7 Parks near Saint Joseph, Missouri
Jun 2016 - $32.00
We were worn out from a days travel and stopped for the night. It is not too far off of US-169N. If headed North on US-169N it is on the left side of the four-lane and is part of Beacon RV Sales. You will need to look for the sign as it is in the mix of a bunch others.
The campground check-in was very quick and straightforward and the lady even helped us park. We made our hookups (there is no cable TV here) and the WiFi was pretty much useless but the site was clean and level and the utilities were usable. I would stay again if I needed a place but who know when we might be through this area again. - KC8RXQ
Sep 2015 - $33.00
Old RV park that is really a "trailer park" with permanent RVs instead of mobile homes. There are, therefore, so many extra vehicles that they are parked all along both sides of the park's roads. We had no reservation but got a full hook-up, pull-thru with a deteriorating concrete drive, a small patio, and a little grass. But each pull-thru was designed for two RVs back to back, so another RV backed in behind us a hour or so later. The next morning we had to ask the permanent next-door RV owner to move his truck so we could get out of our "pull-thru" into the road to exit the park. We would not ever stay at this park again! - fanrgs
Aug 2015 - $34.00
During our "20-minute visit" we had difficulty maneuvering through the roads congested with park vehicles, the parks appearance was degraded by many long-term residents that had the normal clutter accumulated over time, and the spaces were aged with pads in need of repair. The office reeked of smoke. The office sits down a hill below a very busy highway making arrival hazardous, plus management allowed the entrance to be blocked by an 18-wheeler loaded with small RVs, a permanently (?) parked work trailer, and a guest's car protruding several feet into the road way. Our toad was left blocking the busy road and just waiting to be road kill, and the office was more concerned about verifying our reservation than getting us off the hwy. Because of management's indifference to our being left hanging out onto the hwy, to the condition of the park, and the indifference to having after-hour reservations ready for checking, we left to find another park and was refunded our reservation money. - kaelalynn
Jun 2016 - $18.00
We stayed here because it is a Passport America park and based on previous reviews. A year ago, someone rated this park a ten. Really? A ten? This park is not a ten rating. I am surprised by the previous reviews. There is no staging area when you pull into the park. We were blocking the road while checking in at the office/private residence. We had a reservation and were already assigned a spot. The manager told me it was the only spot available. Sites are close together. There are numerous large, established shade trees, but those spots were taken by permanent residents. Previous review said only 2-3 spots available for overnighters. I believe that is accurate. We were given what must be the worst spot in the park. We parked parallel to the park road near the exit. We were barely out of the road and about 50 yards from Highway 59. Traffic noise was very bad. Worse was that our awning side was next to the interior road. We literally stepped out into the road when we opened our door. We got half price ($15.00) first night (Passport America) and a further discount ($20.00 second night). Great Internet. - Phaeton2
Jun 2016 - $20.00
Although this campground has over 22 sites, only 4-5 sites are available for traveling RVer's. The rest of the sites are being used by long term residents. The park has the look and feel of a mobile park. Some sites have a lot of "stuff" around their area. The park still looks OK, but it can easily get out of hand.
All available sites have FHU, some are pull-thus. The utility box contains 50/30 electrical amperage and the location of the box varies from site to site. The voltage was hovering around 122 volts even with all of the air conditioners running. Our water connection was shared between two rigs, but other sites did not.
The interior roads and sites were on packed gravel and some sites had a small concrete patio area. The sites appear to be fairly level. There is a small work out room with a stair master and weights. There is one bathroom with shower for the entire park located within the laundry room. There are (2) washers at $1.50 and (2) dryers at $1.50.
The WiFi was very good but that may depend upon where your site is. Verizon air card and phone reception was good. The campground is very quiet.
The park is about 4 miles from St. Joseph making it a very good location. The Patee house is an excellent museum. We would come back to this park. We have a 32 foot 5th wheel. - adsaxs
Oct 2015 - $20.00
We enjoyed our stay on 2 occasions. $14.00 for 1 night Passport America. $20/night for 7 nights. Most sites are permanents or semi permanent. We were not bothered by workers arriving or leaving early.
No road noise if you are not in the front row. Not many overnight sites. Owner, Rick Clark, and manager are very helpful. There is a shower/toilet room. Good laundry and small Gym room.
Most size motorhomes can be accommodated. We stayed in a 26' MH. - Kings USA Travels
Jul 2016 - $30.00
We had 2 sites, motorhome and pop ups trailer. Office staff was friendly and helpful. Lake fishing was nice but goose droppings were messy. Women's restroom was under renovation so that was a slight inconvenience, however good to see improvements being made. Easy access. - busyteach
Jun 2016 - $30.00
This is a nice park to stop at along the way. Close to the highway. You can hear the highway but it is not bad. - JimSC
Jun 2016 - $30.00
Just stayed one night. Access from Interstate is easy; gravel road is not a problem. Park was pleasant, with spacious areas. Park is not far from freeway (you make a U driving from the exit to the park and end up alongside the freeway); the noise distracted from the pretty area. Staff very friendly. - CO Traveler
Jun 2015 - $20.00
Nice state park, near Missouri river, easy access off our route. Only electric hookups at site, but several water faucets available for filling up, also at dump station. The host said they had some recent heavy rains and there was several areas of standing water throughout the park, therefor a lot of mosquitoes. Someone was spraying the park, so hopefully it got better.
Small convenient laundry in bathhouse building. - housecar
Jul 2009 - $18.00
Very nice state park. There is a lake with swimming, boating and fishing about a third of a mile from the camping area. The campground was full up the weekend we were there, yet it was peaceful and very quiet by 10 PM. This was our second visit, and we will be back. - rvforfun3
Jun 2016 - $19.00
This is a nice Missouri State Park located in a small village surrounded by farmland. It is a place to stay while visiting St. Joseph, MO, even though it is 30 minutes away. We had strong 30 amp service. There was no water at the site; the easiest place to fill a tank is at the dump station, but there are a few faucets located throughout the campground. We did not use the bath houses, but did note the nice laundry room. The sites are attractive with many having covered picnic tables, but it could certainly use a good cleaning. The sites are fairly level but are unusually narrow. The campground is partially shaded. We were able to use our portable dish to get satellite TV. We had strong Verizon voice and data. Since it is in a small village, it has more of an urban feel than a rural or remote feel, but we found it pleasant. It is fairly quite at night, but not dark as the surrounding houses have some bright lights. We would stay here again to visit St. Joseph. - TheJim
Aug 2013 - $19.00
This is a campground on a large lake with lots of lush green grass and huge shade trees. The large shaded sites have electric only, but potable water is available at the free, easy access dump station near the entry/exit. Most sites have a picnic table with a fire pit and some have a wind shelter surrounding the table. The camp host was super nice and helpful. The restrooms/showers were very clean. There is a boat ramp, but it was closed for repairs. The lake side picnic areas are great for bird watching and fishing. This park is between St. Joseph and Kansas City and within four miles of many restaurants and a WalMart in Atchison, Kansas We camped here in a fifth wheel over the Labor Day weekend and will stay here again. - candyd
Aug 2009 - $19.00
Only 19 miles to St Joesph. Nice level sites, some paved most are not. Very easy access. We take our bikes and this was a nice area to bike. Check out the overview of the lake. Missouri State Parks are always nice. - stetwood
Jun 2013 - $8.00
The road leading to this facility from Hwy 59 are in frightful condition. Fortunately we decided to drive the tow car there and leave the RV safely in a parking lot. We did not actually stay here because of the condition of the roughly two miles of very rough road. We were afraid we would damage the RV if we tried to come back with it. Interesting to note that there was no one parked there at all. - Sharie
Oct 2012 - $10.00
Nice place. Pull through's are laid out in a big circle and you pull to the curb for your site. Cement block rest rooms/showers: didn't use. Plenty of trails and places to walk. Biggest downside to this place is finding it. You have to go a couple miles and a few turns to get here. It is not a destination park, but I have no problem staying here for a day or two. - WC7610
Sep 2012 - $10.00
Small public campground. Quiet and clean. 50/30/20 amp available. Water available not at the sites. No dump station. Great value. - User2786