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8 RV Parks near Vandalia, Missouri
We did however find 8 campgrounds within 25 miles of Vandalia. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Vandalia in the left hand column.
Sep 2019 - $18.00
Horseflies are voracious! Otherwise it’s a nice quiet place. Clean and staff friendly. - Mark Arbogast
Aug 2019 - $10.00
Another awesome COE campground. well maintained, clean and quiet. We were only here for two nights and it rained, thunder, lightning all night but got out and rode the bike anyway. Out of the way but that's why we like COE. - Cmorgan
Jul 2019 - $9.00
We loved this campground although many of the sites on our loop were very unlevel sloping downhill. We were still able to manually level our auto-level 5th wheel, but all four tires were off the ground! We had a huge site with hardly any visibility to the next site because of the nice foliage screens and the huge spacing between almost every site. We could barely see the lake through the thick tree line behind our site, but could hear the boats out on the water. We had reserved a site in a section without sewer or water hookups, but we were able to stretch hoses over to the bath house to fill our water tank as we parked before realizing there was no water hookup. You are pretty far away from any stores, although we saw a couple of convenience type stores that sold beer, ice and bait. We didn't go in any of them though. We had great AT&T & Verizon service from our site, but not all sites in the park apparently do. We would definitely stay here again in the future and would even get our very unlevel site again because of the nice privacy. - LZee11
Oct 2019 - $28.00
Mixed feelings about this park. When we called to reserve, we were told a pullthru could not be guaranteed. When we got there we discovered why - the long gravel-covered sites are buddied; one half is pullthru, filled first. Second unit assigned there backs in to the back of the pulled through unit. We also discovered upon arrival that the advertised good Sam discount would only be honored if we paid by cash/check. The place is not dog-friendly. The printed rules instruct that dogs can ONLY do their business in an area to be accessed across a pretty long walk, most of it gravel. Of course, any dog owner knows how tough that is to comply with, particularly when the “no pets” green areas were completely empty. [[Sigh]]. Having said all that, this was an ok place to base for this part of driving the great river road. Our W/S/E site was long enough though not level. There was cable tv and the price was great. The campground sits between a US highway and a side road so there is road noise and you can hear the train, neither of these things bother us. Verizon was spotty, ATT was non-existent and there was no WIFI (although there may have been a connection available for an additional fee). We would consider staying here again if in the area but would probably look around for something else. - Janau NC
Sep 2019 - $32.00
Well-organized and tidy cg. Owner guided us to our pull-through site to ensure that we positioned correctly on the gravel. The shower/bathrooms are secured by key, given during registration. Good system. Doggie walk/exercise area is clearly identified. This cg was convenient between Hannibal and St. Louis. - classylady45
Oct 2018 - $32.00
Perfect for an overnight stop, pull through was level and hookups convenient to use. The highway can get noisy at times but the close distance to highway 61 for our trip south was what we wanted, didn't need a resort with high prices for the night. - Richard907
Jul 2019 - $9.00
Electric only sites in the area we were in. Place was more than half empty on a Thursday and we could reserve a place the night before. Typical COE backin site. Long and paved. One the lake but maybe 30 feet higher and no easy access. Lots of downed wood for a fire. - agesilaus
Jun 2017 - $9.00
We overnighted here. Typical COE park, it was spacious, and from what little walking we did, it was clean. The COE volunteers were very friendly. We would definitely stay here again. - olcoon
Oct 2016 - $9.00
Beautiful COE park about 20 minutes from Hannibal, MO. Stayed for about a week. We were in the "entrance" sites, on your way to the two major loops. Nicely screened from each other, easy to back in. Clean as a new penny. Almost level, needed one board. No water at space, but great electric. Water and dump about .1 mile. Rangers, as always at COE, were nice and friendly. Stopped in the "Project Office" (COE-speak for main office) and talked to several. Visitor's center very nice, lots of info, beautiful building. Several other COE campgrounds just on the other side of the dam. We'll be back for sure. - Dick Carlson
Aug 2019 - $30.00
Very busy campground - sites close together but level. QWe had an end site which was nice. Wifi was slow. Off the beaten path - down some country roads! Very nice staff. Kitchen. Store. Lots of things going on! Very family oriented! - CSM Carolyn
Jul 2019 - $62.00
Very large park. Good amenities for kids. Very quiet and good shade. No WiFi at our site. Had to use our hotspot. Good cable 25 miles to Hannibal - DSK Texas
Jun 2019 - $68.00
Very large park but mostly occupied by full time seasonal folks. We stayed in a pull thru at the back of the park. Internet was intermittent most of the time. The pool was decent but needed cleaned. Pad was concrete and level however the rest of the site that was gravel was not level. They had put down fresh gravel so we sunk in trying to get to the pad. - KSTraveler
May 2016 - $21.00
Our family stays at this park at least once a year. Overall, it is a quiet park with many good sized sites that are wooded and shady. During holiday weekends, the campsites do fill up rapidly. A lot of boaters and fisherman use this park, as there is a boat launch onto the lake. The marina is a not located at this section of the park, but is about 20 min away. Note that on the holiday weekends there is quite a bit of traffic in the loop since many people do have boats with them. Mark Twain Lake has many trails to hike on of varying lengths.
The restrooms in the Badger Loop are older, but kept clean. However, some people do go use the newer facilities in one of the other loops. These newer facilities have individual showers that are roomier. - skeeter417
May 2010 - $22.00
Mark Twain is pretty nice, has fairly large, private sites. They had recently had alot of rain, due to all the beautiful shade trees, it made for alot of mud. Our 20A service wasn't working, maintenance fixed the problem. We had a good time overall. - jstrom
May 2006 - $15.00
I only rated this one a 7 because of what's not really in the State's control. Other than they have rangers come around who should enforce quiet hours and such, including stupidity. This park is a really, really nice park. I have been camping there since before the river was flooded into Mark Twain Lake and the old part of the campground is now under water. I spent my summers growing up in this area. Through the years, I have noticed how the crowd of people who camp here have changed. From respectful decent folks to a whole lot of rowdy and sometimes unruly people who do not watch their kids. The roads at any state park in Missouri are not big enough for 6 kids riding bicycles and campers as there are many hidden corners. The last time we camped at Mark Twain State Park, we not only had to deal with those bicycling kids screaming throughout the park the entire time, but an ongoing weekend party on one side of us and on the other some jerk who thought it was a wise idea to have four super bright halogen lights pointed at the sky all night long. Yeah, what a bright freaking idea, that shined in OUR camper for five straight days. And the bugs those light drew to our sites were awful. Not to mention, since the lights were left on both day and night and were on a stand about four foot off the ground, I kept fearing the wind would knock them over and catch the entire campground on fire. Halogens are not very practical OR smart to be using like this camping as they get very hot and are not stable on a four foot stand! Duh! Luckily, that did not happen. The worst part was we felt like we really couldn't say anything because the woman in the site was one of my son's teachers. They would have know who complained and he would have been punished in his grades. - hello all
Jul 2019 - $10.00
Great campground, clean and well maintained with grass between each site. We had Water, Electrical and Sewer. Some sites only have elect and water. - Cmorgan
Sep 2018 - $9.00
Great campground, large paved sites, but with a slope on most sites. Fire ring and picnic table. The area has a beach, boat dock and marina. Great for hiking and biking. My only complaint is they could do a lot better with the bathrooms and showers. We plan to stay again. - mrweaw54
Jul 2018 - $9.00
The sites are huge with lots of space around them. Unfortunately many of them are pretty unlevel which will be an issue for longer RVs. Our 50amp connection didn't work; but, after calling the office, they came out the next day to fix it. As others have mentioned, watch out for the ticks. Beautiful place overall! - Wandering With Us
Sites: 165 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 17 Reviews
Jun 2016 - $34.00
In a nutshell, stay away. If we could give this place a zero we would do so. The bathrooms are beyond filthy, mold appears to be growing on the shower stall benches, trash everywhere. The ground around our campsite was littered with cigarette butts. The buildings and all infrastructure look like they have had no maintenance in years. The "locals" or weekenders were very unfriendly; in fact scary.
It's very unfortunate as the place looks like it may have been decent at one point many years ago. We found the place in an older Good Sam book but the campground was no longer affiliated with Good Sam so there was no discount available.
If visiting the Hannibal area for the Mark Twain historical features find another campground for your stay. We booked two nights but left after staying only one night. - RalphB3
Jun 2015 - $31.00
The lady checking us in was helpful, efficient and knowledgeable about the area.
The campground is old and dirty. Sites were not level, muddy and sewer connection broken.
Appears to be mostly full time residence that do not seem to take any pride in their site. Junk laying all around. Will not come back. - Stockmk
Jul 2014 - $35.00
Worst campground ever! First of all, the campground is not marked, coming from Hannibal. We drove right past it. When we arrived, there is a window/ac unit boarded up with plywood. Not even new plywood, that looks like an accident or breakage recently happened, rotted on the bottom plywood. We arrived at 3pm the afternoon on a FRIDAY , and had to call a phone number listed on the door for help. When we finally arrived at our site and set up, the were so many dogs barking it sounded like we were at the humane society. We have a 32 foot 5th wheel, and had to park the truck on the gravel street, as there wasn't enough room to actually park at the site. We could not find the restaurant/lounge that was listed on the website. The was ice and firewood only at the "general store". The camper across from us, was a permanent site and the camper was finished off with plywood. Batting cages actually worked, but was really old. The kids tried to go to the store several times to get quarters, there wasn't anyone there. Pool is very small , kids didn't stay in it long, they said it smelled funny. My husband used the restroom once, said it smelled like urine and there was nothing in there to wash his hands with. We couldn't get out of there fast enough! - Hilgirl