17 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.
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
Sep 2016 - $19.00
We loved this park for the quiet and spacious sites. We had a 50 amp site which worked well, but was on the main entry road. We were there during a heavy thunderstorm so having a paved raised pad saved us from soggy ground. The remainder of our site was grass and dirt. There were numerous walking trails which allowed dogs on leash. The dump station was convenient and clean. We would stay again in one of the loops off of the entry road. - bbmidwife
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
Mar 2017 - $41.00
An old time KOA with all dirt and gravel interior and pads. Expensive for the time of year and condition of the roads. I almost felt I was on a jeep trail just to get to our site. Unusual for a KOA but we were "kind of" guided to our site and the dude just drove off. Most KOAs do a good job with this service. The interior road in front of the coach was quite narrow and I really had to concentrate on not hitting the trees when I pulled out. We were offered cable as they claimed we couldn't get satellite. Cable didn't work but satellite did. Wifi was a joke. Soon after we settled in we found out there were train tracks just outside the park so lots of train noise. This KOA was not suited for big rigs and should state this on their web site. We would never stay in this KOA again. - jeffnbarb
Oct 2016 - $49.00
Staff was nice. There are many amenities for people with children such as a pool, bicycles, and a bounce house. There are a lot of children playing unsupervised at the entrance - we almost hit one on a big wheel as he rode around our truck and trailer. However the rear of the campground is more secluded and the staff seems to put people without children back there. The scenery in the back was beautiful but you can hear the hum of the interstate.
Ask to stay in the back of the park. - Big Country Livin
Oct 2016 - $45.00
Older KOA that is maintained Okay but could use some gravel in spots to cover mud and help level sites. Highway noise but tolerable if air conditioners were running. But nothing can mask the sound of the train traffic just on the other side of the highway. Must average at least one train per hour including all night long. My site was right next to the road so if you were further away it might not be as noticeable. - Bobco
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
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
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
Mar 2017 - $35.00
Huge city-owned/run park with long pull-thru and back-in sites. All sites are full hook-up, no cable and wifi only at the office and shower house. About the only other negative is the lack of tree shade which is good for satellite users but not so good if you want shade (that's why I gave the 9-rating) but the park is only 5-yrs old. OTA TV is easy to receive. Good signal strength for Verizon users. In addition to the RV spaces there is a 3.6-mile walking trail, large lake for swimming, boating, fishing, a covered pavilion and rental bikes. Far enough off the highway so that road noise is minimal. What really surprised us is the park office is open 24/7 is unusual for any RV park especially a public park. Security provided by city police and rangers. - rk911
Jan 2017 - $30.00
We were taking our trailer to the St. Louis area for repairs and this park was recommended by the dealer. The park is fairly new and was beautiful. We checked in on a Sunday and the park ranger was very helpful in the check in process. The restrooms were immaculate! The park sits on a small lake and there is a very nice walking trail around the lake. - Sewing
Oct 2016 - $35.00
Nice park about 40 minutes from downtown St. Louis. Located inside a county park on a lake with hike/bike trails, fishing etc. Gravel pull thru and back in 30/50 amp full hookup sites. Wifi reaches a little bit of the park but most have to go to the office. Cell service good. Would definitely stay here again! - teepee51
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