Keeping in mind I just needed a place to work from while in the area. This location is across from the police and fire departments for the area. Meaning quick response if you need it. And we all know while traveling you never know what may happen. Many people have told me this is a bad area of town. I had no troubles while there. While the park is fence with a gate, the area seem like any normal city area. The park is a big parking lot. But then when coming to the area to work of see the sites the park is the last place you plan on staying. There are many sites you can visit nearby. But if you are coming here I am sure you already know this.
It is duck season so you will hear some shooting in the morning hours. At night when 9:00PM comes you will hear the alert siren for the city, go off. This is because a child curfew is in effect and it is a reminder to parents to check and see where your kids are at. My stay was nice, then again I am working in the area (St. Louis) and was therefore not here to visit the sites. But for working in the area it was just what I needed. The interstate into St. Louis is very busy and adds about 20 minutes to the morning drive. But if here for sightseeing this should not be a problem for most people. With winter coming up, they allowed you to "underpin" your travel trailer to help keep pipes from freezing. All in all, I would stay here again if work was closer.
Just needed a place to spend the night, this site had all I needed. As a plus the friend I was stopping to visit liked how it sounded and wanted to come by and view the place. Nice lake, with waterfowl and other animals she enjoyed seeing and playing with. The lots were nice and roomy. Staff came off of lunch when she saw me pull in. Checked me in right away.
Stayed here for about 5 months, site was very peaceful. (except of the 4th of July) Has coin Laundromat, pool, showers and pond. Has meeting room (clubhouse). For what I wanted it was great. A place to park the travel trailer without fear it would be missing when I would return. Peace and quite for sleeping. Lake for fishing when work was slow.