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Klondike Park

Camping, Restroom, Vending
Augusta / Augusta MO
Mile marker 64.1
Directions: Look for the Klondike sign at mile 64.1 by the cement silos, or by the boat ramp around mile 63

By car: You'll see the Klondike Park signs on highway 94, between Matson and Augusta. On the left side if coming from Matson, on the right if coming from Augusta.
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Klondike Park in Augusta
Mr. Bump from Hannibal on 12/06/2018 11:29 AM:
Shower house, water turned off in winter-- but you can pitch a tent.

MUST READ! Klondike Park in Augusta
Brian Riecker from Norman, OK on 10/08/2018 09:55 AM:
Several things.

First, if you are riding self contained (carrying 50# or more of gear) please realize that to get to this park you have to climb one of two very steep paths. The west one is paved and the east one is gravel. Very STEEP, but relatively short. Hard climb after biking 30-50 miles. I’m sure most people walk it.

Second, reserve a site. We were there on a Friday and the place was FULL! I had called two months before and reserved site #24.

Third, do NOT reserve sites 24-28 unless you want to climb an even bigger and longer hill to a campsite with a great view, but no water or showers; just one pit toliet. I’d recommend sites 30-38 as they are close to the shower house (unless you want a quiet out of the way spot, and then I’d recommend sites 11-16).

Lastly, if you do get one of the spots up on the hill (24-28), there was no sign at all saying sites 24-28 this way (like all the rest of the sites), just a sign saying overlook and picnicing.

It’s a beautiful park with great showers and a group kitchen room on one end of the shower house. I’d stay there again, but would get a different site.

Jerry Whittle from BELLEVILLE on 10/08/2018 04:43 PM:
Thanks for sharing. I've ridden into Klondike Park up to the scenic outlook, but with just me and the bike. Must have been quite a challenge loaded.

Klondike Park in Augusta
John from Decatur, IL on 08/01/2018 07:03 AM:
Hey, does anyone have a sense for how busy the camping is at Klondike on a fair weather summer weekend? I'm thinking of camping there an accessing the trail from there, but wondering if I can just show up on a Friday evening and get a good site, and how crowded the campground is. Thanks!

Jerry Whittle from Belleville Il on 08/01/2018 09:15 AM:
Pretty busy. I highly suggest that you make a reservation.


Klondike Park in Augusta
JSP from Augusta, Georgia on 07/19/2014 01:21 PM:
Do you allow hammock camping?

MidSouth from Rogersville on 07/19/2014 07:33 PM:
I doubt if anyone from the St. Charles Park Dept monitors this forum. It would be best to call them with your questions.

Anonoh on 07/20/2014 07:18 AM:
The website says to register online, call and go through the ranger for tent sites and cabins.

sharonbikes from Kansas City on 07/31/2014 05:41 PM:
Klondike Park is a great place to camp - it is run by St. Charles County - I second the suggestion to contact them directly.

Judah from St. Louis, Mo on 10/18/2017 04:02 PM:
I called. They do not allow you to attach hammocks to the trees.

Ron_S from Overland Park on 10/18/2017 05:25 PM:
Person with me hung his between the uprights of a table shelter. Rained that night and he had a roof.

Alex from Kansas on 05/23/2018 07:00 AM:
I have hammock camped the Katy trail and it never occurred to me that a campsite would not allow hammock camping. Could someone please explain to me why hammock camping would not be allowed?

Anonymous on 05/23/2018 07:52 AM:
Structures may not be able to hold the weight of the loaded hammock. They probably do not want trees broken or damage to limbs/bark that are detrimental to plant growth. I'd guess there is enough maintenance to do without having to worry about structure or tree damage from hammocks. And there is quite possibly liability/insurance issues.

Anonymous on 05/23/2018 08:47 AM:
The structures are 4'x 4' or 8'x 8' wood columns. They hold up wood roofs. The trees were stout. All held up a 240# person with no issues. I don't think anyone is going to hang a hammock on something that is going to break on them in the middle of the night.
All that said, consider a backup for the hammock. Even if there is a tree, in Missouri more than likely it is covered with poison ivy.

Klondike Park in Augusta
Dan k from Paw Paw, WV on 09/18/2017 07:06 PM:
This is a great place to camp. Good showers, clean bathrooms, no fridge, but a kitchen w/2 burners around the side of the shower house. Check a site for reservation tags, and read the dates. $10/2 people, envelope in the slot. Police will come by at dusk, so it's safe, and people behave. Downhill to the trail, uphill back, about 200 yds., no biggie. we stayed here 3 nights in total, highly recommend. There is a lake, and a couple hiking trails, run by the County. Close to St. Louis, so gets booked, but you can find a site, down to the left, if you look.

Klondike Park in Augusta
Blue Tapp from St. Charles, MO on 04/30/2017 03:42 PM:
Klondike Park is amazing. The facilities are all very nice and clean and the park itself is gorgeous at the top of the bluffs. We usually bike there on the Katy Trail from where we live in St. Charles and spend Saturday night there. After we set up camp, we like to bike two more miles into Augusta and have dinner at the Augusta Brewery and then night bike back to camp. Fun times! Just be aware that the campsites fill up on the weekends so you need to make advance reservations.

Charmaine from Hyattsville, MD on 05/02/2017 06:19 AM:
I'm doing the trail next week and was planning on camping...are advance reservations needed at all campsites?

KC from Austin on 05/03/2017 08:31 PM:
Better safe than sorry. It is a lovely park, the cabins are terrific too. It's operated by a county outside of St. Louis and I don't believe it is staffed full time with a ranger or check in station.

Mathew from Hendersonville on 09/09/2017 07:43 PM:
Do the tent sites have electricity?

absolute gem
cliff anderson from charlotte on 05/05/2016 09:25 PM:
I've camped here twice now. The park and campsites are absolutely beautiful. Chances are you'll have the place all to yourself.

Two warnings ... 1) There are 2 entrances - use the paved one, on the west side of the park (much easier). 2) Make sure you pick a campsite with good drainage (or stay on a sunny day) - the weird topography of a former quarry means some sites get flooded pretty easy.

Otherwise, if you are camping on your Katy ride, this place will be the highlight of your trip.

Anonymous on 05/05/2016 11:58 PM:
Where's "here?" Klondike Park?

Anonoh on 05/10/2016 04:40 AM:
Cliff did the whole trail but didnt get a name anywhere? At our age one needs pictures, audio and records for the golden years and the grandkids right?

cliff from charlotte, nc on 07/08/2016 02:18 PM:
Um, I put this entry under Augusta. Is there a way that you can see this without going to Augusta first???

George H. on 07/08/2016 09:50 PM:
I get it.. You go to the town link an post the comment thinking we know what place you are talking about. What if there are several B&Bs in one town? Which one?

Jim from St Thomas on 07/08/2016 09:56 PM:
For future reference, never just use tags. Use the name of the place you're talking about in the subject line.

Kim C from Austin on 07/10/2016 01:43 PM:
Klondike is beautiful. We stayed in one of the cabins and would love to go back when we have more time. Close, just to the west a couple miles, is Augusta Brewing Company and that is also a must-do.

Anonymous on 10/10/2016 11:25 AM:
Can you please be more specific about the West paved trail to get to

Dave from Kirkwood on 10/10/2016 12:25 PM:
Regarding the request for info on the trails, see the park map:

The eastern trail (River Trail on map) is a very steep, rocky trail that goes from Klondike across the Katy to the MO River. The western trail is the nice, paved route (Katy Trail access on map). There is a large pile of sand on the Katy by the paved access trail, so it is hard to miss at the moment.

Klondike Park in Augusta
Anonymous on 03/30/2015 03:05 PM:
Are there camp sites for a truck camper?

MidSouth from Rogersville, MO on 03/30/2015 05:03 PM:
I'm pretty sure Klondike Park only allows tent camping. I don't think you can actually drive to any of the sites, you have to walk from the parking lot to the various sites.

MidSouth from Rogersville, MO on 03/30/2015 05:12 PM:
Here is a little cut and paste from the Klondike Park rules:

Reserve a tent camping site in advance on a space-available basis.
Online Reservations may be booked at least 4 days prior to reservation date.
Phone Reservations may be booked at least 1 day prior to reservation date during the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Monday - Friday only.
Camping quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Camping is limited to any 15 days within a 30-day period, unless otherwise authorized by the Parks Director.
No RV, trailer, or truck camping is allowed.

Klondike Park in Augusta
Gary Blevins from Lake Frederick on 05/02/2014 07:21 AM:
Does anyone know if the tent sites at Klondike park have BBQ grills or fire rings with a grill? Doing a West to East ride on 05/10 and the park is one of our stops. Is there firewood or charcoal available?

Hank on 05/02/2014 09:54 PM:
Yes to both fire rings and grills, very nice sites. No firewood or charcoal however that I'm aware of. You can probably gather a little here or there but I don't think they sell it. Could be wrong. You might be able to pick up some charcoal in Augusta.

Jim from St Thomas on 05/02/2014 10:32 PM:
Not positive on this but I seem to remember when we stayed there you weren't supposed to scavenge for firewood. You might want to check with St Charles County Packs & Rec to verify that before you get there.

Klondike Park in Augusta
Jim V. from Denmark, IA on 10/14/2013 10:08 PM:
Very nice shower/restroom facilities!!! We camped in a primitive site and were very happy. A heads-up; they fill fast on the weekends. But you can reserve in advance if you know this is where you're planning to stay.

Klondike Park in Augusta
Michael from Warrenton, MO on 10/02/2013 06:49 AM:
Great park! Park grounds well maintained and facilities clean. And the "Kitchen Room" was totally unexpected. Great place to overnight when touring Katy Trail. Headsup if ya access the park from west entrance ... there's a steep (albeit short) hill to climb to get up to park.

Klondike Park in Augusta
Anonymous on 12/28/2011 12:24 AM:
me and my friend climbed a 100+ foot rock face right next to the no rock climbing sign. LOL

Jim from St Thomas on 12/28/2011 10:47 AM:
Just goes to show that natural selection doesn't always work. Besides.....I didn't know trolls were into rock climbing.