Sullivan, Missouri

Meramec State Park

Sullivan, Missouri



Sullivan, Missouri
Phone: (573) 468-6072

Sites: 206
Recent Rate: $22 11/2014

Latitude: 38.2269377573139
Longitude: -91.0830974578857

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

29 Reviews

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Cappy Jack

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Florida Don

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Bill L.

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Katygee

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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shoe777

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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John and Gretchen

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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midcenturynana

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Lynniepoo

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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stlconrads

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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andrews4

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Nillawilla

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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englishclan

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Flying Mantis

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2009 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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askrvers

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Emma

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2008 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a lovely campground and we would definitely stay here again – in cooler weather during the off season for camping. We were next to the river but the view was obscured by the trees and growth. We could occasionally hear boats going past. The campground was extremely crowded the weekend of our stay which meant more people using the bathhouse and toilets. The campground staff could not keep up with cleaning the facilities during high traffic times. Earlier in the year the campground was under water so much sand remained from the flooding. Our site had full hook-ups including sewer. The electric power quality was good. The water connection couldn’t be tightened enough to prevent a small continuous spray that kept the area wet around it. We could not pick up any AM or FM radio stations. Some campers who had satellite dishes did have television reception. However, most cell phones could not get a signal. This was August so we did have bugs and gnat type flies in abundance. Mosquitoes didn’t seem to be a huge problem. The area has lots of trees that add to the woodsy setting. The trees had started to drop some leaves, some walnuts and sap. The campground is well patrolled and quiet hours seem to be enforced. Our directions from Internet mapping services were inaccurate for this area. We found it best to use the directions provided by the campground website. If you miss the turn into the campground entrance, it’s hard to find a place to turn around. This is a very scenic campground and we plan to return. We camped at Meramec State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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