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Whether you’re at one of the 25+ lakes in area, one of many beautiful trails, the mysterious WWII bunkers or the scenic roadways, Weldon Spring offers many an escape in the middle of town. Popular amongst marijuana users as the area is so big and close to the large sub-urban area nearby. It’s clean and a great spot for a group or individuals any time of the year.
Quick one night stop along our road trip. Decent tent sites, standard ones are definitely more private than those with electric and water. Nice spot along the creek, but had other campers cutting through our site throughout the night. Overall decent experience.
This is a decent place with quite a few spots with lake views. Well maintained. Plenty of shade. Tents and RVs. Crowded most holidays. Close to grocery. Great Mexican restaurant in town.
I have gone to Idnr Hazlet since I was a little kid. The lake is definitely an upside while in 100 degree IL humidity. Most of the campsite are spacious and almost every one has water access as long as you don’t mind a little mud. The bathrooms could be cleaner but other wise not to shabby. Unfortunately I don’t have any picture to did it justice.
We usually like this park but right now I would not say it is safe to visit. Covid is running rampant in this area and they are not cleaning the bathrooms well if at all.
To be frank, when I went in the bathroom at 10:30am today there was period blood on the toilet seat, a blood clot on the floor and a bloody tampon in the trash. When I went back at 6:00pm, it was all still there and it smelled DISGUSTING! Totally unacceptable.
They are not enforcing social distancing. And right now the law is that when you are indoors in this county you must have on a mask and that includes the bathrooms at the park. We haven’t seen masks on anyone but ourselves.
Some Missouri State Parks are doing a great job and this is not one of them. I would stay away and keep yourself and your family safe.
We have visited this campground multiple times and stayed in multiple sites. We tried a new location this time (#25) and really enjoyed it. It was located by itself and was truely car camping with a parking spot at the site itself. #24 is slightly smaller, but has the same benefits. #26-28 are located just up the hill and would be great for multiple families camping together. All 5 of these sites have 2 hammock stands and are located close to a pit toilet that is clean and well maintained. No water pump that I could find for this location.
Previously we have stayed in W4 and W6 which required hauling the gear from the parking lot into the "primative" location. These were nice, but all in one large clearing with no privacy. They were also a bit of a walk to the bathrooms.
I would also recommend site #20. It was grouped with others, but at the end of a row. It would also require hauling gear in from a parking lot, but might be worth it for the shade and seclusion. It is also close to the lake.