Best Camping near St. Louis, MO

Whether you're an RVer or tent camper, St. Louis, MO is a great place to post up for the weekend—or longer. St. Louis is a great camping destination for everyone. There are tons of nearby hikes, adventurous activities, and sights to see. Ready to plan your adventure? Check out our campgrounds near St. Louis and user-submitted reviews.

Best Camping Sites Near St. Louis, MO (57)

    Camper-submitted photo from St. Peters' 370 Lakeside Park
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Peters' 370 Lakeside Park
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Peters' 370 Lakeside Park
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Peters' 370 Lakeside Park
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Peters' 370 Lakeside Park
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Peters' 370 Lakeside Park

    1.

    St. Peters' 370 Lakeside Park

    23 Reviews
    68 Photos
    103 Saves
    St. Charles, Missouri

    Welcome to St. Peters' 370 Lakeside Park, a gem of a campground near Saint Peters, Missouri. This place is perfect for those looking to enjoy some outdoor time without straying too far from the comforts of civilization. The campground is spacious and clean, with plenty of amenities to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.

    One of the standout features here is the beautiful lake, which offers a serene backdrop for your camping experience. Many campers rave about the lakeside spots, which provide a bit more privacy and a fantastic view. The park is also big-rig friendly, so RV travelers will find it accommodating with its level, spacious sites. Whether you're in a tent, RV, or looking for a bit of glamping, this place has got you covered.

    For activities, there's no shortage of things to do. You can rent bikes, paddle boats, and kayaks to explore the lake and surrounding trails. There's also a dog park, a playground for the kids, and even an archery range. If you're into fishing, the lake is stocked and ready for you to cast a line. The walking trail around the lake is a great way to stretch your legs and take in the scenery.

    The staff here are known for being super friendly and helpful. They go out of their way to make sure you have a pleasant stay, even providing weather updates and safety information when needed. The facilities, including showers and restrooms, are well-maintained, though some campers have noted the sink setup could be better.

    Overall, St. Peters' 370 Lakeside Park is a fantastic spot for a weekend getaway or a longer stay. It's conveniently located near historic St. Charles and offers a peaceful retreat with plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained. Whether you're here for a night or a week, you'll find it a welcoming and enjoyable place to camp.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $35 - $60 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from St. Louis West / Historic Route 66 KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Louis West / Historic Route 66 KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Louis West / Historic Route 66 KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Louis West / Historic Route 66 KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Louis West / Historic Route 66 KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Louis West / Historic Route 66 KOA

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    St. Louis West / Historic Route 66 KOA

    29 Reviews
    48 Photos
    116 Saves
    Eureka, Missouri

    Enjoy picturesque camping as it was meant to be - with lots of trees, a babbling creek, fireflies, a campfire under a starlit sky, and all Pull-Thru RV Sites. Located on Historic Route 66, this KOA is less than 1 mile from Six Flags St. Louis and I-44. It's an easy 30 minutes from other St. Louis attractions, including the Gateway Arch, Forest Park, Zoo, Missouri Botanical Garden, City Museum, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, and Grant's Farm. Stay in a Deluxe Cabin or on a Patio RV Site or Premium Tent Site. Kids love all the activities/amenities, such as the heated pool, gem mining station, and new Jumping Pillow. Groups love the pavilion and meeting space with A/C. Pool: May 10 - September 30. Your host: Paul Shepherd.

    • Electric Hookups
    • ADA Access
    • Equestrian
    • Cabins
    • Tent Cabin
    • Yurts
    Camper-submitted photo from Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park Campground

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    Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park Campground

    27 Reviews
    64 Photos
    141 Saves
    Wildwood, Missouri

    Welcome to Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park Campground, nestled near Wildwood, MO. This spot is a solid choice if you're looking for a convenient base to explore St. Louis, just a short 35-minute drive away. The campground itself is known for its spacious, clean sites and a peaceful atmosphere.

    You'll find a variety of accommodations here, from tent sites to RV spots, and even some glamping options. The sites are well-maintained, with many offering electric hookups. The campground is open year-round, so you can enjoy it in any season. One of the standout features is the hot water showers in the bathrooms, which are a real treat after a day of hiking or exploring.

    Speaking of hiking, the park has some beautiful trails that wind through lush forests, making it a great spot for nature lovers. The campground is also pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure.

    For families, there's a playground close to some of the larger, grassy sites, which are perfect for kids to run around. If you're into picnicking, you'll appreciate the picnic tables scattered throughout the campground.

    Visitors have mentioned that the campground is quiet and not too crowded, which adds to the overall relaxing vibe. Plus, it's close to grocery stores and shopping, so you won't be far from any essentials you might need.

    Overall, Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park Campground offers a great mix of convenience, comfort, and natural beauty. Whether you're just passing through or planning a longer stay, it's a spot worth checking out.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Draft Kings at Casino Queen RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Draft Kings at Casino Queen RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Draft Kings at Casino Queen RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Draft Kings at Casino Queen RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Draft Kings at Casino Queen RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Draft Kings at Casino Queen RV Park

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    Draft Kings at Casino Queen RV Park

    15 Reviews
    51 Photos
    36 Saves
    Granite City, Illinois

    Welcome to Draft Kings at Casino Queen RV Park, a convenient spot near East St. Louis, IL, perfect for those looking to explore the Gateway Arch and downtown St. Louis. This RV park offers full hookup sites on a mostly paved area, making it a breeze for big rigs to settle in.

    One of the standout features here is the security. The park is gated, and you'll need a code to get in, which adds a layer of safety that many visitors appreciate. Plus, security patrols the area frequently, so you can rest easy.

    The park is pet-friendly, with a designated dog walking area around the perimeter. If you're traveling with kids, there's a small play area to keep them entertained. The restrooms and showers are clean, though there are only a few of them, so plan accordingly.

    While the park is in an industrial area, it offers some fantastic views of the Gateway Arch and downtown St. Louis. It's a great spot for a quick overnight stay if you're passing through or want to spend a day exploring the city. Just be prepared for some noise from nearby trains and the interstate.

    For those who enjoy a bit of luxury, your gate code also grants you access to the pool and gym at the nearby casino. It's a nice perk if you want to take a break from the road and relax a bit.

    Overall, Draft Kings at Casino Queen RV Park is a solid choice for a short stay near St. Louis, offering convenience, security, and some nice amenities to make your visit comfortable.

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $65 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Cahokia RV Parque
    Camper-submitted photo from Cahokia RV Parque
    Camper-submitted photo from Cahokia RV Parque
    Camper-submitted photo from Cahokia RV Parque
    Camper-submitted photo from Cahokia RV Parque
    Camper-submitted photo from Cahokia RV Parque

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    Cahokia RV Parque

    13 Reviews
    10 Photos
    74 Saves
    Columbia, Illinois

    Welcome to Cahokia RV Parque, a convenient spot just a stone's throw from downtown St. Louis. If you're looking for a place that offers easy access to city attractions while still providing a comfortable camping experience, this is it.

    The campground is known for its friendly and helpful staff, who make checking in and out a breeze. The sites are a mix of gravel and concrete pads, and while they might be a bit tight, they come with full hookups, picnic tables, and fire rings. The park is big-rig friendly, so no worries if you're rolling in with a larger RV.

    One of the standout features here is the clean and well-maintained bathrooms and showers. Visitors have consistently praised the cleanliness, which is always a plus when you're on the road. There's also a small but nice pool to cool off in during the warmer months, and a playground for the kids to burn off some energy.

    For those traveling with pets, you'll be glad to know that pets are allowed. Just keep an eye on them, as there are quite a few dogs around. And if you're a fan of BBQ, don't miss the fantastic BBQ restaurant right on the grounds—park customers even get a 10% discount.

    While the park is close to an airport and a highway, which means you might hear some noise, the convenience of being near St. Louis more than makes up for it. Whether you're here to catch a Cardinals game at Busch Stadium or explore the city's attractions, Cahokia RV Parque offers a great base for your adventures.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Pere Marquette State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pere Marquette State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pere Marquette State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pere Marquette State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pere Marquette State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pere Marquette State Park Campground

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    Pere Marquette State Park Campground

    22 Reviews
    32 Photos
    219 Saves
    Brussels, Illinois

    Pere Marquette State Park is a nature lover's paradise. In addition to enjoying the spectacular views of the Illinois River and its backwaters from several points atop the bluffs, visitors can take advantage of a variety of year-round recreational opportunities, including horseback riding, camping, hiking, fishing, hunting and boating.

    Pere Marquette's Visitor Center has a 3-D map of the park and wealth of other displays and exhibits concerning the Illinois River, wildlife habitat, local history and geology.

    Fall color drives are popular along the wooded ravines and riverside roadways at and near Pere Marquette. In January and February, the park is a hot-spot for bald eagle watching. For many years, the park has hosted tours of the river bluffs and woods for visitors to get an up-close look at wintering bald eagles in the hundreds along the Mississippi River and lower Illinois River near the park.

    Campers will find plenty to like at Pere Marquette, from camp sites and cabins to the popular Youth Tent Camp and three group camps. Campground reservations can be made at ExploreMoreIL.

    The beautiful Pere Marquette Lodge and Conference Center is an ideal place to stay for a weekend or weekday getaway. Built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the lodge has been expanded and updated in recent years. The mammoth stone fireplace in the lobby soars to a roof height of 50 feet, and is said to weigh 700 tons. There are 50 spacious guest rooms and 22 stone guest cabin rooms.

    While groups of 25 or more are welcome and encouraged to use the park's facilities, they are required to register in advance with the site office to avoid crowding or scheduling conflicts. At least one responsible adult must accompany each group of 15 minors. Pets must be kept on leashes at all times. Actions by nature can result in closed roads and other facilities. Please call ahead to the park office before you make your trip. We hope you enjoy your stay. Remember, take only memories, leave only footprints.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $10 - $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from St. Louis NE-Granite City KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Louis NE-Granite City KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Louis NE-Granite City KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Louis NE-Granite City KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Louis NE-Granite City KOA

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    St. Louis NE-Granite City KOA

    12 Reviews
    5 Photos
    35 Saves
    Granite City, Illinois

    This is the KOA closest to St. Louis attractions! Set up camp on Old Route 66, just 12 miles from downtown. See the soaring Gateway Arch. Walk or bike across the Historic Route 66 Chain of Rocks Bridge. Whether you want to cheer on a pro team, shop until you drop or try your luck at casinos, St. Louis has it all! Visit Cahokia Mounds and Lewis & Clark state historical sites, the Missouri Botanical Garden, and the unique City Museum. At the campground, you can swim, romp on the playground or play horseshoes. Kids love the free Jumping Pillow. Sorry, but NO CAMPFIRES are allowed due to county ordinances. Pool: Memorial Weekend - Labor Day Weekend. Max pull thru 75 feet. Your hosts: the Cuvar family and friends.

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Sundermeier RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sundermeier RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sundermeier RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sundermeier RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sundermeier RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sundermeier RV Park

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    Sundermeier RV Park

    12 Reviews
    13 Photos
    53 Saves
    Earth City, Missouri

    Sundermeier RV Park, located near St. Charles, MO, is a solid spot for RVers and tent campers alike. This place is open all year and offers a bunch of amenities that make it a convenient stop. You’ve got electric and sewer hookups, drinking water, and even showers and toilets. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    One of the standout features here is the spacious, level concrete pads. Visitors have noted that the sites are big enough to accommodate large rigs without feeling cramped. The roads within the campground are wide, making it easy to maneuver even the biggest RVs. Plus, there’s a picnic table at each site, perfect for outdoor meals.

    The campground is conveniently located near a bunch of St. Louis attractions, so you won’t run out of things to do. The historic district of St. Charles is just a walk away via the Katy Trail, which runs right behind the campground. It’s a great spot for a stroll, especially if you’ve got a dog that needs some exercise.

    While some folks have mentioned that the noise from nearby highways, trains, and planes can be a bit much, others didn’t find it too bothersome. If you’re used to a bit of urban noise, it shouldn’t be a problem.

    Overall, Sundermeier RV Park is a clean, well-maintained spot with friendly staff and good amenities. Whether you’re staying for a night or a week, it’s a convenient and comfortable place to park your RV or pitch your tent.

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $56 - $61 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Horseshoe Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Horseshoe Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Horseshoe Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Horseshoe Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Horseshoe Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Horseshoe Lake State Park Campground

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    Horseshoe Lake State Park Campground

    10 Reviews
    12 Photos
    93 Saves
    Collinsville, Illinois

    Horseshoe Lake State Park is located off Highway 111 in the southwestern part of Illinois in Madison County. With easy access from the Metro East for visitors from throughout the region, the park offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities on 2,960 acres.

    Horseshoe Lake State Park accommodates 26 tent or trailer campsites. A sanitary dump station, pit toilets, and hydrants are conveniently located. The campground is open from May 1 - Sept 30. Campers can stay a maximum of 7 days in a 30-day period. We do not take reservations for camping. Although, group camping reservations are accepted through the ExploreMoreIL™ website.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Cuivre River State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cuivre River State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cuivre River State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cuivre River State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cuivre River State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cuivre River State Park Campground

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    Cuivre River State Park Campground

    39 Reviews
    76 Photos
    225 Saves
    Troy, Missouri

    Cuivre River State Park is one of the state’s largest and most rugged parks! Cuivre River State Park lends a wilder, Ozarkian flavor to the otherwise predominately agricultural landscape of northern Missouri. Although not far from St. Louis, the park is a nature lover’s paradise. It is an outdoor delight to stroll through the park in the spring when flowering dogwood is in bloom or in the fall when the trees are ablaze with autumn colors.

    The park is perfect whether you want to enjoy an afternoon visit or spend a few days. Both primitive and modern campsites are available, and Lake Lincoln offers swimming, boating and fishing. The park’s wild and natural areas provide hiking, backpacking, photography and wildlife observation activities. There is also an equestrian trail with a campground for overnight stays.

    Cuivre River State Park offers reservable basic, electric and sewer/electric/water campsites, an equestrian campground, three organized group camps and a special-use camping area. Try one of the park's family campsites for a little extra space or a platform tent site for a unique camping experience.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $15 - $38 / night

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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near St. Louis, MO?

According to TheDyrt.com, St. Louis, MO offers a wide range of camping options, with 57 campgrounds and RV parks near St. Louis, MO and 1 free dispersed camping spot.

Which is the most popular campground near St. Louis, MO?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near St. Louis, MO is St. Peters' 370 Lakeside Park with a 4.6-star rating from 23 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near St. Louis, MO?

According to TheDyrt.com, there is 1 free dispersed camping spot near St. Louis, MO.

What parks are near St. Louis, MO?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 8 parks near St. Louis, MO that allow camping, notably Wappapello Lake and Carlyle Lake.