11 Parks near Villa Ridge, Missouri
Mar 2015 - $31.00
We stay at this Jellystone Park every spring on our way home from Florida. It's always very clean and extremely well maintained. It's not that busy in the spring so we find it to be quiet and peaceful. Some of the RV sites offer a stunning view. I bet you can see for 20 miles. The sunsets are fabulous!
Two things I like best are that they have a huge store with lots of great merchandise I don't find anywhere else and a lovely veranda with tables/chairs and TV to relax at. Also love that they must keep their staff happy because I always find the same great people working there. It's like coming to stay with friends.
Not all sites are suitable for big rigs so be sure to let them know if you need a big rig site. They do always ask about our unit though. It's a nice, clean, friendly park with really good prices in the Spring when we go there! - randy d
Aug 2014 - $76.00
This campground is way overpriced. Their published initial rates are only for two people. We paid $76 per night for two adults and three kids. Even "if" all of the kids' activities would have been included in the extra charge, it still would not have been worth $76/night. You have to pay additional for a lot of the activities. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 11:00 a.m.--you only get a maximum of 20 hours for the $76 you pay! The road into the campground is in need of resurfacing. The roads within the campground are narrow and could also be resurfaced. Most (if not all) of the RV/travel trailer sites are all gravel--no grass. This made it very difficult for our dogs to relieve themselves. The only grass area to take them to was quite a distance away from our site. The fire rings are buried into the ground and the top of the rings are flush with the ground. When it rained, our fire ring/pit filled up with water and could not be used--so much for a campfire being a part of our camping experience. The only positive comments we have about this campground are that the pool is nice and the staff is excellent. The young gentleman that took us to our site upon arrival was very friendly. He was very sincere in doing all he could to help get us parked and set-up. This young man is a huge asset to this Jellystone location--hopefully the management recognizes it. Most of the rest of the staff here were pleasant as well. The property owners/managers of this Jellystone need to understand that the staff here is probably the only reason this Jellystone is still in business. - Penny C
May 2013 - $35.00
We stayed here for a friend who had there wedding here. It's clean, with lots of things to do, especially for the kids. We didn't have good weather and I was sick, so we didn't use much of the parks amenities. The sites are kind of small and close together. Ours wasn't very level. It's not our kind of place, but it's clean. - jstrom
Jul 2016 - $82.00
This was an excellent overnight stop for us. We requested the premium site and it was very nice. It had a brand new patio with a lot of new furniture, a fire pit and a brand new grill. We would definitely stay here again. - eking00000
Jul 2016 - $53.00
We stayed here for 3 nights and really enjoyed our stay. Check in was easy and everyone was very friendly. The cookies were a nice touch as well. We were here for our grandsons baseball tournament and actually booked 4 nights. We didn't need to stay the 4th night due to our grandson losing earlier than expected, they gave us a refund for the 4th night, no hassle, no problem, with a smile. Highly recommend this campground!
Our site was very nice. It was further back; the noise from the highway did not affect us at all. It was an end site so we had more room than some of the other sites beside us. There was 2 nice chairs by the fire pit on our site. The only tip I would suggest would be to find another spot for the storage RV's. They are the first thing you see when you pull up to the campground and it looks kind of junky. Also, wi-fi was not great. Worked for short periods of time. But we really enjoyed our stay! - mmgogo
Jun 2016 - $45.00
Average KOA. Little more expensive but plenty for the kids to do. One thing I can't understand is the little recumbent bikes that kids can rent and drive around the campground where people are trying to maneuver large vehicles with limited visibility. It seemed like a matter of time before someone gets hit. Close to 66 and Six Flags, so good location. Sites are not as small as other KOAs, but there is no definition between sites, common areas, or whatever, so if your site ends up being between other sites and say a bathroom or showers, people would walk right thru your site. Not a problem with the campground as much as the crowd, but still relevant. - charles_from812
Jul 2016 - $40.00
It's a small RV park about 50 miles from St. Louis; shopping, restaurants and gas not too far away and it's very accessible to the highway. Our space was level and easily accessible. Unfortunately we were there on 4th of July weekend and neighbors nearby shot off fireworks for 3 hours on both the 3rd and 4th right over the park (no fireworks allowed in the park itself) This was not conducive to sleep or pets. When I opened the door on the morning we were leaving there were two men standing right outside - evidently they had rented the RV space to campers with a tent. When I inquired at the office they said it was someone "sleeping in their car." When I mentioned it was a bit scary to find two guys right outside the door the guy behind the desk just ignored me. - Catsinatrailer
Jun 2016 - $35.00
This is a KOA, I don't think it was up to KOA standards. The site was in the sun, and boy was it hot; there were no picnic table at any of the pull through sites. They have quite a few older sites in a grassy area, but I'm not sure a big RV or motor home could get in or out of there. There are picnic tables in that section, but. they need a lot of work. The trash dumpster was way, way up front, quite a walk on a very hot day. For overnight stays only, it's all right. - excel14
May 2016 - $44.00
A smaller campground with easy access just off of Interstate 44. Perfect for overnight stay. We arrived after hours to find all the information on our assigned space had been left for us in the afterhours cabinet. The pull thru space was level with ample space between the spaces next door. Space was clean gravel with grass between each one. Hookups were perfectly placed and everything operative. Campground was clean and manicured. We did not use the camp's restroom or shower facilities. The gentleman at the office couldn't have been nicer. Best features are easy access from interstate, clean property, and great pull thru's. Will stay here again and recommend to others. - ArkiePup
Jun 2016 - $24.00
This is one of the most beautiful state parks in the state of Missouri. The sites are very level and some include 50 amp service with full hook ups. The space between the campers in quite ample, but the space behind your camper is huge with mature oak trees providing excellent shade. The grounds are beautifully maintained and the camp hosts are very accommodating. There is excellent access to the river from the campground and lots to do in the state park including hiking and cave exploring. The only issue we dealt with was cell service. When you are in the campground, there is NO service. However, the bath houses have a strong WiFi signal. You have to drive up the hill toward the camp store and restaurant to get any signal. Also, the sewer connection is behind your camper so be prepared with extra hose. - The Regans
May 2016 - $26.00
This is a beautiful park along the Meramac River. However, it is a long way in off of 44 on a winding hilly 2-lane road. The park is very poorly marked--could use a few more signs. Good thing we arrived during daylight. A lot of construction on the road approaching the park. Once you find the park, it is another 3 miles into the campground. Watch for low hanging branches in the campground. We stayed in a full hookup back-in site along the river which was approaching the point where they evacuate the campground. Thankfully, it did not rise during our 2-day stay. The campground is large and has some pull-thru sites which we did not realize until we took a walk around. They warn about bears but sightings are rare. Bring a lot of bug spray--mosquitoes are thick. Free wifi worked great, but there were not many people in the park. I have a feeling that wifi wouldn't work so well if the park had more campers. - kwikkeys10
Jul 2015 - $26.00
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. - troutslayer
Jun 2016 - $40.00
Average. OK for 1 night. Pricey. Sites were very close together. Other campers parked vehicle across the road making backing a trailer into the site mostly a precision movement. - ebaldy
Jul 2015 - $40.00
The staff were friendly but this park is showing its age. The showers were downright terrible with mold in all of the shower stalls near the pool. There are a couple of mobile homes right in front of the place and we saw shady looking characters entering and leaving them. I suspect that they have had some trouble in the past because they require campsite issued tags for each vehicle, visitors included. - Bdavis2900
May 2015 - $40.00
Ok, this park probably deserves a 5-4, but to charge for internet service (via Tengo) and then it doesn't work and they don't seem to care ("it's been down all day, not sure why"), is simply not acceptable. Internet today is the 4th utility and for full timers it is more important than cable. Also, this park is terribly noisy with freeway noise. Sure, people are nice, but I will never come back. - MarkD
Aug 2005 - $20.00
This campground at one point had to be a KOA that has closed down due to the design (A-Frame) of the building. It is right on old route 66, about 3 miles from the Sullivan exit off I-44. When we arrived, it was nearly empty. It was strange but the staff running the campground didn't take down any information from us, just took our $20 and showed us to a site. The campground is decent enough, but the showerhouse was lacking. It has a nice pool with a vortex in the middle strong enough to suck down your first born or a small dog. They were preparing for some sort of festival when we were there, but we were afraid to ask what for. - sixtires58
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
Apr 2016 - $13.00
Stayed in a 40' motorcoach. The rate is based on a basic site, no electric. 50 amp electric is $23 and 30 amp electric is $21 per night. This is a very nice State Park and the comments by the previous reviewer's are valid. We stayed in site 68, which is nonelectric but very private and spacious. My only complaint with Missouri State Parks is that they allow you to make a reservation and not occupy the site so there were many sites that were unoccupied yet were unavailable for our use. This meant if someone showed up and all the sites where reserved you would be turned away even though many of the site would not be occupied, a flawed system. - HoliRambler1
Apr 2016 - $17.00
Gem of a park. Facilities great. Lots of slopes to some of the sites and narrow road throughout. Would definitely stay again. Park is heavily wooded. - smitty12
May 2011 - $25.00
This was a nice place to stay. There was plenty of shade and it was quiet. - rvingwithfam
Apr 2011 - $25.00
This was our first time here. Its an older state park, but its not run down. It's very wooded and most sites very private. We stayed on the buddy site 24 & 25 with some friends. Kind of a small buddy site, but it worked. Not a lot to do here, some hiking trails, a boat launch into the Meramec river. Overall, a nice clean park. - jstrom
Sep 2015 - $35.00
Right on the highway so VERY noisy. Way too many trees so couldn't get any satellite signal. Not really an RV park...more long term trailers. - CIAforHim
Jun 2013 - $1.00
Trees on entry road need trimming; also a number of the sites have low hanging branches. We have stayed at this RV park many times while visiting family, but never again. We arrived shortly after the flooding, expecting to find debris & signs of the creek overflowing. What we did not expect was to find dried sewage covering the pad and the grassy areas. Our site was closer to the creek than others, but the water had receded 5 days earlier. The water connection is underground (which I have always been a bit uneasy about), and the access "hole" was full of mud & likely sewage. Apparently every time the park floods -- which it does almost every year, to some extent -- the sewage comes up through the sewer connections. The smell was awful. We called the owner to come down; they were apologetic & said they'd get someone down to pressure-wash & spray chemicals on the pad in the next day or two and dig out the water connection. I'm not sure if they pick up the "sheets" of dried sewage; that wasn't mentioned. We had no idea this happened until this year, and has guaranteed we will not be going back to this park again because of the health risks, and the general "crawly" feeling we had once we realized we were basically parked in a sewer. There are children living in this park! The park is in a flood plain, but nothing was ever mentioned about sewage backing up into the park. The owner is a very sweet lady, but she's now in her mid-90s and just not able to keep up with things anymore. It's a real shame, because we always enjoyed the quiet, large sites, lack of traffic, and country "feel" (which is why I gave them a rating of 2). There are very few options for RV parks in the St. Louis area. If you decide to stay here and have pets, I'd suggest you buy a large container of disinfectant wipes to clean their feet every time they come back inside. We just could not convince ourselves to stay, although the majority of the sites are occupied. - HDT
Jun 2012 - $21.00
I wasn't sure about this park until I got there, but it turned out to be a wonderful experience. I felt very safe there and didn't worry about my unit when I left my motor home for four days while attending an event in downtown St. Louis. When you see the "dead end" sign it makes you wonder what to expect and there is no place to turn around once you go past the sign. It is very convenient to Wal-Mart, downtown St. Louis, and eating places of all sorts. I would definitely stay here again, the sites were wide, paved, and easy to get into. The price reflected the weekly rate. - Ilovemyholidayrambler