Meramec Caverns Motel

The Meramec Caverns Motel, located in LaJolla Natural Park, offers guests quiet and comfortable lodging. Each room comes with double beds, shower, bathroom, and television. Motel is open from April 1 through October 31. Children stay free. Reservations are required.

For reservations, call 573-468-4215.

Sunday through Thursday$69.00
Friday and Saturday$74.00
Pet charge (<30lbs)$10.00

Rates are nightly, for one or two people. $6.00 per extra adult (not included in price). Pets are restricted to one per room, with a carrier.


Meramec Caverns' LaJolla Natural Park/Campground holds a cache of scenic beauty and conveniences for visitors. Numerous trees shade the picnic area and river front campgrounds where trailer hookups, barbecue pits, sheltered pavilions, and a playground area are located. Showers, restrooms, and a concession stand are conveniently accessible to all. Open April 1 though October 1.

Primitive site (no hookups, per tent)$20.00
With electric hookups (per tent or RV)$32.00

Site prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children. Additional adults and children on one site are charged $2, and $1, respectively.  Special group rates are available, including Scout groups. Reservations are accepted for electric hookup sites.


How much does it cost to camp?

Primitive sites (no hookups) are $20.00 per tent. Sites with electric hookups are $32.00 per tent or RV. Site prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children. Additional adults and children on one site are charged $2, and $1, respectively. Check out our Lodging & Camping Options!

When are the campgrounds open?

The campgrounds are open from April 1 through October 31 for 2021.

Can I reserve a campsite? What about on holidays?

Reservations are available for the 50 electric hookup sites.

Do you have sites with electricity?

There are 40 sites available with electric hookup.

Do you have sites with full hookup?

No, full service sites are not available. There are 60 sites available with electric and water hookup.

Is there a dump station available?

Yes, a dump station is available and located at the campground entrance.

Are group rates available for camping?

Yes, if you have 10 or more tents per site, $1 off will be issued per tent. Special Scout rates are available for current scouting groups camping together: $19 base fee plus $1 per scout and $2 per adult.

Do you have a map of the campground?
Do you have cabins?

No, we do not have cabins.

Are dogs allowed?

Yes, dogs are allowed if kept on a leash and quiet at night.