Don Robinson State Park RV & Campground Guide
You'll enjoy catching your breath in the peaceful serenity of Don Robinson State Park. This is one of the newest state parks in Missouri thanks to the generous donation of its namesake. During his life, Robinson bought up enough acres to have a piece of property equal to the size of Central Park in New York. Then, when he died, he left the property for a state park near Cedar Hill as well as some seed money to help fix it. This was his way of sharing some serenity with his neighbors and making sure they have an escape away from the urban surroundings. Now, visitors can enjoy forests, glades, caves and box canyons a short drive from Eureka, St. Louis and House Springs.
RV Resorts & Campsites in Don Robinson State Park
This park is fun to visit when you travel in a recreational vehicle. You can go out and explore the trails and see wildlife knowing that if the day gets too hot or cold you can escape into your trailer. If you do not have an RV of your own, RVshare.com makes it convenient to find a rental. Then, you will be truly ready for an adventure.
Robertsville State Park Campground
Robertsville State Park is in Robertsville near the Meramec River. It is a beautiful place for bird watching as well as camping. Reserving your spot ahead of time will make sure you get exactly what you want. The rate for a site with electricity during the season is $21-$23 a night depending on what night you stay. You'll have access to hot and cold water as well as showers, a dump station, and firewood.
St. Louis West/Historic Route 66 KOA
The St. Louis West KOA is located near Six Flags, so it will be convenient if you plan to visit that park. You will love the beautiful trees, a little creek, and fireflies while you are sitting around the campfire. The amenities include a swimming pool and a pavilion. You will also be able to get electricity, Wi-Fi, and cable television. You can get firewood and bike rentals too.
Jellystone Park at Eureka
This Jellystone Park is located at the Six Flags Resort in Eureka. This park is like a camper’s paradise known for being extra clean. The sites are shaded and nestled between beautiful trees. On the property, you'll find a general store, laundromat, and dump station. Sites have full hookups with a pedestal BBQ grill, fire ring, and picnic table. There are also deluxe sites.
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Don Robinson State Park
Inside Don Robinson State Park
Don Robinson State Park is a beautiful, serene place to hike and explore. During your visit, can enjoy a quiet picnic or take up bird watching. It is a great place to escape the outside noise. Be sure to take your camera so that you can capture the stunning scenery along the paths.
Outside Don Robinson State Park
Don Robinson State Park is in Cedar Hill, a small town about 35 miles outside of St. Louis. This area of eastern Missouri has beautiful scenery, fantastic options for food, and great places to shop. Be sure to check out all the little-known fun spots.
Sorellis' Italian Restaurant offers St. Louis-style pizza, chicken wings, and salad. The staff offers daily specials of tasty food and always provides excellent service.
Location: 7044 State Route BB, Cedar Hill, MO 63016
Big River Pizza Company has St. Louis-style thin crust pizza as well as sandwiches, wings, salads, burgers, pasta, and more. There are lots of specials on the menu.
Location: 6710 Mall Drive, Cedar Hill, MO 63016
Company B BBQ
Company B BBQ offers the tastiest BBQ in the area. Enjoy pulled pork, chicken, turkey, or Angus beef brisket. The cooks make excellent sandwiches and rib platters.
Location: 4583 Hunter Lane, Byrnes Mill, MO 63051
Brown Jerry’s is like going to a friend’s house for dinner. The restaurant features excellent home cooking with quality barbecue and tasty sandwiches. Enjoy a plate of ribs while you listen to live music and share time with friends.
Location: 147 W St Louis St, Pacific, MO 63069
Savannah's Restaurant & Bar
Savannah’s Restaurant offers a delicious menu made mostly from scratch. There are pastas, burgers, and salads as well as shrimp cocktail and catfish bites.
Location: 6770 Mall Drive, Cedar Hill, MO 63016
Gravois Springs Plaza
Gravois Springs Plaza is a small strip mall with a variety of shops. It is not too far from Don Robinson State Park, so it is very convenient when you want to browse.
Location: 10 Gravois Station Road, House Springs, MO 63051
This is a shopping center in Eureka that contains 12 different shops including Carol’s Hallmark, Famous Footwear, Radio Shack and Walmart.
Location: 163 Eureka Towne Center Drive, Eureka, MO 63025
Hilltop Village Shopping Center
The Hilltop Village Shopping Center is conveniently located just southwest of St. Louis County. Go there to enjoy shops like Dickey Bub, Ben Franklin, and Lookafter Hair.
Location: 77 Hilltop Village Center Drive, Eureka, MO 63025
High Ridge Commons is a small mall with a dozen little shops to explore. While you are there, be sure to check out S&J Snoball Shop for a refreshing treat.
Location: High Ridge Blvd., High Ridge, MO 63049
Krazy P’s Shirt Shop
This is a fun store where you can customize your merchandise with logos or pictures. Products include sweatshirts, hats, pillows and blankets, coffee cups and much more.
Location: 4672 Gravois Road, House Springs, MO 63051
Labarque Creek Conservation Area features almost 2,000 acres of beautiful scenery and wildlife. It is part of the Henry Shaw Ozark Corridor. While here, you can observe over 40 bird species and 400 different native plant species. The area includes fascinating rock formations made from ancient St. Peters sandstone and gorgeous waterfalls during wet weather. In the creek, you can see 36 native species of fish. There are so many different environmental habitats in this area from the sandstone glades to the moist box canyons.
Location: Valley Drive South, Pacific, MO 63069
The Edg-Clif Vineyard is a true Missouri experience. You'll love the stunning scenery of the Ozark Mountains and the friendly hospitality. The location features handcrafted wines and beers with tastings and tours year-round. This is a great place to enjoy a picnic. You also receive a free wine glass on your first visit.
Location: 10035 Edg-Clif Drive, Potosi, MO 63664
Grant’s Farm, which is the ancestral home of the Busch family, covers 281 acres. The name comes from Ulysses S. Grant, who used to work part of the land. The staff offers tours of the Clydesdales Experience where you can see a behind-the-scenes look at the famous horses you see on commercials. You can also sign up for the Deer Park Safari Private Tour where you can feed the animals and see Grant’s Cabin. Enjoy getting to know more than 100 different animal species and you explore the grounds. There are rides, shows, and close encounters.
Location: 10501 Gravois Road, St. Louis, MO 63123
Since you are in eastern Missouri, you must go to St. Louis and see the Gateway Arch. It is one of the most recognized structures in the country and magnificent to see in person. You can start your visit by exploring the exhibits in the museum on the ground floor. Listen to the stories about the Arch and how St. Louis became the Gateway to the West. Then, ride the tram up to the top and enjoy the breathtaking views. You can stay up there for as long as you want.
Location: 11 North 4th Street, St. Louis, MO 63102
Another huge attraction in eastern Missouri is Six Flags St. Louis, a place where you can enjoy rides with the whole family. There are thrill rides, children's rides, and waterpark attractions. Enjoy seeing the Looney Tunes characters and shows like "Keeping Out of Mischief." The park hosts events throughout the year, so be sure to check the calendar before you go. There are also fantastic dining and shopping opportunities.
Location: 4900 Six Flags Road, Eureka, MO 63025
How to Get to
Don Robinson State Park
This park is about 38 miles south of St. Louis. The easiest way to get there is to travel south on Highway I-55 and MO-30 West. From there, turn onto Gravois Road in Meramec. Then, go from there to Byrnesville Road.
Entering Don Robinson State Park
The park is open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Entry : $0
Thanks to a generous donation from Don Robinson, a self-made businessman from St. Louis, visitors have this beautiful property near Cedar Hills. This was Don Robinson’s personal sanctuary, and when he passed on, he left the space for Missouri residents and travelers to explore. You will find this park to be a natural treat. After your visit, upload photos of the place on social media and tag RVshare or send your pictures to [email protected]