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Eclipse Lodging

Places to stay
The nearest towns to St. Clair are Pacific, Stanton, Union, Washington, Sullivan, Labadie, Bourbon and St. James on one side, and to the east, Eureka, Fenton, Sunset Hills and further towards St. Louis.

OUR LOCAL MOTELS AND SOME OTHER VENUES ARE FULL. Some are taking wait lists, some are not.
CAMPING is still is available. People are starting to list their homes here and on B&B sites.
Check back: when we get new venues for any sort of lodging, we will post it here, ABOVE standard offerings.

Looking for nearby camping with some amenities: 🎉GREAT NEWS!🎉 Meramec Caverns Campgrounds are officially open August 17th at 5pm. Perfect for last minute Eclipse watchers! Please share with those you know who may need last minute plans! 200+ campsites available! Call with any questions (573)468-2283. (These peoople have been through two major floods, and an air quality issue which shut them down for 6 months.)

Roots Church Camping: If they have a camper it will be $100 per day
, we do have electric for the campers. If a group of people would like to rent the entire lot, we would be interested in talking to them about it. Please contact Jason Gaszak at 314-540-8518 We have 100 spots available. Free eclipse glasses with each spot rented.
Ps Jason Gaszak 314.540.8518 kk

Viewing Station: St. Clair Saddle Club opens their grounds for traveling visitors. The Saddle Club will have trained Solar Ambassadors on site on Monday. Visit our site for reservable camping and viewing
Get Your Eclipse at the Saddle Club
I have 9 tent or parking spots in town available 8/17-8/22. $50 per day. Also includes an evening fire pit, phone charging at the patio, water hose at the patio, 2 restroom passes/day for restroom in the house. I am 2 blocks from a grocery store, 2 blocks from McDonalds, ½ mile from Orchard Park, and about 1 mile from downtown Main Street. All events are within 15-20 min walking distance from this spot. Must sign a liability waiver. Pay using Paypal. No refunds. Call 314-623-3962 for details.

Rent One acre lot for eclipse for 48 hours. Access to well $5000 or best offer Lake St Clair- Cleared property- no trees Contract for waiver Call or Text: 314-740-8586 • 314-302-4188

Lake St Clair, on Lake 4, side lot by my home, lake view and good view of the sky. I can hold 2 camper trailers, no tents, no charge, contact Ed Presley 636-744-4531
FORTY ACRE NUDIST CLUB Parking for the eclipse. Ground fees: Couple $31 Singles $40. RV parking $22. Tent sites $13. No electricity. Look us up on the internet: Or give us a call for directions. – 636-629-0050

Want to stay in the middle of the action on Old Route 66?
We have 10 RV Spots available the entire weekend Fri-Mon across from 1110 N. Commercial. Minutes from Main Street and Orchard Park. Call A Lil This ‘n A Lil That for more information 636 575 4453 Ask for Angel or email Heather at
St. John UCC Viewing Station at 920 E Gravois, will offer parking FOR THE CAR SHOW. 2 – 1/2 blocks from downtown starting on Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. until 5pm. Cost for parking is $20. Questions can call 636-629-3235.
River Rat Campground still has openings for tent camping as of 8/11/17 $20.00 a tent. 636-629-8266 for reservations. River Rat is on the Meramec River, with river access.

Hummingbird Hollow Farm. We have a 27 acre farm on the outskirts of St. Clair
, in the direct path of the total eclipse, and you are welcome to come pitch a tent back in the fields or up in the woods, you can even be completely out of sight of civilization! Pets are welcome on a leash.
to make a reservation and/or contact us with questions. Susan Brown
Eclipse viewing parking from 9 -3 • $20 per vehicle. We have a open field located approximately 6 miles east of St. Clair off of highway 30 at 2934 Barton Rd, 63077. We will have signs up the day of the Eclipse to help with directions. Please contact me Chris Jones @ spaces available,so act quickly. Payment via US money order accepted. enclose your email for confirmation.
Private property near St. Clair Christian Church. I have around two acres of land that self-contained RVs could camp on for the weekend. Approximately 10 camping sites at $20 per night. The eclipse will be clearly visible from camping sites. Email Roger at for details.

RV accommodations 1. 2339 Brinkman Rd, Villa Ridge, Mo. – Three RVs, primitive, no electricity or sewer. $75 per night. 2. 7357 Hwy O, Robertsville, Mo – Six RVs, primitive, no electricity or sewer.
$75 per night. Karen Sepe for RV camping. 314-574-6306
I have a room to rent in my home. Private room, shared bathroom. You will have full use of the house except for master bedroom.Perfect for a couple or single person. Located in St.Clair! I also have space if you have a camper and may hook up to the house! Please email Meagan at

Skyline Estates. 12 RV or tent spots (gravel or concrete) No hookups. **1/2 mile from I-44 Exit 240. Easy walk to Orchard Park Viewing. 2-night minimum, $55/night, 1 vehicle included; additional $10 ea. Reservable via Paypal; First come basis if any left. Send an email to or call 636-485-1900 ask for Mike. (call between 8am-9pm CDT). Rules furnished on payment. Stay between Aug. 18 and 25. No trash service. No refunds.

The Grimm Farm. Primitive and electric hookup availability. Seven miles SW of St. Clair. Near Meramec River.
Bob and Lorrie Grimm, 1110 Pickles Ford Road, Phone: 636-744-4713 Email:
Total Eclipse of the Sun – Camping Spaces Available in Dittmer (18 miles from St. Clair).
Bed and Breakfast Room – Private room and access to full bathroom/full hot breakfast -call for price.
5th Wheel Camper (we provide) w/electric and water – $150 per night • Camper (you provide) w/electric and water available – $100 per night • Camper (you provide) water available – $50 per night • Dry Camping – (you provide the camper/tent – no electric or water) – toilet availability – $35 per night.
Fire pits will be available for an additional $10 per night (wood provided)Call Lou at 314/six4zero/3130
7301 High Meadow Lane, Dittmer, MO, or Amy @

$20 Primitive Campsites (no water/electric) at Branch Ranch Bar and Grill, 12953 Arnault Branch Road, Cadet, Mo.(37 miles southeast of St. Clair). Sarah Hall, 573-259-1972 (We vouch for Sarah– she retired from being our city newspaper editor several months ago. It may be a bar and grill but she runs a tight ship.)

Want to get away and have a good area for viewing Eclipse? We Live on Little Indian
Creek road on Little Indian Creek 13 miles south of St. Clair. 2 minutes 39 second totality. Camping or Parking on flat secluded ground with owner present. 30 acres – plenty of area to park or camp for donation. Call for info Tim Henderson 636 234 5311 or email .

3 Lot spaces for rent at Lake St.Clair. 1513 & 1515 Deer Run and 1514 Redwood Drive.
Camp or RV. No water hookups or sewer hookups, no lake access nor to other property. if any of the rules are broken you will have to leave and no refund will be given!!! In order to guarantee a reserved space, payment required in full by August 12, 2017. My email is contact # 636-667-7062
Prices:Tents and your 1 vehicle will be $75 a night plus $30 for each extra vehicle.
RV: 150.00 a night. For a camper trailer and 1 vehicle $130.00 a night. Vehicle only parking: 30.00 a day. Questions? Call!

Willing to speak about tent rentals or RV Rental Sites on two properties, on Iron Hill Road near I-44. A limited amount of parking will be allowed Eclipse Day at $50 per car.
Contact Dana @ 636-584-9650

Aaron Click 6747 Pond Ford Road St. Clair Mo. 45 acres on the Meramec River. 636-262-3052

I have a very nice basement with 2 bedrooms, kitchen, 2 bathrooms and living area with patio and back entrance we are thinking about renting out for the eclipse. Call if interested. Karen Dover.
234 hart rd • Karen 636-357-9272 • John 314-550-0656

ECLIPSE CAMPING – This just in Just minutes from St. Clair
Aug. 18-21 at 785 Butterfield Drive, Union, MO
Tent Camping only • Cost $15.00 per night
NO ALCOHOL• NO OPEN FIRES – Camp stoves are allowed
Bathrooms available 24 hours • Showers available 6-9 AM and 7-10 PM
Free movie nightly • Breakfast available for purchase Sunday and Monday mornings 6-9 AM
Reserve your site by emailing

Primitive RV Camping on Private Lot for Eclipse Weekend
$25 per night
Sleep Station
1271 Gravois Rd.
St. Clair, Mo. 63077
Limited Spaces So Book Early. 636-629-1960 to book your spot.

Lost Hill Lakes Solar Eclipse Event

10 a.m. to 4:30 PM August 21 only. No overnight camping.
Parking, Food Trucks. Vendors.
Admission: $15 – $100 for the day.
Lost Hill Lake Eclipse Event

Darkening of the Sun Festival
This is a weekend-long open to the public music festival with 150 acres of camping about 5 miles outside of the city limits.Advertised as family friendly. Group rates available.
Brushy Creek Road South of St. Clair.

Below is a list of hotels and motels in the immediate area. Most are booked. Some are taking waiting lists. St. Clair is 40 miles from the St. Louis Gateway Arch (which will NOT be in totality) and there are numerous places to stay along I-44 in St. Louis and St. Louis County all the way to Rolla (the latter also not in totality.) If you choose to stay in downtown St. Louis, it takes an hour under normal traffic to travel to St. Clair; if you are in western St. Louis County, it is about 30 minutes. Traffic officials expect 2-3x normal commutes during rush times.

We recommend that you plan to arrive by 9 a.m. and wait until about 5 p.m. to attempt to return to St. Louis.
A good alternative to I-44 is Gravois Road/Missouri Hwy. 30. It is two lane to Dittmer, then increases to 4 lane,
but does go entirely back to I-270 on one road.

There will be directional signs on our exits to get you to our events and viewing stations.

We also invite you to check, and for bed and breakfasts in the area.
Below this list is a list of canoe rentals, campgrounds and parks with camping in the area.
This is not an exhaustive list of lodging, nor is it an endorsement of these properties.
There are also some smaller motels in the area. We suggest a Facebook search or search.
If you know of some place with availability please email us at and we will add them to the list. Ditto if you find a property which is booked for the event.

Budget Lodging- (636) 629-1000 Full
Call for other availability.

Super 8 St. Clair- (636) 629-8080
Booked for August 20-21
Call for other availability.

Other nearby hotels:
Quality Inn -Full

Comfort Inn Six Flags-Pacific- Full
Holiday Inn-Six Flags-Eureka- Full


Meramec Caverns Motel
44 Highway W, Stanton, MO 63080
Meramec Caverns also has camping:

Super 8 Motel
1015 E Main St, Union, MO 63084
(636) 583-8808

Best Western Plus
2621 E Fifth St, Washington, MO 63090
(636) 390-8877

Super 8 Washington
2081 Eckelkamp Ct, Washington, MO 63090
(636) 390-0088

Nearby Camping:

River Rats/Shady Beach Canoe Rental
136 Shady Beach Ln, St Clair, MO 63077
(636) 629-8266

Old Cove Canoe Rental
1316 Old Cove Rd, St. Clair Mo. 63077
(636) 629-2220
Old Cove is looking for group campers: schools, RV club, Camping clubs

Robertsville State Park
902 State Park Rd. Robertsville, MO 63072
(636) 257-3788

Stanton/Meramec KOA
74 Hwy W, Stanton, MO 63079
Phone:(573) 927-5215

Pin Oak RV Park
1302 State Hwy AT, Villa Ridge, MO 63089
(636) 451-5656

More Lodging and Camping


Baymont Inn & Suites
275 N Service Rd W, Sullivan, MO 63080
(573) 860-3333

Comfort Inn
736 S Service Rd W, Sullivan, MO 63080
(573) 468-7800

Super 8 – Sullivan
601 N Service Rd W, Sullivan, MO 63080
(573) 468-8076

Family Motor Inn
209 N Service Rd W, Sullivan, MO 63080
(573) 468-4119

America’s Best Value Inn
307 N Service Rd W, Sullivan, MO 63080
(573) 468-3136

Meramec State Park
Cabins and Motel
670 Fisher Cave Drive, Sullivan, MO 63080
573-468-6519, 888-Meramec (637-2632)


55 State Hwy C, Bourbon, MO 65441
(573) 732-4080

Onondaga Cave State Park Camping
7556 Hwy. H, Leasburg, MO 65535-9136

Ozark Outdoors Riverfront Park
200 Ozark Outdoor Ln, Leasburg, MO 65535
(800) 888-0023
Camping, cabins and lodging.

Cuba Super 8
28 State Hwy P, Cuba, MO 65453
(573) 885-2087

St. James
Super 8 St. James
1210 Heckman Court, Saint James, MN 56081

Greenstay Suites
110 N Outer Rd, St James, MO 65559
(573) 265-2900

Check back for more information on camping or possible B&Bs for the event.

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