10 Parks near Moscow Mills, Missouri
Sep 2015 - $14.00
This park has mostly long-term residents with a few very unkempt units. Dog etiquette is not enforced so feces may be anywhere. Most sites have side by side hookups. Interior roads are a terrible with very lumpy pavement but sites are of good concrete with attached concrete patio areas and of adequate length for big rigs. The sites are not necessarily level from side to side but they are smooth. Picnic tables and fire rings are provided. Utilities are reliable but water pressure is somewhat low and Wi-Fi is sluggish. AT&T phone and data reception are functional. The park is in a quiet rural setting and the owners are friendly. The rate is monthly. - never settled
May 2014 - $19.00
The campground is in need of many things. There is no website or means for reservation. Called the owner and says “Yep, we have a space for ya, we’ll be waitin’”. No deposit, no name, no confirmation, just come on in. Nobody to greet us when we arrived (about 3:00) so we just found a space and set up. We did not actually register or pay (cash or check only) until the next afternoon. A little too casual for a business. It’s out in a rural area, so no big city noise, which was nice, but it’s a ten mile drive to anything. The roads are various layers of asphalt with many potholes, a real mess; creeping speed only. Overhead branches need to be trimmed to accommodate larger RV’s in the front sites, the rear sites have smaller trees. While we were there we had issues with birds (Starlings) trying to build nests under the coach. Decent spacing between sites with grass. Concrete pad (in fair condition) for RV and picnic table (tables are in poor condition). Fire rings at most sites. Mail/UPS service is odd. All items are delivered to a house down the road regardless of how they are addressed. No cable, but decent over the air channels from St. Louis. Free WiFi running at about 3.0 mbps. Good enough for non-HD streaming. The laundry building is part of the club house which is in rather poor condition. The laundry machines are old and very tired. Machines are $1.25 each. The shower/restroom building had been recently demolished so a new one could be built. No events organized by the park. Most campers are long term and keep to themselves. The overall opinion of this park is that there is little to attract campers and not much for kids to do. The owners barely keep up with basic maintenance and almost nothing for improvements. The park will probably close once the owner is gone. If you’re looking for a cheap, quiet, off the beaten path campground then this is it. But remember, you get what you pay for. We will find somewhere else next time. - Wiyndog
May 2013 - $12.00
This park is occupied mostly by long term workers staying in the area. Interior roads are very poor and the bathrooms are terrible. Most sites are pull-through with concrete pads. Utilities, including WiFi are very good. The park is surrounded by pastures and is quiet except for the sound of sheep. Amenities include a club house, laundry, fishing pond and very limited playground equipment. Not a vacation destination but we would stay here again for a base in the area. - never settled
Aug 2015 - $21.00
If you enter the Park from the south, it is quite a long, but beautiful, drive to the campground. Some steep hills but all good paved roads. We stayed in the electric only area on a Friday night. All sites were full but we didn't feel crowded. Good showers not far away and nice walking trails down to and along the lake. - oldmac
Jun 2013 - $20.00
The camping park is nice , clean, well spaced sites although trees and vegetation between sites is sparse. It has a city park green space appeal to it. I like more woods and privacy but this was fine and we like full hookup so it was a trade off. It is a Basic campground. The river is not actually a river, it's a U shape small lake with lots of cussing, drinking locals yelling at their kids. Seemed like a local hang out. A small fee for use would solve that problem. The lake was filthy, my son looked like he had a 5 o clock shadow on his face. I heard this is unusual and may be due to extreme rain storms that month. - User3173
Jun 2013 - $19.00
Our first time camping here in many years, and we had a very pleasant midweek stay. Previous reviewers have commented about the steep hills which we also experienced on our way in. However, after talking to a frequent camper to the park, we found out about another route. We decided to go out this way. The park can be entered from Hwy KK from the north, and these hills weren't quite so windy and steep! We'll definitely return next time this way, even though it is longer. The campground has four loops, each with a different flavor. The most woodsy and private are the two loops that have basic sites with no hookups. At the end of each of these is a long staircase (100+ steps) that descends to "Lake Lincoln" and the foot trail that encircles it. If you hike counter clockwise from the campground you come to the beach area. The basic sites area has water spigots throughout and a vault toilet at the end of one of the loops. A third loop has electric only, and these sites are a little less private, but shaded nonetheless. This is where the only shower house is located, and the 3 pull throughs. There is a gate at the end of this loop that separates the general campground from the scout area-- at the end of this loop is a third staircase down to the lake, and the most direct walking route to the beach. The fourth loop is laid out on a grid, the sites are more densely packed, but these sites are full hookup. This area does not have a showerhouse, but does have flush toilets. The dump station is located in this area. The restrooms were cleaned daily, and the hosts showed up to pick up and check sites after people checked out. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Our rate reflects a $2/night handicapped discount and was for an electric only site. - midcenturynana
Mar 2010 - $50.00
This park is more for people who want to camp out in tents. The place is very run down, with drain pipes falling off buildings, and mud holes everywhere. I would not stay here again. - roboy
Aug 2007 - $25.00
Not a nice place and, overpriced for what it was. Looks like an old trailer park. Nasty bathrooms. Would not recommend this place. - Fancynancy1213
Aug 2016 - $35.00
It was great location for touring the area or just a quick rest from a long drive. There was a ranger on duty 24 hours a day, it was quiet, and felt very safe. Plenty of things to do, bike riding, walking trail, fish and release, nice playground and more! - Jim and Me
Aug 2016 - $40.00
We stayed here twice in two weeks and were pleased both times. The office staff was very nice and efficient. Our site was mostly level and the utilities worked well, especially considering that the RV park was almost full and the temperatures were close to 100 degrees! We ran two a/c with no issues. Entrance to the park is well done and easy. The RV area is well designed with fairly good spacing. They could use a few trees and more landscaping but it's a new park so perhaps it's yet to come. - PegL
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Great local place to camp, when my husband and I don't want to travel far. One of my fav campgrounds. Lot spacing was spacious with a sunny/open exposure. Site surface was gravel and featured a fire ring and picnic table. Our pull through site was long enough for our coach and tow vehicle. - Gene and Pat 1
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
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
Aug 2016 - $38.00
Sites are gravel or grass. The trees limbs need to be trimmed really bad to prevent damage to sides of coach. The owner did not seem to be concerned. 50/30 amp service with water and sewer.
The sign identifying the park location on the perimeter road was hanging down so we missed the turn and had to get back on interstate and return to the proper exit. - Gesmone1
Jun 2016 - $36.00
It isn't a bad place and we'd stay again. Price is ridiculous: charging KOA rates for a run down campground. The good: it is quiet; safe; good utilities; convenient to the Interstate; owners are nice. The bad: price; price; no WiFi. It would not take much to spruce up the place and make it more presentable. - belgique
Jul 2015 - $38.00
We enjoyed our overnight stay at this park. It was quiet, shaded and a nice change of pace. We had read such negative reviews and almost didn't stay but decided to take those reviews with a grain of salt. Glad we did. The price was a little high and the grounds could use a mow. We found the goats charming and only saw one cat. The pool was clean and grounds were clean. There are a few older campers but all located on the same side of the park. I felt safe and relaxed here. I would definitely stay again. - annieD
Aug 2016 - $53.00
The other reviews are pretty accurate. It is near a large airport and yes it does have an elevated train that goes by close to the campground. But what I really like, was that it had assault interior roads, with curb and gutters, and double wide concrete level pad, both in excellent condition. If the train noise will bother you, than ask to be park on the opposite side of the park. We liked this park the most, because there were no gravel, dirt, or mud holes. The grass between the sites was narrow, but manicured. We would camp here again. If the noise does does not bother you and you would like a larger grassy area, then ask if you could have one of the end sites with more grass. In our area, the pull through sites, that would be site 26 and 6. We only stayed one night, but if our route takes us this way again, this will be a nice campground for up. - Honeybear & Sugarbear
Aug 2016 - $50.00
Arrived around 6:00 pm to find the office closed, turns out hours are 8 - 5, but closed at random times during the day. On-site restaurant has apparently been closed for a couple years.
Large level concrete pads with ample room for tow vehicle. No shade, close to I-370 & train tracks and in the glide path to the St. Louis airport so a lot of noise.
No issues with power during hot humid days running both AC units. Double sewer connections available.
Many rules: no dog pens on grass, no grills on tables, etc. Grass was very tall and tables not that great. I have stayed in much nicer places for a lot less. It is close to Katy Trail and Historic St. Charles, but over 20 miles to the Arch, Busch Stadium, Zoo, and Science Center. - Bert Rooster
Jul 2016 - $49.00
First class RV park. Didn't have a pool, but all concrete pads and grass, with curbs. Very safe environment, had a biking path nearby. - Dkkirkland
Aug 2016 - $19.00
We did a one night stop over at this park. The grounds were beautiful and well maintained. The park host was very friendly. I did view the showers but did not use, and found them to be very clean and spacious. We walked through most of the park to give Ruby our bulldog some exercise and all the sites we saw were good sized, well shaded, and had good spacing between sites. One of the loops has a narrower turning radius as mentioned in other reviews, but it is well marked and we felt maneuverable. The Wi-Fi worked OK at the site we were in. There is no water at each site but multiple faucets throughout the campground are available. If we were passing through this way we would definitely stay again. - Thirtygoodyears
Jul 2016 - $18.00
This is a fabulous state park!! First, it is in a pristine part of the suburbs. If you are interested in staying in a first rate park while you visit St. Louis, this is the place to go *if* you have a separate car to get around in. (We were surprised at the paucity of private parks in St. Louis.) It is only a 20-30 minute drive to the city depending on where you are going. Plus you are going through beautiful, upscale enclaves.
Shade is **very** important to us and it's frustrating to try and find out how much shade there really is when all you have to go on are limited reviews and thumbnail pictures on a government website. (We have an English bulldog, a breed not well suited for the heat.)
So, in service to my fellow RV'ers who also crave the shade, here's the lowdown:
I drove through the park at two different times of day (11am and 6pm) to determine which spots had full shade. I consider "full shade" to be when the pad and ~ 2-3ft of the perimeter of the pad have at least 90% shade. Spots that had full shade at both times of day were as follows:
8, 17, 19, 20, 37, 39, 44, 46, and 49.
There were a couple of spots that had what I considered "excessive shade". These spots were particularly lush, green, and covered by a canopy of trees.
At 11AM, the excessively shady spots were 17 and 46.
At 6pm, the excessively shady spot was 39.
**Only spot #37 was excessively shady at both times of day** so it is effectively the shadiest spot in the entire park for RV camping.
Spot #13 is next to a trailhead so there is more foot traffic and less privacy at that spot.
Also, there is a vast lawn space with well-cut grass between sites 20 and 21. This area is perfect for football, soccer, Frisbee, etc.
Showers were clean. There are ice and wood for sale at the main office. The camp hosts were helpful but not nosy.
We will definitely look forward to staying here again! - GearDown
Jun 2016 - $21.00
Our rate was based on a 7 night stay. Beautiful State park. This park is HUGE, so if you like to hike, there are literally miles of trails within the park bounderies. Biking is a challenge, as several of the roads have extremely steep hills, so not good for old guys... Sites are very spacious. We had a 50 amp electric only site. Best thing about this park is that it's very quiet. Driving time to the Arch area is about 35 minutes. Shopping is not close, so be prepared to drive every time you need supplies.
If you want peace and quiet, with very spacious heavily treed sites out in the woods, then this is the park for you. - AlaskaJack