Camping Fees


Nightly camping rates vary from campground to campground based on different criteria. Campsites with an electric amenity (electric, electric/water, sewer/electric/water) are priced differently for those with 30 amp. service than for those with 50 amp. service (premium). Clicking here will take you to a full listing of the rates by facility, broken down by season.

Eight Missouri state park campgrounds offer "value camping" with lower rates that vary depending on the day and season. These value campsites provide you with an even more economical alternative for spending the night and may encourage you to discover a new state park you have not tried before.  When you are planning a camping trip, consider staying at one of the following state parks and take advantage of their "value camping:" Graham Cave, Lake Wappapello, Pomme de Terre, Robertsville, Stockton, Harry S Truman, Mark Twain or Van Meter. You may discover a new "favorite" park.

Camping fees are charged on the basis of available utilities, whether used or not.

Reservation Fees

When making an advance reservation, additional fees apply as listed below. The reservation fee is nonrefundable. These fees apply for each site reserved.

  General Camping

Group Tent Area
(Meramec State Park)

To make a reservation $8.50 $8.50
To change a reservation $5.25 $10
To cancel a reservation $8.50* $10*
*This is in addition to the forfeiture of the original reservation fee paid at the time of the reservation.

NIghtly Camping Discounts

A $2 per night camping discount is available year-round for senior citizens (65 years and older) and persons with disabilities.  This discount should be asked for at the time of fee payment.

Campers claiming a senior citizen or disability discount should be prepared to provide an applicable form of identification to receive that discount. Acceptable forms of identification include, but are not limited to:

Disability Discount -- state-issued disabled hang tag; disabled vehicle license plate; federal Golden Access Passport or America the Beautiful - Access Pass; formal letter from the Social Security Administration or Veteran's Administration; signed letter or documentation from doctor

Senior Citizen Discount -- proof of age (65 years or older) such as a valid driver's license or state identification card
Note:  The federal Golden Age Passport and America the Beautiful - Senior Pass are issued at age 62 and are not accepted as proof of age in the Missouri state park system.