Maramec, Meremac, Meramec?

 Perhaps you noticed that the Meramec River and Maramec Spring have the same name but with a slightly different spelling.  This is due to the fact that many early Ozarkers lacked a formal education and were somewhat illiterate at the time the spring was named.  The James Foundation, founded by Lucy James Wortham, has kept with tradition and left the name spelled Maramec.  To add to this, Meramec, which is considered to the the "correct" spelling, is a corruption of Miaramigoua, a French word reflecting the pronounced Indian name.  
The river was named around 1699-1700 and its name evolved through various spellings before reaching today's accepted spelling.  Merrimack, a name in the east, was also likely hybridized into today's corrupted name.
From Conor Watkins' Ozark Mountain Experience

EXIT 195 on I-44 at Saint James, MO 65559 
Go 5.5 miles EAST on Highway 8 to park entrance on left

WHAT We Offer . . . 
Year Round Camping . . .
Located just off I-44 at Exit 195 half way between Saint Louis and Springfield/Branson and an hour from Jefferson City, Pheasant Acres RV Park is easily accessible from all directions.

 SEASONAL means during the off-season from 2nd weekend of  November to April 15* those sites are electric and sewer ONLY

  *HOWEVER - dependent upon the weather - the water may be
  turned on as early as the end of March.​

  YEAR ROUND means the sites are full hookup all year long. Winter   campers will need to know how to camp in below freezing weather,     using heated hose (not heat tape allowed) on frost free hydrants,
  how to keep underbelly tanks from freezing, procuring their own

 TENTERS...HUNTERS during winter bow season...will have  access to water and electric in off-season and use of our 'comfort  station', you know the one with the moon on the door.

 WiFi..The down and dirty of Wi-Fi connection when you are not near a city climate.  It kinda sucks, un-huh. We do have it, but connection is often limited or non-existent.  As an RV'er myself, I always had my own personal Wi-Fi hot spot, and traveled with my own Satellite system.  If you are in need of GOOD CONNECTIONS, I might suggest the same for you. 

 FISHING . . . Yes, Trout Fishing Is Year Round:
 Maramec Spring Park is open YEAR ROUND for fishing, has a  trout hatchery, museums, historic drive, restaurant, playground  and picnic pavilions in a beautiful park setting dotted with  remnants from the old Massey Iron Works Foundry and  Furnace.

Our way of donating money to the Heritage Foundation 
of the Missouri Department of Conservation 
for fishing events at Maramec Spring Park.
Check out the fun, event dates.  Donate $15 for use of a loaner PINK BARBIE POLE.  Fish from beginning whistle for 1 and a half hours.  Heaviest stringer of trout wins half the pot with other half being donated to special events at Maramec Spring Park through the Missouri Heritage Foundation.  

Check here to see information for extended site rental. Make it easy on yourself to come camping up to any time during the month.

Rental cabin available, furnished with all the necessities. Check here to see photos and check prices.

Check here to see availability of sites.  Holidays and Special Event Weekends at Maramec Spring Park tend to book up in advance.  

Make your plans to enjoy some of the many monthly events happening throughout the local area, from car shows to wine walks to blue grass music to parades.  The city park offers a great fishing lake, a new public swimming pool, tennis courts and picnic pavilions.

No one likes campground cookouts more than our campers.  Bring a dish to share and enjoy good company,  and finish the evening sitting by the roaring campfire spinning tall tales.

Woodson K. Woods Memorial Preserve, 5,000+ acres, is open for archery season November 1 to January 15 for turkey and deer.  Luckily our campground borders Woodson on two sides, for easy access.  We have hunting rates for campers.

We are happy to give our campers very clean restrooms. Click to see what we mean.

HOLIDAYS: 3 DAY Guarantee Only
Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day are 3 day guarantee.  Call to make your reservation to secure your site.

Christmas Eve 2010 found Don trying his luck fly fishing.  Copyright, Sherry Swanson, 2010
Chili cookout pumpkin carving contest was a hit with the kids.      Copyright Sherry Swanson 2010
Enjoying the weather and the chili.    Copyright Sherry Swanson 2010
Just sittin', chattin' and keepin' warm by the fire.     Copyright Sherry Swanson 2010
Call for more information and reservations.  
Email:  pheasantacresrv@yahoo.com

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Sherry Swanson
Outdoor Enthusiast/Photographer
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