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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GOOD SAM RATING (?)
Facility

10

Restrooms

9

Appeal

9

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The three-number rating that accompanies each campground listing in the directory gives readers an at-a-glance assessment of a campground's amenities, cleanliness and environment.

How to read the Good Sam Rating 10/10 /10.
All three ratings categories are measured on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best.Less than 1 percent of parks or campgrounds receive the coveted 10 / 10 / 10 rating, which indicates superior facilities that are well maintained, clean, well-appointed restrooms and a highly appealing appearance.Campgrounds are inspected annually by dedicated RVers like you.

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
The second rating category concerns the cleanliness and physical characteristics of toilets, walls, showers, sinks/counters/mirrors and floor. If a park achieves a full point in each of the above, it receives a star (), indicating exceptionally clean restrooms.

Also rated are 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.

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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Debit, Discover, Visa, Master Card, American Express
Last Year's Rate:
$55
Season:
Apr 1 - Oct 31

Facility

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

Policies

Folding Tent Campers Allowed
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)
Trash Pickup at Site

Internet

WiFi at Overnite Sites
WiFi at Park
WiFi at Park Supports Mobile Devices
WiFi at Park Supports Streaming
4 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
RV Supplies
Ice
Snack Bar
Groceries
Restaurant
Cocktail Lounge
Restrooms

Discounts

AAA Discount
Military Discount
Good Sam Discount
Customer Reviews:
Casino Queen RV Park
Avg Rating 3 Casino Queen RV Park (6) 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: 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: 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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Directions

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)