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601 One St
636-433-2204 / 636-433-5554

Community Club Park is located on the Katy Trail, in Marthasville MO

Camp on the grounds or in the field across the street. Showers in the restrooms in the central building.
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Community Club Park in Marthasville
Chris Kennedy from Iowa on 03/02/2024 08:57 PM:
We rode the Katy Trail in August 2023 and camped at the Community Club Park. Restarurants very close by and a gas station. Had an amazing breakfast at The Rowdy Rooster. The camping was so easy. We just called when we arrived and they came and opened up the bathrooms/showers for us for the night. Would definetly camp here again.

Community Club Park in Marthasville
Chris from Upstate NY on 09/04/2023 01:11 PM:
Great place but be aware that Cori's (the bar and grill about 50 yards away from the main building) plays live and/or loud music on the weekends during the summer months till the wee hours. Even with earplugs it's really loud.

Community Club Park in Marthasville
Geared Up from Portland on 07/23/2023 03:34 PM:
Big pavilion with electricity to camp under. Restroom/shower open 24/7. No lights though. Close to Cori's for food and only a half mile from the dollar general.

Community Club Park in Marthasville
JT from TERRE HAUTE on 08/06/2021 10:37 PM:
Forgot to mention, plenty of outlets to charge electronics.

Community Club Park in Marthasville
JT from TERRE HAUTE on 08/06/2021 10:35 PM:
Camped here 7/15/21. No problem locating the park from the trailhead (look south down the hill for the ball diamonds). Called Don and he said to set up and he'd be by in about 20 minutes to collect the fee and turn on the lights in the shower/restroom. Several covered areas that looked very appealing in light of the forecast of rain all night, and when Don showed up he directed us to set up our tents in the walkway of the concession stand in case it rained during the night (and it did). Showered and walked to Cori's and had a great meal and a couple of cold beverages. In the morning walked to the gas station across the highway from Cori's and got a couple of good breakfast sandwiches and took them back to the ball field to eat and wait for the rain to stop. Nice stop.

Community Club Park in Marthasville
Dale from Farmington Utah on 06/19/2021 08:48 AM:
Don was super helpful, nice little private park next to the city park were some other cyclists stay. This gets to bathroom, electricity, and a shower for cheap.

Community Club Park in Marthasville
Geo from Madison WI on 01/07/2021 10:24 AM:
Stayed here 10/11/20. The manager came around, collected our money and assigned us a spot. Big pavilion with lots of tables. Good facilities and capacity for large groups. Outlets to charge your phone. Good market north of town. I hope it survives.

Jay from Madison, WI on 03/07/2021 09:23 AM:
Geo....saw your comment and wanted to reach out. A few friends of mine were going to do the trail a couple of years ago, then the floods came. We were going to do it last year, then the pandemic hit. We are thinking about doing it this year, around September. Is all the damage from the floods repaired? My wife and I have ICE eTrikes, which I assume will not be a problem on this trail. Our friends have hybrid touring bikes.

Mark from Lee's Summit on 03/07/2021 11:30 AM:
The Katy Trail is in great shape, but there is still a bridge out between Boonville and Rocheport. If the weather is dry that week, then you can take short gravel levee road to a low water creek crossing and in a few minutes be around the bridge closure. If the weather has been wet and you try this detour, then you might spend several hours getting sticky mud clumps out of the gears on your bike/trike. The recommended detour is a long, hilly detour on a busy two lane highway with no shoulders so that is not really a good option unless you are a serious touring rider. If you start in Rocheport and just go east, then you will be in good shape because the only major detour on that section is a short detour around a rock slide.

I had a great time three years ago touring all of the excellent trails around Madison and Milwaukee, including the three tunnels of the Elroy/Sparta. The crushed, fine limestone rock of the Katy Trail is good for bikes and trikes and the width is really good so that is not a problem for trikes and bikes passing each other in opposite directions.

Community Club Park in Marthasville
Dean from Jonesboro, AR on 06/15/2020 03:26 PM:
Stayed here June 11th for one night. If you have difficulty reaching anyone at the number given, try (636)221-4062.

Community Club Park in Marthasville
Sarah from Jacksonville, FL on 05/29/2018 05:07 PM:
My closest friend and I biked the entire length of the Katy Trail from East to West. We stayed at Marthasville Community Club Park ("the ballfields") on 5/27/2018. There is a large covered pavilion with access to electricity to pitch your tent under. The night we stayed, there were little league games going until 10 PM, but they got rained out around 9:15 PM. Lots of kids playing during the games rather unsupervised but no troublemakers, just rambunctious. We were grateful for the shelter as there was a severe storm that came through that night and dumped 1.3 inches of rain. Hot showers (2 stalls) are in the restrooms. Restrooms are bare bones (no mirror) but adequate. A good choice for inexpensive camping. Occasional train horn at night but otherwise quiet. Since the little league games were going on starting at 6:00, the well-stocked concession stand was open and made for a convenient dinner.

Logistics: call Don at (636) 221-4062 and ask about camping at the ballfields. He'll tell you how much (currently $5/person) and how to pay. With the games, we just paid the ladies at the concession stand. As a backup, you can try to contact the Community Center directly at (636) 433-2204.

Sarah from Jacksonville, FL on 05/29/2018 05:57 PM:
Correction on the date: it was 5/20/2018

k b on 06/24/2018 10:15 AM:
thanks for the information. looking too camp there later this year

Community Club Park in Marthasville
John (Jack) Edwards from Spring Hill, Tennessee on 11/08/2017 07:12 AM:
We are hammock campers. Will we find trees where we can put up our hammocks at the Community Club Park in Marthasville?

BikerBoy from Maryville, IL on 11/08/2017 01:52 PM:
The Community Club Park is a sports complex. Not really any trees to use there. However, 2 blocks North is the City Park, which has trees and a pavilion. Camping is allowed there, but I don't know about hammock camping. It's best to call the city and ask them.

ArkyKenny on 11/08/2017 09:15 PM:
The sports complex has a large covered pavilion. I'd pick it because of the presence of water, bathrooms, and electricity during warm months. You could easily hang a hammock from the posts of the pavilion, or just sleep on a mat or on a table under the pavilion--as I have done several times.

Community Club Park in Marthasville
ArkyKenny on 11/08/2017 09:12 PM:
The sports complex has a large covered pavilion (and electricity, water, bathroom during warmer months). You could easily hang your hammock on the posts of the pavilion. You could also just sleep under the pavilion on a mat, or on a table (as I have done several times).

Community Club Park in Marthasville
Ken Owens from Glen Carbon IL on 09/19/2016 07:53 AM:
Rolled in on a Sunday. Called Don and he came right out to turn on lights and hot water. Pitched tent outside of ball fields. $5 a night. Restaurant/bar and convenient store are all walking distance. Can't beat the hospitality of a small community!

Community Club Park in Marthasville
Anonymous on 07/09/2016 02:01 PM:
Are there outlets available to charge cell phones?

Joe from Wildwood on 07/09/2016 03:38 PM:
Yes they are located under the pavilion on the support post.

Community Club Park in Marthasville
MP from Pittsburgh on 05/20/2016 07:41 AM:
Call Don (636-221-4062) for Community Club Park information - Fee is $5.00/person. Per phone with Don have showers, pavilion with power. No reservation required, call Don on arrival.

Lisa at City Hall also says field across from ballfields free for camping. Water & restrooms at trailhead

Community Club Park in Marthasville
Ion Joseph Vladutu from Lancaster on 06/25/2015 08:41 AM:
My girlfriend and I had hoped to stay here last Sunday night but couldn't get a hold of anyone at the time of arrival and weren't willing to risk an illegal campong citation so had to move on. Advice to any wanting to camp here is get approval ahead of time or prepare to stealth camp because the city's regulations are very clear to prohibit camping on city property without permit or permission.

Anonymous on 06/25/2015 08:51 AM:
Why would one who wouldn't want to risk an illegal citation in town suggest to others to stealth camp illegally? Your logic is flawed Ion Joe. Unless you own all the land along the Katy, you should not suggest that others trespass by stealth camping on land owned by others.

Brigteq from Tulsa on 06/25/2015 12:56 PM:
Ion did not suggest some one stealth camp there. Read it again. Thanks for the heads up Ion.

Anonymous on 06/25/2015 01:27 PM:
Read it again and, "Advice to any wanting to camp here is get approval ahead of time or prepare to stealth camp....." Read it again. Stealth camping is exactly what was suggested.

Anonoh on 06/25/2015 07:59 PM:
Lets all read it together out loud to each other.

Gary from Near Tebbetts on 06/26/2015 08:50 AM:
I hear they make a special tent with a cloaking device just for that purpose :-)

RGR from West Plains,MO on 06/30/2015 02:44 PM:
Sure it's cloaking, but it's also heavy and the extension cord is a dead giveaway.

Chief Eugene Jenkins from Marthasville Mo on 07/17/2015 11:41 AM:
There is NO fee or permit needed to camp at the CITY OWNED PARKS in Marthasville. There is a fee to camp at the Marthasville community club.

Sharonbikes from Kansas City on 07/19/2015 07:26 PM:
Thanks for the comment, Chief Jenkins.

RustyS on 07/25/2015 03:58 PM:
So there is a fee to camp at the Community Club's baseball field? I'm a little confused because some of the earlier threads say it's free. Can I camp for free without permission at Rueche Park or Lindenberg Park since they are owned by Marthasville?

RustyS on 07/25/2015 04:01 PM:
Lichtenberg Park I mean.

GAP on 07/28/2015 08:26 PM:
does anyone have a number I can use? I am having a hard time trying to contact the park to make camping reservations. Unless people that have camped at Community Club Park in Marthasville before say you don't need reservations?

Steven from Lakewood on 12/14/2015 03:54 PM:
I am still confused. 1.Is camping free? 2.How do you register/get permission to camp?3. It seems difficult to make arrangements if you arrive and there seems to be no way to register can you just camp?

MidSouth from Rogersville, MO on 12/14/2015 05:07 PM:
I believe Con-tac-tDon is the alpha/numberic phone number to get in touch with Don for the straight skinny on camping at the Community Club Park...

steve k from saint louis, mo on 12/14/2015 05:40 PM:
DNR has the camping contact number in Marthasville as 636-433-5554. I am not sure who you will reach if you use Contact Don(listed by this site for CC park) as an alpha numeric number, but it won't get you to someone in the 636 area code.

Ray (webmaster) on 12/14/2015 08:12 PM:
I went ahead and switched it to the 636 number. Honestly I am not sure where the Con-tac-tDon came from, but it looks like "Contact Don at ..." was entered sometime in the past, and then the database tried to format it like a phone number. The 636 number mentioned above is the most reliable number I know of.

MidSouth from Rogersville, MO on 12/14/2015 08:48 PM:
Thanks Ray!

Givemeabreak on 12/15/2015 06:44 PM:
If you are still confused when you read this skip a few comments up to where Chief Jenkins explains. Seems clear as a bell.

Community Club Park in Marthasville
Terry Lahey from St Charles Missouri on 10/11/2015 08:18 PM:
Stayed in the park one night on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. Camping is in a grassy area behind the baseball diamond between pavilion and chain link fence. Local guy at the place when I arrived just happened to be Don, who you are supposed to contact when you arrive. Cost to camp was $5 but the group that arrived after me didn't contact Don and I think they stayed for free. Tavern just a few yards away, big white wood building, serves hamburgers and wraps--pub food. But food was good and price reasonable. Convince store across the highway for morning coffee and supplies. Juke box or DJ was really tearin' it up at the tavern until 2am, then the local dogs and coyotes took over till about 4am. Overall a good experience though and I would stay there again. Restroom with showers. If Don knows you are there he'll unlock the bathroom and turn the lights on. Water available on site.

Teresa Johnson from St Louis on 10/14/2015 10:10 AM:
Do you happen to have a phone number for Don or is it posted somewhere so you can call him?

Anonymous on 10/14/2015 11:42 AM:
It's listed in the Marthasville information.

Community Club Park in Marthasville
Alan from Independence, MO on 10/05/2015 04:22 PM:
10/2015 - Tent camped in the park across the street from Community Club park. Community Club was serving chicken dinner that night. Nice community. No problems.

Best 100 miles
Teresa from Ballwin on 07/11/2015 10:03 PM:
My husband and I are wanting to bike the trail this week. What are the best 100 miles of the Katy Trail?

Anonoh on 07/12/2015 05:39 AM:
Between Rocheport and Augusta.

Anonymous on 07/12/2015 08:32 PM:
I would tend to agree with the post above...

Albert from St Charles on 07/13/2015 05:45 AM:
The first 50 and the last 50...Your head will feel great the first 50 and your butt will thank you the last 50. PS, you will love it all and fondly recall the memories.

Anonymous on 07/13/2015 11:50 AM:
Agreed Albert. I always wonder when folks post and want to know what is the best part of the trail without specifying best for what. Best for tree cover, best for wineries, best for hotels, best for river views, best for you when we don't even know you, or just best?

Community Club Park in Marthasville
Mark from St Louis on 05/18/2015 11:44 AM:
How do I contact "Don"? I'd like to reserve a camping spot in June, but I don't see a contact number. Also does anyone have any suggestions on places to visit around town. I'll be on my 5th day on the trail and would like any suggestions on where I could grab a cold beer and a decent meal.

steve from st. louis, mo on 05/18/2015 12:32 PM:
DNR has the camping contact number in Marthasville as 636-433-5554. I usually go to Twin Gables when passing through that town.

Mark from St Louis on 05/21/2015 07:06 AM:
Thanks for the info.

Anonoh on 05/21/2015 03:37 PM:
I had seen an real estate ad that Twin Gables was up for sale

Hank on 05/21/2015 10:06 PM:
If you are lucky there will be ball games when you are there, and if so then just go to the ball diamond and buy beer and food at the Community Club. They have an excellent concession there and the "cultural experience" of an evening at the Marthasville ball diamond is really quite nice. The same goes for Rhineland, if you're lucky enough to be riding through when a ballgame is going on.

Community Club Park in Marthasville
Debbie from Centralia, IL on 10/24/2013 11:25 AM:
Awesome place to stay. Reasonable, quiet, clean! Showers and places to eat near by! Will defiantely stay there again!

Community Club Park (Marthasville)
Lisa from St. Louis on 08/16/2010 01:36 AM:
We stayed here last Sept. in our camper while biking on the trail and you can't beat the price. There was electric if you needed it, bathrooms/showers, and it was nice and quiet. We plan to visit again this Sept. and look forward to it.

Bob on 08/19/2013 09:12 AM:
How big was your camper. Would a 30' travel trailer be out of the question?

Community Club Park (Marthasville)
Allie from Warrensburg, MO on 08/24/2010 11:46 PM:
Camped here at the end of June this year. It was a week night, and there were 5 or 6 ball games that night with kids running around everywhere but the concessions were very convenient. We camped on the actual ball field, you can camp across the street at the park with the small log cabin but there are no facilities over there. There were only 2 of us, and we camped for free. The man turned off the lights for us immediately following the games. But we were then woken up by sprinklers at 5am, after we were encouraged to sleep on the field (the area outside of the fence is pretty rocky). You may want to ask about that before setting up camp here!

Community Club Park (Marthasville)
Jen from St. Louis on 11/05/2009 12:08 PM:
Interesting place to camp. Felt kind of like I was camping in someone's front yard, during a party. People were there until about 10pm with all the lights on. I always camp with earplugs and an eye mask, so it wasn't too bad. It was free and they had nice hot showers.

Community Club Park (Marthasville)
bruce from urbana, mo. on 05/19/2009 12:30 PM:
The park is nice with showers after the weekend ball games are over but the nicest camping is on the east side of the road--less hassle with park users.

Community Center Park (Marthasville)
Vickie from Kansas City Mo on 09/27/2005 10:30 AM:
This is the ball park you see on the South side of the trail. We had to call the number listed to get the shower/restroom lights & hot water turned on. Only $5. We camped on the backside of the ballfield away from the flood lights. There is a shelter hse. Mosquitos are bad but they have been everywhere so far. Womens showers (2) need some work..1 stall no shower head..both cold water knob didn't work, not getting scalded was tricky. Nice cooled water fountain & hose in front.