12 Parks near Bethalto, Illinois
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
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
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
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
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
Jun 2015 - $26.00
We arrived really late and were greeted by the owners who were very friendly and helpful. We camped 2 nights here in our motorhome, we did not have a full hookup, just water and electric. They didn't have any 50 amp sites but sold an adapter that we found to be a good purchase and something we will surely have need of/make use of in the future. The campground is large and mostly treed, surrounded by cornfields. It has 2 fishing ponds/lakes, a beautiful pool, a pavilion where activities are hosted (pot luck, crafts, Father's Day breakfast), golf cart rentals, 2 really nice playgrounds, a sports field(which we didn't take the time to look for), there is a "shower/bath house" with a small clean laundry room - the washers and dryers work and are reasonably priced. There are many "permanent" camp sites set up, most of which are very well maintained, there were a few that were not so nice, they looked like they had been there for decades - but hey, you're at a campground not the Ritz Carlton. I do have to say that many of the campsites were muddy but the area had just experienced some very heavy rain. We really enjoyed our stay at Rustic Acres and would gladly visit again. - Sweetwater77
Sep 2007 - $26.00
Keep driving. This place is a dump. Almost all of the sites are permanent or seasonal campers. The septic was full for our full hook up site--if you can call it a site. They sent a school bus equipped with a sewer pump and tank to pump out the septic--now that is a pleasant smell after dinner--Yuck! There are more golf carts than teeth in this campground. Keep driving--even if you are tired! - Culpepper
Aug 2006 - $24.00
Let's just say, should you find yourself on the North side of St. Louis and very, very sleepy, you might want to stay here. Otherwise keep driving north. Large park with hundreds of shanty town trailers. A very scary shower. - Xelas
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
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
Jun 2016 - $45.00
This is a wonderful location for seeing or doing business in downtown St. Louis. The campground is almost a square city block. As other reviewers have mentioned, it is an asphalt parking lot with many full service sites crowded together. You are asked to take your dog for a walk outside the park, there is no grass.
However, you are just a few blocks from public transportation or you can take an inexpensive cab to where you want to go. No driving, no parking. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Upon check in, you get a map of town with restaurants and areas of interest noted by hand on the map. The phone number for the cab company is provided on your site map of the campground. The swimming pool looked inviting, but we were so busy doing tourist stuff that we didn't take time to swim. We would definitely stay here again. - ShoreXplorers
Jun 2015 - $20.00
This was our first trip in our new RV. Camp hosts were awesome and gave us all the info and help we needed for our stay. We got help backing in and the sites were all fairly level and in good shape. 30 amp service was provided and there were community spigots where you can fill up your fresh water tanks. There is a dump station at the enter/exit point for emptying your tanks. The place was very quiet even though there were a lot of campers. The entrance to the camping area is a long very steep hill. Once you get in the camping area you come to a stop sign right where the camp hosts stay and that makes it feel pretty secure. There are some tight turns and trees might be an issue if you have a bigger rig, mine is 30 ft and it was not much of a problem to navigate. There is one area off limits if you have anything besides a smaller rig because it is so tight so make sure and check in with the host prior to picking out a site. Shower house was clean as were the restrooms/outhouses in the camping area. Other restrooms in the park were terrible as was the fish cleaning area. The lake itself is beautiful and had some great fishing. There are a ton of ducks and geese and there is a constant ring of feces in and around the lake and parking areas. They did come out with a shovel and do some cleaning but it was quickly replaced, something to consider if you have small kids or pets. There is a marsh that you can visit near the dump station that was very interesting and some great hiking trails as well. There is what remains of an old restaurant that looks like it has been closed for several years and nothing else available in the park that we could see so make sure you have everything you need when you come. The host sells firewood and we were not allowed to bring wood in from home. No individual water or sewer hook ups. Overall very quiet and drama free stay and I will definitely return. - Jayco 2587
Jun 2013 - $20.00
Nice campground, and we like it for a weekend trip, due to it being located within an hour of our house. I can remember my folks camping here many times. Nice little fishing lake, but they no longer have a bait shop, so plan accordingly. Sites are in nice shape, and the showers/restrooms are well kept and were clean and attended to. Paved roads in good shape, and gravel sights are the norm. All in all, a nice, quiet place for a relaxing weekend. - Beekeeper2
May 2013 - $45.00
Nice campground. Great restaurant for any meal we didn't want to cook. Fishing boat rental was nice. Would go back. - jes9996
Sep 2016 - $39.00
Staff was friendly and helpful with booking and check-in. The park is on a highway that runs through a commercial/industrial area a few miles over the Mississippi river bridge from St Louis. The sites are pretty crowded, and the back to back linear arrangement of sites in the loop means if your neighbor has a long RV, it will spill over into your site. We backed in until the rear of our 5th wheel practically touched the rear of the big motor home in the adjacent site, and even being that close, we barely fit on the site. There was no room for our tow vehicle (pick-up truck) on the small site, so we parked it on the grass across the road from the site, and nobody objected. But we saw many sites where there was no grassy spot or any room to spare at all for a tow vehicle. The roads were narrow and spaces tight. There was an aged, splintering picnic table on our site, but we had to move it to the very edge of the site in order to fit the RV in it.
It seemed that many of the sites especially toward the back of the campground were occupied by long term or permanent residents. There was a fenced dumpster area near us that had rusty discarded appliances and other junk in it. In general, this is a functional but rather ugly place. Once you get inside your RV and shut out the view, it's fine. The hookups worked well. It was an easy drive into St Louis from here. We saw, but did not use, a small laundry facility near the campground office. We did buy BBQ to go from The Sawmill restaurant on site and it was pretty good (Pappy's in St Louis is better). Bottom line -- this CG will do in a pinch, but for $40 a night, I think I can find something with a little better scenery, like a state park. - Maggie420
Sep 2016 - $36.00
Stayed one night on trip west. Showed up w/o a reservation but no problem.
Assigned site was long enough for out van/20' TT without having to unhook.
Wifi was marginal as tower was in center of park and we were at the front. Might have been annoying had we stayed longer than 1 night. - DCM/JMB
Sep 2016 - $34.00
Big rig friendly with level sites. The construction on I-55 makes getting to the campground confusing so be sure to watch your GPS and the road. Bathrooms and laundry were good. No dog park but lots of grass to walk dog. Easy to ride bicycle in campground. Small swimming pool but looked clean. No activities in campground. - Fulltimersrv