CASINO QUEEN RV PARK at EAST ST LOUIS, IL

Casino Queen RV Park

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200 South Front St
East St Louis, IL 62201

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Facility

10

Restrooms

9.5

Appeal

9

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Completeness of facilities

10 / 10 / 10
The first campground rating evaluates completeness and quality of facilities.In this category we rate interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance.

Cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms and showers

10 / 10 / 10
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Visual Appeal and Environmental Quality

10 / 10 / 10

This category addresses the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.

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Last Year's Rate:
$59
Season:
Apr 1 - Oct 31

Facility

Type (RV Park)
Dump Station
Partial Handicap Access
Emergency Phone

Policies

Pets Welcome
No Tents

Sites

Spaces Available (140)
Width (30)
Paved Sites (140)
30 Amp
50 Amp
Shaded (Some)
Big Rig Sites
Full Hookups (140)
Max Amps (50)
Pull-thrus (140)
Pull-thru Size (30 x 70)
Room for Slideouts (Yes)
Site Length (70)

Internet

WiFi at Overnite Sites
WiFi at Park
WiFi at Park Supports Mobile Devices
2 Devices supported per Overnite Site
140 Sites with WiFi

Recreational Facilities

Heated Pool
Playground
Exercise Room

Other Amenities & Services

Road Condition (Good)
Road Type (Paved)
Restroom and Showers
Laundry
ATM Machine
RV Supplies
Ice
Snack Bar
Groceries
Restaurant
Onsite RV Service
Cocktail Lounge
Restrooms

Discounts

AAA Discount
Military Discount
Good Sam Discount
Customer Reviews:
Casino Queen RV Park
Avg Rating 3.18 Casino Queen RV Park (11) Reviews
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interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance...
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cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
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the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.
Reviews: 7
Helpful Reviews: 5
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Date of Stay: June, 2015
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The photos on the website don't quite do the park justice. Instead of the carefully manicured grass between sites, the park features gravel, accentuating the aspect of just being a big parking lot. The arch is visible from the park, but is partially obscured by a large hill.

Most frustrating was the late check in; we were told to go ahead and pick an empty space (convenient), but upon check in the next morning, were told we'd need to move our RV (inconvenient).

The location also backs up to train tracks which are used regularly; including at night.

The park was clean and staff were pleasant.

We appreciated the convenience to locations we wanted to visit in St. Louis, but we would opt for a different park next time we stay in the St. Louis area, even if it were a little less convenient.
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Date of Stay: May, 2016
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When visiting downtown St. Louis, this is the place to stay. The park is divided into 2 sections: north and south, with a convenience store/office in between. The south pull-through sites for the larger RVs are close together, separated by gravel areas. The parking surfaces (level and wide) and roads are asphalt, but with no grass or trees. The north sites for smaller RV’s do have some grass and small trees. The photos on the website are probably older and do not represent the park today. There is a small playground for children and a few pavilions each with a BBQ grill located between the north and south sides. There are no picnic tables, fire-rings or grills at each site, so it is not what you might think of as a typical “campground”.
This RV park absolutely cannot be beat for visiting St. Louis. The office staff is very helpful and accommodating. The RV park store is a typical convenience store. The laundry is expensive ($3.00 for a wash and dry), and the showers appear small, but clean. The doors are secured by a card-operated lock. You are issued a card upon check-in. We did not use these facilities, but they appeared to be adequate. I understand that RV park guests are allowed to use the pool and exercise room at the Casino Queen Hotel nearby, but we did not use these either.
We stayed here to see a few Cardinals games and do site-seeing in the city. There could not possibly be a better location. Security would pick us up and take us to the nearby MetroLink train at the edge of the casino property. When we returned, a call would bring them within minutes and they would take us back to the doorstep of our RV (this is a free service). Security also patrolled the park throughout the night. A $27 MetroLink pass let us use the metro as often as we wanted for a week. There are trains nearby, running day and night, and they are noisy, but we were so tired from all the fun we had, we had no trouble sleeping.
The utilities on the south RV sites were at the very rear of the site. I did find this a bit unusual, but no problem for electric, water and cable. However, it did require about 25 feet of sewer hose for our motorcoach. All utilities worked well. The park was surrounded by a 20’ + grass strip and fence, which worked well as a dog walk.
There was a shopping center about 15 minutes away in Collinsville, IL, a short, safe drive. While East St. Louis is known to be very dangerous, we NEVER felt threatened at all. For the utilities, amenities available, and location, I believe this is a fair value. We received a Good Sam discount and an even larger discount for staying for 7 days. We will certainly stay at the Casino Queen RV park on our next visit to St. Louis.
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Date of Stay: June, 2016
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Campground for larger class As is a glorified parking lot. Hookups set to far back in the parking space so you have to unhook your tow vehicle or have an extension cord, additional water hose and additional sewer hose. Sites,although paved, are not level. Had to use a block to level up properly. The good sites with lawn are not long enough for anything greater than about 32 feet. The cost $49 with GS discount is way out of range for what is offered. Only real positive is the train into St Louis for site seeing.
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Date of Stay: September, 2016
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We stayed 3 nights to see some attractions in the area due to the park’s proximity to downtown St Louis.

The park is an interesting drive from I-70/55/64 (Exit 2B: 3RD ST) through a commercial district along a paved roads that had seen better days. The casino grounds were undergoing some construction so it was a rough ride. Plus there were significant dips near the office which could cause damage from impacting the pavement. There were a lot of scrape marks in the pavement on both the entrance and exit sides.

There was a main train track along one side of the park. Freight trains were very active along the route causing noticeable noise in the early morning hours.

All of the sites are pull throughs. The interior roads and sites are paved. There were two different areas of the park. One that was older with smaller sites and a tree canopy. The other was newer, more open, with larger parking pads and no trees. We stayed in the newer section so the information about the sites is about the newer section. The park was built on a slope. There appeared to be no effort to tier any of the sites so only a handful are anywhere near level. The remainder have a bi-directional pitch that in some cases is extreme causing some motor homes to have their axles suspended in the air. The P/T sites were long enough but the location of the utility connections at the rear of the site caused us to park the towed vehicle in the front in order to reach the connections. They have full hook ups – water, electricity (50/30 AMP), & sewer. The sewer connection was at the ground so it was easy to establish a downhill flow. Sites had sufficient room for opening slides. Distance and gravel areas establish privacy between the sites. No outside table or fire pits.

In the newer section, there were no obstructions to the sky so satellite reception was good. Cable channel lineup showed 15 channels. The park provided WiFi was poor. It was password protected. Our Verizon WiFi hotspot worked well. Didn’t try the NET10 phone so don’t know about cell phone reception.

There was no designated fenced pet area but there was a narrow grassy border along the edge of the park and along the park’s roads to exercise a dog. There were no bag dispensers or collection stations for waste anywhere in the park but there were some dumpsters scattered around the park.

For being in a hazardous/severe weather area, didn’t see an underground storm shelter or any structure identified as a severe weather shelter.

We would probably stay here again if visiting the area but only if one of the level sites was available.

TIP: For being a casino park, this one was disappointing. In the newer section, the sites at the ends of each row (501 – 506, 521, 522, 601, 602, 604, 618 & 619) are generally the levelist. It’s an easy ride on the mass transit train into downtown St Louis. The station is near the casino. The hardest part is getting from the park to the station (casino security provides rides) and from the street level to the track level. There was an elevator but when it is being serviced, the climb is about 3 stories.
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Date of Stay: July, 2016
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The location was good for what we wanted, it was hard to find. Tried to eat at the Casino one night, the only thing open was the bar and they had little to choose from.
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Date of Stay: June, 2016
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I don't know why this RV park is rated so highly on Good Sams. The ONLY thing good about it is the proximity to St. Louis and a nice view of the Arch. It is literally a blacktop parking lot with gravel between the "sites." Although the website shows grass and trees, there are NO trees on the south side (where big rigs are parked) and the grass has been replaced by gravel. The only grass is around the perimeter. There are a few picnic tables on a small common area. I would never have booked here had I known what it really looked like. Also, the price was over $50/night! For blacktop! with no trees or grass! Never again.
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Date of Stay: June, 2017
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There is no way that this is a ten rated park in any way. Good Sam needs to verify their ratings. On our recent stay, June 2017, we would rate this park below par in every respect. It is located in a very bad part of East St Louis requiring continuous security roaming the park. The large sites for larger RV's had no trees and the sites were far from level requiring a lot of work to level the RV. The sites with trees are extremely small limiting them to 30 foot RV's max. The bathrooms are small and in need of upkeep and were not cleaned the two stays of our stay. No soap or paper towels are provided. There is no one on site before 9:00 am and after 4:00 pm, for security reasons which was stated by the employee that checked us in. However, the Gateway Arch is visible from the park. We will never stay at this park again.

On a separate note, we have found that Good Sam ratings are very inaccurate. I recommend Good Sam begin verifying their ratings. This isn't the first park we have visited that was very overrated. It's a shame that we pay membership fees for very inaccurate information. The discounts are nice but not worth it the park is bad.
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Date of Stay: July, 2017
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Great location for Cardinal games! Super friendly helpful staff. Nice sites. Unfortunately no cable and restrooms/showers a bit rough ... low/no supplies and not very clean. Overall enjoyed!
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Date of Stay: June, 2017
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It's a little difficult to find due to the traffic patterns in the area but it is not far off the highway. Security met us at the entrance to the RV area and were very helpful in explaining the after hours check in. This park has been renovated extensively - looks new. There are 2 sections to accommodate smaller RV's and longer class A. The area for the 30 ft or less has small trees. The park is clean and security is clearly visible on the grounds. This is not a "destination" park (state/national parks) or a vacation spot unless you want to visit the casino often. Its a great spot to stop for a night while traveling.

The mini mart has limited hours and it is centrally located with the laundry facility and showers. Guests are given a keycard to access the showers. They are clean. There is a small children's park. The grounds are well maintained.

You can call the security shuttle to take you anywhere on the premises. We will stop here on our travels again.
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Date of Stay: August, 2017
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Very nice park a short distance from the casino but with a shuttle so you can use the pool, restaurants, etc They have a small store with basics at the park and a nice on site attendant. Security comes through on frequent intervals. They but s in the side (left) with smaller sites and we really would have preferred a bigger site so we could have left our jeep connected - but we may not have stated that when we called and checked in. So - make that clear if you call. The only other negative - and this may be a temporary thing - is that we couldn't find any dumpsters or garbage cans. There was a wooden fenced concrete slab and someone had left a bag of garbage there, so that appeared to be the process, but it wasn't clear. In their defense, I didn't ask. Nice views of the St Louis arch from the park which is a bonus. We would certainly stay here again.
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Date of Stay: October, 2016
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Very convenient and close to St Louis downtown and other attractions in the area. The park is not what many would expect a RV park to be, but as said it is very convenient to everything in the city. The Casino dining was OK, but only ond restaurant open in the evening somewhat disappointing. Laundry very expensive make sure you have a lot of coins. We will however stay here again should we journey that way.
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W-bnd: From Jct of I-55/70 & Exit 2A (3rd St), S 0.3 mi on 3rd St to River Park Dr, W 0.4 mi (L); or E-bnd: From Jct of I-55/64/70 (at bridge, on MO side), E 1.5 mi on I-55/64/70 over bridge to 4th St (bus exit), NE 0.4 mi on exit rd to River Park Dr, W 0.5 mi (L)