Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park

     


Wildwood, Missouri
Phone: (636) 458-3813

Sites: 75
Recent Rate: $19 11/2014


Latitude: 38.6175410874982
Longitude: -90.6814956665039

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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
  • 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

37 Reviews

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

Jennyf12345

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

Entered no for showers and restrooms, since we stayed in the off season. Only vault toilets as of November 1st, and shower house closed. Pretty park, nice hiking trails, very quiet. Gates close at 6 pm, and you need a code to enter, which seems to make for quiet evenings, nobody setting up after that. Was not bothered by any disrepair; although, most buildings were closed. Camp hosts were a bit persnickety. Sites are not all long enough for a vehicle plus fifth wheel, so we had parked a vehicle in the site across from us. Asked to move at 9 pm, when no more than 10 sites of 75 filled and gates locked (so no more coming in). But, hey, they're within their rights. Just seemed a bit silly. Also rushed to choose a site when we got there. Only one water spigot (by site 36/host) on after 11/1. Nice level sites. Would stay here again, appreciated the proximity to St. Louis, was inexpensive, quiet, pretty park. We camped at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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LarryJohnston

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

One of the best campgrounds for hundreds of miles around. We explored St. Louis from it but it does take a while to get to the city from the campground. Hosting staff are very helpful and the rangers are relaxed. Nature presentations are given on the weekends. We camped at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

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09fz6r

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great state park! Location couldn't be better, just southwest of Chesterfield. I stayed here two nights while traveling my sales territory. Nicely paved roads throughout the park. Sites are mostly level with concrete pads and patios. Most sites are shaded, but if you prefer there are several sites with no shade at all. Wi-Fi drops off pretty quickly the further you get away from the check-in booth. I used the hotspot on my iPhone and had full LTE service. Bathroom and shower facilities were clean and conveniently located from any site. I ranked this park a 9 out of 10 only because there's no water hook-ups. I will definitely stay here again. We camped at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

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cinharover

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects 30 amp service. It is also $8.50 to use the Missouri State Park reservation system. If you walk-in, you don’t have to pay reservation fee, but around Memorial Day weekend, that was not an option for me. I left a message with the reservation system, looking for Fri-Mon on a Memorial Day weekend and was VERY pleasantly surprised to get a call back the day before. I got site #2, which was the first one on the left, and despite being at the entry point, it was relatively quiet because there was no one on my right side and I had a huge grassy space there. There was no water hookup, but a convenient spigot right across the road. They sell 10 lb bags of ice for $2 and firewood for $4 at the check-in, which is centrally located with the restrooms and showers. Dump station is easy access behind restrooms, with a potable water spigot there too. As someone has said before, concrete pads are level, WiFi was excellent (you have to “Agree” to abide by rules when you logon—no biggy). I caution and reiterate an earlier review—be VERY careful upon making the turn into the campground. There is a rain culvert, which dips and creates a very significant bump to both RV and vehicle. Go as slowly as possible. Big hill down and up to campsite, but no strain. Roads are very wide. Your GPS or Google could tell you to go down Olive Road after exiting I64/40/61. Do NOT go this way with your rig. There is a very curvy, narrow, steep road that leads up to 109, but it is only suitable for cars. I would have given it a 10 if it had water and sewer hookups. We camped at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

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TheJim

Review Count: 246
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate reflects a 50 amp hookup site. The potable water is at the dump station. This is a wonderful state park that is just outside of St. Louis, and we have used it a couple of times as a base to visit friends and relatives in the city. It is about 30 freeway minutes outside of the city. It is a way off of the freeway, but that means no freeway noise. The roads are paved and the sites are nice, level concrete. They now even have very good high-speed Wi-Fi! This could be a model for what a State Park campground should be. One nice feature is that they lock the gates at 6:30, so no drive-by traffic in the evening. Of course, campers get a gate code to come and go as they please. One caution -- do NOT blindly follow your GPS directions to the park. It will lead you on some very back roads. If coming from the west, take exit Chesterfield Airport Road just after the bridge. Follow that road to Long Road, then Wildhorse Road, then 190 to Babler Park Road, to the Park entrance. If coming from the east, take the Long Road exit and follow the same directions. If this is not clear, call the park for further directions. In the park, go directly to the campground and the check-in booth. Do be aware that there is a very big bump as you turn to go into the campground. Our Verizon phone and data worked well with 4G. We could get satellite but most sites will be too tree-covered for satellite. We love this park and would stay here again. We camped at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

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PegL

Review Count: 99
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Our site was concrete and flat. The dump station is large and easy to use. The big down side are no water hookups for each site. There are water faucets scattered through the campground though. We had 50amp electric that worked fine. Bicycle riding within the campground and on the bicycle trail is easy. There's a large swimming pool that's no longer in use. We camped at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Sally Chew

Review Count: 52
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful campground. Nice, large, grassy, private sites. The camp hosts were very nice and had ice and wood for sale. The entry to the campground Is narrow and has a very large curb gutter to cross. We had an electric site in a section of the campground, but not all the sites did. Therefore, there were some campers using generators. Should all be the same. Would have rated this campground higher if it had water and sewer available. Otherwise was a great place to stay and not too far from St Louis sights. Unable to get satellite service because of the trees. We camped at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

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Brainerd MN

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

Date of Stay: - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

We are here in off season. Park roads are paved, sites are all back in, there are NO pull through sites. Security gate closes at night, you will need a code to gain access. Off season gate closes at 6 pm. Sites are level concrete. Sites are nice distance apart. You will not feel cramped or too close for comfort. Fire pits and picnic tables provided. Water is available throughout the park at various locations, however during off season these are shut off. During off season, water is available at camp hosts sites. Dump station is clean and easy access. We stayed in 50 amp site. No problems with electrical. Free Wifi is available, but not sure to the distance and which sites will be able to connect. Verizon signal is strong as is satellite coverage. Easy drive to Manchester Road. Watch for deer - there is a lot in the park and on the drive into the park. There are quite a few raccoons too. Family friendly, kids love this park, there is grass at all sites and with roads paved bikes are a must. Terrific walking and bike trails. Overall a beautiful park. This is our third visit and we will return. The only reason I did not give a 10 is because of a curb. After you enter the park you continue on a beautiful wide road, from this road you need to turn into the camp ground and this is where the curb is very steep. Front ends of cars and back ends will touch or scrape. Be careful, drive over this very very slowly. There is two entrances (about 25 feet apart) and both curbs are very steep. The camp hosts were terrific the rangers drove through the camp often as did local law enforcement. Felt safe in this campground. Bring your bikes and walking shoes you will enjoy this park. All they need to do is fix the steep curb. We camped at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

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jodykay50pub

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped on a Friday night for one night. The park was about 80% full. The sites were nicely spaced and the park was very nice. It has a nice bike path. I really enjoyed our stay. I'll definitely stay again when traveling through St. Louis area. We camped at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Pat and Rex

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

We have stayed in this park many times and really enjoy the closeness to St. Louis, but at the same time you are in a wooded and quiet area. The restroom and showers are always clean. We have always felt very safe in this campground even when we have been the only campers other than the hosts. We camped at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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rncordy

Review Count: 115
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

Prior recent reviews reflect our experience. Our site, 22, was owned by a very pesky cardinal who/which pecked incessantly at our truck. Sites have large concrete pads and patios, well maintained grass between well spaced sites, nice tables and fire rings. Excellent antenna TV reception, at our site we could not pick up the campground Wi-Fi signal. Sites at the end of the culde-sacs have a little more space. We camped at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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ynnargynnarg

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

Babler State Park was just great and if it had water at the site it would be perfect! We used this as our base camp to go back and forth to St. Louis. There were many spigots for water located around the campground area. There was a dump station and 50 amp service at our site. A wonderful Visitor Center. The park itself is large and beautiful. We plan on stopping there again for our future visits to St. Louis. We camped at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

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hoppytoad

Review Count: 138
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

We stay at this campground every time we stay in the St Louis area. It is a clean and spacious campground with level concrete pads. Some sites have trees; others are relatively clear, allowing satellite TV. The sites have electric (some with 30 amp, others with 30-50 amp). However there are no water or sewer hook-ups; hence our ratting of 9 rather than 10. Reservations are needed for weekends during this fall season, and the reservation require an $8 fee. We camped at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

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Nalessig

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

Date of Stay: - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful site and beautiful park with friendly staff. Check in was a little confusing. Be careful, we called and were told the sites had water when in fact water is available but not on the site. We camped at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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bugman

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Missouri State Park web site says it has a pool. It does, but its not open. That was disappointing since we were here at one of the hottest times of the year. Park is pretty, and very clean. Showers were decent and cleaned every day. Sites were small but level. I just can't get over the pool thing. It looked like it had been closed for awhile. Someone needs to update the state park site! We camped at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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