We reserved 6 campsites for a family camping trip, and we were harassed by the park rangers and volunteers the entire time - to the extent that we couldn't enjoy our weekeend. We had a group of about 25+ people ranging in age from toddler to senior citizen (by no means are we disruptive, disrespectful to other campers, etc.) While I appreciate that the rangers patrol on a regular basis, they were constantly coming into our campsite for BS reasons. They scrutinized our every word and action. They criticized how close we put our tents together (although we had no more than the maximum 2 tents per site according to the rules). They got out of their vehicles and walked through our campsites unannounced and uninvited. The first night (a Thursday night), a "volunteer" came around at 10pm and said he received complaints and said we had to turn our radio off and we must not talk anymore if we were going to stay outside. Then he proceeded to the only other occupied campsite and made them turn their movie off. We spoke to those other campers and neither of us had complaints about the other or any noise. Later we caught that same volunteer had crept up into our campsite on foot in the dark, and he was standing behind one of our tents just listening and watching us. The old man volunteeer and the rangers bothered us so much that by the time we left on Sunday even our kids were running around yelling "Ranger Danger - Ranger Danger" because of the stalking and harrassing treatment we received all weekend!
I do not recommend this campgroung and I will never go back there again.
- Also Known As:
- Meramec State Park Campground Hotel Sullivan