Site was long and good spacing between sites. All hook ups worked well. It rained so hard for the two days we were here that we didn't get out much and the park was almost empty. When exiting the park, watch out for the very large low hanging tree branch just before the check-in station. It's not a problem on the way into the campground. We camped at Meramec State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $22.00
My husband and I loved staying at this park. So many natural delights all around us - the cave, the river and the many trails. We felt cozy and at ease. The roads are very nice, the staff are helpful and it was great to see so much wildlife in our backyard(deer, a variety of bird watching, raccoons, etc). Will stay here again! We camped at Meramec State Park in a Travel Trailer.
We got one of the full hookup spots on the row by the river. It wasn't riverfront, but there was only a little road and strip of trees between us and the river. Full hookup 50 amp/water/sewer all worked fine. Wi-Fi comes from the bath house, so get close to it if that's critical for you. It didn't work in spot #4. We got very spotty Verizon service since it's down in the river valley, unusable for data and we only got texts and calls when walking around the far eastern edge of the campground. It is a beautiful park, almost like golf course pretty. Lots of room between sites. It was very, very well maintained and between the well cut green grass and millions of shade trees it was a very tranquil environment. Fisher Cave is at the campground and offers guided tours. Meramec Caverns is really corny and located about 20 minutes away. We'd stay here again. We camped at Meramec State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $28.00
Very family friendly park. Both weekends we were there they had huge campground activities for Halloween on the Saturday nights. Campground is easily perused from any location for keeping an eye on the kids. Only real downside is the large shedding of black walnuts that time of year - loud and can hit you in the head! But a little free added adventure I suppose! Wifi is horrible. They use the lowest available service and when campground is full - good luck... Restrooms are basic but clean and easily accessible from most spots. Trails are abundant and there's one for all skill levels. Word to the wise, area is very hilly and campground is deep into the park. Wildlife is also abundant but still relatively timid so we didn't have any problems but some great observation opportunities. We camped at Meramec State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $22.00
Good state park. Campground is a couple of miles from park entrance. Some sites are full hook up. Some water and electric only. Camp hosts do a good job of checking up on campground. We enjoy the solitude found during the week. Sites vary from shaded to fairly open. We have had no difficulty getting satellite reception. WiFi reception is somewhat spotty, but they are working on improvements. We enjoy this campground and will return. We camped at Meramec State Park in a Motorhome.
Was really disappointed when we arrived. Our campsite 112 was cover with mud and sludge.(Almost slid down when trying to hook up). Pad that table was on had standing water and wooden table was bowed and uneven. The biggest disappointment was that while we are right by the river you can't see it because of the undergrowth. Website map just shows river and campsites and doesn't even hint of trees/undergrowth between. We'll have to take our granddaughter somewhere else to swim. Very frustrating. We will not be coming back here. We camped at Meramec State Park in a Motorhome.
The campsites were in amazing shape considering that the Meramec River had flooded recently. It has been at least 15 years since we have camped here and the trees in the campground have matured nicely so that nearly every site is shaded. As the previous reviewer stated, you cannot see the river any longer as the vegetation has grown up. But with a short walk upstream there is nice river access. In the vicinity of the campground the banks are steep and dangerous. This park is popular as it is close to St. Louis and everyone comes down to rent canoes from the on-site outfitter and "float" down the river. They take you upstream in a bus and you float back to the campground at leisure. This service is offered daily during the summer, and on the week ends during the spring and fall. There are cabins and motel rooms for rent, and a grill that we found out is only open Thurs- Sun. Fisher Cave is located at the campground, in fact its entrance is a storm shelter. It is no longer open for tours in 2013 due to the white nose syndrome that is spreading through the bat population. We'll be back, but during the week when it is less crowded. Our rate was for an electric only site and reflects a $2 disability discount. We camped at Meramec State Park in a Motorhome.
Meramec State Park is a great place to stay. The campground is clean and the large trees give great shade. The Meramec River runs along the side of the camp grounds with easy access. It is also the site of Fisher Cave, one of the many caves in Missouri. You can take a guided tour (seasonal) of the cave for a nominal fee. We camped at Meramec State Park in a Motorhome.
This is a great park. We were there on a crowded week-end and had a wonderful time. The spaces are large and roomy. The bathrooms could have been cleaner and front check in girl didn't seem to know much about the area. But the park is awesome and Fisher Cave is a must see. We camped at Meramec State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $26.00
This state park campground was a hit with our family! We camped Labor Day weekend, and had a fabulous time. There were many campground hosts riding around on golf carts, making certain all was well. There were evening programs available with the park rangers that were great! We learned about owls and bats on successive nights. The hiking paths around the campgrounds are great fun, but watch out for the poison ivy and ticks. A good bug repellent is helpful. Showerhouse #1 was quite clean at all points of the weekend! Kudos to the staff! This is certainly a campground you don't want to miss! We camped at Meramec State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $26.00
Lovely state park. Easy check-in and friendly camp host. Quiet, peaceful. Large trees, some over hang the road but are easily avoided. Large grass areas to enjoy plus a river to wade/swim in if you want. Dog waste bags provided. We camped at Meramec State Park in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice park. Friendly staff. Very pretty. Right next to the Meramec River, but you can't actually see it from the sites. Nice, wide sites easy to back into, even for our big rig. There are no signs to indicate where hookups are until you finally get to that area, which is at the very end of the road, so follow the tent signs. The approach is interesting, but typical for the Ozarks, down to a valley over very big hills. Big rigs have to dodge low overhanging tree limbs. If you need a breeze to stay cool in hot weather, you won't find one in this valley. We camped at Meramec State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
We came here on early Friday on Memorial weekend, hoping to get an electric walk up site. They had three left and advised us which one would accommodate our 35' motorhome. We ended up on the back end of a loop with nothing behind us but woods (#45B). Being Memorial weekend, it was packed, but we felt like we had tons of privacy. We used the showers at bathhouse #3 which is all by itself in a group camping area, therefore less used. There is a store with wood and a restaurant (we didn't eat there), that's at least a mile from the campground entrance and hilly, so riding a bike there for more than a loaf of bread might be a challenge. There are cave tours and nature programs at the ampitheatre. There is a small boat launch and a rocky beach accessible by a winding, muddy (while we were here) trail. Would definitely stay again. We camped at Meramec State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: November, 2009 - $11.00
A typical State Park; average size lots fanned out over several loops. Electric sites are next to the Merimec River, and makes for a pleasant walk. The even-numbered sites are under Black Walnut trees, which in the Fall drop hard, gooey nuts on your camper. We spent an hour scrubbing off the black walnut stains from our white motorhome. Used this park as a stop-over on the way home. We camped at Meramec State Park in a Motorhome.
Full hook up sites lined up along road adjacent to river. Close together, level but very wet and muddy with rain. We were evacuated in the early morning due to rain the day before and the river rising. Grassy, tall trees for shade. We camped at Meramec State Park in a Motorhome.