Stay as our guests, return as our friends.

EXIT 195 on I-44 at Saint James, MO 65559  Go 5.5 miles EAST on Highway 8 to park entrance on left

WHAT We Offer . . .  Year Round Camping . . . Located just off I-44 at Exit 195 half way between Saint Louis and Springfield/Branson and an hour from Jefferson City, Pheasant Acres RV Park is easily accessible from all  directions.

  • 5 SEASONAL  Full Hookup Sites.  50/30/20 Amp Sites #1 - 5
  • 6 SEASONAL  Full Hookup Sites, 30/20 Amp Sites 6 - #11
  • 10 YEAR ROUND F ull Hookup Sites, 30/20 Amp Sites #12 -21
  • 3 SEASONAL  Elec/Water Sites, 30/20 Amp Sites #22 - 24
  • 2 Primitive tent  20 Amp Elec Sites A -  B
  • All sites  have patio, picnic table, fire pit

SEASONAL  means during the off-season from 2nd weekend of  November to  April 15*  those sites are electric and sewer ONLY

*HOWEVER  - dependent upon the weather - the water may be  turned on as early as the end of March.​

 YEAR ROUND  means the sites are full hookup all year long. Winter  campers will need to know how to camp in below freezing weather,   using heated hose (not heat tape allowed) on frost free hydrants,  how to keep underbelly tanks from freezing, procuring their own  propane.  

 TENTERS...HUNTERS during winter bow season. ..will have  access to water and electric in off-season and use of our 'comfort  station', you know the one with the moon on the door.

  • We are just a quick 2.2 mile drive to Maramec Spring Park and excellent year round trout fishing
  • A short 5.5 mile drive from the quaint Route 66 town of Saint James on I-44 at Exit 195
  • AND...the historic Trail of Tears crossed our property back in 1838...a lot of history to discover here.

WiFi.. The down and dirty of Wi-Fi connection when you are not near a city climate. It kinda sucks, un-huh. We do have it, but connection is often limited or non-existent. As an RV'er myself, I always had my own personal Wi-Fi hot spot, and traveled with my own Satellite system. If you are in need of GOOD CONNECTIONS, I might suggest the same for you. 

 FISHING . . . Yes, Trout Fishing Is Year Round :

 Maramec Spring Park is open YEAR ROUND for fishing, has a  trout hatchery, museums, historic drive, restaurant, playground  and picnic pavilions in a beautiful park setting dotted with  remnants from the old Massey Iron Works Foundry and  Furnace.

  • Catch 'n Keep Fishing  - March 1 to October 31
  • Catch 'n Release Fishing  - 2nd Friday in November to 2nd Monday in February, Daily from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Kids Fishing Day -  Saturday after Mother's Day
  • Veteran's Fishing Clinic  - June, check with us
  • Free Fishing Weekend  - Saturday before Father's Day
  • Ladies Fishing Day  - 2nd Saturday in September
  • Old Iron Works  at Maramec Spring Park - 2nd Full weekend of Oct
  • Derby Day  - Last Saturday in October


Our way of donating money to the Heritage Foundation  of the Missouri Department of Conservation  for fishing events at Maramec Spring Park.

Check out the fun, event dates.  Donate $15 for use of a loaner PINK BARBIE POLE.  Fish from beginning whistle for 1 and a half hours.  Heaviest stringer of trout wins half the pot with other half being donated to special events at Maramec Spring Park through the Missouri Heritage Foundation.  

EXTENDED SITES/RATES: Check here to see information for seasonal site rental. Make it easy on yourself to come camping up to 15 days a month.

CABIN RENTAL:   CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE Rental cabin available, furnished with all the necessities. Check here to see photos and check prices.


Check here to see availability of sites.  Holidays and Special Event Weekends at Maramec Spring Park tend to book up in advance.  

Make your plans to enjoy some of the many monthly events happening throughout the local area, from car shows to wine walks to blue grass music to parades.  The city park offers a great fishing lake, a new public swimming pool, tennis courts and picnic pavilions.

PHEASANT ACRES COOK-OUT CALENDAR : No one likes campground cookouts more than our campers.  Bring a dish to share and enjoy good company,  and finish the evening sitting by the roaring campfire spinning tall tales.

ARCHERY HUNTING: Woodson K. Woods Memorial Preserve, 5,000+ acres, is open for archery season November 1 to January 15 for turkey and deer.  Luckily our campground borders Woodson on two sides, for easy access.  We have  hunting rates  for campers.

RESTROOMS: We are happy to give our campers very clean restrooms. Click to see what we mean.

HOLIDAYS: 3 DAY Guarantee Only Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day are 3 day guarantee.  Call to make your reservation to secure your site.

Lots of Pictures Here

Click for Saint James, Missouri Forecast

Christmas Eve 2010 found Don trying his luck fly fishing.  Copyright, Sherry Swanson, 2010


 Perhaps you noticed that the  Meramec River  and  Maramec Spring  have the same name but with a slightly different spelling.  This is due to the fact that many early Ozarkers lacked a formal education and were somewhat illiterate at the time the spring was named.  The James Foundation, founded by  Lucy James Wortham,  has kept with tradition and left the name spelled Maramec.  To add to this, Meramec, which is considered to the the "correct" spelling, is a corruption of Miaramigoua, a French word reflecting the pronounced Indian name.   The river was named around 1699-1700 and its name evolved through various spellings before reaching today's accepted spelling.  Merrimack, a name in the east, was also likely hybridized into today's corrupted name. From Conor Watkins' Ozark Mountain Experience

Call for more information and reservations.  

573-265-5149 Email:  pheasantacresrv@yahoo.com

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Sherry Swanson Owner/Host/RV'er/Naturalist Outdoor Enthusiast/Photographer

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