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6 RV Parks near Bonne Terre, Missouri
Aug 2017 - $21.00
Hit the weather jackpot again this season and stayed at St. Francois SP on another unseasonably cool weekend in Missouri. We'd booked weeks earlier luckily, as the park was filled to capacity. All the sites in our loop were pull-through and seemed reasonably level. Ours was sort of bowl-shaped, so it was just a matter of getting into the right position to be level. Unlike our stay at another state park, campers here seemed to be honoring the dog rules, and not hooking up to the public spigots. (or maybe the very professional hosts were just enforcing the rules properly here). Despite the crowds, dogs, and kids the campground was pretty quiet and orderly. the sites to either side of us were reserved, but empty until our 2nd night, when 2 families who seemed to be together pulled in with huge trailers. After that, we had various people trotting back and forth through our camp site. kind of a peeve of mine. but we were inside most of the time so I didn't fuss. Unfortunately the weekend turned rainy and we were unable to try any of the hiking trails in the park. - VW_Vista
Apr 2016 - $19.00
Nice. Big lots. Some have concrete also under picnic tables.
Big lots that are angled away from each other.
Nice state park. - Tworetired
Jul 2015 - $19.00
We were struck upon arrival by how pretty the campground was with lots of trees, sites well-spaced apart, (mostly) level poured pads and a big green space near the shower house and the big children's playground. There was a wonderful ampitheatre near the bath/shower house also --- and the ranger had two fun interactive (educational) programs on Saturday. The camp hosts were terrific. They came around often to deliver ice or firewood and to assist with RVers and tent campers. I was surprised and pleased that my site had a big poured patio with the fire pit imbedded in it....this was much appreciated after the big downpour of rain. We got no TV reception (regular antenna) but good Sprint cell reception. I appreciated that the park rangers and the highway patrol drove through at nighttime; although our tent camping neighbors managed to keep their (loud) partying going way past 10 o'clock quiet time. You don't want to come here in the rainy season unless you like packing up with short notice, as the nearby Big River can overflow it's banks and come flowing into the low-lying campground. I agree with previous reviewers that there is much to enjoy in the park. We will be back. - stocky
Oct 2017 - $27.00
This place needs to level their sites! We finally got one that was kind of level on our third try. There is no internet or tv service, with only one station available by antenna. We left early because we were frightened by loud, close by gun fire. Scared the crap out of us and we're gun owners. The sewer hook up was at the end of the sites; bring plenty of hoses. - Omajan
May 2013 - $32.00
This park is a work in progress. I would check back in 5 years, around 2018. First off the entry road is very narrow, one lane only, windy and drop offs on both sides. The sites are gravel with a downward slope so leveling is very difficult on some sites and would be almost impossible on others. It rained several days before we arrives and so our tires sunk into the mud as we entered the sites. Then exit road from the pull through sites is very tight plus the road has deep gulleys. We will need to back out of the site to avoid all the ruts in the road. There are no amenities, shower house or bathroom. Also there are no staff on site. We had to schedule an appointment to pay our bill. The view from our front window is the highway. We would not recommend this campground . - Linbarmax
Oct 2018 - $19.00
As others have stated, this campground has two areas a couple of miles apart. One is designed for ATV vehicles since they have a great area for off-roading, and the other is for those with horses. I originally had crossed this park off of my list of possibilities since we don't have an ATV and we don't have horses, which I am allergic to. However, we found ourselves there when my plan to walk-in to another park close by failed when it was full. Lucky us! We ended up in a premium (to us) spot in the horse section that was in the woods, spacious, private, and all around beautiful. We arrived on a Saturday and most spots in that area of the campground were full, but come Sunday afternoon, we had the place to ourselves. There are plenty of trails here, but due to them being muddy, we didn't take advantage of them. We did drive by the ATV area, and if we had one, that would have been a blast. Overall, a very nice park with friendly rangers and staff. The only bummers were that this was not a Water hook-up (it was very close by to fill) and that the only dump station is located at the ATV campground so we had to drive a couple of miles to it. No big deal. - NovarroNomads
Sep 2017 - $19.00
There are two campgrounds in this park, the campground for those with ATVs and a campground for those with horses. The ATV campground has more amenities with paved sites and 50 amps. Since we did not want the sound or feel of ATVs, we chose the equestrian campground, about 3 miles away, with 30 amp gravel sites and pit toilets. It is much heavier wooded with very large sites and lots of quiet and privacy. We loved our choice. We were a bit concerned in that there was really very little park personnel presence. There are not camp hosts. Also the dump station is only at the ATV campground and you must go there when you arrive to register. Still, we would stay at this much quieter campground again. There is not water at each sites but there are water spigots scattered throughout the campground for filling a tank. We had good Verizon data and voice. Because of the heavy tree cover, we had difficulty getting DirecTV, but were finally successful in finding a hole in the trees. Most sites would not have satellite access. It was nice and dark and quiet at night. - TheJim
Oct 2013 - $21.00
We stayed on the horse campground side so there are community water spigots, vault toilets and 30 amp max only. But it is gorgeous and peaceful and private. Be careful picking a site near campers with horses (our neighbors had smelly ones and didn't compost cover their poop!) but such a cool campground. I'd be hard pressed to recall any more beautiful in late October. Definitely gave that deep woods camping feel. Nature at its best! For those looking for more amenities I hear the main campground is awesome but they are pretty much always booked up so reservations or early arrivals a must. - Katygee
Aug 2018 - $21.00
Camped 2 nights in a 22' Class C, no toad. Site #11 was back-in, partially shaded, and has electric-only hookups: 15A & 30A, tested good. Did not require any blocks to level up, and to the side has a pea-gravel patio with picnic bench, fire ring, and lantern post. Site backs up to the "blue" Possum Track 2.5 mile hiking trail. Strong AT&T service with 3g. The "electric" site loop is small, but has generous spacing between sites, most partially shaded. Some are pull-through, some back-in. The MO state park reservation system can tell you what's what and has a picture of each site, with the slope (if any). There is a pit toilet at the head of the loop, and further up is flush-toilet facility, further up from that is a flush toilet / shower / laundry facility shared with the primitive camping loop. The dump station is a bit peculiar to get to, where you have to cut a U-turn to get into the dump area. Long trailer/truck combos may have to give some thought to your approach. Campground host sells ice and fire wood, and they do a fund-raising biscuits & gravy breakfast on Sunday. Dumpsters and recycling at the exit, near the dump station. NOTE: that MO Route 104 loops through the park off MO Highway 21.. the "SOUTHERN" (west as you look at a map) is the designated RV Entrance. We drove through fine in our smaller Class C, but anyone in a big A or 30'+ truck/trailer combo will definitely want to use that "southern" entrance to the park. - VW_Vista
May 2016 - $28.00
Me and my father went at the end of May and it was great the we went hiking on found that the trails are beautiful. It was a great experience. The staff their was very nice but I wish that they were trained better because we asked about on of the trails and they didn't know anything about them. Other than that it is a pretty campground. (Especially in the Spring and Fall). The Bathrooms are very well maintained too. The other problem that we had was that the dump station was a little bit of a challenge to get to with our 24 foot trailer. The sites are great, they have a lot of room and are pretty flat. I do wish that their were water hook-ups. You get great views of nature and the woods though. HAVE FUN!!!!! - Mattman1222
Jun 2015 - $21.00
Park only had about 4 walk up sites and the rest you need to reserve in advance. All the pads (that I noticed) were paved and mostly shaded. Not a big park but is well maintained and the camp hosts were very friendly. The park has a pool and has 1 river access (gets crowded on weekends) and a few nice trails (would be a nice hike in the fall). AT&T Cell service was excellent, did not detect any park WiFi and HD antenna picked up most channels (including FOX, CBS, NBC, PBS, CW and ABC) - stlcardfan
Jul 2018 - $26.00
Very well maintained, clean, and attractive park. Friendly hosts and the park manager was helpful on hiking trail questions. Ranger and Hosts maintained periodic drive by presence. Sites had good space between and mostly near full day shade. Sites were paved, had good drainage and level. The bathhouse was a bit of a walk from first campground (CG) loop. Used it daily, it was clean. The showers had benches and curtains. On site laundry but did not use. Level, paved CG road good for children's bicycling but large hill on park so minimal distance bicycle riding (for the serious only). Excellent hiking trails were mapped and well blazed. Interesting geological terrain features. Trails varied in effort and offered scenic views and creek wading. Creek (shallow and clean moving water) on edge of CG, is easily accessible for wading. Small children's playground with medium sized grassy field for kites, playing catch, etc.. Would visit again. Stayed in 24 ft. travel trailer. - John and Anita
Nov 2016 - $24.00
The Campground is really clean and well thought out. There is a creek that is perfect for swimming in. (I tried to fish but all there is are very small sun fish). I highly recommend hiking the trails, they are a little hilly though. - Mattman1222
Sep 2016 - $27.00
This is a very nice State Park campground. Our site had electric but no water or sewer hookups. There was a dump station at the entrance of the Park.
While we stayed at the campground passing through, it is a good distance from the highway on somewhat narrow roads from certain directions. Still, it was worth the drive as it is a very pleasant campground and area.
Bathrooms were clean and there are spacious, individual rooms for the showers.
There was no wifi but we had 3G signal with Verizon.
We would not hesitate to stay here again. - Mountainseeker
Jun 2013 - $5.00
What a pleasant surprise this campground was-- we practically had it entirely to ourselves. It was hard to choose a campsite-- they were all long, level and shaded, plus each one had a level area for a tent. In addition to the parking spur, fire ring and picnic table, each site had a counter height table with a shelf above that, all sheltered by a roof, where you could do your meal prep. There was no electricity or dump station. Vault toilets were located throughout the campground. There were several water spigots and some were threaded so you could fill your tank. The campground has a trail that lets you access the 12-mile hike/bike trail that encircles the lake. We used this trail to reach the boat launch where they had a nice shady, waterfront picnic area. Further down the trail (or accessible by car) was a lovely beach area that appeared to be locally popular. The beach restroom did have flush toilets and coin operated showers. The lake is 440 acres and has a no wake rule. There is also pedestrian access from this lake-front trail to the Trace Creek section of the Ozark Trail--- Missouri's long distance hiking trail. The campground has 39 single sites, 7 double sites, 9 walk-in tent sites, and 4 group sites. Some of these are available for reservation on recreation.gov. Our rate reflected the access pass discount, but there is no discount on the double sites. - midcenturynana