When visiting downtown St. Louis, this is the place to stay. The park is divided into 2 sections: north and south, with a convenience store/office in between. The south pull-through sites for the larger RVs are close together, separated by gravel areas. The parking surfaces (level and wide) and roads are asphalt, but with no grass or trees. The north sites for smaller RV’s do have some grass and small trees. The photos on the website are probably older and do not represent the park today. There is a small playground for children and a few pavilions each with a BBQ grill located between the north and south sides. There are no picnic tables, fire-rings or grills at each site, so it is not what you might think of as a typical “campground”.
This RV park absolutely cannot be beat for visiting St. Louis. The office staff is very helpful and accommodating. The RV park store is a typical convenience store. The laundry is expensive ($3.00 for a wash and dry), and the showers appear small, but clean. The doors are secured by a card-operated lock. You are issued a card upon check-in. We did not use these facilities, but they appeared to be adequate. I understand that RV park guests are allowed to use the pool and exercise room at the Casino Queen Hotel nearby, but we did not use these either.
We stayed here to see a few Cardinals games and do site-seeing in the city. There could not possibly be a better location. Security would pick us up and take us to the nearby MetroLink train at the edge of the casino property. When we returned, a call would bring them within minutes and they would take us back to the doorstep of our RV (this is a free service). Security also patrolled the park throughout the night. A $27 MetroLink pass let us use the metro as often as we wanted for a week. There are trains nearby, running day and night, and they are noisy, but we were so tired from all the fun we had, we had no trouble sleeping.
The utilities on the south RV sites were at the very rear of the site. I did find this a bit unusual, but no problem for electric, water and cable. However, it did require about 25 feet of sewer hose for our motorcoach. All utilities worked well. The park was surrounded by a 20’ + grass strip and fence, which worked well as a dog walk.
There was a shopping center about 15 minutes away in Collinsville, IL, a short, safe drive. While East St. Louis is known to be very dangerous, we NEVER felt threatened at all. For the utilities, amenities available, and location, I believe this is a fair value. We received a Good Sam discount and an even larger discount for staying for 7 days. We will certainly stay at the Casino Queen RV park on our next visit to St. Louis.