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Marthasville / Marthasville MO
Mile marker 78
Community Club Park 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
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?