The campsites are so narrow you are sitting on top of each other. This is tough when the 10 men camped next to you play loud music and Karaoke until 2:00 AM and vomit loudly between 4:00 and 6:00 AM. The 11:00PM to 6:00AM quiet hours are not enforced. The office closes at 10:00 PM; calls after that time go nowhere. The second night we were wiser and called before 10:00 PM. The call still went to the answering machine so we left a message asking them to please police the offender's campsite at 11:00 PM. No one bothered to to so. Apparently our only recourse was to call the Crawford County Sheriff. The river is beautiful; it is a fine place to stay if you DO NOT bring your children and you like your neighbor's choice of music and profanity. It is also a plus if you don't require sleep. P.S. my neighbors were not the only party animals; there is no way to get away from the noise. The restroom/shower facilities are sorely lacking considering the number of people this campground owner thinks this operation can support. (Those circled numbers on the map indicate the number of people allowed on the campsite.) My advice is - stick to the state parks.
- Also Known As:
- Bird`s Nest Lodge And River Hotel Steelville