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Thinking about camping while visiting st louis any suggestions

Thinking about camping while visiting st louis any suggestions
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     asked this on April 23, 2011 at 08:59 AM
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It depends on what you are looking for...just a place to put up a tent or a scenic campground with stuff to do. I can recommend these campgrounds as beautiful and close to St. Louis:Babler State Park, Pere Marquette Park (Across the river in Grafton, IL and there is a great waterpark there called Raging Rivers). There are also several KOA's around St. L and in Illinois, but I can not tell you about how good these are or not. There is also Horseshoe Lake just across the River in Illinois. This is probably your closest and most scenic, but pretty rustic. You can swim, fish and camp there. The campsites are shaded too!
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     answered this on June 09, 2011 at 03:26 PM
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You're not far from some nice hiking in Mark Twain National Forest and the Ozark National Scenic Riverway. There's a nice overnight loop on the Big Piney Trail in Paddy Creek Wilderness, too, that would be nice with the spring blooms, as well as should have some waterfalls and springs running around this time of year. I actually wrote about this route for Backpacker magazine last year, if you'd like some more planning info. Link is at: http://www.backpacker.com/january-2011-readers-choice-greatplains-ozarks-big_piney_trail/destinations/15066

A bit closer to St. Louis, there are a few nice state parks, including Meramec and St. Joe, which offer camping as well as hiking, fishing, and nice views of bluffs and the Ozark landscape. (Note campgrounds are temporarily closed because of flooding due to the recent storms.)
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     answered this on April 24, 2011 at 05:51 PM
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