17 RV Parks near Ballwin, Missouri
We did however find 17 campgrounds within 25 miles of Ballwin. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Ballwin in the left hand column.
May 2017 - $21.00
One of the better state parks. Good: nice pads and clean bathrooms Bad: The Missouri on-line reservation system has a two-night minimum. Convenient place if on your way into or out of St. Louis - about 30 minutes SE of town center. This is a clean, well-groomed and well-maintained park. Sites are well-spaced, and configured along a single road with trees along the outside and grass in the middle, so you don't have people behind you. There are also plenty of trees scattered through the campsites to provide shade. Asphalt roads and cement pads, very even and level. 75 reservable sites along three separate roads, of which 50 are electrical. No water or sewer at the individual sites, which can be inconvenient for long stays. Very quiet and peaceful. Verizon was 4G, 3 bars. One bathroom on our loop. Very clean and well-maintained. No heater or AC that I could tell. The bathroom was at the entry, so if you are at the end of the loop, a bit of a walk, which could be annoying in rain or summer heat. Our loop was about 50% occupied, mid-week in May. No laundry. Price averaged in at $25 for two nights -- $21 per night plus $8.50 reservation fee. We were at site 19, and I would definitely stay here again. - OlderGoat
Oct 2016 - $20.00
Very nice park. Best in area by far. Some roads into area are quite narrow but doable. Beautiful wooded area. - Nick2
Oct 2016 - $23.00
This turned out to be a very nice campground at a great price (and no separate park entry fee like so many other state parks). The sites are very wide with lots of space between neighbors, concrete pads and patios, picnic table, fire ring, and grass lawns. The campground is pretty heavily wooded with a very nice feel. There's one walking trail (paved) from the campground, and other hiking trails within the state park, so we always had places to walk our dog. We were able to fit our 38-foot motorhome and tow car in site #10 but had to back up pretty far in the site so the back of the motorhome hung over the grass. It might be tough to fit a 45-foot motorhome with tow car into any of the sites, but not impossible. With no water and sewer hookups, we used the campground showers which were OK but not great. The shower heads are mounted very low on the walls (at about nose-height for me, and I'm 5' 9") so lots of ducking was necessary to take a shower. Sometimes the water was reasonably hot, sometimes only warm. There's only one lane at the dump station (it's a fairly small campground) so some patience is needed when arriving (to fill your tank) and departing (to dump). There are a few water spigots located throughout the campground but none close enough to our site for us to fill from. The campground has free WiFi that worked surprisingly well! It was fast most of the time, and usable the whole time, but it's worth noting that the campground was only about 1/3 full in October. Our Verizon and AT&T also worked fine. Supermarkets and other shopping are not too far away. We would return here. - LifeRebooted
Aug 2016 - $10.00
We stayed with a large church group - about 90 middle schoolers and adults. Nightly rate I mentioned is not accurate since it was a group event. The park was great! Staff were attentive, helpful, and a pleasure to work with! Everyone was friendly, and made our stay an absolute pleasure! It's about 1/2 mile from Six Flags and a short drive into town for other attractions.
Now - the bad... actual sites for campers are very small and close together. They do however help with backing in so you don't have to struggle. No grass to speak of and after a rain, mud and dirt were tracked everywhere. If I had been there with our travel trailer, I'd have been spending all my time sweeping and mopping.
The park has a fabulous pool, great shop, and the cabins were immaculate... simple, but clean. Again, I can't say enough about the staff. They are genuinely there to make your stay great. I wouldn't hesitate to go back, but would prefer to stay in a cabin rather than deal with the hassle of cleaning up myself.
If you're approaching from the north, don't rely on GPS. You get taken through a very narrow, hilly, and winding road. Look at a map and take a few extra miles to stay on the interstate highway. - SM1969
Mar 2015 - $31.00
We stay at this Jellystone Park every spring on our way home from Florida. It's always very clean and extremely well maintained. It's not that busy in the spring so we find it to be quiet and peaceful. Some of the RV sites offer a stunning view. I bet you can see for 20 miles. The sunsets are fabulous!
Two things I like best are that they have a huge store with lots of great merchandise I don't find anywhere else and a lovely veranda with tables/chairs and TV to relax at. Also love that they must keep their staff happy because I always find the same great people working there. It's like coming to stay with friends.
Not all sites are suitable for big rigs so be sure to let them know if you need a big rig site. They do always ask about our unit though. It's a nice, clean, friendly park with really good prices in the Spring when we go there! - randy d
Aug 2014 - $76.00
This campground is way overpriced. Their published initial rates are only for two people. We paid $76 per night for two adults and three kids. Even "if" all of the kids' activities would have been included in the extra charge, it still would not have been worth $76/night. You have to pay additional for a lot of the activities. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 11:00 a.m.--you only get a maximum of 20 hours for the $76 you pay! The road into the campground is in need of resurfacing. The roads within the campground are narrow and could also be resurfaced. Most (if not all) of the RV/travel trailer sites are all gravel--no grass. This made it very difficult for our dogs to relieve themselves. The only grass area to take them to was quite a distance away from our site. The fire rings are buried into the ground and the top of the rings are flush with the ground. When it rained, our fire ring/pit filled up with water and could not be used--so much for a campfire being a part of our camping experience. The only positive comments we have about this campground are that the pool is nice and the staff is excellent. The young gentleman that took us to our site upon arrival was very friendly. He was very sincere in doing all he could to help get us parked and set-up. This young man is a huge asset to this Jellystone location--hopefully the management recognizes it. Most of the rest of the staff here were pleasant as well. The property owners/managers of this Jellystone need to understand that the staff here is probably the only reason this Jellystone is still in business. - Penny C
May 2017 - $42.00
The campground was nice and the staff very friendly and helpful. Yes, the trains are a bit loud, but they didn't interrupt our sleep. The park is convenient to St Louis attractions, and offers detailed directions to everything in the area. - nmoehle
May 2017 - $50.00
About 30% of KOA's I stay have a railroad nearby ... or you can hear one in the distance. This one has a freight line that runs over a bridge about 100 yards away from A31. My RV shook as each one passed, at least one an hour all night ... ouch! Otherwise a nice wooded park with Six Flags close, there were families with young children squealing while using the playground right next to A31. If I return I'll ask for sites A34 thru A45. - RVStudent
Apr 2017 - $50.00
Staff is outstanding! Very friendly and helpful. Site was in good shape. RV fit but a bit tight with slideouts on door side. Hookup very convenient locations. - Allmi01
Sep 2015 - $35.00
Right on the highway so VERY noisy. Way too many trees so couldn't get any satellite signal. Not really an RV park...more long term trailers. - CIAforHim
Jun 2013 - $1.00
Trees on entry road need trimming; also a number of the sites have low hanging branches. We have stayed at this RV park many times while visiting family, but never again. We arrived shortly after the flooding, expecting to find debris & signs of the creek overflowing. What we did not expect was to find dried sewage covering the pad and the grassy areas. Our site was closer to the creek than others, but the water had receded 5 days earlier. The water connection is underground (which I have always been a bit uneasy about), and the access "hole" was full of mud & likely sewage. Apparently every time the park floods -- which it does almost every year, to some extent -- the sewage comes up through the sewer connections. The smell was awful. We called the owner to come down; they were apologetic & said they'd get someone down to pressure-wash & spray chemicals on the pad in the next day or two and dig out the water connection. I'm not sure if they pick up the "sheets" of dried sewage; that wasn't mentioned. We had no idea this happened until this year, and has guaranteed we will not be going back to this park again because of the health risks, and the general "crawly" feeling we had once we realized we were basically parked in a sewer. There are children living in this park! The park is in a flood plain, but nothing was ever mentioned about sewage backing up into the park. The owner is a very sweet lady, but she's now in her mid-90s and just not able to keep up with things anymore. It's a real shame, because we always enjoyed the quiet, large sites, lack of traffic, and country "feel" (which is why I gave them a rating of 2). There are very few options for RV parks in the St. Louis area. If you decide to stay here and have pets, I'd suggest you buy a large container of disinfectant wipes to clean their feet every time they come back inside. We just could not convince ourselves to stay, although the majority of the sites are occupied. - HDT
Jun 2012 - $21.00
I wasn't sure about this park until I got there, but it turned out to be a wonderful experience. I felt very safe there and didn't worry about my unit when I left my motor home for four days while attending an event in downtown St. Louis. When you see the "dead end" sign it makes you wonder what to expect and there is no place to turn around once you go past the sign. It is very convenient to Wal-Mart, downtown St. Louis, and eating places of all sorts. I would definitely stay here again, the sites were wide, paved, and easy to get into. The price reflected the weekly rate. - Ilovemyholidayrambler
Dec 2015 - $35.00
Management is horrible, very rude. She acted like she was doing us a favor renting a spot. On the phone with one of her children, I'm guessing, while I stood there waiting. The park itself is an old mobile home park with few amenities. Two of the four dryers weren't working. A neighbor said they had been broken for months. No showers, pool, and only one small bathroom located in the laundromat. No picnic tables. No fires allowed. Most RVs were permanent but neighbors we talked to seemed nice enough. There was a sewer smell as we walked our dogs. We won't stay here again. - The Rambler
Nov 2015 - $35.00
Found this one for the location, near our destination for tomorrow. Called about noon, left msg, no return call as their office is closed on Sunday. On arrival found no check-in info, no available sites no rate info, so called again. Recording. Walked around and found an empty site, and asked a neighbor if it was being used... he said no, so we pulled in. Needed to leave early in the am, 8:30, and the office doesn't open until 9. Guess we'll leave an envelope. Hmmm.... Site itself was OK, concrete pad and spacious. Power pole new, and full hookups. No picnic table or fire pit, though. - BridgeInRV
Aug 2015 - $35.00
Just stayed for one night. Sites are large concrete pads. We would definitely stay here again. - BPowell
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
Jun 2017 - $49.00
Large level pad for rv, toad and patio. Grass between sites. Wi-fi very good. A few long term campers. Lots of city noise. Under the flight path for landings at airport, nearby bridge over river for trains and cars. Not too objectable overall. No cable but all major OTA channels. Good wi-fi. Wide interior roads. Nice showers and rest rooms. - Windshift
May 2017 - $53.00
Sites were concrete with asphalt around them. Decently spaced, we didn't feel too close to our neighbors and had room to park our tow car next to the RV. Nice grassy areas around each site. Wide, easy to navigate roads, this RV park was well-kept and cared for. There were train tracks on a trestle nearby but it was no bother at all since the trains never blew their horns over the trestle. There was some air traffic but not enough to bother you in sleep either. And the location was great - right next to a playground with swings AND the Katy Trail, so trails to hike down for a nice walk. We actually stayed at another park after this we'd thought was closer than it was to our family, and we didn't like it as much as this one. We wished we'd just booked the whole week here and saved ourselves a move. Next time! We will definitely stay here again when we're next in the area. Water pressure was so good we had to use a regulator, too! - chasmyn
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: Gentleman could be a little more friendly in the office, but he gets the job done! - WendyR
Jun 2017 - $40.00
Quick and easy check in. Patrolled by police regularly. Close to hiway but little or no road noise. Small lake with walking path. - jdeal
Jun 2017 - $35.00
We stayed here about 12 days. We really enjoyed it. Large spots with easy access. Nice walking/bike riding trail. Nice lake area for canoeing, paddle boarding, etc. We have a large dog that is not very friendly to other dogs so we are very aware of other dogs in area and where I can walk her. There were no problems here. I had plenty of room to avoid others with her. There is also an area at the lake where I could let her chase a stick into the water without bothering anyone else. They have security in the area and we were even stopped one evening and asked if we were staying at the campsite. The gentleman was very friendly and when we stated we were, he wished us a nice evening and continued on. We really liked the place and will stay here again when we are in the area. Very peaceful, even on weekends when it seemed to really fill up. - JulieLH
May 2017 - $40.00
This was our first time here at 370 Lakeside Park and boy did we love the place. We stayed three nights for the Memorial day weekend. I anticipated long check in lines and was surprised how efficient they did check in. Park is large, spacious, and well laid out. Pretty decent spacing to neighbors. We made this reservation back in December of 2016 and we chose what seemed like the most enviable spot in the whole CG. We were in 101 with the whole lake as our patio view. We spent more time at the park than we typically do as it was so beautiful. We brought our bicycles as well as a two person kayak so we had plenty to do. We have been coming to this area for many years but always stayed @ Sundermeier. We both decided 370 will be our new home when visiting St. Louis. We camped in a 44' motorhome and our FHU back in site was plenty large for coach & car. All utilities worked as they should. - Two Jayhawks
May 2017 - $43.00
The location is great for getting to anywhere in St. Louis - you're downtown with access to every highway there is. Very close the the City Museum and the Arch. The lot itself is a large parking lot with full hook-ups, so nothing fancy. But it's safe, it's convenient to everywhere, and we were there to see family anyway so that didn't matter much to us. The staff is really nice. The water pressure isn't great, but it is full hook-ups. Roads are easy to navigate even in a 40' motorhome like ours. Sites have enough space between them. We'd stay here again because of the convenient location, there's really nothing else with this proximity to the city. - chasmyn
Apr 2017 - $45.00
This park is all about location and service. Very convenient to St Louis attractions, downtown and midtown. Owners are very nice and very helpful. Be sure to take advantage of their extensive local knowledge. Physically, the park is average at best, an asphalt parking lot with hookups, but works fine for visiting STL. Everything works. Water pressure is low but usable. While the location might make you think twice as you drive in, I felt quite safe staying here (police station right across the street). To accommodate modern RVs, they have cut the number of spaces in half, so you park you car in what used to be the adjacent site. This leaves the entire length of the site for the RV and makes room for slides on both sides. Verizon cell and internet worked well. - JA1800
Oct 2016 - $45.00
As others have mentioned, it's all about the location. You are in the heart of St. Louis in this park, yet easy access to the highways. This park is a gravel parking lot with hookups. It is not a destination park but it's a great place to stay while rising the city. Clean facilities and safe environment. The surrounding area is a bit sketchy but the park itself is fine. The park fills up during baseball season weekends. Otherwise, it's easy to get a spot. We will stay here again in our motorhome because of the location. - lmg