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!

We are 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. 

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.

Whether its for a short and or long term stay, we hope to see you play!



Last Updated: 06/15/2021

RV Sites 1

**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.

2 Adults, 1 RV and 1 Vehicle are included with each RV Site.

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
1) Full Hookup 50 Amp Level (Upper Area) Sites 1-5 $39.00 $240.00 $425.00 See More Choose Your Site
2) Full Hookup 30 Amp (Lower Area) Sites 6 -11 $38.00 $235.00 $412.00 See More Choose Your Site
3) Full Hookup 30 Amp (Upper Area) Sites 12-21 $38.00 $230.00 $412.00 See More Choose Your Site
RV Sites 2

Shady backs onto woods, away from other sites, most requested sites

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
4) Quiet Area - Woodsy - Shady (Lower Area) Sites 22-24 $41.00 $246.00 $435.00 See More Choose Your Site
RV Sites 3

**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.

2 Adults, 1 RV and 1 Vehicle are included with each RV Site.

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
5) Overflow 50 Amp W/E Good for One Nighters $37.00 Choose Your Site

COVID-19 2021 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.

Cancellation Policy

Reservations may be made up to 12 months in advance and full payment with credit card at time of reservation. REFUND: Cancellation notification must be received14 days or more before scheduled arrival for full refund MINUS $25 processing fee (my time, reservation system and credit card fees). NO REFUND: For weather however you are welcome to reschedule for another time. NO REFUND: For no shows.

COVID-19 Changes As of March 2021

As of March 2021 , 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 Info

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 for complete list of pet rules.

Children welcome

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 for complete rules and regs.

Day Visitor 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 $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.

20 Amps

30 Amps

50 Amps


Big Rig Friendly

Community BBQ/Grill

Community Fire Pit

Dump Station

Fire Pit

Pet Friendly

Picnic Table

Sewer Hookups

Trash Service

Water Hookups

Gravel Roads

Drinking Water

Pets Allowed

RV Hookup

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


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: 4.6

Tina Howe

Very tight camping with several people living in the campground. We were next camped next to someone with plastic boxes and “stuff” scattered outside. The temporary hostess was nice but the park had nothing to offer. It was pretty run down. And it was one of the most expensive parks we stayed In on our entire 2 week trip out west. We will not go back.

Campground Response

Tina, I thank you for your observations. And the camper at the site you are referring to was to be vacated from the site the Friday of the week you came in. Since I was out of town at grandson's graduation, my sister in law graciously came to help with the RV Park. And of course that action was above her level of expertise. But I can certainly understand your concern. As to the rates, they are in line with others in this area. However when you book through a reservation system, such as Rover Pass, there are fees they charge that are above and beyond my fees. I only received $76 for your stay, anything above that were fees that Rover Pass collected. I have asked Rover Pass to refund the $76 dollars back to you. Noting that PARV is not a resort, it is an RV Campground with close proximity to historic Trail of Tears and Route 66, a historic trout fishing park with 5th largest spring in the state of Missouri and museums, hiking trails, historic mills, several waterfalls, three kayaking/canoeing rivers, five wineries, one craft brewery and three excellent restaurants (Sybills, Just A Taste of St. James and The Public House).

Austin Medlin

Such a nice and cozy campground. 2 Miles from Great fishing and swimming. My boys had a blast. Sherry was very nice and came around every day to check on everyone. There is also a ice freezer where you can grab any I’ve you need and slip cash in the box next to it, which I thought was very convenient. Sherry let my boys feed and pet the rabbits and even took pictures with them, printed them out and gave them to us. We will be back this summer for sure

Patti Perlaky

A nice, quiet campground in a lovely forested area. Perfect for a “home base” to explore the surrounding areas. Nothing fancy...the owner, Sherry, is a gracious host willing to make your stay enjoyable as well as tell you about the local area and good places to see.

Michael Pratt

One of the best RV parks around, so peaceful and everyone was so friendly.


The owner was very friendly, and accommodating. It is a well kept property and was nice and peaceful during our stay.

Campground Response

RIchard, I appreciate your kind words and so happy your stay was peaceful at Pheasant Acres RV Park. Every week it is like a new society forms when campers arrive. And I am thrilled that you were happy during your stay here.

Joel Russell

Great little spot! The owner was awesome! Felt at home!

Campground Response

Joel, I am glad you felt 'at home' at Pheasant Acres RV 'it is' my home and you all are my guests.

Kenneth Newman

This is an amazing little campground. Clean and comfortable. We have a larger 5er but were able to squeeze it in. All the hook ups are well maintained, no issues at all. Sherry was awesome, very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. We will definitely head back there again.

Campground Response

Kenneth . . . some times we all have to tighten up our belt a bit, as you had to do with 5er. Pheasant Acres RV is 50 years old and back in the day RV's were smaller, but I am happy to know that you were able to park your 5er without a problem and enjoy some peacefulness that can be found at PARV.

Debra Halliday

Love this campground. It was lovely, in the trees, and run by a very sweet lady. I would definitely go back there again. It didn’t seem commercial. I really enjoyed being there!!

Campground Response

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


Quiet & clean. No shade at our site. No activities (hiking/bike paths). Owner very active and helpful!

Campground Response

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 and

Debra Halliday

Nice place. Nice owner. Quiet, clean and scenic. Would definitely go back!

Campground Response

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

T Schrag

Excellent campgroud, sites are level and Sherry is a great host. We'll be back next month.

Campground Response

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

Paul Hull

Loved our stay !! The owner was so nice !! The campground was well kept ..we stayed on the best site #16 great for kids ..large yard !! Beautiful trails ! She gave us directions to a river access that the kids played in !! We loved this place so much !!

Campground Response

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!

Jamie Davis

Super clean, quiet and perfect location for a quick night’s rest! The setting is beautiful. There are places to walk and the owner was so sweet!

Campground Response

Awww, pshaw. You make me blush. But it's great to have wonderful campers like you that enjoy the beautiful woods that surround PARV.

Kent Joggerst

My family and I love this campground and the exceptional accommodations every time we visit. Looking forward to our return.

Campground Response

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.

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.