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20279 Highway 8 East, St James, MO, 65559
Do you like relaxing in the shade of oak trees? Are you happy when camping in a beautiful grassy setting surrounded by 2500+ acres of Conservation Land? Are evening campfires and chatting with other campers on your list of camping like-to-dos? Do you feel the need to 'detox' from the internet and cell phone. Do you want to be close to floating rivers, trout fishing, caves, wineries and Route 66? Then try camping at Pheasant Acres RV Park in the Foothills of Missouri. Please NOTE: We feel it best to let you know before you arrive, that internet/wi-fi connections are not guaranteed here...but offered free. Instead of being glued to your TV, we suggest enjoying a evening of campfire gazing while munching on s'mores. You might find that you sleep better and feel better 'unplugged.' What do you have to lose? Or better yet, look what you have to gain!
A park for camping in your RV, Pop-up, Truck Camper, Motorhome, or tent. We do not use the word resort because we are not a resort. We cater to campers that love the out of doors, campfires, trout fishing, hunting, following the wine trail, exploring local caves and being with other campers.
It could be that Pheasant Acres RV park is the place you should come camping for a weekend or more. Many of our campers return to camp more than once a season. Actually, we have campers that camped here as children with their parents and now they return with their own children to enjoy the beauty of the Foothills of the Ozarks.
PARV is open year round. Our busy season is from April through October. And yes!...we take reservations up to a year in advance. You will like the fact that we take no money or credit card to reserve your site. Nope! You do not pay until you arrive to camp. We only need your information and phone number to reserve a site on the dates you request.
I know you are wondering...we must be nuts to have such a relaxed cancellation policy. Because, as a former camper myself, I know that plans made in advance can change due to illness, weather, graduations, etc. At PARV it just takes a simple phone call and/or message to let me know you need to cancel your reservation. Even on the day of your expected arrival, cancellation is easy with that phone call. There is no monetary penalty for cancellation. Isn't that awesome!!! I think so.
PARV is surrounded by 2500+ acres of forested Conservation Land adjacent to Dry Fork Creek and the Upper Meramec River. It offers rolling hillsides for bow hunting in season, hiking, photographing, and nature study. We are near six local wineries and a craft brewery. But there's more...really? Caves to explore, 5th largest spring in Missouri, rivers to float, Dillard's Mill, Onondaga Cave, Fort Leonard Wood, nearby Historic Route 66, great restaurants and we are located right on the Northern Route of the Trail Of Tears. But the real reason we exist is for trout fishing - for Rainbows and Brownies - which is just a short 2 miles from us at Maramec Spring Park, one of the four Missouri State trout parks that is open year round. http://www.maramecspringpark.com/
PARV is my home. I live there with my three kids, Ember, Mork and Mindy. Kids? Well, dog kids. And, not to forget Miss Louise. She's my beautiful 1957 white Thunderbird convertible. She's a beautiful girl.
I'll leave this thought with you: I love camping, and I know I have the absolute best campers in the universe. Why don't you come camping - young and old, hunters, fishermen, historians, veterans, old farts (I can say that because I am one), children, pets, and your friends - at Pheasant Acres RV Park and discover the beautiful Foothills of the Ozarks for yourself.
Pheasant Acres RV Park is an RV park located on 20279 Highway 8 East in St James, MO. The site includes . The campground is open all year.
Trout Fishing, Bow Hunting, Hiking, Golf, Route 66, Trail of Tears
Wineries, Restaurants, Historic Sight-Seeing, Museums, Scenic Drives
Swimming/River, Wildlife Viewing, Photo Opportunities, Caving/Spelunking
Live Music Concerts, Canoeing, Kayaking, Tubing on 3 Rivers
**Due to COVID-19 the showers and rest rooms are closed through July, so you must be self-sufficient campers.**
RV sites are 12'-13' wide gravel spaces with an additional ~8+ feet of room to accommodate slides.
In the special requests or considerations portion of this reservation, please include:
-Are your slides opposing or are both slides on one side? Do you have front and back slides?
|Options||Starting Daily||Starting Weekly||Starting Monthly|
|Full Hookup 30 Amp Sites 6 -11 & 22-24||$37.00||$227.00||
||Choose Your Site|
|Full Hookup 30 Amp Upper Sites 12-21||$37.00||$230.00||
||Choose Your Site|
|Full Hookup 50 Amp Sites 1-5||$38.00||$240.00||Choose Your Site|
|Overflow 50 Amp W/E Level Gravel Backin||$37.00||Choose Your Site|
As of March 2020 , due to health department regulations, the shower house and restrooms are closed. You must be self-contained and utilize your own shower, toilet, kitchen area, as all sites are full hookup. We look to maintain this format until COVID-19 is not an issue, so expect this to go through 2021 season as well.
Pet friendly animals are welcome on a leash always. Limit of 2. Third pet for additional charge nightly of $3.00 or weekly $8.00. Bring current vaccinations/with tags and be prepared to show proof of vaccinations. They poop, you scoop. Adjoining dog walking paths! See website pheasantacresrv.com for complete list of pet rules.
Parental control of children at all times. Children 17 and under must be with adult in showers and rest rooms. Children should not run through/near campsites of other campers. Children should be at their own campsite after 9:00 PM. Kamper Kids may come to office for rabbit food to feed the bunnies. Come to office for free fish food when going to the trout park spring. Check website pheasantacresrv.com for complete rules and regs.
Showers and Restrooms are closed, as per County Health Department. You much be a self-contained RV owner and use your own facilities. We practice self-distancing at PARV. PARV expects you to use safety measures when connecting to water, sewer and electrical outlets. No tents are allowed due to closure of the showers and restrooms.
If you will be having guests join you for the day that are not in your overnight party, they must sign in at the office. They need to pay fee of $2 for vehicle, driver and hang tag. Place hang tag on vehicle rear view mirror. All other visitors over age of 12 months should sign in and pay $1.00 fee each. All day visitors and vehicles of visitors must vacate the property by 9:00 P.M. No pets of day visitors are allowed on the property. These rules are in place due to insurance regulations and for the protection of our campers as well as their guests.
Reservations may be made up to 12 months in advance and full payment with credit card at time of reservation. Cancellation notification must be received via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone call (314-303-5504) to our office 48 HOURS before reservation for refund less $25. Cancellation notification with less than 48 HOUR notice before 1:00 PM check-in time or a No-Show will result in forfeiture of the entire prepayment. Holiday (Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day and Special Event Days of Kids Fishing, Free Fishing Weekend, Veterans Clinic, Ladies Fishing, Old Iron Works, Derby Day) cancellation notification less than 48 HOURS before the day of reservation or 'no-show' will result in credit card charge for entire reservation.
Big Rig Friendly
Community Fire Pit
Back-in RV Sites
Fire Ring / Grill
Kayaking & Canoeing
Big Rig Friendly
Remote Work Friendly
20279 Highway 8 East, St James, MO, 65559Click to open the map
We are always making improvements to Pheasant Acres RV Park (PARV). Prices subject to change at any time without notification. Always check with office for current prices. Reservations suggested.
PARV has 24 RV sites:
5 - 50 Amp FHU, patio, picnic table, fire pit, level back-in April through October
16 - 30 Amp FHU, patio, picnic table, fire pit, back-in with 10 of them open Year Round
3 - E/W/D sites 30 Amp, patio, picnic table, fire pit, gravel level back-in
3 - primitive tent sites with electric. Closed March 2020 through Oct 2020 due to COVID-19.
1 - 30 Amp FHU, patio, picnic table, fire pit, gravel Pull-thru site
1 - Overflow 50 Amp/Water Site, back in.
All sites have patio, picnic table and firepit.
There is a shower/restroom available upon request Nov through March.
Currently March 2020 through October 2020 shower/restroom facility is closed due to COVID-19.
Camping on sites 12 - 21 available all year, but from Nov through March you must be self-sufficient in your camper for showering/restrooms and kitchen.
Dog walking area adjacent to campground.
2 miles from Maramec Spring Park with year round trout fishing
5 miles from St. James
5 miles from I-44
What's the scoop on things to do? Well, here's the list:
Trout Fishing Year Round just 2 miles away at Maramec Spring Park. With the 5th Largest Spring in Missouri as well as great museums, it's a great way to spend a day. There is a trout holding area where Kamper Kids can feed the trout. and a beautiful walkway around the historic spring. Many remnants of the iron ore processing from 1820-60 are still standing.
Swimming at Woodson K. Woods Conservation Access is just 2.5 miles from us...fun and FREE! Or at the Huzzah River Access.
And list goes on: Beautiful and historic Dillard's Mill is just a short drive and a must-see. And more - Onondaga Cave - St. James Tiger Shark Water Park - KoKoMo Joe's Family Fun Center - Rocky Falls - Alley Spring Mill - Dawt Mill - Klepzig Mill - Cuba: City of Murals - Clifty Creek Natural Rock Arch - Fort Leonard Wood - Historic Hermann and it's shops and wineries - antique malls - Boone Monument Village - Missouri Science and Technology University in Rolla - Public House Brewery - Brumley Swinging Bridges - Wild Horses of Shannon County - Route 66 from Stanton to Waynesville - St James Bike Trail - hiking on 2500+ acres of land - Devil's Well - three floating rivers, the Upper Meramec, the Huzzah and the Courtois with great outfitters...and returning to quiet PARV after a day of fun.
Great local restaurants - Sybill's, Just A Taste of St. James, Missouri Pizza, Matt's Steak House, Public House of St. James, Country Bob's Buffet, Country Cafe, Rich's Famous Burgers, Dairy Isle, Ruby's Ice Cream and several fast food places.
I am happy to know you enjoyed staying at Pheasant Acres RV Park. I L-O-V-E living here and happy that my sweet little quiet happy RV park served your needs. I feel I have a real little gem of a RV Park and am happy to share it with great campers, such as you. Sherry Swanson - Owner/Host
Thank you, Neil, for your insight as a camper at PARV recently. You touched my heart when you mentioned the lack of shade. In March the electric company came in like gang busters and 'slaughtered' 45+ trees that were 50 years old and lined the edge of my campground from front to back where you were camping. And they left me with about $2500 worth of repairs to put my sites back into some semblance or order. As to activities available...I was wondering if you looked at my webpage, which has quite an indepth listing of all there is to do/see in this area called the Foothills of the Ozarks. You are right...there is no hiking at this time close by as bow hunting season began Sept 15 continuing until Jan 15,so that makes the adjacent 5000+ acres of Woodson K. Woods Conservation land off limits for hiking. But there are so many opportunities close by --- 5th largest spring in the state is two miles down the highway from PARV at Maramec Spring Park. Dillard's Mill about 30 minutes away and the only mill in the state that has all working machinery inside and very historic. At least a dozen mills, lots of springs, several falls all within visiting range by car. We are on the Meramec Wine Trail and also 4 miles from a beautiful drive on The Mother Road, Route 66 from Stanton to Fort Leonard Wood. Historic Trail of Tears came right across my front yard and there are some TOT drives near by, if you are a history buff. I will definitely look at my webpage and see what I can do to help engage new campers searching for out-of-door adventures. In the office I have books of the photos of all the places to see nearby, so I need to mention that as well on my webpage. There is always room for improvement and sometimes it just takes someone new to our area to point the way to improvement. Thank you again. Sherry Swanson/Owner-Host. 314-303-5504 https://pheasantacresrv.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/PheasantAcresRVPark
It is always nice to know that you felt welcome and happy at my RV park. It's a happy little place and I love sharing it with others. Hope to see you again. Sherry Swanson/Owner/Host
Thank you for your kind words. I love this area of the US and am happy to be able to share it with others. I look forward to seeing you again. Sherry Swanson/Owner/Host
What a great 'CAMPING FAMILY!' Absolutely had the best 'games' ever for the kids to play with. Love meeting new campers that enjoy the out of doors with their children. I sure you you can fit PARV into your 2021 camping calendar!
Awww, pshaw. You make me blush. But it's great to have wonderful campers like you that enjoy the beautiful woods that surround PARV.
I feel at a loss as to who you are, but I know when I see your faces again I"ll remember. I, too, look forward to many return visits from you and your family.
Dennis and Sue L. Lasini
I appreciate your review. I know my place is small, but it has a great vibe...when COVID-19 isn't breathing down our neck. I so miss all the interaction with my campers during this distancing time. I hope to see you and your family another time soon. Sherry Swanson Owner.
Always great to have super nice campers stay with us. This is my home, and having campers is like having my own guests stay with me. Glad your experience was pleasurable and of course you are welcome to stay here when you are in the area again. Sherry Swanson, Owner, PARV
Linda, I read your reviews and understand how you feel. I am sorry that PARV was not a good fit for you and your equipment. Site #4 is my largest sight for up to 45' RV's with full hookup 50 amp. I did notice you left a day early. I have just refunded that cancellation nite fee back to you and it should show up on your records very soon. PARV is a hunting/fishing/river kayaking based RV park and weekends are filled successfully for those events. We are located in the Foothills of the Ozarks, next to 5,000+ acres of Missouri Conservation land which means we are in a very low-density population area having been in operation for over 45 years. We listen with interest to all comments. Sherry Swanson, Owner Oct 7 2019
Elizabeth...thank you kindly for your review of PARV. It's my home and my best life chapter to date. I am happy to be able to share this little piece of Ozark paradise with campers and am delighted that you found the beauty of this part of Missouri.
Hello, MIchelle. I do hear your concerns and suggestions and take them to heart and am sorry that you felt you had issues with the showers. Yes, it was a three-day holiday weekend and we had a lot of tenters...and we you are well aware, the tenters are in a big grassy area with grass clippings from mowing. The morning dew certainly made the clippings cling to shoes and therefore get tracked into the rest rooms and stalls. Some folks are neater/quieter than others, but basically have no control over those elements. Pheasant Acres is not a 'new' RV park, nor is it a resort. It's just my 'mom' business and hopefully provides a fun weekend for campers, fishermen, rivere floaters, hunters and Fugitive Beach folks. Tent walls are thin and tent campers unfortunately hear more of everyday noises than those camping in their hard sided RVs. As to the water pressure...we're in the country, we're on well water...and wells do not have pressure like city water. Since I choose not to charge for showers, but offer that service for free or lock them at night, I have no way to limit the length of time for campers to be in the showers. The hot water heaters were obviously working overtime on Labor Day weekend to keep up with the demand. Update? Oh, wouldn't i love to have new modern restrooms and showers...believe me, new stalls and toilets are done about every 3-4 years. Missouri humidity is a killer to most buildings in the woods that are not totally insulated/waterproofed and air conditioned. I am a long-time tenter and I am happy to continue to provide camping for tenters. PARV is one of the few RV parks in this area that still offers tent sites. Than you for your thoughts and suggestions. I want to continue to be able to offer tenters space for camping and am continually looking for ways to improve services.
Hi. Kurt. I read your review and thank you for giving me your thoughts. Like you, $52 a night at my campground would not ever garner me any campers. My 30 amp RV sites are only $35.75 a night which does includes tax. ($33.90 without tax) I looked at your reservation that was sent to me from Rover Pass, and wonder if you did not get the same info as I got. Site is $35.75 a night tax included. 2 additional people over 15 years of age @ $5.00 (tax Included (which is $4.75 a night plus tax) a night means an additional $10.00. Good Sam Discount deducted $3.58 off your bill. $37.76 + 10 = $45.75. Minus the $3.58 should bring the amount down to $42.17. However the amount I received from Rover Pass was $40.95 exactly. So the $52 rate you paid was not the amount received by Pheasant Acres. I am hoping that Rover Pass explains all their fees to campers that reserve through them so there are no surprises when you see your credit card bill. Did you received anything from Rover Pass in advance of your confirmation of what your bill is anticipated to be? If there is any way to better explain what to expect at Pheasant Acres RV Park when looking to book a reservation, I would most certainly like to know and am most willing to include that information on my booking page. My goal is provide a safe, secure, quiet, clean RV park - small that it may be - here in the Foothills of the Ozarks. And obviously the rest room issue is a concern to me. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. And it will be remedied. Sherry Swanson