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Riversedge Campground
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Riversedge Campground
Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great fun”
Reviewed 28 May 2013

We stayed at the Riversedge Campground on Memorial Weekend 2013 and had the time of our lives. Great accommodations with water and electricity on the site, clean nearby potty/shower house, and great staff. We had kids with us, so safety is always a concern, but never was worried. They had a really good band playing and everybody had fun. Thanks. The float was awesome for the whole family, too. The kids got a large raft and the adults got canoes and kayaks. They took us up river and dropped us off and all we had to do is kick back and relax. Our float ended right back at the campsite....no portage or bus ride back. Thanks.

Room Tip: If you travel with horses. They have campsites with horse stalls. And 30+ miles of great trails.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

Great staff, Very Friendly, Good times!! Great float because you take out at the campground.. no hot sweaty bus ride after the float. A very nice place to take your family for the week or the week end. They have a nice little store there if you forget anything and a great play ground for the kids!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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saint louis
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 June 2012

The campground was beautiful and loved having clean bathrooms. However, we felt as though we had to whisper when it got dark. An older gentleman came around telling everyone to be quiet. We were not that loud at all, but we felt like we could not play music or talk over a whisper. Also, the river was so low when we wanted to float, that we had to walk 3/4 of it. We were on the river for 7 hours because of that. And they didn't mention it to anyone that it was going to be like that. Being in our 20's and 30's, we want to be able to stay up late around the campfire, playing guitar and drinking. So, we won't be going back there. It's probably best suited for kids and families.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Carbondale, IL
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2012

I have been bringing my horses to Riversedge for the past 15 years. I have seen the ownership change hands 2 different times and I was impressed enough with the improvements under the new ownership to get online and share my thoughts. What I did not expect were so many of the complaints that I have seen on this website. Let me just say this though, this campground has improved drastically over the past 2 years. It is a beautiful property to begin with, with lots of shade for the hot Missouri summers (not sure why someone complained on here about too much shade when the river and beach are right next to you), and ample trails for riding. In fact, trails that had been closed for years by down trees are now open again which has nearly doubled the amount of available trail on the property and if you get tired of riding the property you can cross the river and have all the trail you can handle for riding. In addition the campground has become much more family friendly. Whereas the previous owner would sit at a campsite designated "Party Cove" by a giant banner with his buddies, who I guess stayed there year round, and holler at young women, the current owner has added playground equipment, made the campground much cleaner, made quiet hours quieter, and done away with "Party Cove". In summation, this is a beautiful place that I look forward to returning to every year and some of the comments on here seem to be nothing but very angry people anonymously writing slander from some dark room somewhere, as angry people seem to do nowadays. It's a wonderful place and I reccomend it to anyone looking to camp on the Black River.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Holden, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2011

We spent a weak at the horse campground. We found the trails mostly to be logging roads the views were mainly off logged and storm damaged timber. The best ride we had was a gravel road along the river. The campground was not set up for bigger riggs pourly managed we tried to get a refund of our prepaid days and could not so we could go somewhere else. Some of our group did anyway without a refund. Faucets leaking threwout camp, We counted four skunks told the camp manager about it they said dont bother them they wont bother you. Children around the play area should not have to deal with skunks. We camp a lot of places the worst i have ever had to deal with. Wood was high 50 cents a peice. Quoted hundreds miles of trails on website maps at campgroung only showed 50 miles. Stalls were barely adequate. I think poor conditions are why they do not have a comment area on their website.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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st john
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2011

The staff and owners are amazing and helpful, very clean campsite. Family friendly environment., will most definitely be back in 2012 to float and camp.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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3 Thank jamiev680
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2011

A few days ago my best friend called me to read the reviews on trip advisor of our favorite campground. I found the reviews from the weekend we were there and was shocked to see them on this website. As it happens we were both there and viewed these events. Basically everything they said management did is really what they did. They were there with a large group--some were fine but the majority were extremely intoxicated and very angry. At this campground it is recommended that we return from our floats by a certain time. Part of their party came in very late. A few people from our party were at our campsite and saw them when they finally arrived. They were very intoxicated and very angry. I had stopped at the campground store to buy some ice and heard these people threatening the management. In my opinion, the management was only trying to do their job and keep things under control. I do know later that the police had to be called because 'someone' vandalized the shower house--lets think who this could be. We have stayed here many times and have never witnessed anything like this. This campground is our favorite to come to and we will continue to come for many years.

Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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3 Thank chicnotshabby
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goriversedge, Owner at Riversedge Campground, responded to this review, 11 August 2011
Thanks for your support and the honest and impartial review. To tell the truth, we were shocked that TripAdvisor would actually publish the reviews in question. As new owners, this was the first and only event that we have experienced where it was necessary to get the sheriff’s department involved. We have since written to TripAdvisor asking them to contact the local sheriff’s department so they can hear the true facts of the evening – facts supported by what you describe in your unbiased review.

Family-friendly is really important to us -- and we work hard to maintain an environment that will provide our customers with a safe and enjoyable holiday experience. Thanks again for coming to Riversedge Campground, and we hope you come back again (and again) soon.
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Property: Riversedge Campground
Address: Peola Road, PO Box 76, Lesterville, MO 63654
Region: United States > Missouri > Lesterville
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Ranked #2 of 5 Speciality Lodging in Lesterville
Number of rooms: 117

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