08 Nov

Campground Review #106 Eureka Jellystone Park Resort at SixFlags near St. Louis, Missouri

On this episode of the Campground of the Week podcast, Kerri Cox reviews the Eureka Jellystone Park Resort at SixFlags, which is located near St. Louis, Missouri.

This Jellystone wears a few hats, offering a great urban basecamp for exploring the great city of St. Louis and also providing a fun place to stay while visiting SixFlags theme park just next door. Throw in a pool, mini golf course, and tons of recreational activities and you wind up with a fantastic campground option near St. Louis, Missouri.

Campground Details

This Jellystone Resort is in the town of Eureka, Missouri just about 20 minutes southwest of downtown St. Louis. It’s a good sized campground and offers a ton of cabin options if you are looking to visit without an RV. Kerri’s favorite thing about this Jellystone was how wooded it was, hosting a great canopy of trees even though it’s located in an urban area.

Expect to find smaller site sizes at this Jellystone, since the focus is on the amenities and activities offered throughout the rest of the park. Sites at the front of the park are smaller, but place you in the heart of the action. For more privacy, you may want to check out the area at the back of the park where guests will find water and electric sites. Of course, if you have a bigger rig, you will want to make sure you rig will easily fit before booking.

One of the best features of the Eureka Jellystone is that it provides a great location for extended family or friends to gather and vacation together even if they don’t all own RVs. Tent sites, deluxe cabins, and RV sites are clustered together and make it easy to plan a group get together.

Campground Amenities and Activities

Kerri was very happy to report that the campground amenities were all recently updated and very well maintained. Her family enjoyed time at the pool, and had a few rounds of competitive mini golf. We didn’t get a straight answer about who came out as the winner…

Other campground amenities and activities include:

  • playground
  • shuffleboard
  • sand volleyball court
  • game room
  • snack bar
  • weekly themed activity schedule

Regional Attractions

Kerri’s family always enjoys a visit to St. Louis, and she stresses how affordable this city is, providing plenty of free attractions like the zoo for visitors on a budget. Kerri’s favorite place is the City Museum, and she also recommends the Gateway Arch, the Forest Park area, and Busch Stadium.

During this visit, the Cox family discovered some amazing food finds and we got seriously hungry listening to her talk about Gioia’s Deli and the Missouri Baking Company.

Check out Kerri’s own blog post about the Eureka Jellystone over on Travels with Birdy, and you can also find more recommendations for the area if you are planning a visit!

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See you at the campground!

Stephanie + Jeremy

10 May

Campground Review: Echo Bluff State Park in the heart of the Ozarks, Missouri

On this episode of the Campground of the Week podcast, Kerri Cox of travelswithbirdy.com shares a review of Missouri’s newest developed state park campground at Echo Bluff State Park. The Missouri State Park system did an amazing job of creating a top notch campground in the heart of the Ozarks National Scenic Riverways Region. Listen to episode #80 to hear a complete review of Echo Bluff State Park campground in Missouri.

Echo Bluff State Park offers 72 campsites at the Timbuktu Campground. The sites have fresh concrete pads and plenty of space, but be forewarned that there is very little shade coverage, so you will probably need good AC during the warmer months. Kerri also describes top-notch tent sites and cabin options, as well as a beautiful lodge that offers a hotel, restaurant, and camp store.

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02 Jun

Campground #30 Tall Pines Campground in Branson, Missouri

Tall Pines Campground Branson, Missouri

On this week’s episode of Campground of the Week, Kerri Cox of TravelswithBirdy.com, tells us about Tall Pines Campground in Branson, Missouri. This peaceful campground offers plenty of natural beauty while simultaneously offering easy access to nearby Branson, a bustling tourists’ mecca full of t-shirt and fudge shops.

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03 Mar

Campground #17: Bennett Spring State Park, Missouri

Bennett Spring State Park

On Episode #17, our Midwestern correspondent Kerri Cox gives an in-depth review of Bennett Spring State Park, Missouri. She explains why this location offers her family the “classic campground experience”.

Located in the southern part of the state, 12 miles away from the town of Lebanon, Bennett Spring State Park is a popular regional destination offering fly fishing, canoeing, and plenty of hiking trails.

Bennett Spring State Park

Kerri describes the different campground areas (1-5) and gives recommendations for making a decision on which site to book when you visit. She also describes the other activities and amenities avaialbe at Bennett Springs State Park:

  • Hike to the Natural Bridge
  • Nature Center with scheduled programming
  • Fish hatchery
  • Canoe Rentals
  • Fly fishing (Opening Day is right around the corner!)

Kerri also tells us all about the best area attractions:

To read more about Kerri’s visits to Bennett Spring State Park, check out this blog post at travelswithbirdy.com. And if you have other recommendations for this area, we would love to hear about them in the comments below. Or you can head on over to the RVFTA forums and leave a trip report!

See you at the campground!

 

09 Dec

Campground #2 St. Louis West KOA, Missouri

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On Campground of the Week #2, our Midwest Correspondent Kerri Cox is reviewing the St. Louis West/Historic Route 66 KOA, located just 30 minutes outside of St. Louis, Missouri.

This private campground has all of the family-friendly amenities and activities you expect from a KOA, including Check out the Lone Elk park right near the campground to see elk and bison up close.

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