Pheasant Acres RV Park

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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.  

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.

Nearby Activities:

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

RV Sites

**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 ~4 feet of room to accommodate slides.
2nd night discounted for Fire Fighters, Veterans, and First Responders 5%. Must stay minimum of 2 nights for 2nd night to be discounted.

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?

-Do you have an outdoor kitchen you will be using?
-Are you pulling a Toad?  4-down or with a dolly?    (Please note, Class A, B and C Motorhomes must disconnect Toad)
The answers to these questions will help us ensure that we get you in just the right space for your stay!

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Full Hookup 30 Amp Lower (sites 6-11) $37.75 Choose Your Site
Full Hookup 30 Amp Upper (Sites 12-21) $37.75 Choose Your Site
Full Hookup 50 Amp $38.75 Choose Your Site
Overflow $34.75 Choose Your Site
Partial 30 AMP Hook Up $34.75 Choose Your Site
Tent Sites

** Tent sites are unavailable for the 2020 season **

2nd night discounted for Fire Fighters, Veterans, and First Responders 5%. Must stay minimum of 2 nights for 2nd night to be discounted.

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
20 Amp Tent Site $29.75 Choose Your Site

Cancellation Policy

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 ( or phone call (314-303-5504) to our office TWO WEEKS before reservation for refund less $25. Cancellation notification with less than 2-week 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, Veterans Clinic, Ladies Fishing, Old Iron Works, Derby Day) cancellation notification less than two weeks before the day of reservation or 'no-show' will result in credit card charge for entire reservation.

Day Visitor Registration Fee

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 $10 per car per visit, which includes the guest fee. Place hang tag on vehicle rear view mirror. All day visitors and vehicles of visitors must vacate the property by 10:00 P.M. No pets of day visitors are allowed on the property due to insurance regulations.

COVID-19 2020 Changes through September or longer

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.

Children welcome

Parental control of children at all times. Children 15 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 for complete rules and regs.

Pet Info

Pet friendly. Must be kept on a leash always. Limit of 3. Bring current vaccinations/with tags and be prepared to show proof of vaccinations. They poop, you scoop. Adjoining dog walking paths! See website for complete list of pet rules.

20 Amps

30 Amps

50 Amps


Big Rig Friendly

Community BBQ/Grill

Community Fire Pit

Community Restrooms

Community Showers

Dump Station

Fire Pit

Pet Friendly

Picnic Table

Sewer Hookups

Trash Service

Water Hookups

Gravel Roads

Drinking Water

Pets Allowed

RV Hookup

RV Sanitation

Back-in RV Sites

Fire Ring / Grill









Historic Sightseeing


Scenic Drives

Swimming Outdoors

Wildlife Viewing

Kayaking & Canoeing

Beer/Wine Tasting


Big Rig Friendly

Family Friendly

Pet Friendly


LGBTIQ Friendly


Extended Stay

Remote Work Friendly

Military Discount


First Responders


20279 Highway 8 East, St James, MO, 65559

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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 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.

Overall Rating: 4.3

Robin Wileman

Nice, peaceful, relaxing atmosphere, had a wonderful time just sitting by our camper during this time of social distancing, very relaxing.

Dennis and Sue L. Lasini

Sherry, the owner/host was phenomenal. She was super friendly and informative about the area. She on more than one occasion gave us information about the surrounding area. She was regretful that the trout fishing down the road was closed due to CV19, not her issue. Pheasant Acres was a nice campground. She came by the site a couple of times to make sure everything was good. We had no challenges other than no internet connection. I did not realize there were permanent residents there. Not a big deal for some. I know, we all want to keep connected to the world even though we are camping, but I understand in St. James, coupled with the overload of internet connectivity at the time, we could not connect. We have just become dependent on this connection for family, emergencies, and others. It is a nice campground in a fairly wooded environment. If you are accustomed to lots of activities, i.e. floating, horseback riding, playground and other activities that are available at large campgrounds, this is not the place.

Brian Schlitt

Great place, very clean! The owner sherry is very nice and great to work with! Our family will be back for sure!

Campground Response

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.

Chuck Ohlfs

Camp ground was small and quant, we had a 40’Super C. Had 1 site. And it fit perfectly, Sherry was very gracious, helping to get set up. Like add says you will detox from electronics, but that was ok. Would stay again when in area.

Campground Response

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 Thompson

We had reservations for two nights, but only stayed one night because we were very disappointed. First of all, our 5th wheel was way too big for the park. They should put limitations on the length of RV they will accept. It was very hard to get into and very little space to put tow vehicle. The water pressure was not adequate. The site was fairly level, but the road wasn’t, so it was difficult to get out truck connected to our 5th wheel when we decided to leave. The whole park was overcrowded and the sites were much too close together. The owner was very nice, but we won’t be back. We almost left when we drove in and saw how crowded and hard it was to get into.

Campground Response

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 Davis

Sherry was such a gracious host! The campground is small, clean, our pad was gravel but level! We are pretty new at the whole trailer thing and she was so helpful getting us backed into our site. Definitely recommend this campground! We were just passing through on our way home , but we love Missouri, this will not be our last time at Pheasant Acres

Campground Response

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.

Michelle Allen

Sherry was a delightful host, fun to talk to, and full of advise of places to visit. The camp site was very clean, small but charming for my taste. We were conveniently placed near the bathrooms, we loved the trees and the friendly atmosphere. We arrived on a Friday, it was quiet for most part. We had great access to wood and ice when we needed it. Prices were reasonable, pet friendly, very peaceful time we had. Bathrooms were cute & adequate, the showers were okay, somewhat small and water pressure/ hot water a little bit on the hit or miss. They need a bit of an update. People need to be considerate and leave bathrooms clean when they are finished, and be aware of grass and dirt in the showers. Also, for those people like me who are not "morning" considerate in the slamming of the bathroom door when coming in and out so early, it wakes people up!

Campground Response

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.

Kurt Malerich

Lady owner is very nice and hardworking. Nice little campground but not even close as far as amenities you’d normally get at a park for the $52 rate. Won’t stay again at that price. Should be about $32 by our experience level. Would stay at a more reasonable rate. Restrooms are rustic/cute but not being cleaned like they need to be.

Campground Response

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