17 Parks near Wildwood, Missouri
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
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
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
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
Jun 2016 - $40.00
The park is open and easy to get to. It is right off 370 in St. Peter's. Our site was level and walking out onto a concrete pad was convenient. There was no noise to speak of and the 4.5 mile walk around the lake is easy. - Esse
Jun 2016 - $35.00
A very nice clean city park. Sites are crushed asphalt so there is no problem with limestone track into the RV. There are paved trails throughout the park and around the lake. Bike and boat rentals are available. There is easy access from highway 370 and 24 hour check in. Staff is friendly and efficient. We will stay here again. - Ernie & Toni
Jun 2016 - $35.00
Very easy in/out of park and site. Back in sites have good angle. Utilities placed well and worked well. WiFi worked pretty well. Nice paved path goes around lake and right by campground. None paved sites have crushed old blacktop versus gravel. Sites are long and fairly well spaced apart. Concrete patio with picnic table at each site. Definitely would stay here again. - cwier
Jul 2016 - $59.00
Concrete pads nice & large with a patch of grass, NO TREES! NO SHADE whatsoever. Laundry clean with several machines, $1.50 wash, .25 dryer. Right next to Katy Trail & Missouri River. Downtown about 10 minutes by car but also by trail. Lots of nice shops & restaurants in town. No pool. - Hulda
Jun 2016 - $53.00
Good news you are on concrete. Bad news is so are a lot of long term guests and they like to park in the road. Navigating what should be wide streets becomes a driving test in a narrow alley. Plus just a lot of activity with vehicles coming and going. It is OK and would stay again just wish park would enforce their rules. - peddy dick
Jun 2016 - $53.00
Just a concrete pad with grass strips between the spaces. Still, this is campground has a couple features that almost elevate it to the "Good" category. First, it's very close to old St. Charles, which is a charming area with shops and restaurants. Second, it abuts the Katy Trail State Park, which provides a couple hundred miles of biking and walking, including a connection to St. Charles. On the other hand, it is very expensive for a parking spot ($59 without the discount) and there is an elevated train track that runs right next to (nearly over) the campground. - Kaz
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