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campincory

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Posted: 12/31/12 09:42pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We just moved back to STL and are in the process of looking for campgrounds less than 50=80 miles away. We would also like to join a resort type campground. Do you have any suggestions on campgrounds that are family and pet friendly?


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Take a look at Lost Valley Lake and see if it fits your needs. We get to stay there free with our ROD membership.
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Posted: 01/01/13 08:50am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

you can search by distance on www.woodalls.com
you can check out the ones listed below on www.rvparkreviews.com once you find the city. Enjoy!
Yogi Bear Jellystone at Six Flags
Yogi Bear Jellystone Park at Pine Lake
Sam A Baker State Park, Patterson MO.
Mark Twain Landing Resort, Monroe City.
if you want to drive 4 hours: Worlds of Fun in Kansas City is neat for kids or Branson Missouri has lots to do.


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We are native St Louisians, but B campers, so don't have a firm handle on the desired 5'er or A type RV parks. However are very familiar with the area. A great little park is Hawn State Park. Just outside of Ste Genevieve, MO, about an hour from StL. No monthly, nor membership, but just a great park. For what it's worth.


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Posted: 01/02/13 01:45pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Has anyone ever been to Meramec Valley Camp Resort in Cuba? If so, please let me know what you think.

Thanks to everyone for your suggestions, I'm looking at them all.

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We second Sam A Baker. Another really nice family friendly place is Rend Lake in IL. We haven't camped at Johnson Shut-Ins, but know people who have and they really enjoyed it. (We've gone to the Shut-In's while camping at another site and had a great time.)

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There are so many great parks and camping areas within 2 hours of STL I don't see why you would want to get tied down to a membership place.


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I don't see why you would want to get tied down to a membership place.

We've camped at private campgrounds and have previously bought into a membership resort. Our family prefers a resort. It is much, much cheaper than paying by the night. I can also bring my entire family and not have to worry about paying extra because I have 3 kids. I can store my camper at the campground and they will move it for me so that I don't have to drive my truck that gets about 10 miles to the gallon. They also have activities for the adults as well as the kids.

Camping resorts are not for everyone, but we as a family find it fits into our budget. This is not to say that we will NOT stay at a private or state campground. We do like a change a couple times a year.

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Living just three miles from the Dam West boat ramp might have me slightly over affectionate, but Carlyle lake, Illinois is a wonderful option with heaps of Army Corps of Engineers maintained camping all around it.

Now with that said I am selfishly collecting notes from the other suggestions that have been provided for addition to my "sneak away" location candidate list.


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