Directions: I-44 West, Exit 230 Stanton Missouri  

Lodging and Camping Options at Meramec Caverns

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. To make a reservation call 573-468-4215


Regular - $65.00
Extra person - $6.00
Pet charge (30lbs & under) - $10.00 (one pet per room with 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, barbeque 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 31.


Primitive site (no hookups, per tent) - $19.00
With electric hookups (per tent or RV) - $30.00

*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 taken for electric hookup sites.

Canoe Floats
Take a six or eleven mile float on the scenic Meramec River. A shuttle bus will take you up river and you can float back to your car, here at the caverns. Reservations are required, please call 1-573-468-6463. Canoes and rafts are only available when weather permits.

Rates: Canoes Sunday - Friday $40 per canoe Saturday $45 per canoe (and Holiday weekends) Rafts & kayaks also available. For more information call 573-468-6463 or go to

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