Casino Queen RV Park
Park Features & Amenities
Pull Through Sites:
Full Hookup Sites:
Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover
Utilities & Amenities
Power: 50 Amps, 30 Amps
Casino Queen RV Park St Louis by Don & Sheila touring from England
Access to the site is a little scary as there are a number of flyover bridges to go under, they look low but were 15 foot on the one that was labelled and our RV at 12.4 foot we fitted under them OK. There was a lot of road works in the area so it looks a bit run down but there good sign to RV Park just before the Casino Queen complex, so take it slow and you see the turn, we had to back up because l was looking at the Casino. The actual camp site is all hard standing with good access for the large RVs and the staff we're really helpful. We got Good Sam discount and the site has good facilities, shower block, laundry if you need them, pitches have 20 30 & 50 amp, cable TV, water & sewer, also excellent Wifi available across the site and good download speeds. Excellent view of the St Louis Arch from the campsite, also very good security with regular checks overnight and there is a Shuttle service to take you across to the casino which is also close to the metro for travel. We stayed 2 nights and loved the site for being clean & tidy with good access into St Louis. There are train tracks next to the site and it can be noisy at night with the train whistles but we didn't mind it as we like the sound. Casino was good for meals and a lovely building we don't gamble so we didn't play the machines but enjoyed the atmosphere. Great campsite to stay on for visiting St Louis we would be happy to stay here again.
OK, served it purpose for an overnight stay
Close to the city with easy access to the Arch and Busch Stadium. Train tracks close by are noisy in the early morning hours.
Lots of spots.
This RV park is located behind the Casio Queen. It is mostly flat with pavement and gravel. All the spots are full hook ups. We came after 4pm (when the registration closes) and we found a security guard at the entrance that explains the process to you. The two night stay I had was $98. There were 2 toilets and 2 showers in the restroom. Not a lot of water pressure, but at least it was hot water.
The laundry is $3 a wash and $3 a dryer.
We were meeting some fellow RVing friends in St. Louis and recommended CQ again based on our previous stay.
When our friends called to get a reservation, they were quoted $20/night. Awesome! So we called just an hour later to get a reservation ourselves, and were quoted $40/night for a weekly stay. They couldn't explain why the difference in price, and even confirmed it was for the same exact type of space our friends just booked.
We decided not to make a reservation right then but when we did call a week later - we were quoted $45/night this time for a weekly rate! What? Apparently, their daily rate is now across the board $53/night for all of the spots - with discounts for club memberships and weekly rates.
We were told a manager would call us back to explain why our friends were getting a much better rate than us - but they never did. Instead, we tried Cahokia RV Parque about 5 miles away, and were happy there.
We visited our friends often at the CQ during their visit, and they never got a straight answer either as to why they got a $20 rate for the same exact spot we had during our prior visit.
In our opinion, the new rates are too steep unless for a special occasion.
Location is Fantastic - The Rest? Eh.
There just aren't too many options in or near St. Louis, and generally we 'driveway surf' with family and friends. But with the heat spiking this summer, full power hook-ups were needed to keep cool. So we headed to Casino Queen.
As with all locations, there were pluses and minuses, which I'll break down here:
- Fantastic location. The casino is right along the Mississippi River across from the arch, and the RV Park is set back a bit from the casino. You get access to the Metro for easy transit around town, and can walk across Eads Bridge to get to eating and attractions. We loved being able to walk to a Cardinals game, or taking a river cruise. We were here over the 4th of July, and this was a prime spot for watching fireworks and the air shows.
- Well kept amenities and reliable services. There's onsite laundry ($2/load) and a central bathhouse which are both clean, and requires key card access for guests. The water pressure and electrical was solid. We did have a breaker go out, and maintenance was there within an hour to replace it. There is a pool in the hotel that RV guests have access to, just make sure you take ID to the hotel front desk to get your key card. There's also a mini-mart in the RV Park where you can buy milk, juice, ice, bread, booze, etc.
- All sites are pull thru.
- WiFi useable. WiFi is available for an extra charge if you ask ($5 for your stay). It was generally fast and reliable. Which was good, because both Verizon and AT&T have iffy signals here.
- Security & shuttle service. Security is constantly roaming the entire facility, keeping present. Since this location is in East St. Louis, it really made us feel safe the entire time. Bonus: the security vans will give RV guests a lift to the casino, pool or Metro station - just flag them down.
- There are two sides to the park - one for big rigs with pretty spacious pull thru sites. The other for RVs under 38'. For overnights, the price delta is pretty huge - so if you can fit into a smaller site, it's worth the savings. For weekly's, they charge the same rate regardless. We were upset to find out that our friends were paying the same rate for their large site as we were for our super tiny one where we felt crammed in with our 35' bus. So if you're doing a weekly or longer, tell them you're 40' regardless - it doesn't make a difference!
- It's a parking lot with gravel 'yards'. It's very poorly laid out in our opinion. On the small RV side, the roads are so narrow, it's crazy. And the site so tiny that there's barely room to park your RV and a vehicle. There's very little shade. And whoever designed this park totally over estimated how many tiny RV spots they needed - as over half the small side of the park is for tiny trailers and truck campers, and most of it remained open even during the busy holiday.
- There's no grass at your site. Forget those pictures on their website, all of the RV sites now have a gravel yard. There is a grassy area in-between the sides with covered picnic tables and a playground, which was nice.
Tip: Coming in - study your maps and have a GPS handy and ready to go! This place is a challenge to get to! This area of town is under renovations, and there's frequent road and exit closures - requiring quick rerouting. Once you get closer, look for the square 'Casino Queen' road signs to help guide you in. But be careful, they look at lot like the 'Great River Road' signs that are often posted nearby each other. One wrong turn and you're going over a bridge into St. Louis or heading into East St. Louis. In our 2.5 weeks there, we managed to make it home only 3 times without getting lost! (And we're St. Louis natives and good navigators!)
(Rate below reflects our weekly rate)