Reserved pavillion for family reunions
Great place close to St. Louis. Very wooded and basic sites
State park is amazing, floating on the river was peaceful and relaxing. Camping was nice for the price but no full hook ups and lines for the dump stations back up quickly.
this ground is very well kept and is oerfect for tent camping. the only downfall is the amount trees. although the sites are very large, flat, and easy, you can see everyones business because there is maybe 1 tree in between each site. but there is a creek, trails, walk in sites, and lots of history to check out.
This is a nice campground if you’re looking for an easy place to get to from St Louis. The campsites are nice and shaded.
My husband and i kayaked here and it was amazing! probably the best short trip you could take on a kayak. It started pouring halfway thru our ride, but even still we had a blast!
This trip was the HOTTEST of the entire year. River access was nice. Lots of well marked trails. The campsite itself was incredibly dry so we had dirt and dust all over everything. Not much grass on the ground in the campsite area. Campsite was at entrance to one of the trails, which was nice. Brought the dogs, great time.
We stayed in the group use area with our Cub Scout Pack. There was plenty of room for all of our tents and portable canopies. We hiked the 1000 step trail. Most of the campers did fine but those who were not use to hiking did struggle a bit. If you are use to hiking, then this trail should not be any problem for you.
This park is so rich in Missouri and USA history - from buildings costructed by the African-American CCC stonemasons to Native American petroglyphs, there's some fascinating stuff here. The campgrounds are a bit rocky like, but each has a picnic table and fire pit, and they sit on the hills of a beautiful Missouri pineforest. Big River runs through this park, so there's some great swimming and fishing here, and there are three hiking trails of varying difficulty, so most people can do whatever. No supplies are available onsite, so bring everything you need!
Lots to do for all ages, including swimming and hikes of any difficulty/length. Famous for petroglyphs and other history too. Green rolling hills that would be ideal to visit in the fall. The electrics sites are closer to the river, the tent sites are more private in trees in a separate area.
Yay: Rent a canoe/kayak/tube to enjoy the river (on site!).
Nay: Make sure to get away from the developed part of the campground to enjoy this nature. Surprise: Petroglyphs are the icing on the cake here!