15 Parks near St Charles, Missouri
Jul 2016 - $59.00
Concrete pads nice & large with a patch of grass, NO TREES! NO SHADE whatsoever. Laundry clean with several machines, $1.50 wash, .25 dryer. Right next to Katy Trail & Missouri River. Downtown about 10 minutes by car but also by trail. Lots of nice shops & restaurants in town. No pool. - Hulda
Jun 2016 - $53.00
Good news you are on concrete. Bad news is so are a lot of long term guests and they like to park in the road. Navigating what should be wide streets becomes a driving test in a narrow alley. Plus just a lot of activity with vehicles coming and going. It is OK and would stay again just wish park would enforce their rules. - peddy dick
Jun 2016 - $53.00
Just a concrete pad with grass strips between the spaces. Still, this is campground has a couple features that almost elevate it to the "Good" category. First, it's very close to old St. Charles, which is a charming area with shops and restaurants. Second, it abuts the Katy Trail State Park, which provides a couple hundred miles of biking and walking, including a connection to St. Charles. On the other hand, it is very expensive for a parking spot ($59 without the discount) and there is an elevated train track that runs right next to (nearly over) the campground. - Kaz
Jun 2016 - $40.00
The park is open and easy to get to. It is right off 370 in St. Peter's. Our site was level and walking out onto a concrete pad was convenient. There was no noise to speak of and the 4.5 mile walk around the lake is easy. - Esse
Jun 2016 - $35.00
A very nice clean city park. Sites are crushed asphalt so there is no problem with limestone track into the RV. There are paved trails throughout the park and around the lake. Bike and boat rentals are available. There is easy access from highway 370 and 24 hour check in. Staff is friendly and efficient. We will stay here again. - Ernie & Toni
Jun 2016 - $35.00
Very easy in/out of park and site. Back in sites have good angle. Utilities placed well and worked well. WiFi worked pretty well. Nice paved path goes around lake and right by campground. None paved sites have crushed old blacktop versus gravel. Sites are long and fairly well spaced apart. Concrete patio with picnic table at each site. Definitely would stay here again. - cwier
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
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
Oct 2014 - $25.00
We camped there at the peak of Fall colors right before Halloween. Most sites are gravel with ample room for slides. Within walking distance to the Illinois River, and close to Grafton, IL. Plenty of things to do close by, or travel down, the River Road along the Mississippi River to Alton, IL. The only issue was the green firewood we purchased there. It was way too green to light easily, but other campers helped us by donating some of their seasoned sticks. We'll stay there again and do more sightseeing north. - gfarmcafe
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
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
Jul 2015 - $42.00
We decided to go a night earlier and the girl that answered was very accommodating, but told us we would have to move the next day. No problem, so since we didn't get into the park until about midnight, we found our temp spot and did a partial set up. It was in a "V" spot which meant we were tail to tail with our neighbors and their sewer hookups were about 5 feet from our picnic table, so we asked the next day where our permanent spot was, we were told that we were in our spot. When I asked if we could move, the answer was "no" they were full. I get it that it was a holiday however, we watched two end spots have a different camper every night. It would have been nice to be able to have one of them so that we could have sat outside and had dinner, but no go. It seemed that the worker at the desk was having a bad day and was not very friendly. Other workers were very nice, friendly. Otherwise, the spot was spacious enough, shady; the pool was nice, although we didn't use it; the pet area was decent and so was the price. The down side was definitely the mosquitoes! And no fire rings. We didn't noticed the noise from trucks or trains. It was close to St. Louis and Sweetie Pies, which we highly recommend! We camped here in a motorhome. - auntkaki
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
Jun 2016 - $42.00
The best thing about this site is location. You are in the heart of St Louis and just blocks from major attractions and food. Everything else is a short drive. The park is recently under new management (same family, just next generation) and there have been improvements. Most notably is clean up of the park and removal of old/non-used RVs. Also, one now gets "two" sites for one. One for your RV, the other for your vehicle. This is a nice change. Plenty of space for everything. The hookups are full (sewer at every site). The pool is small but very nice. The downsides: It's all asphalt; little grass and no trees. The owner claimed that the WiFi was recently upgraded and all sites should have great connection. This was true in the off-hours. There needs to be some work done with the router to limit the bandwidth so that it doesn't get bogged down in the daytime hours. This is my third time coming to the park and it won't be the last. - WineStream
Jun 2016 - $44.00
Super nice people here! Couldn't be more helpful (even extended a military discount because my Dad had been in the military!) changed a reservation around so we could stay an extra day, etc. The location is the winning thing about this place too, otherwise, it's just a big gravel parking lot with a pool. We weren't there for the amenities, we were there to see the city. (and there was so much to see!) - MarieB
Feb 2016 - $1.00
This is Not a campground; it is a city storage lot with RV hookups, on a marginal-at-best gravel highly-sloped city lot. Very rude staff. Pulled in, saw it, got treated rudely by host, promptly left. - 2gaycampers
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
May 2016 - $24.00
Nice State Park near St. Louis. Electric only hookups worked well on our 50 amp site. Camp hosts maintain a nice clean campground. Mix of shaded and open sites. No parking on grass is enforced and the results show - no muddy areas next to camp pads or roads. Lots of nice grassy areas.
Pads were concrete of varying shapes and sizes. Electric hookups were located properly.
Be careful of two of the campsite "loops" as they have a very small cul-de-sac for turning around at the end. My 35' 5th wheel was challenging to turn around at the end of the 50 amp premium loop. Many large Class A rigs were able to turn around. That loop actually had mostly Class A rigs in it.
The 30 amp loop had a large turnaround area and had sites with the most open grassy spaces for kids to run around. - eb145
Jul 2016 - $53.00
RV park is a bare parking lot with hookups. The north side has small sites and trees, the south side is bare, no trees. The interior roads are newly asphalt with gravel between sites. Grass on perimeter. No pool or extras. Asphalt everywhere so hot, hot, hot. Pickup for Queen Casino and Hotel. - Oooooooo
Jul 2016 - $58.00
Our site wasn't level, needed blocks under the wheels. $5 extra per person for more than 2 people. Handy location for going to downtown St Louis. Campground was clean and tidy. Some channels on the cable were not very clear. We stayed in the south lot. - bov67
Jul 2016 - $53.00
First we were charged for one day, then I notified the clerk we were schedule for two days. She charged me for three days and when I asked for a correction she charged me for four days. Apparently, unaware on how to make the credit card correction. This park has two sections, north and south. North side has trees but very small sites. We were unable to park our 30' trailer and have room for the tow vehicle. The south side has very large sites but not trees, much like an asphalt parking lot. The utilities were very good. Over-the-air TV was decent in the absence of cable. Site was asphalt with gravel patches separating sites. Security was good; if you are a light sleeper this could bother you. The mini-mart was a joke, opens from 8 AM to 4 PM, and the mini-mart is where you check in. There's a procedure for after hours check in. The park is close to downtown. Spacious roads for navigation. - SD75mac