15 Parks near St Charles, Missouri
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
Jun 2016 - $45.00
This is a wonderful location for seeing or doing business in downtown St. Louis. The campground is almost a square city block. As other reviewers have mentioned, it is an asphalt parking lot with many full service sites crowded together. You are asked to take your dog for a walk outside the park, there is no grass.
However, you are just a few blocks from public transportation or you can take an inexpensive cab to where you want to go. No driving, no parking. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Upon check in, you get a map of town with restaurants and areas of interest noted by hand on the map. The phone number for the cab company is provided on your site map of the campground. The swimming pool looked inviting, but we were so busy doing tourist stuff that we didn't take time to swim. We would definitely stay here again. - ShoreXplorers
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
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
Aug 2016 - $45.00
Large parking lot. Poor wifi, limited cable stations. Roads to the park in terrible condition. Nice girl at front desk. Won't be back anytime soon. we need a park that looks like an RV park and not a parking lot. - kimble
Jul 2016 - $49.00
This RV park is a converted black topped parking lot that has been converted to a park. There are no trees. All the utilities are located at the far end of the site. Do to location of the sewer connection, it exceeded the 25' of sewer hose I had available.There is loose stone separating each site. There are train tracks immediately adjacent to the lot and the train traffic is substantial with the occasional train stopped and the engines left running for an extended length of time. The office closes at 4:30 PM daily. There is shuttle service to the casino or to the rapid transit station, but getting back to your site from the train requires walking at least 1/2 mile to the desk at the hotel where they can call the shuttle.
Getting to the park from the interstate is quite a challenge. More signage would be very helpful. Use only as a last resort. - 2012ViewProfile
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