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 an 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 an RV park campground - not a resort - for camping in your RV, Pop-up, Truck Camper, or Motorhome. 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 checking out the waterfalls, old mills, and wild horse herds at Eminence, Mo for great photographic moments.

Covid has forced us to require all RVers to be fully self-contained which means using your own RV showers and restroom. That ensures your personal safety

It could be that Pheasant Acres RV Park is the place you can enjoy camping for a weekend or more. Many of our campers return to camp more than once a season.  We are proud to say 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. 

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, three 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 it's for a short and or long-term stay, we hope to see you play!

We're pet-friendly for friendly pets. We limit to 2 dogs who must be leashed, up-to-date on shots, and cleaned up after. We do not allow visitors to bring dogs, only our guests.



Last Updated: 10/22/2021

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 Some shade, some grassy area $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
Sites 22 -24 seasonal- 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

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.

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.

Children welcome

Parental control of children at all times. 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 and for free fish food when going to the trout park spring. Check website for complete rules and regs.

Satellite TV

Due to woods, hills and valleys, and low density of population area, we cannot offer a connection to satellite. You are welcome to bring your own portable satellite dish. Those that have Direct TV seems to have better connection. Dish TV subscribers have more difficulty connecting due to the three satellites and their help line usually can't help RVers. We gave heavy tree coverage in the Park therefore it can be difficult to find a good line of site for your satellite. Welcome to the boonies.

Pet Info

We're pet-friendly for friendly pets. We limit to 2 dogs who must be leashed, up-to-date on shots, and cleaned up after. We do not allow visitors to bring dogs, only our guests. Third pet for additional charge nightly of $5.00 or weekly $15.00. Bring current vaccinations/with tags and be prepared to show proof of vaccinations. If your pet has a history of non-sociability with others please consider boarding them. hey poop, you scoop. Adjoining dog walking paths! See website for complete list of pet rules.


PARV is located in a very low-density population area surrounded by wood, hills, and valleys. Wifi is very limited with only 10 MPBS of broadband (most homes have 50 to 100 MPBS) for the entire park of 24 sites. It is suggested that you travel with your own personal mobile hot spot from your cell provider. Our Wifi is available for you with no guarantee of connection and it is not SECURE therefore we suggest you do not do business, banking, or schooling thru it. Trying to zoom or watch a video is not possible due to buffering issues. And that . . . is why we say you are welcome to 'detox' from technology while camping here.

COVID-19 2021 has created some necessary changes.

***SHOWERS and RESTROOMS are closed, as per County Health Department demands that they have to be completely sanitized/cleaned every three hours. You must 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. ***SEWER CONNECTION: Absolutely must use a sewer collar/adapter if you do not have a tight screw in connection. For your convenience we have them for sale in the office. ***ELECTRICAL CONNECTION: Be careful when opening up the electrical box, watch for wasps. Be sure the switch is flipped to OFF before plugging in and when unplugging. ***WATER CONNECTION: We are on a well. Electrical outage means no water therefore we expect you to fill your onboard water holding tank so you have access to water. If you use a splitter on the hydrant be sure to take it with you. ===PETS: Clean up area before you leave. Do not let your pup dig holes and do not leave pets tied out unattended. If you have a barking pup, please keep barking to a minimum. ***TENTS are only allowed IN ADDITION TO THE RV SITE on certain sites at an additional cost per night and tent campers will use the RV bathroom and shower facitites.

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, 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: 4.7

Sheila Edwards

Sherry is amazing. She came around campground making sure everyone had what they needed and was having a great time. Very peaceful and beautiful campground. Sherry is very informative about things going on in the area. We already booked for next year. This is the place to stay.

Campground Response

Well, well...amazing is going to be a hard adjective to live up to, but I appreciate your post. I love what I do, I love my RV park, and I do indeed love my campers. It makes me happy to send to inform them about the adventures that abound in this beautiful area known as The Foothills of the Ozarks. Looking forward to reconnecting next year.

cheryl jones

As we travel from Lemont, IL on our Route 66 trip, our second stop was here. What a gem! Sheri couldn’t have been a better host, considerate, informative and just plain fun to chat with her. We will return!

Campground Response

Any one that is doing Route 66 has my attention. Rt 66 holds a sweet spot in my heart and I am always glad to help with directions to see 'some unknown' places right here in Missouri that are not on any of the 'maps'. Hope to see you again.

Eva Christ

We loved this park. Sherry, the owner, is one of the friendliest, funniest hosts we have encountered. The park is older and the sites are a little close, but are level and clean. We had our nephew and his family with us and the kids had such a great time playing with the other kids in the park. Sherry took pictures of the kids feeding her bunnies to remember the trip. We would definitely go back for another stay.

Campground Response

So happy you stayed at PARV. And glad that your family enjoyed the bunnies. They are the best pets, and all the Kamper Kids love feeding them. Hope to see you again in the future.

Debbie Wickenhauser

Nice quiet campground, Host is great, we will definitely return.

Campground Response

Delighted that PARV fit your needs. We're a small RV park, but we aim to please and love our campers.

Kenneth Recio

Park is small, but well kept. Quiet and clean!

Campground Response

You hit the nail on the head...YES! PARV is small and that's the way I like it. I first camped here in 2004 when I retired and was lucky enough to become the owner of this 'sweet' small RV park in 2011. I am happy to share it with other campers.

Barry Parsell

Easy to find and get into. Close to St James Missouri and Marimac Springs. The owner helped direct us into our site and was very helpful, she provided information about what was available nearby and refunded us for a night when we had to leave a day early. We will definitely go back again.

Campground Response

Barry, I am happy that you had a nice time at Pheasant Acres RV park. We are a small park, but aim to please. I know that plans change at times, and I was happy to refund your money as I only charge for nights that you stay. Hope the rest of your summer is relaxing. Sherry Swanson, Owner


We had a great time at Pheasant Acres. Sherry met me as I drove in and helped guide me as I backed into our spot. The spot was nicely level and the only 'negative' is that I'm so short that I had trouble seeing into one of our storage compartments to get some of the supplies out since there was a slight decline on the driver's side. The park was in the perfect spot for my husband's and my adventures into the Meramec River Wine Trail! (we also saw a few Breweries!!) A purchased a number a nice wines and met some wonderful people!

Campground Response

Your 'short' reference made me giggle, as I too, am short. When I took ownership my goal was to attempt to level out each site. You might have noticed that had we not done that your trailer set up would have been at a definite down grade and hard to level up. If only . . . I could change the axis of the earth to make my entire RV park level, but being on the top of the hill, I had to face the challenge of unlevel sites. Otherwise, I am happy to know you explored the area and found out about the Great Missouri Wines. The Italians came to this area in the 1880s and brought some of their own vines with them. Many of those families still inhabit the area.

Adrian and DeAnna Kimes

Very quiet place. Very clean. Not a place for children, no entertainment (playground or pool) but great for adults that want a quiet get away. The woman that runs the campground is very friendly. Will be going back for some relaxation. Easy access to a few small country towns in either direction.

Campground Response

You review gave me a chuckle. You were here during a quiet time. You haven't been here when it's "Kids Fishing Day" weekend and we are inundated by by about 50 kids playing in the woods, trout fishing at the trout park 2 miles away, swimming at the river access, having corn hole tournaments, riding their bicycles, and telling ghost stories around the big campfire. I like to refer to it as 'old school style' camping with no plastic playground. But I am happy to know that you did find relaxation time peaceful while you were here. Today's insurance liability rules are what keep us from offering a pool and playground.

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

Campground Response

So happy you enjoyed your stay at Pheasant Acres RV Park. Camping is such a great experience to share with children.

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.

Campground Response

So happy your enjoyed your stay at Pheasant Acres RV Park. There is so much to see and visit in this beautiful area of the Foothills of the Ozarks.

Michael Pratt

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

Campground Response

Thank you for enjoying your stay at Pheasant Acres RV Park. Being nestled amongst the 5000+ acres of forest makes for a peaceful camping event.


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!