Tree-shaded campgrounds and cabins are what staying at Meramec State Parks is all about. Forty of our most scenic parks offer a wide range of sites, from basic sites to pitch a tent at to full-service sites for your RV. Fourteen favorite state parks offer lodging options ranging from motel rooms and fourplexes to a lake house, yurts and outpost cabins and makes for great camping near Kansas City.
Great concrete slab sights with River and hiking trails close by!
The campground is great. Most of the sites are flat and paved. The campground is right next to the Meramec River. There is WiFi available but it is not reliable. The cell phone service is virtually non-existent. We had planned to work from here and had to cut our visit short.
Camped here for two nights over a weekend. Grounds are clean and well-maintained. The bathhouse was clean and stocked. Could use another toilet during peak season, but otherwise better than adequate.
Fire pits have hinged grates that are in fairly good shape. You probably don't want to lay food directly on top of them, so bring cookware.
Sites were clean. Don't leave anything food-related laying out overnight, the raccoons will get it.
Staff was helpful and friendly.
Nice clean state park close to St. Louis. My family and I spent all of our time on the gravel bar. Parking is limited at the gravel bar so show up early if you want a good spot. The trail to the water is short but it is just a narrow path through the woods & brush (maybe 50 yards). If you have even the slightest mobility issues you will have trouble due to the narrow unkempt path and incline. The host was present if you need anything. Quiet hours start at 10:00 but did not need to be enforced. Everyone seemed to close it down before 9:30. Shower house was ok. Pads seemed level. Short drive to town if you forgot anything.
Watch out for raccoons. They have no fear and appear to be very hungry. One tried to access our trash at 9:15 in the evening. I was sitting no more than 5 feet from the trash and that raccoon did not care.
Super awesome camp sight. Just a walk away from the river. Bathrooms and showers get a bit dirty by the end of the day but I am fairly sure they clean them every morning. We went on fathers day weekend so it was busier than normal. I was just glad to have a shower house at all! Very few mosquitos or bug issues. Lots and lots of deer and turkey! Drive slow. Fishing was not great, but we also might have not been in the best area for fishing. Make sure to bring tubes or kayaks to float on the river! We didn’t bring ours and we were definitely missing out. We will be back here again soon. Loved it so much!
The countless caves and great water feature make this the perfect campground for those sweltering July and August campouts. Clean and well managed bath houses. Campsites are large.
We’ve camped here a couple times and each time it hasn’t been overly crowded. We had plenty of space and privacy. The hiking is great and our camp sites were always clean and good looking.
Meramec State Park was such a nice place. The swimming area is large and easy to get to from the campground. Meramec caverns is just a short 10 minute drive up the road and is absolutely beautiful. There are also many canoe and kayak rental places around. We spent a day just floating down the Meramec River and it was so relaxing and just what the doctor ordered!
RV spots are pretty close together, but nicely shaded. Group tenting sites lack water and bathroom facilities, but make up for it in proximity crystal clear river water. Perfect for floating, fishing and swimming!
We live not to far from this park. It is pur go to park for a quick weekend get away. There is a lot of shade and it is a very flat Park, which makes bike riding easier for my kids. We spend a lot of Time on the gravel bar and in the river.