Welcome to UnFUSSY camping . . . 
where relaxation is the
Visit us in the
Foothills of the Ozarks and
enjoy what
UnFUSSY camping is all about.


20279 MO-8 East
Saint James, MO 65559
Office: 573-265-5149      
Cell: 314-303-5504
Email: [email protected]
Webpage: pheasantacrsrv.com

at the moment.

Sherry's Story . . . 

Let's face it - at my age . . . I've had a lot of chapters in my life. I've got a bag of tricks filled from Girl Scouting and counseling skills, pretty hard core biking skills with a big trip of bicycling across the U.S.A. and Sunday afternoon cruising skills in Miss Louise ('57 TBird) - isn't she a pretty hunk of metal?​​

Other life chapters include developing cooking skills over an open campfire in cast iron pots, hiking and fishing skills, way too many hours spent in classes for degrees in art skills, and skills as a military wife, mother skills of three super human beings, veterinarian tech skills, commercial artist skills before entering the field of education and ​​sh-h-h . . . 
don't tell anyone  but I have a love affair with my camera and computer.  

f you like knives - another secret passion of mine - head up to the office and check out my collection.  Sure . . . I'll let you touch them and oh-h-h and aw-w-w-w.

It's not a hidden secret that teaching 8th graders honed my
Ninja skills
to manage an RV park.

Just like most folks, when I was eight years old, I had nary an inkling of what life would hold for my future. Maybe scribbling with lipstick on my mother's dining room wall paper might have been a clue as to my future in the field of art.  I know my love of camping began at 9 years old when I went Girl Scout Camp Latonka in the bootheel of Missouri and continued as I became a summer counselor at Camp Shoshoni in Colorado. Guessing that the
out-of-door wanderlust obviously won out since I've tried to pack as much adventure and curiosity into my seven decades as possible. 

After retirement, hubby #2 and I got the itch to explore the RV-ing life. The very first campground we camped at was . . . go ahead, guess!  Yep.  Pheasant Acres RV Park in Saint James, Mo. Little did I know that this
sweet little piece of Ozark Paradise
would provide me with amazing daily entertainment since 2010 and give me many years of laughter, friendships and 'meet and greets' with wonderful campers from all walks of life and all over the world. 

But here is the
missing piece about  coming to Pheasant Acres RV Park.  Way back in the college days of 1963, as a SEMO student in Cape Girardeau . . . I married my hubby #1, and not having much funds for a honeymoon, we packed up a tent and fishing gear in our 1952 Robin's egg blue Chevy and headed to Maramec Spring Park trout park in St. James.  To think that 47 years later, I would return to the area, purchase this sweet little piece of land in Phelps County, and begin a new chapter as owner of Pheasant Acres RV Park, just TWO MILES from where I spent my honeymoon 47 years ago.  Lucky me, everyday I enjoy the beauty of this area, happily living on a very historical piece of land that the Cherokee walked on in December of 1838 - the Trail of Tears.

Each evening after I check to see that the campers are bedded down and I put my head on my pillow surrounded by Ember, Mork, Mindy, Fred and Ginger...whew...I am thankful that I am in the
perfect chapter of my life . . . here in the Foothills of the Ozarks.

What is Unfussy camping?

It's about releasing your inner self
to enjoy Mother Nature's breathtaking beauty
and making the time to thoroughly relax.

It's about sitting around a campfire, listening to the tweets of the birds in the trees, watching sunsetsover the horizon, walking in the woods, splashing in the nearby streams, checking out the wild flowers, meeting new friends - and clearing the cobwebs out of your soul.

Sprinkle in some great trout fishing at nearby Maramec Spring Park, one of the five trout parks in the state of Missouri - or gas up and cruise along the Mother Road, Route 66 - or sip some local vino or brews at several nearby wineries and craft breweries - and ending your day dining at superb local restaurants - or practicing your outdoor cooking skills over an open campfire.

And if you haven't ever done 'ole school style' river swimming you can head down to the nearby Meramec River Access - be sure and take your cooler, lawn chairs, floats  and sunscreen - and don't forget your fishing poles. You have to admit this sounds like the perfect setting to enjoy unfussy relaxation at the water's edge by soaking up some good ole' Ozark sunshine.

Well - are you are game to remember how camping can be a great out-of-doors experience? Then you're ready for 'unfussy' camping at Phesasnt Acres RV Park.  Spend a night, a weekend or longer. You won't find another RV park and campground surrounded by such lush forest shade and green grassy area.  I am sure you're going to love discovering  what our quiet family and pet friendly RV park is like. Hopefully you will want to come back again and make us your homebase for exploring the Foothills of the Ozarks. We love our 'PARV Friends.

Camping in the Foothills of the Ozarks is the perfect time to stow away all those electronics and let your tour guide be Mother Nature.

​Our physical location in a area of low population density means WiFi, Cell phone and satellite connections are not top notch.  Dang it, nothing we can do about that.

Our apologies in advance.  Believe me - we anxiously await the day that Mid-Missouri technology catches up with the big urban areas. Camping and the wide open out-of-doors can be your opportunity to DETOX from TECHNOLOGY and enjoy the beauty that Momma Nature has to offer - right?


Area Attractions 

Maramec Spring Park
2  miles east with
great year round trout fishing

Historic Route 66
The Mother Road -
A fun afternoon
of adventure on the road

5 Nearby Wineyards
Good Missouri wine and food

Missouri S & T University
in Rolla, Mo.

Fort Leonard Wood Museums
40 Minutes west
at St. Roberts

Little Prairie Lake
Conservation Area
Great fishing off the dock 
for bluegill and bass

Floating Rivers Nearaby
The Huzzah, Courtios and Meramec with many
of local outfitters

Saint James has
outstanding choices

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  We offer beautiful quietness of camping in the woods and

FREE sunshine - FREE breezes - FREE hiking - FREE friendships - 
FREE sunsets  - Free Dew - Free Skeeters - FREE stars

Plus Hot showers and clean bathrooms - 50/30 and 20 Amp RV sites
Level Gravel Back-ins - Patios/Picnic Tables/Firepits - Pet walking trails
Water & Sewer - Dump Station - Covered Pavilion
Basketball Court - Large grassy area and bicycle riding for kids
Covered porch with tables, chairs, ceiling fans and BIG SCREEN TV
Hillbilly wifi and satellite (check out that page for more info)
​And...2500+ hundred acres of adjacent Conservation Land

And we're two miles from trout fishing and river access for water play