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Cuivre River State Park

Troy, Missouri


678 MO-147
Troy, Missouri 63379
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Sites: 117
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 39.03092
Longitude: -90.91032

Elevation: 674' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault yes
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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22 Reviews

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2019 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Campsite is level. Trails nearby. Lots of places to walk dogs. FHU sites on the outside VERY close to a busy 2 lane road and neighborhood. Hook-ups are a little far from site but doable and work well. *** Do not follow instructions on print out from campground and go to the back gate**** Work on road is completed and back gate is closed. We camped at Cuivre River State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
100
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 162
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 30

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed in the full hookup section. The road in to the park was quite windy, and the entrance gate quite tight for our 40-footer with toad (we took the northern entrance off of Walker.....reviews we had read advised going this way). Once inside the park, the roads are navigable. Our hookups worked fine, and we had a good shot of the sky from our site. We needed to use a few boards for leveling, but overall not too unlevel. The Verizon signal was a bit weak, so we used our booster, and that really helped. We camped at Cuivre River State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
94
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Camped 2 nights in a 22' Class C without a toad. Site was very level fore-aft but required some blocks to level R/L. Water and sewer were fine. Oddly, there was no flush toilet / shower house near this loop, only pit toilets. WiFi was detected but never could get a usable connection all weekend. Like any Missouri state park, the campground is full big mature trees, however this park is different in that the areas in-between sites is nice manicured grass rather than forest turf. Our site was quite generous.. you could comfortably fit 4 VW Wesfalias in the site and still take up less space than a single giant 5th-wheel with slideouts, but such logical thinking is forbidden by Mo State Parks. We camped at Cuivre River State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
91
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

The 2 mile hiking trail from the camping loop is excellent!

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Review Count: 141
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice park; a long drive in to access the campground. Confusing entrance once you drive in, not well signed. Folks were helpful though and guided us to the hookup area to the left of the entrance. We camped at Cuivre River State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

If you enter the Park from the south, it is quite a long, but beautiful, drive to the campground. Some steep hills but all good paved roads. We stayed in the electric only area on a Friday night. All sites were full but we didn't feel crowded. Good showers not far away and nice walking trails down to and along the lake. We camped at Cuivre River State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

The camping park is nice , clean, well spaced sites although trees and vegetation between sites is sparse. It has a city park green space appeal to it. I like more woods and privacy but this was fine and we like full hookup so it was a trade off. It is a Basic campground. The river is not actually a river, it's a U shape small lake with lots of cussing, drinking locals yelling at their kids. Seemed like a local hang out. A small fee for use would solve that problem. The lake was filthy, my son looked like he had a 5 o clock shadow on his face. I heard this is unusual and may be due to extreme rain storms that month. We camped at Cuivre River State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $19.00
Overall Rating:

Our first time camping here in many years, and we had a very pleasant midweek stay. Previous reviewers have commented about the steep hills which we also experienced on our way in. However, after talking to a frequent camper to the park, we found out about another route. We decided to go out this way. The park can be entered from Hwy KK from the north, and these hills weren't quite so windy and steep! We'll definitely return next time this way, even though it is longer. The campground has four loops, each with a different flavor. The most woodsy and private are the two loops that have basic sites with no hookups. At the end of each of these is a long staircase (100+ steps) that descends to "Lake Lincoln" and the foot trail that encircles it. If you hike counter clockwise from the campground you come to the beach area. The basic sites area has water spigots throughout and a vault toilet at the end of one of the loops. A third loop has electric only, and these sites are a little less private, but shaded nonetheless. This is where the only shower house is located, and the 3 pull throughs. There is a gate at the end of this loop that separates the general campground from the scout area-- at the end of this loop is a third staircase down to the lake, and the most direct walking route to the beach. The fourth loop is laid out on a grid, the sites are more densely packed, but these sites are full hookup. This area does not have a showerhouse, but does have flush toilets. The dump station is located in this area. The restrooms were cleaned daily, and the hosts showed up to pick up and check sites after people checked out. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Our rate reflects a $2/night handicapped discount and was for an electric only site. We camped at Cuivre River State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

Getting to park from main road is a nightmare. The signs are all but nonexistent and the roads are steep and winding plus there is a one lane bridge. Nice, quiet park but bare bones except for the 50amp service. Nice lake swimming down the road. We camped at Cuivre River State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

This is a lovely park with nice camping spaces in a park-like setting. We had a drive-through site overlooking the wooded hillside. During our fall mid-week stay there were few other campers and area was quiet and peaceful. On the weekends it fills up. You can fill up your water tank at several spigots in the camping areas. Two complaints - the poor signage for the campsites makes it difficult to locate your site and a rude worker. When we drove on the grass to u-turn to find our site a worker drove across the lawn on his utility vehicle and yelled at us and was rude after we apoligized and asked where to find our site. I guess its OK for him to drive on the grass, but not lost visitors. We camped at Cuivre River State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 245
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 61

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $17.00
Overall Rating:

This is a nice park in wooded terrain with lots of space between sites. We were there in Oct., and the water and showers were still on; they were shut off when we were there a week later in Nov., but they sill had a couple of sites where you could get water. There are a lot of nice hikes, and deer and turkeys abound. As far as driving on the the grass there are signs all over the place saying not to do that, and there's plenty of room to turn around. The hosts we dealt with were friendly and informative. This place gets packed on the weekends due to its proximity to St. Louis. We were able to get Verizon wi-fi, but it was slow. We camped at Cuivre River State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

This park was a real hassle to get in and out of. It wasn't well marked from the main road as to it's location so had to stop several times and went way out of my way to get there. The park itself was lovely BUT if you have a big rig, be warned: there are some killer steep hills getting back to the campground which seemed to be a long way from the entrance. One set of hills especially did damage to both my truck and 5th wheel going out. It was a 6%+ grade going down with an immediate 6% grade going back up. Coming out was tough at that point because you have to gear down so as not to wrap yourself around the trees on the way down the winding road and then you don't have enough speed at the bottom to get a run going up the next hill which my truck really struggled with. Our campsite was peaceful and nicely shaded. a beautiful spot (#19). It was very secluded and as such had no Internet or TV reception but I can deal with that for one night. Dogs loved it. There was a bard owl in the tree right behind my site which serenaded me for a long time that evening. Windows open, AC off! it was very nice and actually got cold in the wee hours of the morning. A lovely spot, just be prepared for some tricky hills getting in and out. We camped at Cuivre River State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 133
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Getting to this campground is a challenge, especially if you've got a fairly big rig. Our fiver is 35' and we managed but it was tight in places just getting to the campground! As previously mentioned, the roads in are very hilly, at times narrow and often very steep. The campground is just okay. It felt more like a private park than a state park because the sites were so close together. Apparently, when you get full hookups in some state parks, you give up the right to have a private or spacious site. The utilities did work well during our two day stay and we had 50amp service. There was a fairly big open green space behind and between the rows of campsites in the full hookup section which was used for playing games and walking dogs. We were in site #90. We rode our bicycles through the other sections of the campground and there are more private sites there but none of them could accommodate a larger rig nor could you negotiate the narrow, winding roads in those sections with a longer rig. I doubt we'll ever return to this campground based on the difficulty getting in and the lack of space or privacy. We camped at Cuivre River State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!!! Very friendly, attentive camp hosts made sure the park was maintained, quiet, orderly. They even informed everyone of a thunderstorm coming and what to do if the weather got severe. Many dogs and kids there, but the dogs were quiet and their waste picked up. It was a very pleasant stay. Campgrounds book up quickly, so make reservations early. We camped at Cuivre River State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

The drive to the campground does require driving up and down some hills. I would not want to drive my trailer to this camping area in the dark as there is no outside lighting other than the restrooms. We camped in the full hookup area. The sites have plenty of room and the hookups are in good condition. The roads to the campground are all paved, the sites are gravel except for handicapped and host sites. You definitely need to make reservations if you want to camp during the weekend. We camped at Cuivre River State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 222
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 37

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

Access to this park is tricky with a steep winding road. The park offers full utilities as well as primitive campsites. Electronic communications are limited; no Wi-Fi or cable TV, weak phone service and very weak aircard (AT&T). The park staff is friendly, the shower/restroom facilities are old but clean and the park itself is a beautiful, forested wilderness. Reservations are very useful at this popular park. We camped at Cuivre River State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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