10 Parks near Weston, Missouri
May 2016 - $21.00
This Missouri State Park is along the Missouri River, but the River is not really a feature of the campground. It is wooded, with most sites well separated, in a loop configuration. Some sites, primarily those on the backside of the loop, have more privacy because of better separation and more vegetation between sites. The sites have electrical, some with 50 amp. We had strong 50 amp service. There is potable water, with the easiest to access to fill a tank, at the dump station. Most sites are fairly level with nicely packed gravel. The campground is fairly quiet, with only background road noise. The Sunday that we were there, there was a lot of drive-through traffic which was a bit annoying but not a big deal. There are security gates that are closed between 10 pm and 7 am, a nice security feature. There is a campground host who was not overly friendly, but was efficient and got the job done. We did not use the restrooms, but did use the available pay laundry with one washer and one dryer, a very nice touch. We were able to find a hole through the trees for our satellite dish and we had very strong Verizon data and voice. The park is wonderfully conveniently located for visiting the Kansas City area. We would certainly stay here again. - TheJim
Sep 2013 - $23.00
Like many state parks, this one offers a high degree of privacy in a maturely shaded site. While it is missing some of the niceties of a commercial park with water and sewer connections, it more than makes up in ambience and beauty. There are some water spigots located in the camping area and if you have a sufficiently long hose connecting is easy. There is a dump station near the park entrance and it is convenient to use as you depart the park area. This park is about 30 minutes north of Kansas City so access to the city is easy. The airport is near by, but not so near that you hear planes. The quiet is one of the best features of this park. We will use it again while visiting family in the KC area. - Dunwoodyradio
Aug 2013 - $30.00
This is our second stay at this park. We were here 5 years ago, and our experience this time was just as positive as the last. The sites are very well laid out and our site (#21) was very private. The grounds are very well kept, and the power is very stable. We would definitely stay here again. - Tech5709
May 2016 - $10.00
We stopped here for one night while traveling. We did not have a reservation. About half the sites were available. The sites that were available to us were electric only. The pads were packed gravel and were variably unlevel. There was much shade, but there was also a lot of large puddles of water after a recent rain. I thought about how that will attract mosquitoes in warmer weather. The best part of the park was the day use area next to the oxbow lake and the paved walking trail to the Lewis & Clark historical exhibits. - Tidy Boy
Jun 2015 - $20.00
Nice state park, near Missouri river, easy access off our route. Only electric hookups at site, but several water faucets available for filling up, also at dump station. The host said they had some recent heavy rains and there was several areas of standing water throughout the park, therefor a lot of mosquitoes. Someone was spraying the park, so hopefully it got better.
Small convenient laundry in bathhouse building. - housecar
Jul 2009 - $18.00
Very nice state park. There is a lake with swimming, boating and fishing about a third of a mile from the camping area. The campground was full up the weekend we were there, yet it was peaceful and very quiet by 10 PM. This was our second visit, and we will be back. - rvforfun3
May 2011 - $14.00
Manager was super. Park was clean. New restrooms and showers are under construction. Entry to the park crosses very steep downgrade from roaring railroad tracks. Have some concerns about getting out of here with our rig. Trains are non stop. I have not slept in 3 nights to noisy for me. You are right on the Missouri River. - pamwine
Apr 2010 - $10.00
I work close to the campground so I figured a early year break in on the new camper was in order. The campground host is very pleasant and if you call ahead you can reserve a spot with her help and she can make sure you are happy with your spot. The pros: THE VIEW... you are right on the river close to a bridge. Some spots are only 10 feet away from the bank and you can wake up and just feel the morning river mist. It is very very nice to walk out and take a stroll on the river. Also fishing is allowed with no permits on the bank, I am unsure if you want to use a boat. There is a boat ramp within 100 meters of the campground. The park is kept up nicely with full mature trees that are 50' tall and full. Shade is great, and plenty of twigs to start fires with. If you like tent camping then you can get a site for $8. The Cons: It is a $10 park, so there are some cons. First the shower house toilet area is very primitive. The toilets are toilets, but the shower area is open roof. Then of course you have a train. This park is right next to the tracks (my site was within 25 meters of the track). They do have a no whistle zone around the park, but still you can feel it and hear them. The trains stop around 10:30 at night and resume around 7am in the morning. So if you are a earlier riser it should not bother you. All for all I will be back, decent price, and of course having a 5th wheel to isolate me is great. I would not use the showers though. - T. Hanson
Jul 2007 - $10.00
Excellent location on the Missouri River under the Centennial Bridge near the junction of 92 and 73 Hwy. Paved roads and nearly level parking for your unit. Abundant generations old trees on riverbank. Litter barrels at every site. Now for the bad, poorly signed and railroad crossing on Dakota St has potentially dangerous angles. Not suitable for larger camping units, grass only present at some sites, side by side 30amp electric poles at most sites. Dump station is headed wrong direction of travel. And the most disturbing aspect for many, despite being on the not so prosperous side of Leavenworth, this city park received not one drive thru by any law enforcement agency. There was a couple that was sleeping in their vehicle and it wasn't a class C self contained. Bath/Shower building was rather old and not exactly clean. Railroad in close proximity. Might stay here again. - cakehead
Jun 2016 - $19.00
This is a nice Missouri State Park located in a small village surrounded by farmland. It is a place to stay while visiting St. Joseph, MO, even though it is 30 minutes away. We had strong 30 amp service. There was no water at the site; the easiest place to fill a tank is at the dump station, but there are a few faucets located throughout the campground. We did not use the bath houses, but did note the nice laundry room. The sites are attractive with many having covered picnic tables, but it could certainly use a good cleaning. The sites are fairly level but are unusually narrow. The campground is partially shaded. We were able to use our portable dish to get satellite TV. We had strong Verizon voice and data. Since it is in a small village, it has more of an urban feel than a rural or remote feel, but we found it pleasant. It is fairly quite at night, but not dark as the surrounding houses have some bright lights. We would stay here again to visit St. Joseph. - TheJim
Aug 2013 - $19.00
This is a campground on a large lake with lots of lush green grass and huge shade trees. The large shaded sites have electric only, but potable water is available at the free, easy access dump station near the entry/exit. Most sites have a picnic table with a fire pit and some have a wind shelter surrounding the table. The camp host was super nice and helpful. The restrooms/showers were very clean. There is a boat ramp, but it was closed for repairs. The lake side picnic areas are great for bird watching and fishing. This park is between St. Joseph and Kansas City and within four miles of many restaurants and a WalMart in Atchison, Kansas We camped here in a fifth wheel over the Labor Day weekend and will stay here again. - candyd
Aug 2009 - $19.00
Only 19 miles to St Joesph. Nice level sites, some paved most are not. Very easy access. We take our bikes and this was a nice area to bike. Check out the overview of the lake. Missouri State Parks are always nice. - stetwood
Jul 2016 - $22.00
A one night stay while traveling. This was a very nice park with great service by the office staff. The park is about five miles from the interstate but just a couple of back country roads with very little traffic. The peace and quiet were well worth the drive. The store is well stocked with supplies and food/drink. We had a nice, level pull thru site. Bathroom/showers were very nice and clean. We would definitely stay here again!! - tlcmom
Jun 2016 - $40.00
This is our yearly visit from California to Basswood to visit family stationed at Fort Leavenworth. I have reviewed this park the previous years that we visited and this time the visit was by far the best. This is the first time we were in the upper level (site 201) behind the pool and it was the best. The site is cement with a patio and some grass. The site was pretty level with full hookups. The wifi was spotty at best and the signal was determined if anyone was in site 100. On the pool side it was shaded in the morning but full sun in the afternoon. What made this site so good was the lack of traffic ( both vehicle and pedestrian) which made it very quiet (except overhead planes headed for KCI). The bathrooms and showers were spotless. We will definitely request this upper area if we are staying again. - Tracy Bounder
Jun 2016 - $21.00
Very nice park! Although it was just my wife and I and our 2 Maltipoos, it seems very family friendly based on the kids we encountered at the fenced in dog area. We'll likely stay here again when we're in the area. - DesignoSLK
Jun 2013 - $8.00
The road leading to this facility from Hwy 59 are in frightful condition. Fortunately we decided to drive the tow car there and leave the RV safely in a parking lot. We did not actually stay here because of the condition of the roughly two miles of very rough road. We were afraid we would damage the RV if we tried to come back with it. Interesting to note that there was no one parked there at all. - Sharie
Oct 2012 - $10.00
Nice place. Pull through's are laid out in a big circle and you pull to the curb for your site. Cement block rest rooms/showers: didn't use. Plenty of trails and places to walk. Biggest downside to this place is finding it. You have to go a couple miles and a few turns to get here. It is not a destination park, but I have no problem staying here for a day or two. - WC7610
Sep 2012 - $10.00
Small public campground. Quiet and clean. 50/30/20 amp available. Water available not at the sites. No dump station. Great value. - User2786
Jun 2012 - $24.00
Nicely located but not well maintained. Lots of permanent trailers: some of the permanent campers seem not to care at all about clean sites. Very nice owner. Great price and free WiFi. It would have been great if there would have been a picnic table and a fire pit at the site. - Traveler04
Feb 2010 - $20.00
This park is clean, friendly and provides relatively level sites with full hook-ups. The owner lives in the large home across the lake and is most accommodating. When we had motor home problems the owner did everything she could to help. We'll stay here on our next visit. Although we stayed here during February, the lake looks beautiful for warmer weather. - oRV
Jun 2016 - $25.00
This was a corps of engineers campground at one time. Nice trees. Camp host guy helped us tremendously with ac problem. Great area to walk especially to spillway from beautiful Lake. - Bga
Jun 2015 - $25.00
Campground clean, host friendly and helpful. Some pull through sites we torn up due to construction issues. Pull through sites were small especially if you had extra vehicles. $5. charge per night for extra vehicle. - oldelzydog
Apr 2015 - $25.00
This park has so much potential but the city management has kept it on the back burner so long, it is loosing ground. They don't do maintenance until "things" are broken. Promises of additional 50A sites are never fulfilled. The 11 50A sites available all have a drainage ditch for a patio yard. The park will not allow converters to be used so 50A units are not allowed to park on 30A sites.
The sites are gravel and not well maintained although most are pretty level.
We camped at this park for 11 years so we have seen the lack of preventive maintenance and improvements first hand.
To reserve a specific site, you must drive to the CG and pay in advance in full. No refunds. No credit cards. No reservations on a website. They are still in the 90s........1890s. - D Curf
Jun 2016 - $32.00
We were worn out from a days travel and stopped for the night. It is not too far off of US-169N. If headed North on US-169N it is on the left side of the four-lane and is part of Beacon RV Sales. You will need to look for the sign as it is in the mix of a bunch others.
The campground check-in was very quick and straightforward and the lady even helped us park. We made our hookups (there is no cable TV here) and the WiFi was pretty much useless but the site was clean and level and the utilities were usable. I would stay again if I needed a place but who know when we might be through this area again. - KC8RXQ
Sep 2015 - $33.00
Old RV park that is really a "trailer park" with permanent RVs instead of mobile homes. There are, therefore, so many extra vehicles that they are parked all along both sides of the park's roads. We had no reservation but got a full hook-up, pull-thru with a deteriorating concrete drive, a small patio, and a little grass. But each pull-thru was designed for two RVs back to back, so another RV backed in behind us a hour or so later. The next morning we had to ask the permanent next-door RV owner to move his truck so we could get out of our "pull-thru" into the road to exit the park. We would not ever stay at this park again! - fanrgs
Aug 2015 - $34.00
During our "20-minute visit" we had difficulty maneuvering through the roads congested with park vehicles, the parks appearance was degraded by many long-term residents that had the normal clutter accumulated over time, and the spaces were aged with pads in need of repair. The office reeked of smoke. The office sits down a hill below a very busy highway making arrival hazardous, plus management allowed the entrance to be blocked by an 18-wheeler loaded with small RVs, a permanently (?) parked work trailer, and a guest's car protruding several feet into the road way. Our toad was left blocking the busy road and just waiting to be road kill, and the office was more concerned about verifying our reservation than getting us off the hwy. Because of management's indifference to our being left hanging out onto the hwy, to the condition of the park, and the indifference to having after-hour reservations ready for checking, we left to find another park and was refunded our reservation money. - kaelalynn
Jul 2016 - $22.00
This is a Clay County park on Smithville Lake, a large lake north of KSC. To find the park on your GPS, if you put in NE 160th Street, Smithville, MO, it will take you into the park. The park information does not reflect a physical address. Reservations are made through the county website that is hard to navigate. The next or accept button is well below the screen, so it requires considerable scrolling. The price is economical without frills. It is popular for boating and fishing.
The easiest way into the park is from I-435, exit 26, then west on 92. Your next turn, about 9 miles away, is well marked. I would not recommend exit 17 because the road the GPS will bring you through has 3 narrow bridges, several sharp curves and multiple hills you can't see over until you meet oncoming traffic at 45 MPH. When you arrive, you are about 12 miles from stores.
The staff is very friendly and helpful. We were in Loop G where the lake is close. This is a 30amp, no water area; however, the electrician I spoke with says plans to up-grade the area to 50amp for next season are in discussion. We were here on a weekend and the power was around 104.
The lake is very large but quite shallow with a mud bottom that is easily stirred up by the boat traffic. The shoreline is sandy about 20' before you are into the mud bottom. None of this seemed to detour visitors.
There are 2 shower areas in the park. Each loop has a restroom building. Loop C has 50amp and water, but the area is not near the water and many large trees may block a roof mounted satellite signal. - Workamper04
Jun 2016 - $23.00
Electric & Sewer good, Water @ 60psi. Wi-Fi none. AT&T Cell Phone Good. Verizon 4G LTE Air Card Good. No Cable. My Site was acceptable. Could back in far enough that the back of the trailer extended over the back concrete barrier giving me enough room to park truck on site. Site Size was wide enough and level. Sites are far apart from each other. Great grass area behind the site to walk the dog. Roads are asphalt and were being repaved as I was leaving. DirecTV Satellite was easy to access. Payment was with credit card. - TXBobcat
Jun 2015 - $22.00
We only did a one night stop at this campground, but we could easily spend more time there. The campground is on Smithville Lake, just north of Kansas City. Its a big county run campground with over 400 campsites. Around half of the sites have 30 or 50 amp electric and a good number of the 30 amp sites have water hookups too. I think all but a couple of sites are back-in. There are no sites with sewer connections, but there is a large dump station near the entrance to the campground. We saw a nice playground and the grass was freshly mowed. The restrooms were clean. Many of the campsites are near the lake, although I think all the lakefront sites are electric only (no water hookups). The campground is less than 10 miles west of I-35, but County Road E, which you travel the last 3 or 4 miles is rather narrow and a bit rough in spots. Our Verizon signal was a good 4G and it should be pretty easy to get a satellite signal there. - nazpaz