15 Parks near St Charles, Missouri
Aug 2016 - $55.00
Agree with the other reviews. The park is clean with concrete pads and paved roads but no trees and shelter from the sun. 50amp, Water, Sewer. No cable and the planes flying over from the St. Louis airport interfere with the over the air reception. Wifi is good without much interference. I chose this campground because it was on the west side of St. Louis and convenient to I-70 west so we don't have to go thru St. Louis when we leave in morning. The planes seem to stop flying at night and start up about 6:30am, and the trains go thru slowly so there is not a lot of noise from them. I would stay here again. - PBD
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
Sep 2016 - $45.00
Good overnight stop. An easy on/off the highway. We choose site 115 since it was their longest pull-thru site, to best allow us to stay hooked-up overnight. Their pull-through sites are 60-76 feet long. The turning radius to enter site 115 was a little tight for us, but doable. Ultimately the site was not level enough front-to-back to allow us to stay hooked-up overnight, so we would likely choose a shorter "non-premium" site during a future stay. The non-premium sites cost $5 less and they should be easier for longer RVs to pull into (i.e., the "premium" sites are closest to the water, but since they are at the end of the row you need to make a sharp U-turn to enter the pull-through site, if you want the hook-ups to be on the correct side of the RV). - 2FullTimersinaFifth
Sep 2016 - $40.00
This is the second time we have stayed here. The last time, it was just overnight. This time we stayed for 6 nights. The park is easy to find, with easy access to the major freeway thru St. Louis, but it is closest to I-70. There is some traffic noise from M0-370,. but it is not too bad. The park personnel are friendly and helpful. We had an issue with our motor home, and we couldn't leave by the check-out time. We called that they said no problem and no late check-out fee. We were told that they had someone slated for our site, but they would move things around. The hook-ups were easy to locate and easy to get connected. The wi-fi worked well, and our AT&T cell phones had no problems connecting. The site we were had was gravel, with a picnic table, and gravel under the table. We would stay here again. - Bbtj
Aug 2016 - $40.00
This campground is sterile in that there are few trees, concrete roads but eventually will be a great campground. There is fishing, boating (non motorized), pathways for walking, running, biking and about 30 minutes from downtown St. Louis., our purpose for being there. All utilities are available and work great. TV and cell are good. WiFi, intermittent at best. We would stay here again. There are nearby gas stations and groceries. - Sewmom
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
Sep 2016 - $40.00
Older KOA in a semi-industrial area, easy access from I-270. Convenient to activities in St Louis. Owner/operator on site, great service at check in and other times. This was our 2nd stay at this campground, would stay again if in the area. - dfc
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 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
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
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
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 - $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
Aug 2016 - $45.00
Located just across the river from St. Louis this CG offers a great view of the Arch. This is a paved parking lot with gravel in between the sites. Sewer outlet is at end of site so an extension was required. We were in the large RV section which has no trees. If it's summer - it's hot, but not the fault of the CG - it's St. Louis! The staff was very friendly at check-in and the security van seems to patrol every 20 minutes. East St. Louis has it's problems but this CG seems to be isolated from them and is just over the river from the big city. A very friendly service - if you're going to a Cardinals game, the security van will take you to the casino (very close) and from there you get a free ride to and from the stadium. - Rd yacht
Aug 2016 - $53.00
Park was a typical casino park, with parking lot qualities, but one side did have some trees. The women at the front desk were very helpful and the security was always there, to take you to the casino or to the train station where you cross the river into St Louis. - Barb Stout
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