Sep 2015 - $45.00
I called 2 hours before arriving for an overnight stop on our way throuh the area. I was not told that the campground was a) in an industrial park, b) near active railroad tracks and c) next to a car race track. The noise from the racing was very loud, so we were forced to run AC he entire time in order to block out the noise. I guess the "good" news is that you can't hear the interstate, but that is because the racetrack noise drowns out all other road noise. The site was a decent size and sufficient to stay hooked up. One of the things I thought was odd is that the laundry room is locked up at 7 pm, so if you arrive late afternoon, don't plan on using the facilities to do laundry. We would not stay here again. - mtn_bikers
Jul 2014 - $25.00
The good part about this campground was the close proximity to St. Louis. Hookups were OK but don't expect TV, satellite or antenna. A good ol' boy runs the park, which is filled mostly with good ol' boys and fishermen. Had to chase him down to pay before I left. No amenities unless you want to fish. I'll look for something in St. Louis area, even if higher in price, the next time I'm in the area. - RVW Traveler
Apr 2012 - $30.00
We were going to stay here but when we got there there was a pit bull and rottweiler running lose on the ground. Not the kind of place we would stay. - Big Benny
May 2010 - $25.00
Despite its unkempt and tired appearance, we had a nice time here. The bathrooms are serviceable, ditto the shower. The fishing is great, though. It's not exactly "family friendly" in the same sense that cg's with playgrounds, trails, open spaces are, but it not anti-kid either. There are a lot of permanent residents, and those that we met have been friendly and helpful. We'd probably stay here again based on price and necessity. - Joann26
Oct 2015 - $35.00
This park is closed for the season and will not reopen in 2016. The owners plan to remove the park facilities put the land up for sale. - 15243
Sep 2015 - $35.00
Convenient to I-70 or I-55 and very nice for a one night stopover. Friendly folks at check-in, clean facility. Very nice area and close to St Louis if one wanted to visit the city. - dodgedan
Sep 2015 - $35.00
This was just an overnight stop for us on our journey home. I'm not a fan of typical RV parks and prefer state or county parks even if you don't have all the amenities. For this reason, I just rated this site as "Satisfactory."
The sites all have full hookups but they are VERY close together. The sites are paved and many are pull through, which is convenient. The park appears well managed and clean.
The location is not walking distance to any restaurants or other services. - Ree Klein
Nov 2016 - $53.00
The campground is conveniently located near the historic St. Charles
downtown district. Access to the park was straight forward off 370. Sites are all concrete, approximately 18' wide with plenty of length for both the rig and tow vehicle. For us though, the place had the feel of a huge parking lot with little strips of grass separating the sites. Water pressure is very high and the park advises using a regulator. The 50a electric was stable with good voltage. There are two sewer ports available making it convenient for both trailers and coaches. Site width is about 25'. The park is pretty much wide open with no trees, good for those with satellite dishes. Over the air TV reception was very good with 27 channels picked up. Our 4g hotspot had a strong signal and the park's Tengointernet wifi was very good, in fact the manager said it could handle streaming. A raised railroad tressel carries a number of trains that can be clearly heard. Traffic noise from 370 is not offensive. Overall the park was clean and kept up. Given that there isn't much else in the line of amenities, the price is a bit high for similar parks but probably ok for visiting the St. Charles area. - Born2Roam
Nov 2016 - $59.00
This park is in a "sketchy" part of town, however; very easy access from 370. We needed an overnight the office was closed. The map on the office window wasn't great. The concrete pad wasn't perfectly level. - mecicon
Nov 2016 - $59.00
Pros: Pretty easy to navigate. Large park-over 100 sites. Used to be a nice restaurant in the park but they haven't been able to find a new buyer. Train is close, so you will hear it a couple times/night. May be a deterrent but I love the sound as it fades away. Behind the park is a very extensive park systems with information signs, a trail close to the river view, children friendly with several playgrounds. Walking path doubles as a long biking path. Great for us and our labs.
Cons: Mr. Tom could be a little more friendly in the office but he gets the job done! - WendyR
Aug 2013 - $25.00
We called ahead to reserve a spot. The woman who answered the phone did not identify the park when she picked up; I had to confirm that I had the right number. She quoted $25 per night and confirmed that they were big rig friendly. I explained that we were pulling a 40' 5th wheel with a long bed 1 ton truck, and that we'd need 50 amp. She said no problem, just to call her when we got closer. When we called back, she told us to leave a check in the drop box and take any spot we wanted. We got there only to find it is NOT big rig friendly, and it was dirty and ill maintained. With quite a bit of maneuvering, we were able to turn around and leave. There are a lot of what looks to be full time and transient residents there. We didn't think we'd stay even if it had comfortably fit our rig as it was a little sketchy looking. There are no pull throughs because of the very low power lines running throughout the park. I would not stay here. It's a dump. - Gogirl
Jun 2012 - $25.00
STAY AWAY !!! This place is a dump with many issues. I plugged my 50 amp surge protector into the electric box and got a reading of 130V on one leg and 114V on the other leg. Surge protector would kick out often. There was trash everywhere. The fellow next door was living in a box truck that looked like it hadn't been moved in 10 years. Every morning he would sit in his bucket seat, which was positioned next to the water faucet, and wash up and do his dishes. We never saw the manager only talked to her on the phone. There was never anybody in the office. Did I say? ...STAY AWAY - john5079
Sep 2010 - $15.00
It is duck season so you will hear some shooting in the morning hours. At night when 9:00PM comes you will hear the alert siren for the city, go off. This is because a child curfew is in effect and it is a reminder to parents to check and see where your kids are at. My stay was nice, then again I am working in the area (St. Louis) and was therefore not here to visit the sites. But for working in the area it was just what I needed. The interstate into St. Louis is very busy and adds about 20 minutes to the morning drive. But if here for sightseeing this should not be a problem for most people. With winter coming up, they allowed you to "underpin" your travel trailer to help keep pipes from freezing. All in all, I would stay here again if work was closer. - Maxflex
Sep 2016 - $45.00
Very convenient location to get a cab to the centre of St Louis. Not a picturesque campground, but the gentleman running it was very helpful and we would certainly recommend it. - Anne Haworth
Aug 2016 - $45.00
It IS big rig friendly. The sites are doubles now, so there is plenty of room to park your car next to your rig. However, do not accept site #9 - it is so low in front that our front wheels were off the ground. Laundry is clean and all 8 machines worked properly (4W/4D). People are very nice. Location is awesome! Everything you could want to visit is nearby. Pool is small but felt delightful in this heat. It is a gravel parking lot with no shade, no trees, and no grass. You are not paying for ambience here:) - SusanRon
Jul 2016 - $45.00
The value is in the location and the owners. The painful truth is that the spaces are VERY close together, which gives you little room to position to reach the hookups and open slides. The BEST part is that the owners are friendly and very helpful, they help you get into your space, provide great sightseeing info, and the park is right in the city near public buses (so no need to worry about parking in the downtown). They allowed us to park in the unoccupied space next to our site. If this park was full, it would be crowded, but I feel like the owners would help make it work for you.
The owner took over the park from her parents, who set up the park when
RVs were much smaller. They are now in the slow process of removing
pedestals and utilities in order to allow more space between the sites. In
time they hope to provide more room for each camper. We would stay here
again because of the location and friendliness. - FreeWheeler
Sep 2016 - $45.00
This is a mediocre casino RV park. As others have said, there are 2 sides: one is open with fairly large site and the other has some trees and smaller, tighter sites. I believe all site are FHU, pull through with limited cable TV. The Wi-Fi is not reliable and often useless. If not for easy access to St. Louis, this would be a very overpriced park. - Jerry S
Aug 2016 - $53.00
Love this place. The view of downtown is spectacular! You can walk across Ead's bridge right from the parking lot. Security will take you from the park to the casino or the bridge any time day or night. Paved sites good utilities. Great location to visit St Louis. We stayed here in a 5th wheel. - Powerstroke
Aug 2016 - $45.00
Located just across the river from St. Louis this CG offers a great view of the Arch. This is a paved parking lot with gravel in between the sites. Sewer outlet is at end of site so an extension was required. We were in the large RV section which has no trees. If it's summer - it's hot, but not the fault of the CG - it's St. Louis! The staff was very friendly at check-in and the security van seems to patrol every 20 minutes. East St. Louis has it's problems but this CG seems to be isolated from them and is just over the river from the big city. A very friendly service - if you're going to a Cardinals game, the security van will take you to the casino (very close) and from there you get a free ride to and from the stadium. - Rd yacht
Mar 2014 - $30.00
This is actually more of a mobile home park that is masquerading as a RV park. As near as I can tell, when a mobile home is removed for whatever reason they turn the slab into a RV slot. The mobile homes are stacked in tight. This is not the place you go for a vacation. But since there are not too many RV parks in the St. Louis area, this is the kind of place you go to if you are working in, or visiting the area and just need a place to park. Call as you pull up and a caretaker will meet you at the entrance. Didn't have any problems, but would only go back if I had to have a place to stay. - Dave Cole
Jul 2016 - $23.00
Located across the street from the Illinois River, this is a lovely park that offers great views of the barge activity. It also has a Visitors Center and Lodge. The lodge was built by the CCC and in the great tradition of these lodges worth visiting. The restaurant in the lodge is adequate but there are better choices in the town of Grafton. The lodge also has a wine tasting which was fun. The CG is very clean however many of the sites are out in the open - a consideration in summer, and not very level. Our site had a tree offering some shade and electric. Water and a Dump Station is available. Camp Hosts were most helpful and appreciated their advice during some inclement weather. - Breezy2
Jan 2016 - $20.00
Great state park; spacious sites, grass, trees, quiet and relaxing!
30 & 50 amp sites, gravel, but no water hookups; you will need to fill your tank at one of several community spigots, and then dump at the dump station. - Scott - Chris
Oct 2015 - $20.00
This is a great state park. VERY family orientated. Nearby CCC constructed Lodge offers bar and restaurant services. Campground is adjacent to the Great River Road bike path. Close to Grafton wineries & tourist activities and ferry to Calhoun County, IL - go for lunch. Park also offers hiking trails, horseback riding in season and marina on IL river. Half of sites may be reserved, other half first come, first served. But, if you want a weekend site, get there by early afternoon on Friday or you're out of luck. Go and enjoy the experience. - 15243