This campground is cozy and mostly shady and ground is level.
Great place for a leisurely hike around the lake. They also have reservable spots in their campground, which is a quick drive from the beach area, and you are also able to rent kayaks and canoes! Great secret swimming hole worth the walk down the creek bed!
Nice trails, swim area, clean showers on campgrounds, playground close to camp grounds.
This park has plenty of trails for all lengths to keep you busy and the camping is spaced out nicely so you are not right on top of each-other. Not alot of people know about this park which is nice. they have a nice size lake with swimming area and rental. This is personally our go to because it is so close to home for us and we never have to worry about it being too crowded. From my understanding the electric sites do fill up so you may want to call for reservations.
This campground has a lake you can rent kayaks for. They have a small store at the check in booth. It also has an accessible fishing dock that is covered. The sites for full hook ups are separate from the other sites.
Nice campground with tent areas and RV area well separated. Fire rings with attached rebar grills on a bricked square. Picnic table and lantern post. Small playground near the check in station/camp store. The store is small but will have what you need. The showers were adequate with the requisite daddy long legs. There were a fair amount of ticks so spray your gear with permethrin. Many of the sites were pretty small - we had a hard time seeing where a tent would fit, usually the answer was on the side of the road. Also, many were close together with little privacy. We stayed on site 53. Which I definitely recommend. Plenty of space for the tent (on a bit of a slant with tree roots, but doable, especially with air mattresses), great privacy on one side, decentprivacy on the other, and a lovely view of the woods at the back.
We enjoy this park because it’s a pretty close drive allowing us to stay one night. We come here to have a fire at night and go kayaking the next day. Perfect little getaway.
We have been backpack camping here twice and RV camping once. It’s close to our house and there’s always something new to do each time. The bathrooms are well maintained and the campsites are fairly large and provide lots of shade. They have a large lake to swim in and you can kayak as well! Their trails are well marked and a pretty walk. This State Park is one of our favorites to visit.
Tick city! While I really like this park and the camping (the tent sites are much better than the hookup sites), you really need to be prepared to do some serious body checks for ticks. I would not hike or camp here during the height of tick season if avoidable. Not sure why this park in particular is especially bad for ticks. Tent sites are spread out a little bit better than the electric sites, but you still don’t get too much privacy. Looks like most sites have good hammock trees. There are also some canvas platform tent sites with good views available for reserve. The park has great hiking trails, river access, and an equestrian campground (which I didn’t have a chance to check out).
Cuivre river is about an hour outside St.Louis and offers a multitude of outdoor options from hiking, biking, boating and fishing. The trails are fantastic and have different levels for all. The campground offers several different loops and are spread out well. The best spot is over looking the lake and offers a clear view of the night sky. We are definaltly coming back.