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Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park

Wildwood, Missouri


Campground Road
Wildwood, Missouri 63005
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 75
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 38.61731
Longitude: -90.68864

Elevation: 734' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water no
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access no

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful state park. Electric only but convenient dump station. We camped at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Fire Ring, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Close to shopping, restaurants and grocery stores.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

We LOVE this state park campground. The camp host was very nice, the campground is clean and beautiful, and we can't wait to go back! We camped at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
47
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Premium electric, 50 amp. Stayed here in 40 foot motor home. Select site carefully if you have a larger RV. Some tight turns in campground. The actual campground road looks like a drive way (left turn)but it is the road to the campground. Prior to the visit center. Drive to the top of the hill and bear to the right to check in. Our site was in a cul-d-sac and was easy to back into because there were no other vehicles. Site was not long enough for tow vehicle. We camped at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Excellent location at very reasonable price to visit downtown St. Louis sites and St. Charles area. Avoided driving coach thru St. Louis by using I270. State park within 10 miles.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $29.00
Overall Rating:

We chose to stay in the same site as last year #1. It's a hike to the restrooms from there but we arise early and wanted to disturb as few campers as possible. However out site smelled badly of dog urine and we knew the previous campers had large dogs as their rawhide bones were left behind. The bathrooms are in need of upgrading/remodeling. The grout and the corners of the rooms are black with mold/dirt. We camped at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Concrete, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

There were restaurants, gas and shops at the exit but not close enough to run to for an item or two after you were set up. We camped here same time last year and the campground portion of the park looked more worn.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

Check in at the park was easy and quick. The host was very helpful and friendly. Dump station easy to get to and well marked (not messy). Park convenient to attractions in and around St. Louis. A nice forested area with paved walking and bicycling paths. Nature classes nightly in amphitheater. We are repeat guests as we live nearby and return because the visitors are generally well mannered and rangers do drive-bys. My travel trailer is 24 ft. We camped at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Site 2
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

NOTE: If in an RV or towing and coming in from I-64/US40, I would recommend using Wild Horse Creek Road. It is safer than the GPS noted alternate Eatherton Road.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Easy to make reservation. Was told our site # right away. Check in at the park was easy and quick. The attendant was very helpful and friendly. Dump station easy to get to. Nice park convenient to attractions in and around St. Louis. We camped at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

A very quiet park during the week. Heard it is quite busy on the weekends. All sites are concrete and generally level. Satellite reception is best in sites up to 26 as these are in a meadow with few trees. Others are in heavy tees which may not be bad in summer for the shade. Be aware, all sites are power only. There is water available but it's best to have a full fresh water tank and empty waste tanks. There is a dump station by the restrooms, but it can be busy in the early morning. Would definitely stay here again. We camped at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C19
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Close to City conveniences yet feels like another world.

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Review Count: 344
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 94

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

This is our go-to park for visiting St. Louis. It is about 30 minutes into the city, but we still prefer staying in the peace and quiet of this park, as well as the price. First, the best way to access the park is not the way our GPS or Google Maps directed. If arriving on Interstate 64, take the Chesterfield Airport Rd exit and continue until you reach Long, then Wild Horse Creek, 109, then Babler Park Drive. If arriving on Interstate 44, exit on Highway 109. It is a good idea to make reservations ahead, especially on weekends. The sites are well spaced but little vegetation for visual separation. The campground is heavily treed, so only a few sites will give satellite, even with a portable dish. We had a very strong Verizon 4g signal. The camp hosts were efficient and nice. The campground is nice and dark and quiet and doesn't seem to get a party crowd. We camped at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

No lack of activities in St. Louis.

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Review Count: 219
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 42

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

Excellent state park. Unlike other states, Missouri doesn't tack on an additional daily entrance fee to the cost of the campsite. That makes this park an even better value. Sites are well-spaced with lots of green grass. Campground is quiet, even though it was full when we were there. Cell service (AT&T), MiFi (Verizon) and satellite TV (Dish) all worked very well. It's easy to get to St. Louis and the Missouri wine country from this campground. We camped at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

We were just there for an overnight stay and found it comfortable and clean. The restrooms are quite a distance from some of the sites and rather small for the number of guests. On the reservation map it showed how many feet we were from the restroom but that turned out to "as the crow flies", not walkable. Easy access to the dump station and the potable water to fill your tank. There was water at the road near our campsite but it was unclear whether it was potable. We camped at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

We drove this way to avoid pulling our camper through downtown St. Louis. It was easy access for our trip from the southern U.S. to the northwestern U.S. Traffic could have been a problem but we were there on a Sunday. We were aware that reservations are advisable and at the entry to the park there was a sign that suggested all sites were taken but when we got to the campground several of the sites were marked as available without reservations.

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

One of the better state parks. Good: nice pads and clean bathrooms Bad: The Missouri on-line reservation system has a two-night minimum. Convenient place if on your way into or out of St. Louis - about 30 minutes SE of town center. This is a clean, well-groomed and well-maintained park. Sites are well-spaced, and configured along a single road with trees along the outside and grass in the middle, so you don't have people behind you. There are also plenty of trees scattered through the campsites to provide shade. Asphalt roads and cement pads, very even and level. 75 reservable sites along three separate roads, of which 50 are electrical. No water or sewer at the individual sites, which can be inconvenient for long stays. Very quiet and peaceful. Verizon was 4G, 3 bars. One bathroom on our loop. Very clean and well-maintained. No heater or AC that I could tell. The bathroom was at the entry, so if you are at the end of the loop, a bit of a walk, which could be annoying in rain or summer heat. Our loop was about 50% occupied, mid-week in May. No laundry. Price averaged in at $25 for two nights -- $21 per night plus $8.50 reservation fee. We were at site 19, and I would definitely stay here again. We camped at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

There is an outlet mall about 20 minutes away in Chesterton, if you're looking for a break from camping.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice park. Best in area by far. Some roads into area are quite narrow but doable. Beautiful wooded area. We camped at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 191
States Visited: 44
Helpful Reviews: 102

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

This turned out to be a very nice campground at a great price (and no separate park entry fee like so many other state parks). The sites are very wide with lots of space between neighbors, concrete pads and patios, picnic table, fire ring, and grass lawns. The campground is pretty heavily wooded with a very nice feel. There's one walking trail (paved) from the campground, and other hiking trails within the state park, so we always had places to walk our dog. We were able to fit our 38-foot motorhome and tow car in site #10 but had to back up pretty far in the site so the back of the motorhome hung over the grass. It might be tough to fit a 45-foot motorhome with tow car into any of the sites, but not impossible. With no water and sewer hookups, we used the campground showers which were OK but not great. The shower heads are mounted very low on the walls (at about nose-height for me, and I'm 5' 9") so lots of ducking was necessary to take a shower. Sometimes the water was reasonably hot, sometimes only warm. There's only one lane at the dump station (it's a fairly small campground) so some patience is needed when arriving (to fill your tank) and departing (to dump). There are a few water spigots located throughout the campground but none close enough to our site for us to fill from. The campground has free WiFi that worked surprisingly well! It was fast most of the time, and usable the whole time, but it's worth noting that the campground was only about 1/3 full in October. Our Verizon and AT&T also worked fine. Supermarkets and other shopping are not too far away. We would return here. We camped at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If you're in a big (or even a medium) RV, do NOT take Eatherton Rd to get to the park... take Wild Horse Creek Road instead. Eatherton is steep, narrow, and has very sharp turns.

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Review Count: 103
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 32

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $19.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Concrete, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The Daniel Boone home and village tour was so informative and enjoyable. It was about a 35 minute drive.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $19.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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