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Bass' River Resort, Steelville

Categories: Beach & Pool Clubs, Outdoor Activities
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3.4/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web
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  • This is a great campground. Facilities are clean, they have a pool open in summer, a general store stocked with anything you need (anything from shirts, to booze to an air mattress), friendly staff, b...  read more »
  • Campers pay per person, not per site Electric cost is per site -- so you can put a few tents on each electric site. The primitive sites are good; many next to the Courtois Creek. Not only can you camp...  read more »
  • We stayed at Bass River Resort for 2 days in early August and we wished we would have booked for longer. This was our first time floating with our kids (ages 9 & 6) so we were not for sure what to exp...  read more »
  • Nothing spectacular, but a good place to float. Volleyball courts were nice, main office facilities were well kept and it was really nice to have the bus pick you up at the campsite. The one bad thing was the porter potties were down right disgusting (they are at most campsites because of the excessive amount of drunks using them). I think if those toilets had light for night time use it could really help eliminate the mess in and around the bowl.
  • Too expensive, too crowded, and too many employees with menial jobs. (They have a guy outside to tell you to go inside, once inside, another guy to tell you to go to the counter) there is little to no shade in the rv spots. The staff didn't seem interested in telling my dad where to park his truck, or helping him unload his Kayak (after he paid them 30 dollar just to drive it back to the parking lot) I've been here many times and am unimpressed every time. (My sister insists on going here)
  • For starters, I called Bass River Resort only a couple of days ago to add on a kayak to my brother's float trip which we were suppose to go on tomorrow (7/21/16). I was never informed that the kayak was nonrefundable. Also, before calling Bass River to add on the kayak, my brother had just informed me that he had just added an extra night of camping on for my little family as he thought we would want to spend the night after tomorrow's float trip. I called Bass River Resort last week and spoke to a lady who told me I could remove the extra night upon arrival. We arrived today, Wednesday, July 20, and while playing in the Courtois, some people on a raft asked us if Bass River Resort was near. We informed them that they were basically there. They then began to tell us that the Courtois is so low that they had been forced to carry their raft for more than half the trip. Additionally, they added that they have been on over 80 float trips and this was by far the worst since there is a lack water for floating. So as not to rely solely on what one group of floaters were telling us, we decided to ask as many people who were finishing their ride as possible. Soon we were shocked. Every person we spoke to confirmed that the water is too low to float and as a result they spent most of the time walking or carrying their raft instead of being able to float. Even a bus driver for resort confirmed for us that we were in for a horrible experience. While the other members of my party decided to stick it out and attempt floating tomorrow morning, we decided to share what information we had gathered from all those unhappy floaters with a Bass River Resort rep. When we asked a Bass River Resort representative to remove the kayak from tomorrow's reservation we were told that it is nonrefundable and no rain checks unless it was raining. We were also charged for a second night of camping when in fact I was told just a couple of days ago that since multiple people were coming from my party we would be able to remove the second night when we arrived. What was suppose to be a wonderful two days of fun has turned into an overly expensive waste of time. Needless to say this resulted in a very expensive day trip as we packed up everything on same day of arrival (today, July 20th) and I have no intentions of ever returning. I will urge anyone wanting a fun float trip with actual water to float on to go to Meramec Caverns to float. I rented a raft at Meramec Caverns for $120.00 last year and had a blast. Oh, and they don't charge $30.00 per person for campers 13 years of age and older for primitive campsites without electricity or water. Needless to say I am not a happy camper.
  • Terrible resort- My group of friends and I stayed at the resort this past weekend, and the staff was the worst to work with. 1)When reserving the camp site weeks before coming down, we asked if we could go ahead and reserve a handful of Kayaks. They said that there should be plenty available the day we check in when we arrive. There were non available when we checked in. 2)No cell phone reception- We had a friend that just wanted to come down just to float for the weekend, and we were suppose to get a hold of him to let him know what time the bus leaves to float. Since there is no cell phone service available around the area, I asked the front desk if we could call them from their main line. They responded that their were no long distance calls allowed and to try and walk another mile down the road to get cell service. 3) Since there were no kayaks available we rented tubes. My tube after sitting in it for about 10 minutes realized had a small hole in it, and was totally deflated within an hour in the trip. NEVER GOING BACK TO BASS!!!
  • We have been caming there sence the opened. Safe river for children. Love the canoe float from Blunts to campground.
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