Many of our Guests & first time Visitors are interested in Arapaho's history! From it first originating over 42 years ago as an idea to "Build a campground!!" on an unique acreage on the beautiful Meramec River surrounded by a State Park...it has also evolved, overcoming two historic 500 year floods, been sold & taken back over by the original owner....it continues to grow & improve each year! What has not changed is loving what we do by providing an unique location & striving to exceed your expectations! We hope you will take a look at Arapaho, and then please let us know what we can do to personally make your get-a-way extraordinary!! We hope to meet you soon, whether camping or taking a float...or both!! We are looking forward to seeing you visit Arapaho Campground!!
OUR SUMMER 2020 HOURS OF OPERATION.....
Starting May 18, 2020.....our Campground Office is open from 9am to 6pm, but you can also reach us after hours up until 11pm to take your reservations & also as early as 8:00am! At this time, we do reservations by phone only in order to answer all questions & provide you with personal service with a real person!
Just give us a call at (573) 468-3218 or (573) 468-8300!
Looking forward to seeing you, your family & friends this SUMMER AT ARAPAHO FAMILY CAMPGROUND!!
Arapaho has over 15 scenic and beautiful wooded acres with over 60 campsites from 14 Riverfront Pavilions with electric to Basic Camp Sites. Picnic Table(s) and fire grills are included for that must have campfire for grilling dinner, roasting marshmallows to sitting around watching the flames flicker far into the night as you swap stories with your friends and family! Whether you're sleeping under the stars, inside a tent or camper...listening to night sounds of Katy-dids & Crickets and (maybe a few frogs!!)....you will be sure to wake rested & relaxed for a fun day on the river!!
1) Many wonder what condition the river is in?
The Meramec River as in all rivers, is constantly changing affected by weather. The best thing to do is simply call us to ask & we will give you up to the minute conditions & best recommendations!
2) What is your cancellation policy?
Everyone has unforeseen things happen. So if you find you cannot keep your reservation, simply notify us within a 7 day minimum & we will reschedule your time at a later date convenient for you within the same season.
3) What is your rain policy?
We will issue a "rain check" to a more desirable time for you up to the end of this years season.
4) Do you allow pets?
YES!! We are pet friendly & feel pets are Family!! We do have a $10 charge per Dog!! We do have a few restrictions because of our insurance liability, we do not allow certain breeds...which includes Pit Bulls & Akitas. Please call to find out addt'l details of our Pet Policy! We really appreciate each of our Guests & it is our wish that you have the best of times along with your pet at Arapaho!! 🐕🐕🐕
Take a Float Trip down the beautiful Meramec River in one of our 4,6,8, or 10 man Rafts, Canoes, Kayak or Tube rentals for either of our 9 or 4 mile floats!! Enjoy the scenic views, swim for awhile & then stop at a gravel bar for a picnic lunch, or maybe drop a line & fish for awhile! Be sure & stop to explore nearby Green's Cave and other spots along the river!! Don't forget your camera as to not miss the abundance of wildlife, beautiful gravel bars, the sheer beauty of the scenery & definitely fun shots of your family & friends to look back on & reminisce!!
Arapaho offers an unique camping experience! We are family owned & personally on hand to ensure your stay is enjoyable! We have an unique site as we are the only privately owned Campground surrounded by a State Park! Come & take a look or visit our Facebook page! We have many who came here as kids & now bringing their own kiddos! To us, that is our biggest compliment!!
Arapaho is just 55 minutes from St Louis....take I-44 West to the first Sullivan, MO Exit 226. Make a left on 185 South for 1.5 miles. Look for our Billboard on the right, then immediately take the next left on Spur 185. Go 5 miles, you'll be at Miramigoua Village. Drive straight through & make no turns till the blacktop ends. In approx 300 yards, you will see the canoe above our Gate! You are here!
We have both Riverfront Pavilions with electric for 2-30 occupants and our Basic Camp sites within 20 to 150 ft of the Meramec River!
RV sites are located about 200 yards from the river! Our rate for a RV spot is $35 plus $5 electric charge per day for 2 guests. Any addt'l guests are $8 per night.
Arapaho loves hosting Group events!! Whether its Work Retreats, Family Reunions, Church Groups or just a large gathering of your best Buds and Friends....we would love to have your Group at Arapaho! Call us for special Group rates! We also offer BBQ dinners w/ all the trimmings & other special ammenities with advance notice & your prepaid reservation! Call us & lets discuss how we can make your Group Event unique & memorable!! (573) 468-3218 or (573) 468-8300!!
We have Rafts, Canoes, Kayaks and Tubes for Daily Rental for our 4 and 9 mile floats on the Meramec River!!
4 Man Raft - $100
6 Man Raft - $150
8 Man Raft - $200
10 Man Raft - $250
Shuttle Service is available if pre- scheduled & by reservation only.
Minimum trip is $35 up to $60.
Please call 573-468-3218 for more information. Scheduling is based on availability & may not be available during peak float times.
We have Aluminium Canoes!
Our Kayaks are all one seat at this time...let us know your thoughts on double seated!!
Tubes are fun to have along with your Raft float!!
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We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.
351 Arapaho Drive, Sullivan, Missouri 63080, United States
09:00 am – 06:00 pm
Please call to alert us if you are arriving after 10pm for Camping so we can ensure you are taken care of!!