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Pheasant Acres RV Park LLC

Pheasant Acres RV Park LLC is located in St James, Missouri, near Route 66. According to the owner, Sherry, many people that visit the property are "traveling from one location to another and need a place to stay for a night or two while on their trips." Others, however, find the location of the RV park to be convenient for them because of its proximity to many outdoor activities, including fishing, swimming, and hiking. Pheasant Acres RV Park has 24 RV sites and a one-bedroom cabin. Each site has full hookups, a patio, a fire pit, and a picnic table. Sherry, the owner of the campground, wants her RV park to be simple for those visiting and hopes that people will feel comfortable for the duration of their stay.


Pheasant Acres RV Park is a relatively small campground located in the woods in close proximity to conservation land in the Ozarks. The park offers 24 full hookup RV sites, including three that are more secluded in the woods and a one-bedroom cabin that is fully furnished and equipped with amenities such as Wi-Fi, TV, and a screened porch. The sites are equipped with electricity, water, and sewer, and each includes a patio, picnic table, and firepit. The campground also has a pavilion and a covered porch attached to the office that guests can use.

There is a restroom and shower facility available, but it is only accessible to those without their own bathroom facilities. The park prides itself on being self-sufficient and encourages guests to use their own equipment for camping. There is no store on-site, but wood and ice can be purchased at the park. The most popular sites are those that are closer to the woods and provide a more secluded experience. Sherry Swanson, the owner of Pheasant Acres RV Park, says that sites 22, 23, and 24 are the most popular among those who stay at the property, as they are "almost in the woods."

In addition to the RV sites and cabin, Pheasant Acres RV Park offers several amenities that guests can use. The park has a large open area where kids can play and adults can socialize. Visitors can use the on-site pavilion for outdoor cooking and eating, and the covered porch by the office can be used view the surroundings. The park is situated on three and a half acres of land, which includes plenty of green space and trees for guests to enjoy.

Near the park are a few locations that people can use for trout fishing, hunting, and visiting wineries in the area. Visitors can also explore the nearby conservation land, which has numerous paths and roads for hiking. Other nearby attractions include waterfalls, land features, and wild horse herds, which are all relatively short drives away. However, if they would prefer to stay at the RV park, guests can sit outside and use the provided campfires, which are, according to Sherry, a big part of the camping experience at Pheasant Acres RV Park.


The owner of Pheasant Acres RV Park, Sherry, has set strict policies against drugs, and she strives to help her guests feel safe and secure throughout their stay. Those staying at the property are required to follow quiet hours, but they can enjoy a variety of activities in the area, such as fishing, tours to explore the area's wildlife, and even bunny feeding for the children. The owner offers a unique opportunity for children to attend her "kitty camper college," where they can learn about the local flora and fauna. Guests can also participate in ice cream socials and cookouts, and during Halloween, the children receive a bag of candy to go trick-or-treating.

According to the Sherry, her background as an educator "has influenced the way I manage my park." She mentions that she tries to engage with her patrons and create a "laid-back" and "comfortable" atmosphere. Occupants in the past have left reviews that suggest an appreciation for the relationships they have with the owner. One past visitor wrote in a review, “We stayed one night and enjoyed the peaceful settings. The owner is super nice and spends a lot of time getting to know her guests.” Another patron wrote, “Sherry greeted us when we pulled in and showed us where to park. The area of St. James has much to offer even during this time of the year when places are closed. Sherry told us of a winery, and we had a blast.” The owner is also dog-friendly, welcoming dogs to her park, though she asks that visitors leave them on a leash, and providing cleanup stations for guests' convenience.

Sherry says that Pheasant Acres RV Park is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy camping and exploring nature. One of the park's unique features is its proximity to the Meramec River, which offers visitors the opportunity to swim in the natural waterway. The park also offers relatively quick access to nearby trails.

The RV park is open year-round, with the main season running from April 1 to October 31. However, ten sites with electric, water, and sewer hookups are available for visitors who wish to stay during the off-season. The park caters to a diverse clientele and does not have a specific demographic. Those staying at the property range from families to short-term workers. Sherry mentions that visitors to Pheasant Acres RV Park can try many dining options. Some of her personal recommendations include Rich's Famous Burgers, Civils, and Johnny's Bar. Additionally, the park is located near several wineries that people have visited in the past.


Pheasant Acres RV Park has been in operation for over 50 years, with the current owner, Sherry Swanson, having owned it for 13 years. The previous owners were Chuck and Diana, who owned the park for 21 years before passing it on. Sherry is a retired educator and enjoys being able to meet people from all over the world who come to stay at the park, particularly those who are traveling along Route 66.

Sherry has made several changes to the park during her ownership, including adding full hookups to all sites and staying open during the winter. She has also put in a new pavilion and roof for the Star House. The name Pheasant Acres comes from the fact that the first owners of the park raised pheasants, chukars, and quail to sell for food. Although there are no physical pheasants on the property, the name has been kept due to its longevity and recognition among returning customers.

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20279 Missouri 8
St James, Missouri 65559
United States




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