Camped here in 2004-2010. Very peaceful and quiet surrounded by woods.
It is right off of 8 highway. About 5 miles from I-44 (easy access east or west bound). The sites were kind of tight. But there was shade and picnic tables at the site. The owner helps backing in. There are some trails to walk yourself or your pup! We didn't have a run around vehicle but Meramec Springs is not far - nor is the small town of St. James (known for the winery's).