Meramec State Park

     


Sullivan, Missouri
Phone: (573) 468-6072

Sites: 206
Recent Rate: $23 6/2014


Latitude: 38.2269377573139
Longitude: -91.0830974578857

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-river Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 14
  • Good 9
  • Average 5
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0

28 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Florida Don

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

Date of Stay: - $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: - $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: - $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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John and Gretchen

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

Date of Stay: - $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: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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shoe777

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

Date of Stay: - $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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Lynniepoo

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

Date of Stay: - $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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andrews4

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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stlconrads

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

Date of Stay: - $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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Nillawilla

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

Date of Stay: - $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: - $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: - $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: 0

Date of Stay: - $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: - $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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firesafety552

Review Count: 34
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful park. Was quiet and well kept. The employee at the gate was friendly and helpful. This was a great place to stay. We camped at Meramec State Park in a Motorhome.

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