17 Parks near Wildwood, Missouri
Sep 2016 - $19.00
We loved this park for the quiet and spacious sites. We had a 50 amp site which worked well, but was on the main entry road. We were there during a heavy thunderstorm so having a paved raised pad saved us from soggy ground. The remainder of our site was grass and dirt. There were numerous walking trails which allowed dogs on leash. The dump station was convenient and clean. We would stay again in one of the loops off of the entry road. - bbmidwife
Aug 2016 - $19.00
We did a one night stop over at this park. The grounds were beautiful and well maintained. The park host was very friendly. I did view the showers but did not use, and found them to be very clean and spacious. We walked through most of the park to give Ruby our bulldog some exercise and all the sites we saw were good sized, well shaded, and had good spacing between sites. One of the loops has a narrower turning radius as mentioned in other reviews, but it is well marked and we felt maneuverable. The Wi-Fi worked OK at the site we were in. There is no water at each site but multiple faucets throughout the campground are available. If we were passing through this way we would definitely stay again. - Thirtygoodyears
Jul 2016 - $18.00
This is a fabulous state park!! First, it is in a pristine part of the suburbs. If you are interested in staying in a first rate park while you visit St. Louis, this is the place to go *if* you have a separate car to get around in. (We were surprised at the paucity of private parks in St. Louis.) It is only a 20-30 minute drive to the city depending on where you are going. Plus you are going through beautiful, upscale enclaves.
Shade is **very** important to us and it's frustrating to try and find out how much shade there really is when all you have to go on are limited reviews and thumbnail pictures on a government website. (We have an English bulldog, a breed not well suited for the heat.)
So, in service to my fellow RV'ers who also crave the shade, here's the lowdown:
I drove through the park at two different times of day (11am and 6pm) to determine which spots had full shade. I consider "full shade" to be when the pad and ~ 2-3ft of the perimeter of the pad have at least 90% shade. Spots that had full shade at both times of day were as follows:
8, 17, 19, 20, 37, 39, 44, 46, and 49.
There were a couple of spots that had what I considered "excessive shade". These spots were particularly lush, green, and covered by a canopy of trees.
At 11AM, the excessively shady spots were 17 and 46.
At 6pm, the excessively shady spot was 39.
**Only spot #37 was excessively shady at both times of day** so it is effectively the shadiest spot in the entire park for RV camping.
Spot #13 is next to a trailhead so there is more foot traffic and less privacy at that spot.
Also, there is a vast lawn space with well-cut grass between sites 20 and 21. This area is perfect for football, soccer, Frisbee, etc.
Showers were clean. There are ice and wood for sale at the main office. The camp hosts were helpful but not nosy.
We will definitely look forward to staying here again! - GearDown
Aug 2016 - $10.00
We stayed with a large church group - about 90 middle schoolers and adults. Nightly rate I mentioned is not accurate since it was a group event. The park was great! Staff were attentive, helpful, and a pleasure to work with! Everyone was friendly, and made our stay an absolute pleasure! It's about 1/2 mile from Six Flags and a short drive into town for other attractions.
Now - the bad... actual sites for campers are very small and close together. They do however help with backing in so you don't have to struggle. No grass to speak of and after a rain, mud and dirt were tracked everywhere. If I had been there with our travel trailer, I'd have been spending all my time sweeping and mopping.
The park has a fabulous pool, great shop, and the cabins were immaculate... simple, but clean. Again, I can't say enough about the staff. They are genuinely there to make your stay great. I wouldn't hesitate to go back, but would prefer to stay in a cabin rather than deal with the hassle of cleaning up myself.
If you're approaching from the north, don't rely on GPS. You get taken through a very narrow, hilly, and winding road. Look at a map and take a few extra miles to stay on the interstate highway. - SM1969
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
Sep 2016 - $42.00
The folks here were very friendly and the camp was quite busy, right on rt. 66. Nice facilities, pool, nice gift shop with supplies, our site was a bit in need of some fresh gravel (little muddy). The bathrooms and showers are in need of updating (old formica, old tile floors) but clean enough to use and were comfortable. We would stay here again. - Ruckmanite
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
Mar 2014 - $30.00
This is actually more of a mobile home park that is masquerading as a RV park. As near as I can tell, when a mobile home is removed for whatever reason they turn the slab into a RV slot. The mobile homes are stacked in tight. This is not the place you go for a vacation. But since there are not too many RV parks in the St. Louis area, this is the kind of place you go to if you are working in, or visiting the area and just need a place to park. Call as you pull up and a caretaker will meet you at the entrance. Didn't have any problems, but would only go back if I had to have a place to stay. - Dave Cole
Sep 2016 - $45.00
Good overnight stop. An easy on/off the highway. We choose site 115 since it was their longest pull-thru site, to best allow us to stay hooked-up overnight. Their pull-through sites are 60-76 feet long. The turning radius to enter site 115 was a little tight for us, but doable. Ultimately the site was not level enough front-to-back to allow us to stay hooked-up overnight, so we would likely choose a shorter "non-premium" site during a future stay. The non-premium sites cost $5 less and they should be easier for longer RVs to pull into (i.e., the "premium" sites are closest to the water, but since they are at the end of the row you need to make a sharp U-turn to enter the pull-through site, if you want the hook-ups to be on the correct side of the RV). - 2FullTimersinaFifth
Sep 2016 - $40.00
This is the second time we have stayed here. The last time, it was just overnight. This time we stayed for 6 nights. The park is easy to find, with easy access to the major freeway thru St. Louis, but it is closest to I-70. There is some traffic noise from M0-370,. but it is not too bad. The park personnel are friendly and helpful. We had an issue with our motor home, and we couldn't leave by the check-out time. We called that they said no problem and no late check-out fee. We were told that they had someone slated for our site, but they would move things around. The hook-ups were easy to locate and easy to get connected. The wi-fi worked well, and our AT&T cell phones had no problems connecting. The site we were had was gravel, with a picnic table, and gravel under the table. We would stay here again. - Bbtj
Aug 2016 - $40.00
This campground is sterile in that there are few trees, concrete roads but eventually will be a great campground. There is fishing, boating (non motorized), pathways for walking, running, biking and about 30 minutes from downtown St. Louis., our purpose for being there. All utilities are available and work great. TV and cell are good. WiFi, intermittent at best. We would stay here again. There are nearby gas stations and groceries. - Sewmom
Aug 2016 - $55.00
Agree with the other reviews. The park is clean with concrete pads and paved roads but no trees and shelter from the sun. 50amp, Water, Sewer. No cable and the planes flying over from the St. Louis airport interfere with the over the air reception. Wifi is good without much interference. I chose this campground because it was on the west side of St. Louis and convenient to I-70 west so we don't have to go thru St. Louis when we leave in morning. The planes seem to stop flying at night and start up about 6:30am, and the trains go thru slowly so there is not a lot of noise from them. I would stay here again. - PBD
Aug 2016 - $53.00
The other reviews are pretty accurate. It is near a large airport and yes it does have an elevated train that goes by close to the campground. But what I really like, was that it had assault interior roads, with curb and gutters, and double wide concrete level pad, both in excellent condition. If the train noise will bother you, than ask to be park on the opposite side of the park. We liked this park the most, because there were no gravel, dirt, or mud holes. The grass between the sites was narrow, but manicured. We would camp here again. If the noise does does not bother you and you would like a larger grassy area, then ask if you could have one of the end sites with more grass. In our area, the pull through sites, that would be site 26 and 6. We only stayed one night, but if our route takes us this way again, this will be a nice campground for up. - Honeybear & Sugarbear
Aug 2016 - $50.00
Arrived around 6:00 pm to find the office closed, turns out hours are 8 - 5, but closed at random times during the day. On-site restaurant has apparently been closed for a couple years.
Large level concrete pads with ample room for tow vehicle. No shade, close to I-370 & train tracks and in the glide path to the St. Louis airport so a lot of noise.
No issues with power during hot humid days running both AC units. Double sewer connections available.
Many rules: no dog pens on grass, no grills on tables, etc. Grass was very tall and tables not that great. I have stayed in much nicer places for a lot less. It is close to Katy Trail and Historic St. Charles, but over 20 miles to the Arch, Busch Stadium, Zoo, and Science Center. - Bert Rooster
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
Dec 2015 - $35.00
Management is horrible, very rude. She acted like she was doing us a favor renting a spot. On the phone with one of her children, I'm guessing, while I stood there waiting. The park itself is an old mobile home park with few amenities. Two of the four dryers weren't working. A neighbor said they had been broken for months. No showers, pool, and only one small bathroom located in the laundromat. No picnic tables. No fires allowed. Most RVs were permanent but neighbors we talked to seemed nice enough. There was a sewer smell as we walked our dogs. We won't stay here again. - The Rambler
Nov 2015 - $35.00
Found this one for the location, near our destination for tomorrow. Called about noon, left msg, no return call as their office is closed on Sunday. On arrival found no check-in info, no available sites no rate info, so called again. Recording. Walked around and found an empty site, and asked a neighbor if it was being used... he said no, so we pulled in. Needed to leave early in the am, 8:30, and the office doesn't open until 9. Guess we'll leave an envelope. Hmmm.... Site itself was OK, concrete pad and spacious. Power pole new, and full hookups. No picnic table or fire pit, though. - BridgeInRV
Aug 2015 - $35.00
Just stayed for one night. Sites are large concrete pads. We would definitely stay here again. - BPowell
Mar 2010 - $50.00
This park is more for people who want to camp out in tents. The place is very run down, with drain pipes falling off buildings, and mud holes everywhere. I would not stay here again. - roboy
Aug 2007 - $25.00
Not a nice place and, overpriced for what it was. Looks like an old trailer park. Nasty bathrooms. Would not recommend this place. - Fancynancy1213