This is a very rustic campground, staff were friendly and helpful at check in. Main road is paved but the other ones are gravel. Our pad was gravel mixed with dirt and weeds, it was a pull-through and fairly level, but sites were close together, big rig access was fine. Little privacy, and with trains, road noise, and kids running around it was noisy! Plenty of space for the towed so no need to unhook if you are just staying one night. There were some shade trees and grass with a barbecue and picnic table. A small pool that was very crowded. Bathrooms were clean but old. I did not check the laundry. There was a small dog park. Wi-Fi and cell were good. Six Flags and other attractions are just down the road. Very good access to 1-44. This was fine as a one night stopover for us, however we did think it was expensive and it is certainly aimed more towards families. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here two nights while on a family trip this summer. The staff was great, easy to get in and out, and was kind of central to areas we wanted to visit in and around St. Louis without actually staying IN the city. Great KOA campground. We really enjoyed our stay here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very nice campground. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The restrooms/showers were very clean. The pool was large and nice. The sites were large enough to fit our tow vehicle into. They had plenty of evening activities to do after some sightseeing during the day. The campground is very close to Six Flags, although we did not check it out. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Park is easy to get into and out of. Spaces are small and close together. This is the second time we have used the part for an overnight stay, and we will stay here again. Wi-Fi and cable TV worked well. Price was for full hookups. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This RV park is right on Route 66. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The campground had lots of activities for all. They had a movie, ice cream social and tie dying t-shirts. This seemed to be a very family friendly park. Our site was level and was quiet even being close to the highway. You do hear the trains at night. It rained while we were there and it drained well. The staff gave us some great tips for what to see on Route 66. They also had a very nice gift shop with a nice variety of gifts and things you may need. We would stay here again. Our rate showed the KOA discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very pricey for what you get (30 amp), rate included their discount. Very noisy with traffic and trains (every 15 min). Staff were friendly, escorted to site, site is not level. Hook ups were fine. Wi-Fi worked well. Most sites are shady, so satellite was not an option, but lots of channels using the antenna. Because of the noise, we probably will not camp here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park is close to I-44/Hwy 66 and highway noise seems to be an issue as traffic noise is loud. Staff was efficient and friendly during check in. The escort to our site was very helpful and offered suggestions for setting up our big rig. Some sites are gravel and other black top. Park is divided into 3 sections and roads are easy to navigate. Family friendly activities were scheduled for the weekend, and the pool is large and clean. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Entrance is paved. Gravel for roads and sites. Undergoing new ownership during our stay, so camp store had a few items. Staff friendly. Grounds maintained. Pool was fenced in with chairs, tables and umbrellas. Playground was newer and surrounded by a split rail fence. They do have a pavilion near the back. We had good WiFi, because we were close to the office. We were in site A-19, which is on the end directly across from the playground. Be aware that this site is approximately 300' from the two lane road with the train that travels directly next to that. The traffic can be loud at times, even into the night. The train does not blow their horn at this location, however, in the middle of the night you may hear it, at its previous intersection. The first night we were exhausted and didn't hear much. The next two nights were fairly calm with road traffic; however, the train was running every 30 minutes, on the dot, between the hours of 0100 and 0300. Uncertain if this is usual. If in the area again, we would definitely stay here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very tidy park with long pull-throughs. Escort toed your site. We had a 50 amp site and did have some problems with the A/C tripping the breakers; it was hot and everyone had all their units running. Easy to get to downtown St. Louis and Six Flags Park is just on the north side of the Interstate. We would here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
GPS would not accept the campgrounds address, but we knew it was in the area so we watched for the KOA signs on I-44. Found it easy enough. Managers were very nice and guided us right to our site which was very long and accommodated our 34ft Class A and toad with room to spare. There is no cable TV but with our antenna we found 17 local stations. WiFi is excellent. Six Flags is almost straight across the interstate and very accessible. Lots of authentic train sounds, almost too much. Level gravel sites. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had a nice wide level pull-through. Good width for slides. Bathrooms were clean. Nice employees, very helpful with info on area. Good Wi-Fi reception. Train noise at night, but shouldn't be too bad with windows closed. Would stay here again when traveling. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Good sized spaces for big rigs, friendly owners. Location is actually in Pacific, not Eureka, and address is I44 Business Loop. We found this out when we had to call after our GPS would not accept the posted address. Restaurants and businesses nearby on Historic Route 66. Facility close to Six Flags. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The staff at this KOA RV park was extremely friendly and helpful. When we told them we were having generator problems, they recommended a mechanic who was able to look at it the very next morning. The sites were wooded, roomy, and long enough for our RV and toad. The power was good. There was a shallow creek running along the lower end of the park as well as a nice looking kids’ playground. The restrooms and showers were large and clean. The only negative were the trains. They were close enough to vibrate our RV scaring our Shih Tzu throughout our stay. Also, the train horn at 3am didn’t thrill us. We would definitely stay here again, but would ask for a site away from the railroad tracks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice campground but no cable and price was way too high for a one night stay. Staff was helpful but had take it or leave it attitude. Probably will NOT stay here again due to price. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I used this as an overnight stop, so I did not spend much time there. My site was easy to get in and out of and although the park is convenient to the Interstate, it was quiet. Staff was very pleasant. I would definitely consider staying here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed at this RV park because it is 3/4 mile from Six Flags, allowing us to easily come and go from Six Flags during our stay. If you don't want/need that convenience, then the price probably isn't justified. It is one of the more expensive KOA's, and does not have cable TV (which most of the costly ones have). On the plus side, the Wi-Fi is fast and reliable, the sites level and shaded, and there is easy access to I-44. The showers/restrooms are clean, the on-site store is reasonably stocked with groceries and such, and the pool looks nice (although we didn't use it, as we were at Six Flags all day/evening). There is a train track next to the park, but with the doors closed and fan/air running, train noise is hardly noticeable. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Going to a KOA is like going to McDonalds. It is expensive for what you get but it is predictable. This KOA is around the corner from 6-Flags and it is in the outskirts of a major city. So you expect to pay a bit more. This KOA is in a rural setting; some roads paved, some not. The sites are grass and gravel, but because of all the rains they were a bit muddy. That's not the CG's fault, though. My biggest complaint about this KOA is that its 50A sites appear to have been added late in its development. They are small and tightly clustered together. If I hadn't wanted to run 2-A/C's it might have been better to have taken a 30A site. Many of the E&W sites are larger than what we had. Most sites are shady; we were able to use our roof-top satellite, but I suspect many other folks couldn't. The WiFi is free but I couldn't get my router to connect to it; my Verizon card worked fine. This is not a destination CG; it is a CG to use when going to 6 Flags. For that purpose it is acceptable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were very pleased with this RV park. Water/electric/sewer was all easy hook-up. It was easy on/off access to I-44 and a reasonable distance to St. Louis proper where the Arch, Grant's Farm, Bud Brewery etc are. Six Flags was within minutes and also a Wal-Mart and shopping center at Eureka and close to Festus where a very large new shopping area with Super Wal-Mart and many other popular stores are located. They had very nice clean showers and laundry facilities were great. We would definitely recommend this place and were very happy with our stay here. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed at this campground on our way from Arizona to Michigan. Most of the campgrounds in this area weren't open yet because it was too early in the season, so our options were limited. We pulled in after dark, and it was very difficult to find our site. Once we got there, the site wasn't very level. The highway and train noise was pretty steady throughout the night. There was no cable. We felt for the price we paid, we didn't get our money's worth. Will find a different place to stay next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground is just off I-44, and you can hear the traffic pretty good from the park, but the train all night long was the noise maker. There was no horn to be heard, but the train sounds like it does about 100 mph during the night. This is not the park's fault though!! It was a clean area; the pool was closed this time of year, but the area seemed nice. It is 5 minutes to 6 flags park and a 30 minute drive to downtown St Louis. Bathrooms were nice, and showers had lots of hot water!! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We really like this campground. The staff is very efficient at check-in. We found the pull through sites to be long and roomy and relatively flat, which explains why there were so many big rigs. The road and train noise were not bothersome, but I do enjoy listening to trains. Cable TV would have earned this place a 10. The location near St. Louis and Six Flags explains the higher rate. We have stayed here before and will stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I went online to RVparkreviews.com before I reserved at this campground. Good thing I am one who takes other comments with a "grain of salt"! I found this KOA to be clean, friendly and to have helpful staff. Also convenient to St. Louis. The road traffic was barely noticeable from within my unit and the trains, though frequent, seldom used their horn. The advantage I may have over some others is that the foliage and surrounding vegetation was fully set on this time of year. It played a significant role in diminishing the external sounds. If you view available aerial pictures, as I did, online; the park in full foliage is beautiful in real life. Do not let any of this keep you from trying it. I would not hesitate to stay again. I stayed 5 days this time. As far as price, it is a good value for what you get, especially with VK discount. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is way over priced, the rates are higher on weekends. They are not that full this time of year. The sites are close together and small. It's impossible to get a good night sleep because of the road noise and the trains that seems to run all night. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Low rate mainly because of high price. We stayed the next night at a much nicer park at half the price. We found dirt roads, mud, and few amenities. I would look for another location when we come this way again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Easy on and off I-44. Workers were very nice and showed us to the site. There are few long and level ones available. Interior roads are mostly dirt and got muddy in the rain. The train does not blow a whistle so was not a problem. Restrooms and laundry were both clean. There are a few air TV stations, and Wi-Fi worked well. We thought it was pricey. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A small but nice park. Sites close together. We were near a horse pasture and cemetery. Shutting down for season so not much going on. Probably one of the closest parks to downtown St. Louis but still a 25 mile drive. Easy freeway access but somewhat noisy because of this. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Older park, with some really nice sites, and some you wouldn't want. We had a short pull through in the older, original part of the park. Slightly unlevel, but no real problems. Restrooms and showers were clean. Trains no problem. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First of all, this is a nice campground with roomy spots. The trains are not a big deal. Six-flags could be walked to! And it doesn't take half an hour to get downtown...unless you are driving 40! However, I am a bit concerned about the care of the facility. For two days there was no toilet paper in the men's room and we told them both days! I used the same shower for three days and the same "left behind" bar of soap was in there all three days. So I question how "clean" the showers are. This appears to be run by a little old man and lady and perhaps a family, but there does not appear to be quality checks. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Beautiful campground in Eureka, MO. It is only about 2 miles to Six Flags. The staff was friendly and courteous. The park was clean and well maintained with spacious sites. There is a well kept playground and sparkling pool. We never had time to swim in the pool, but lots of people were enjoying it as we passed. The restrooms were clean, spacious, with divided individual showers and toilets. Good connection on the Wi-Fi and good cell service. We had originally tried to stay at Jellystone without much luck. However, when we took the time to drive through it later we were soooo glad that we stayed at the KOA instead. I am not sure that we could have gotten our rig into and out of Jellystones small hillside spaces. We highly recommend the Anheuser-Busch Brewing tour! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped here for 4 nights. The campground was easy to find and a great place to stay. Very close to Six Flags (about 5 minutes) and within a half an hour of downtown St. Louis. We loved it. The WiFi was down, but we were able to hook up to someone's. The bathrooms were clean although the water leaves a funny-lingering smell throughout the building. It's very close to a railroad track, but the trains just seem to add to the quaint ambiance. Nice and shady, run by nice people - we would stay here again! We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We spent 3 nights here in June, as a base to tour around St. Louis. Very nice, clean, quiet campground, except that trains go by often. But we like trains, so didn't bother us a bit! The campsite was pretty level, had shade, and not too close to the neighbors. Best camp store of the RV parks we visited in Missouri. Good pool. I don't recall the playground or mini-golf. The WiFi was a little spotty. Lost connection occasionally. It is on a pretty creek. The final morning we went there and explored, which was great with my kids. Minnows, tadpoles, and an old Osage flint hide-scraper were all found. GPS found it easily (Garmin). All-in-all, I would definitely camp here again if in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Location was easy to access, close to Six Flags, but about 30 minutes from St. Louis attractions when the traffic was light. Very noisy due to freight trains passing nearby, especially at night. Showers in need of renovation. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very friendly staff! When we arrived the staff was very helpful and courteous. The sites were very large and we were not crammed together. Although the pool was closed the rest of the campground exceeded our expectations. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is very clean and has nice areas to walk. However, since it is located near train tracks, the trains woke us up several times during the night blowing their whistles. Also, it's near a busy roadway and the traffic was also loud. There is a nice pool and play area for the kids. We may stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We loved this campground. We spent the night en route to Disney World, and this was also a chance for us to "try out" a commercial site for the first time as relatively new RVers. The sites are gravel, and that is the only drawback to this campground (actually, we don't mind gravel at all). The Wi-Fi worked wonderfully, the staff was unbelievably friendly, and everything worked just as we expect it to work. However, please note that we were here on a very quiet weekend, and we stayed in a pull through site. However, it appeared that they had a variety of configurations for any camping need. It is in close proximity to Six Flags and St. Louis. For us, we plan to utilize it for occasional visits to St. Louis for weekends, and we will definitely be back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
VERY tight turns for big rig to get to the back where the 50 amp sites were (lowest point of the park). Both train and interstate noise made for a restless night of sleeping. Nothing exceptional except proximity to six flags. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for an overnight and found it to be a nice campground. The sites are mostly gravel/dirt, although some are paved. Most sites appeared fairly level. The sites were about average in size. They had a nice pool and small playground area. The restrooms/showers were clean. They had good Wi-Fi, but we weren't too far from the antenna, so I can't comment on the rest of the park. The only negative I can think of is the camp store was not too well stocked. The park is a short distance away from Six Flags. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here to be close to St. Louis. It is a bit of a drive to the city. It is very close to Six Flags and Rt. 66 attractions. It was clean and mainly level with full hook ups. There was a clean pool and play area for the kids. It is very near to the highway and a major cargo train so it is a bit noisy at night. The bathrooms in the busy part of the morning could have used a bit more attention. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice size lots with mature trees. Friendly staff upon arrival. Easy access from the interstate. We only stayed overnight and unfortunately it rained hard during most of our visit so we couldn't evaluate the park objectively. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I have stayed at this park for a length of time, and though it is beautiful with the trees and the creek running behind it, it is very expensive for what you get. The Wi-Fi connection even with a range booster is poor. There is no cable TV, and you pick up a few local channels. Satellite is dependent on whether you get under or around some of these beautiful trees. Great for a short stay but not for the long haul. Oh yes, there are no paved sites. On the plus side, the pool is nice, and the restrooms are clean. Great for a Six Flags stay, but a long way from St. Louis. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Typical KOA park. Well maintained grounds with many shaded areas. Downside is sites are tight, but usable for our 36' fifth wheel. Also, the rate seemed excessive considering the limited amenities. Would camp here again if in the Saint Louis area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
CG is easy to find, staff was nice, and site was fairly level with easy hookups. We stayed in site A12. As other posters have mentioned there is the noise from the train (which does not bother us), but there is also a small horse farm at the other end of the cg and an old cemetery just 2 rows back up on the hill from our site. All in all though, it's fine for a 1 night stay and we'd easily stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Kind of pricey for what you get. Trains are noisy, but the park itself is beautiful. A bit far from St. Louis, but worth the drive to walk around Forest Park. Would recommend for a short stay, or if you are going to Six Flags, which is practically around the corner. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The place was clean, hostess was helpful and pleasant. We arrived after dark and had to make the loop twice to find our spot. The place is on historic RT 66, and was relatively easy to find. There is a train track not far away and the thundering sound of a freight train going through every now and then could be heard. We stayed here one night just passing through. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was an ok park, fine for an overnight stay if you don't mind the sound of trains through out the night. It seems they were pretty frequent and I am a light sleeper. Not all sites were level. Some sites were somewhat close. The park was clean. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Perfect if you want to stay by the amusement park. There is one right around the corner. The campground was clean. We only used this for an overnight stop which is what we use most KOA's for. It was clean and the Internet was great. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Level sites with trees, nice pool area, friendly and helpful staff. Where we were placed was near bus.I-44 and some trains were near by but the noise was not that bad. We stayed at both RV parks in Eureka and we would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice campground near st. Louis but not too near. It's about 25 miles away, it's in a beautiful town called Eureka. The campground people are very very nice and very very helpful and friendly. We had a great pull through site that was big and roomy and we didn't feel like we were right against someone else. it had a picnic table on the site and lots of shade. It was very near the front of the park which is on a fairly busy highway, with the interstate behind it a little ways, but we didn't have any trouble with the traffic noise. The bathrooms were clean in the mornings, but not so much before checkout time. they were very roomy and nice, but once a day cleaning wasn't enough. The park was pretty full, we got one of the better more expensive sites and was definitely glad we did. Did not use the pool or any other amenities, we used it strictly to do things in St. Louis and be away from the city with the noise and people. The sites are dirt which got on the bottom of everything that we sat outside, including our feet, there wasn't much grass anywhere. There is a problem with train noise, the tracks must be very close, but I only heard the train one time late at night and I wasn't asleep yet. I will definitely stay here again when I'm in St. Louis, although the cemetery behind it can be pretty creepy walking to the bathroom late at night. it was clean for the most part, friendly nice hosts and a good location to see and do things in St. Louis without staying downtown. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very family oriented. Extremely quiet after 10pm. Most noise was other campers driving in late. There is a train but it does not lay on the horn. Barely heard it. We had a spot in the back and it was very isolated and very flat. A little tight getting in and out. Only problem was our water spout leaked and I mentioned it to them but no one fixed it and we ended up with a puddle every day. I 44 runs right into downtown and only about a 25 min drive. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Ask for a site at the end (bottom of the hill). It is lovely down there. The Wifi is central and wasn't working when we were there. No one seemed to know how to fix it, so we went to the nearby Holiday Inn to retrieve our e-mail. If you like peace and quiet, this place is a wonderful place to be. Don't even consider the Yogi Bear across the street. Yogi Bear has a prettier entrance, but beyond that is a world of difference. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice campground, but the sites are a bit close to each other. We stayed here while visiting Six Flags. The site has a swimming pool, playground, barbecue grills, full hookups, store, shower house, etc. Very clean park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The park was easy to find (very close to 6 Flags) but the site we were assigned was hard to get into. The sites were too close together. The man behind us in a motorhome was concerned he would not be able to get out because the road between our site and his site was so narrow. We had a problem with our water hydrant. It got colder than expected and the hydrant froze. Not knowing what to do, we ran up to talk to the office about it and the elderly man in the office was mean and rude to us. He told us there were signs posted all over the campground about turning the hydrants off at night and that we would be fined if there was any damage. He also told us he would come down to take a look at the problem. An hour later he still had not shown up so we used a hair dryer to defrost the hydrant. There was no damage and we were glad we did not have to deal with him at our site. We looked all over the campground for the signs he was referring to (we stayed there for 3 days) and never did find them. The office was a disaster. It looked like a tornado went through it--in complete disarray and unorganized. There is also a lot of traffic and train noise all night long. We won't stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Not a bad place, but a "little out of town" from St. Louis. Pool, toilets & showers were clean and well kept; and the staff very helpful. The wi-fi signal was weak, the water hookup a little old fashioned and we did have some problems with flys...could have been because of the recent wet weather; but it's worth the stop when visiting St. Louis. Dang, we missed the nearby cemetary. It would have been a nice history lesson. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Our vacation was revolved around Six Flags and touring St. Louis. I had visited the CG's website and seen other reviews and made my choice based on that. Overall, we were pleased with the campground, but the pool could be cleaner, the train got annoying after a while, and it was odd having a cemetery in the campground (that was a first!). Once we got used to the cemetery being there, we checked it out and it was interesting to see tombstones dating back to the 1800's. There was a man that died in the battle of Ft. Donelson, so we got a bit of a history lesson out of it. The CG staff was very friendly and helpful. We were able to buy discounted Six Flags tickets there and saved quite a bit by doing so. The CG was shaded and had lots of level, pull through sites. They were close to each other, but we had quiet neighbors on either side. We would stay there again if doing another Six Flags vacation. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This graveyard is convenient to I-44 and near Six Flags. We really didn't plan on staying in St. Louis and found we had some time and this was the only game in town that wasn't full. I say that because they TOLD us they only had one site left, and it wasn't a full hookup (no sewer). When we arrived (Friday afternoon) the campground was nearly empty. Graveyard. I thought "well, tonight it will fill up". Well, that never happened, so I'm not sure WHY they insisted they were full unless it's some sort of marketing ploy to extract you from your money. There's a graveyard. The campground itself is typical KOA, paved roads, gravel sites with hookups, graveyard, and Kamping Kabins. Did I mention the graveyard? Yeah, we'll it's right next to the campground. You can step out of your camper door and reach right out and touch someone. Creepy. It's a noisy place too. We were camped by the Kabins and there was a rowdy bunch of teenagers laughing and playing some stupid harmonica until well into the night. The management never put a stop to that. It's DARK too. The second night I walked out of the door to walk the dog, went to the dark side of my motorhome and ran right into a guy in a golf cart parked there watching something. It must have been management creeping around looking for something. The place sits right across the road from a MAJOR rail line that has trains running all night, so it's not very quiet. The graveyard IS quite though, eerily so. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was absolutely the most horrific experience we have ever had camping. 1)The roads are treacherously winding roads, with low overhanging branches that scratch your roof, making it extremely difficult to get to your site. 2)Dusty sites. 3)Much further from Six Flags than they would have you believe: stay at the one next door instead. 4)Bathrooms are simply filthy, also poorly marked: I walked into the women's room, and my daughter walked into the men's room. 5)Our site had a sewer connection, for which of course we paid extra. As we were about to empty our black water, I noticed that there was water in the ground drain. I warned my spouse to be careful when releasing the valve, thank God, because the discharge immediately began backing up out of the ground like a volcano! I screamed to shut the valve, but the pressure had built up in the extra heavy duty sewer hose and caused it to split up the middle, spouting black water waste everywhere! Thankfully, we both jumped out of the way, but we both still got a little sprayed. It was very early AM, and the office was not open yet. When I called to let the manager know, and to ask for a refund, plus the cost of a sewer hose, he had the nerve to yell at me. He said there is always water in the drain, (which I had never seen in years of RVing) and that I was making it up so I wouldn't have to pay. When I told him I would report it on online forums, he hung up on me. I would rather sleep at a rest area than stay here. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Clean campground with lots of trees and level sites. The game room, for the kids, was
lacking. The campground is well kept and picturesque. Don't expect peace and quiet. The park sits between the interstate (it can be seen from the park)
and railroad tracks (300 yards across the street). Prices seemed a bit high for being the off season for Six Flags (1 mile away). We paid $27.50 for water
and elec. plus an additional $2.50 for an 8 year old child. Full hook- ups were $30 base rate. The staff was friendly and escorted us to our
site. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Our daughter had a soccer tournament in St. Charles, so we tried to find a campsite nearby.
It took us 40 minutes to get from the campsite to the soccer fields. We were within 2 miles of Six Flags although we didn't go there. The sites for the most part were a little crowded. We ended up with a pull through that was right next to an old cemetary. (Did I say right next to?) The tent campers had their own section and there were cabins also. The air-conditioned bathrooms were very clean! It was pretty quiet at night except for an occasional train. The people at the counter were very friendly. We had accidentally dialed the wrong KOA phone number and had made reservations at another KOA, 30 miles farther away. The lady at the counter went out of her way to call them for us and asked that they not charge us the cancellation fee. There was a pool and a little arcade inside the office, but not much grassy area for kids to play. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
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. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice staff. Lots of stuff for kids. Lots of cabins. Level sites. Built into a hill so you can get a work out if you are parked down the hill. Many of the kids activities costs extra, but all the sports stuff are free. Great gift shop. Stayed here three times and loved it each time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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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. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed for 4 nights in Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in Eureka, Missouri. I will say the staff was top notch and helped in any way possible. The sites were clean as well as the Park itself. It has many friendly family activities that our son loved. However there are more negatives than positives. First the nightly price was $57.00. This does not include many of the activities that they offer, so expect to pay extra for those. I was disappointed when I found that out, especially for the price of the campground. This campground does not offer a decent campsite for big rigs. You will end up staying right of the road or down in a poorly designed gully where use of the picnic table or fire rings is not possible. It is has very narrow roads and the trees in some places are not trimmed high enough. Our rigged hit many branches entering and exiting the campground. Lastly, get to know your neighbors because the sites as well as the cabins are extremely close together and privacy is minimal. To sum it up if you have a 30' plus motorhome or 5th wheel, you might want to think about staying in another place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We reviewed the park before we stayed and it is nice and clean and family oriented. However it is very, very, very, hilly and the sites are so close you could almost touch the rig next to yours. It is very, very narrow, the sites are so small and way over priced. I would not stay here if it was free. I hate to be so critical, but that is the truth. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here during the 100 degree heat wave this summer. Of course our site had no trees and we couldn't be moved, although there are lots of tree's in park. The site was set up wrong with hook ups on wrong side and really small. We couldn't pull in other direction because of hill and one way street. I am still scratching my head about that site. Not a good stay. I made reservations 3 months ahead and talked to the manager about a which space would work best for us. I think we had the worst site in the park. You would think he knows the park and which spaces are nicest but I guess not. We were also over charged at check in. This was fixed when pointed out, but it should not have happened to begin with. I agree with other posts that the cabins are on top of each other and sites are small. Not recommended. This park was also the most expensive we have stayed in all year. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have stayed at several Yogi campgrounds. This one had a few pluses, but several minuses. There were several great free shows for the family each evening: a reptile guy, a circus show. The campsite is super close to Six Flags, and is tucked among lush hills . The negatives: the sites are very close together, and there are tons of them. The cabins seemed to be stacked next to each other like pieces on a crowded monopoly board. The sites are narrow and not level. We were so close to a cabin, we thought we might have been on their site. The pool was crowded, and there seemed to be a lot of drinking there for a family place. The roads were narrow and jammed with extra cars for cabin campers, making driving treacherous. The kids' activities almost always involved buying something in the store first. Overall, I've seen Yogi do much better. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We had stayed in a cottage at another Jellystone park near Branson last year to the delight of our grandson. Planning to take him to Six Flags Mid America, we decided to surprise him with another Jellystone experience this year. The expense was greater for the Six Flags cottage, but that was to be expected due to their location. Check-in went very well. When we got into the cottage, the grandson's first comment was it was small and not as appealing as Jellystone Branson. Both cottages probably had the same square footage, but the one available in Branson has one bedroom with full bed and bunks in one room. It also had a better layout in the kitchen/living areas; but most importantly, it had real furniture, not four plastic chairs stacked against the wall. The second bedroom provided here in Eureka is tiny, consisting of the bunks and a small space between them and the wall of the other bedroom. It also has a closet with the fan for the heater below it. That fan is very loud! ( We needed it the first night.) The second night of our stay was warmer and there was no air conditioning. The window couldn't be opened as there was no screen. The bed in the larger bedroom made loud noises any time there was motion due to the material of the bottom of the mattress rubbing against the plastic of the box springs. This may have been unique to our cottage, but nevertheless, sleep was a challenge. Management should try sleeping in here. Okay, I now know a person should not assume all Jellystones are the same. From reading the descriptions of facilities and amenities at Eureka, I assumed. There was a Yogi Train which cost to ride; cute, but not for our nine year old. We were surprised to find a charge of $3.75 per person per mini-golf game. (This was free in Branson.) We paid, but think for that amount the area should have been cleaner. The pool area was very large and clean. The temperature during our stay was cool but we had a good time at the pool. One interesting observation was the difficulty large motorhomes or fifth wheel trailers had parking. There are no pull-through sites (I think) so they had to all back in to their spots. This required staff members to ask cottage dwellers to move their vehicles. No big deal for us. However, it was a big deal for the cottage next door who were very displeased at having a staff member knock on their door at 7:02 in the morning to tell them to move their vehicle so a fifth wheel could leave. Since they didn't answer the door quickly, staff then pounded on it to arouse them. Hopefully, they let management know about their displeasure as I have about our situation. What was our situation? Up to the evening of the 28th all was acceptable, not perfect but acceptable. That evening, as we were at the table playing cards, the plastic chair my wife was sitting upon collapsed. With all the emphasis during check-in about a deposit on the credit card against damage and the note on the kitchen cabinet about the deposit, I was not going to allow management to charge me for a plastic chair. I gathered up the pieces of the chair and took them to the office where I explained to the manager what had occurred. He said he was sorry that had happened and asked if my wife was alright. My response was we would have to see about her wrists later. Again, I made an incorrect assumption that he would show up at our door later that evening to inquire as to the status of my wife. He did not. Then I assumed he would the following morning as he walked past our cabin. He did not. This was unacceptable. At this point all things became annoying. The notice on the kitchen cabinet warns the occupant to allow extra time at check-out for a staff member to check the cottage for damage and unwashed dishes upon which a charge would be assessed. Since the park was so full we allowed 30 minutes. Upon checking out the clerk said we could go. When asked about the delay for inspection or the deposit on the credit card she said not to worry and that there really isn't a charge levied against the credit card on check-in. Now we had 30 minutes to kill somewhere as we were out of the cottage. Petty comment? Maybe so, but my original attitude about this campground had greatly changed by now. What were the consequences for my wife? Both wrists were bruised; one had a knot under the skin for ten days; three visits to a chiropractor (so far) and still sitting on a lot of frozen peas. I received no immediate response by email from management. However, upon following up as to why I received no response, I was contacted by the owner/guest services and told of an internet glitch. I do not believe all of my email was reviewed as several of my concerns were not addressed. They were only hoping that my wife's wrist was healed and made an offer of a $50.00 discount on a future cottage stay, which I declined. Of course I realize that they were being careful in their "level one" response as they might have to accept some financial responsibility. Shame on them. Would I stay at Jellystone again? Certainly not the one at Eureka. (I would still recommend the one at Branson.) I feel that the tremendous volume of traffic at Eureka due to Six Flags makes management become lax in certain areas as they do not need to depend on repeat business. They had once chance to make a good first impression. They failed. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If I was only rating the staff and amenities then this park would rate a 10. The staff went out of their way to help us at all times. The number of programs was also top notch and consisted of the "normal" Yogi stuff. The campsites are not up to par with other campgrounds we have been to. The sites are pretty close to each other and some are difficult to back into. When you make a reservation you need to specify number of slides on your unit. We were not asked and there are sites that you will have difficulty opening the awning/slides. There were a couple of class "A" units and they looked liked they had to grease the units to get them parked. The south set of campsites is designed for pop-ups and gets considerable road noise. Overall the quality of the activities more than made up for the quality of the campsite. We will be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Atop some "hilly" terrain. The spots were very close together, but very nice and efficient as well. We stayed here in the off season so the rate was supposed to be 32 a night, but for the third night we were supposed to get a days pass at six flags, since we didnt want or need it we were able to exchange for credit towards our stay. Park was close to empty when we stayed. We have little ones who liked the play area and arcade. Laundry was 1.25 to wash and the same to dry. Showers looked recently re-done. We ran the trails in the morning and brought bikes; this was quite an undertaking as to the hilly terrain. Staff very nice and willing to help always. We visited mainly to drive into St Louis for tourist activities. It was about 30 minutes into downtown, but fairly fast as the park is right on the interstate. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We didn't like the campground where we were staying so we checked out some others in the area and found this to be perfect. I thought it might be a loud kids park or expensive since it's a Yogi campground, but at least during this time of year it's very peaceful. Was quiet and the cheapest too. There's a fairly steep hill on the way but not so much that it's a problem and the view at the top is more than worth it! We had a panoramic view of the valley from our site that must have gone for 20 miles. Very nice staff. Great gift shop according to my wife. Extremely well maintained and clean. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Proximity next door to Six Flags is a bonus. Noticed some back-in sites are tricky due to old growth trees. Staff was friendly and helpful. Store is mostly t-shirts, cups and other knick-knack stuff. Good news is a Wal-Mart is about 1 mile away (past Six Flags on the frontage road). Any near-term travelers approaching from north should know Hwy 109 is closed to traffic (bridge repairs) and I would recommend approaching the CG from the north (I-64/US-40) by way of Hwy 141 (multi-lane, good surface). Definitely do not try to come in from the west on Fox Creek Road (tight, two lane "road" with plenty of twists and turns). We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Although the price was a little more than we would like to pay, the facilities, hospitality and scenery were well worth the price. Very kid friendly with lots of activities. We were escorted and guided into our site. We would have loved to stay longer, but could only stay one night. I would come back again! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed at this campground for two nights while visiting Six Flags. All campsites are situated on a hillside which makes the sites very tight and difficult to maneuver. When we visited, they were sold out of large RV sites, so they gave me $15 discount on a very inferior site available at the bottom of the park. They sent an escort down to help us back in: that shows you how this site was situated. They lent us extra water hose so we could reach the next site above us. Not comfortable, but better than nothing. We camped with our dog: couldn't even tie her out, but I did get a discount. This RV park has the typical Jellystone amenities, such as a very nice pool, well-stocked camp store, and gift shop. They have Yogi train rides for the kids (for an additional fee) and an outdoor all-you-can eat pancake & sausage breakfast. Cost was $4.75 adults but additional sausage is extra $$. Overall nice when you don't want to cook for five before going to the park! At 8:00 a.m. every morning they have a recorded message announcing that they are "waking Yogi!" Not appreciated by my teenagers, but cute for little kids. The bathhouse and showers left something to be desired, but we've used worse. Two of the three men's showers barely sprayed water. I would stay here again, but only if nothing else was available in the area. The staff was very friendly and tried to be accommodating with a reduced rate. Remember: Jellystone's charge $5 extra for each child. This, I'd imagine, covers the extra theme of Yogi and of course, use of the pool was nice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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This park was the worst place we have ever stayed. Tight road and spaces. We had a pull-through space, but pulling through meant trying to navigate the parking lot for the cabins - impossible in a motorcoach. The site was so tight we had to to flip the picnic table against a tree to get the slides out. According to the management this was their largest site! Rude staff, music blaring, cramped park. Beware. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I will start saying there are not many RV parks choices in the St. Louis area. The staff at this park go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. If you have kids they will have lots to do. The sites are really close together and you may find leveling your rig a little difficult. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campground was a mixed bag... we have kids so they really liked it, But I can see where Big Rig owners would be a little dissapointed.. it can be tight. Yes there are lots of kids, it is right next to Six Flags so you should expect that. There are lots of activities and lots of stuff for kids to do. Tenting area looked quiet. Campground was clean and staff was very friendly. Our 2 room cabin was just right. We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
This is the most over-rated, over-priced disappointing campground I have stayed at in 10 years and 17 states of RVing experience. The website and brochure would have you believe that it is an oasis but don't be fooled like we were. I have many years of experience of towing a large 5th wheel RV and took 15 minutes and two spotters (my wife and two campground workers) to get my RV in the tiny site. The awning of the RV behind us was literally less than a foot from my camper. The pool is nice but always overcrowded. The activities are ruined by the huge numbers of people all jockeying to attend. There are dozens of camping cabins that have been placed on what used to be RV Sites. The few RV sites left are a joke. Just so you know, I have never given ANY campground less than a 5 and this is a first. This park is located right next to Six Flags which is the reason we booked it. Do yourself a huge favor and avoid this money trap. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Unless you have small children who enjoy the Yogi thing, do yourself a favor and go across the street to the KOA. The park was an unending commercail blaring out of the overhead loudspeakers. I had to leave early just to get away from it. I don't think that I should have to pay to park under a loudspeaker that blasts the many things that they are hawking in the store. The central road is dirt so keep your windows closed if you have breathing problems. One improperly parked car can create a traffic jam that extends around the park. Get out before the race to the dumping station or be prepared to wait-it-out in the traffic jam. I made the reservation after being assured that there was cable TV, but when I arrived, I was handed coordinates for a satellite. The lady claimed not to know the difference between cable TV and access to satellite coordinates I could use if I had a dish. I am a full-time RV-er and this was my most unpleasant RV'ing experience. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice campground for a family vacation. Filled with fun and amenities. It is very close to Six Flags amusement park. Every day and night there are a lot of activities for the kids. I would not recommend it for a peaceful camping trip, but if you want a fun filled trip this is the campground for you. The staff is also very friendly and helpful. It is a little pricey, and a little crowded, but a lot of fun! We will probably return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This place is way too crowded. Not a single level site in the place despite advertised as such. This place is on top of a steep graded mountain and the owners are tearing out trees and compounding the erosion issue. Yogi bangs you out for the lousy mini golf and the "train ride." They do not keep to the schedule they hand out at check in and they have an old schedule posted on the main bulletin board. Very steep and dangerous for young kids. I heard the lady in the Class A next me snoring over the air conditioner. If it rains-run for your life. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for a week long St. Louis vacation. The sites were very cramped, but in good condition. The staff was extremely polite and helpful. If you stay from Sunday through Thursday, they will give you one free Six Flags ticket. They also advertise that you may upgrade this ticket to a 2-day pass for $12.50. They fail to mention that they cannot actually upgrade your ticket and the current upgrade price at the Six Flags ticket gate is $22.00. Other than the ticket fiasco, we were pleased with the overall campground and amenities. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Close to Six Flags. The sites are close together. They have cabins they rent. There is a train that runs by every now and then which is loud. Overall not bad for a nights stay. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground is extremely crowded and the roads very narrow and one way. Therefore, while other RV/Campers are trying to set up, all the traffic is at a halt, as there is no way to get around other vechiles. The staff was friendly and the bathrooms/shower houses very clean. The internet access is a joke, a small bench with a wooden table located outside the general store, with no privacy and in the thourough-through of traffic. There is also a shortage of available parking. It is supposed to be a family oriented facility, yet the restrooms have no diaper changing facilities, no sidewalks or walking paths out of the main road for children to walk or ride bikes, and the door on the cottage had a twist lock, that opens at the turn of the handle, which is not appropriate when young children are present, and there is no slide lock for extra safety. The arcade/movie and video viewing areas are in a building without air conditioning, so in the 110 degree weather, it felt more like a sauna and was not enjoyable for any length of time. The pool was dirty, with bugs and leaves. Almost every activity had an extra item that must be purchased at the general store. For the lightstick parade the lightsticks had to be purchased, for the smore's roast, they only provide the fire and the sticks and you must provide the ingredients. They charge for the miniature golf and other activities as well, which is disappointing since the cost of staying is a lot higher than similiar type of places. Also, the younger children looked foward to seeing Yogi Bear, and he only made ONE entrance a day, and that was very disappointing to the children who based their entire visit on him. On the second night of our stay, the water was not working for the entire campground. We weren't able to finish cooking supper and no one bothered to announce when the water was finally working again. I wouldn't recommend this site if you were going specifically for the campground and what it had to offer, however, if you plan on going to area attractions, and only using the park like a hotel room, then it might be worth it, although much nicer campgrounds are available with more room and privacy at a lesser price. We camped here in a .
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I've never camped in tighter spaces in my life! Our neighbors literally sat on our picnic table, and the fire ring was against their car, making it impossible to use. The baths are insufficient, and it took me three hours to get a shower. Speakers are in the trees and they make announcements from 8am to 10pm--"Good Morning Campers..." Wifi--NOT--unless you trek to the office and sit on a skinny bench with your laptop while cars roll over your feet. Roads straight up and down and very tough to navigate. Road noise and railroad very loud, but don't worry, they'll wake you with the speakers in the trees if you slept through all that. This was an experience we won't soon forget! We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Our family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children) stayed one night in our 30ft 5th-wheel RV at the Eureka, MO Jellystone Park. We stayed in site #8. We thought Jellystone would offer some fun and entertainment for our children during an overnight stop. We were greatly disappointed! The Eureka, MO Jellystone is the worst and the most expensive campground we have ever stayed at. Our campsite was so narrow that we only had a 3 inch clearance between our RV and a tree. Thank goodness we had no slide-outs. The end of our RV hung out over a drop-off because the site was so short. We were hardly able to get our rear jacks set because of the drop-off. The roads in the campground are extremely narrow. Cars park all along the side of the roads in the campground which makes it almost impossible to maneuver an RV of any size through the campground. When we left we had to ask the people in the cabin across from us to move their car so we could get out. The campground also does not maintain its pet policy. The campers in the site next to us had 4 dogs which were left alone at their site and barked non-stop for the first 30 minutes after our arrival. The dogs at this site were frequently left alone in outdoor dog pens to bark at every passing visitor. All of the RV sites we saw, including our own, were unlevel, short, narrow, dirty, and rocky. The swimming pool was dirty. The floor of the arcade was a mess. The only positive thing we can say about this park was that the staff was friendly. We will never stay at this or any other Jellystone park again. The experience was miserable and expensive. For $45+ per night, we expected clean, level, quiet, well-maintained campsites and clean facilities. None of these expectations were met. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very basic campsites with much gravel/rock and no grass in the MH areas. Some pull throughs were too tight for my 39 foot plus toad to make the turn. Everything costs extra but have lots of activities for kids. Biggest claim is location next 6 flags. Has many, many cabins and not so many MH. Entrance road is not for the weak of heart as it is very narrow, winding, and steep. Probably will not return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have been staying at this campground for six years and it just keeps getting better! They recently added big rig, pull through sites and wireless internet. It's rated a 10 by Woodalls and for a 10 rated park, the off season price is amazingly low. The in-season price is quite a bit higher but still a good value for the quality of the facilities and all they offer. The entire campground is spotlessly clean and the employees are extremely friendly and helpful. My family especially enjoys their activity program which offers many different fun things to do. The campground is next to Six Flags and they give away free Six Flags tickets with a minimum stay. Our friends stayed in one of their cottages and they are very nice and clean. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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This campground is approximately 1/2 mile from the entrance to Six Flags St. Louis, and
that is the only reason we stayed there. Sites are tiny, and while they are for the most part level, many of them are located on steep hillsides. As a
result, awnings are not an option for about 1/2 of the sites. The campground is, like most other Yogi Bear properties, geared toward families with young
children, and there is enough activities to keep the little tykes busy. Only a handful of sites are pull-through, and it takes some maneuvering to get
even a moderately sized RV into most of the spots. There is a KOA capmground directly across I44 from this one, and we took a few minutes and looked it over as well. Sites were much larger and all on level ground, and were about 1/3 less expensive. If we go back to Six Flags, we will stay at the KOA. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.