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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01 Dec

Campground Review #57 Cherry Hill Park in College Park, Maryland near Washington DC

On this episode of Campground of the Week, Stephanie and Jeremy Puglisi of RV Family Travel Atlas review Cherry Hill Park in College Park, Maryland just outside of Washington DC.

The Campground

This campground is their preferred choice for exploring the amazing city of Washington DC, and they highly recommend it as an “Urban Basecamp”, a campground that gives you easy access to a great American city.

Cherry Hill park is located within a highly urban area, so campers need to be prepared for some road noise. The tradeoff is that you are under 30 minutes from the major attractions in Washington DC. You also have access to DCs public transportation system–there is a bus stop within the campground that will take you to the Metro, and Metro cards are available for sale in the camp store. That’s about as easy as it gets!

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27 Oct

Campground Review #52 Timberlane Campground outside of Philadelphia in Clarksboro, New Jersey

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On this episode of Campground of the Week, we have a review of Timberlane Campground which is the closest campground to Philadelphia.  Located in Clarksboro, New Jersey, this is what we like to call a base camp: a great place to park your rig or pitch your tent when exploring an urban destination.

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Timberlane is a private, family-owned campground and offers a surprising amount of natural beauty considering its proximity to the City of Brotherly Love. The amenities are not fancy, and some things could use updating, but they are sufficient for relaxing after a long day of enjoying the food and historical sites that Philadelphia has in spades.

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22 Sep

Campground #47 Streetsboro/Cleveland SE KOA near Cleveland, Ohio

img_9722On this week’s Campground of the Week episode, Stephanie and Jeremy review the Streetsboro/Cleveland SE KOA about 30 miles outside of Cleveland, Ohio.

This campground is a peaceful and quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of the greater Cleveland area. The number of seasonal sites indicates that many people use this campground as a weekend getaway spot during the spring, summer, and fall months. But it is also a lovely place to stay if you are passing through the area and want to explore Cleveland.

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21 Apr

Campground #24 Bella Vista Village RV Park near Bentonville, Arkansas

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On this episode of Campground of the Week, our Midwest Correspondent Kerri Cox is going to convince you to put Arkansas on your RV trip bucket list. Kerri gives a great review of the Bella Vista Village RV Park, a unique and exclusive campground located in a planned community. You need to be a member of the community or a Good Sam Club member to reserve a site at this location.

Kerri describes why this campground is the perfect base camp for exploring nearby Bentonville, Arkansas, the city where Sam Walton opened his first store. Bentonville has experienced a boom of growth over the past few years and its restaurants, breweries, and boutiques make this a fantastic downtown to visit.

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30 Mar

Campground #21: San Francisco RV Resort in Pacifica, California

San Francisco RV Resort Pacifica, California

On Episode #21 of Campground of the Week, Kerri Cox from Travels With Birdy, takes us far away from her home base in Missouri to review the San Francisco RV Resort on the California coast in Pacifica.

This Encore property is a great example of an urban RV base camp–perfect for exploring nearby San Francisco, but without the amenities and activities that your traditional campground might offer.

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Kerri offers us the inside scoop on sites at this campground, and also shares her favorite attractions in the San Francisco area. To read more about her experiences, you can read these posts on her blog:

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17 Mar

Campground #19: Bear Creek RV Park and Campground in Asheville, North Carolina

Bear Creek RV Park and Campground Asheville North Carolina

On this episode of Campground of the Week, Jeremy and Alexandra from the Vandyvagabonds.com share a review of Bear Creek RV Park and Campground located in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina. Nestled in western North Carolina in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville is a favorite destination for many travelers offering a rare mix of craft breweries, live mountain music, boutique shopping, foodie favorites, and exciting outdoor culture. Basically, Asheville has something for everyone.

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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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