Badger Loop

A group of us stayed on the Badger loop. Each has gravel pads with electric, picnic table, lantern pole and fire ring. Plenty of buffer between sites and quiet. Clean showers, park programs for kids and friendly camp host. We enjoyed driving over to Mark Twain’s birth place and shrine and antiquing in Perry.

Beautiful wooded campground along Meramec River

Pros: Reservable, beautiful wooded camping areas along the river. Tour the Spring, museum, hatchery, and iron works. Playground and historic driving tour with scenic overlook. Most popular for trout fishing.

Cons: Prone to flooding. Campsites 49 and 50 will be covered in water even with a little rain. Campground shower house is pretty rough although there is a sign that states upgrades are coming. No water hookups.