Wildwood, Missouri

Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park

Wildwood, Missouri



Campground Road
Wildwood, Missouri 63005
Phone: (636) 458-3813

Sites: 75
Recent Rate: $19 8/2015

Latitude: 38.6173110171548
Longitude: -90.6886378050386

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi ?
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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40 Reviews

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gptexas

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park but needs some improvements. All sites lack water, sewer and Wifi was non-existent. AT&T has two bars. The 50amp loop is very tight for 40ft Motorhomes and the end loop is not large enough to turn around unless some campsites are empty. The 30amp sites on the other hand have lots more turn room especially site 014 thru 033. The showers were built for very short people-as the showerhead is a little over 5ft high with a rough concrete floor and low water pressure. The visitor center Ranger was very informative about the various types of trees in the park. We camped at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Lots to do around St. Louis. Be sure to visit the Cahokia Mounds National Heritage Site. Also the Missouri Civil War Museum, Cardinal Stadium, Budweiser Brewhouse, Lone Elk park & Joe Boccardi's restaurant. Red Cedar road entry is closed & Guy Park drive is only entry.

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Pat and Rex

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

We camp here two or three times a year and are always greeted with friendly staff. The park is clean, welcoming, and quiet. The cement pads for the trailer carryover to the picnic bench which is a plus during rainy days. They have a few sites which are in full sun but if you research the website, you can pick a shady one, which is a definite plus in the St. Louis area. We camped at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

This park is near Chesterfield, MO, and very close to highway 40, so all of St. Louis fun is accessible.

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NancyLM

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

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Camped here in our 40' motorhome on a shaded site. Nice concrete pads with 50 amp electric. Dump station is easily accessible with water spigot for water tank fills. Most sites are level, some would be satellite accessible. Wi-Fi worked if site is near restroom building. Nice quiet park with wildlife to watch. For a state park this one is good- and not far from towns with all kinds of restaurants and shopping. Close enough to St. Louis to enjoy the city sights. We will stay here again for sure! We camped at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Town of Chesterfield nearby has lots of restaurants and shopping.

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Thor MC

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $25.00
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This park is about 7-8 miles off of I-64, but very easy to get to and well worth the drive. We were in site 48 which was fairly level and easy to back into. The park web site, and signs in the park, will note a "tight turning radius" for some sites. What that means is that there are no loops. Rather, you have to go to the end of the road your site is on and turn around in a cul de sac that is very small. You can't do it with a tow vehicle attached, and you might have to do a little jockeying to get turned around, but it is doable (our motorhome is 38 ft.). My only complaint would be that the host who checked us in gave us no information or literature about the park, and did not adequately explain about the turn-arounds and how to get to our site. Nevertheless, this is a great park, and we would stay again. The best sites are 21, 48, and 29. We were in 50 which was also good. We camped at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

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bgw5350

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $23.00
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We camped here 3 nights while sightseeing around St. Louis. A lovely, well maintained park. Lots of trees but plenty of local stations if you can't use your satellite. We were able to get a clear shot through the trees & were able to use our Tailgater. The only thing that would be better would be if they had water & sewer. There are plenty of water faucets spaced around the park & there is also a dump station. We loved it here & will definitely return again. We camped at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

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Jennyf12345

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $19.00
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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: 104
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $21.00
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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: August, 2014 - $21.00
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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: 31
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $21.00
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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: 23

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $24.00
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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: 103
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $24.00
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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: July, 2013 - $24.00
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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: November, 2012 - $19.00
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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: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $21.00
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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: 27
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $21.00
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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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