Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. You can reserve a cabin or campsite any time of the year. With notice, we can accommodate your group at any time of the year. Our floating, zip line and trail ride from October 31st through April 15th are closed. We ask you to call 1-800-333-8007 to make a reservation with a BSR Team Member. We want to ensure that you have the best experience in your off-season stay as well as in our busy season.
If you need to cancel your cabin lodging reservation in part or in whole, for any reason, simply make sure you let us know at least 14-days prior to your reservation date for small cabins and 30-days prior to your reservation date for large cabins. Any reservation which is canceled or reduced after their respectful notice periods is non-refundable.
Come into the store and a friendly BSR Team Member will assist you. All guests must check in and have a Resort Pass, Activity Pass or Day pass to remain at the resort.
Our campsites are different sizes. Sites can accommodate anywhere from 2 to 30 guests. A BSR Team Member can assist you in finding the right campsite for your you.
Yes, but only certain sites. Please call 1-800-333-8007 for verification.
No. We do not allow tents to be set up at the cabins.
Cabin check in is at 4 pm and check out is at 11 am. Camping check-in is at 2 pm and check out is at 12 pm. If you are not out of your cabin/campsite by check out, you will be charged for an additional night stay. Management reserves the right to relocate your belongings from the cabin or campsite to allow the next guest in.
No. We provide Electric / Water campsites and Electric / Water / Sewer campsites for this reason.
No. We have campsites specifically to accommodate your RV or pop-up camper.
Yes. We have 2 coin-operated shower houses that have restrooms. The cost is $0.50 for a 10-minute shower. Please note: it takes a few seconds for hot water to cycle through if they haven't been used for a while.
No. We do not have an adult or loud area. We are a family friendly resort.
The resort is open all year. The Store is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year Day. Hours for the Store vary for the season. We may be closed at other times due to weather conditions or for other circumstances.
No. We do not sell alcohol of any kind at Blue Springs Ranch. You are welcome to bring it with you. Please remember to drink responsibly. Management reserves the right to relocate any guest should the need occur.
Yes. 11pm-7am are our quiet hours. We are a family friendly resort and respect all our guests. If you cannot obey by our resort policies, you may be asked to leave the premises.
Only golf carts and side by sides are allowed on premises. All golf carts are to stay under 10 miles per hour and are not allowed to off-road. All other ATVs are not allowed.
Yes. We have 2 dump stations. One is located at the entrance of the resort and the other is centrally located by the restrooms/shower house and barn.
You will need to arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled floating departure time to finalize the registration process. If you have additional steps to take after checking in you may need to consider arriving 45 minutes early. Our buses leave promptly on the hour. If you miss the bus, you must wait until the next scheduled float trip. For zip line and trail rides, please arrive 15 minutes early.
All guests must check in at the store to receive an Activity Pass. Activity Pass is required to participate in your reserved activity.
Yes. Cabin guests must register pets and pay a pet fee. It is a 2-pet maximum. Camping guests are asked to have pets on a leash always and we ask for you to follow our pet policy.
No, we do not allow horses in the campground.
No. Reservations are not required but you are not guaranteed a departure time without a reservation. Advanced reservations are recommended.
Yes. Reservations are required for an overnight float trip. Please call 1-800-333-8007 to make a reservation with a BSR Team Member. An overnight float trip reservation cannot be made using our online reservation system.
We suggest a cooler no larger than 50 quarts. Any coolers larger could cause your watercraft to drag if you have several people in the boat.
Weekends in May through August are the busiest times of the season. Holiday weekends are also a busy time at the resort.
No. Missouri law states glass is prohibited on the water.
Yes. We allow pets in the watercraft. If you will be bringing your pet, please inform the store staff. This ensures your pet a spot on the bus. Management requests that no pet is tied to a watercraft at any point.
No. We no longer shuttle personal watercraft
No. We do not offer vehicle shuttles.
Our resort rests alongside the Upper Meramec River. Most campsites are a reasonable walking distance to the river. Cabins are a short drive to the river. If you have any questions, please call 1-800-333-8007 and a BSR Team Member will be happy to share with you how far your campsite or cabin is from the river.
Natural flow carries boats downstream unless human power pushes them upstream against the current. Watch the ripples in the water to orient yourself and paddle in the same direction as Mother Nature. Our float trip has a designated take-out. Listen well to your BSR Team Member, and if you still don't have confidence that you understand how to recognize the take-out, please ask. There are many farms, homes, and roads that run parallel to our streams. A short walk through the woods in most directions will usually end at a place where you can get help if necessary. Keep in mind that a lot of the land is private property. This means that you should not trespass unless it is an emergency.
No. However, with recent advances, the quantity and quality of cell reception are improving.
In some areas. If you have your cell on a float trip, we ask you to make sure you seal your cell phone in a water-tight container. Remember, water resistant is not the same as waterproof or water-tight.
Please use our online reservation system or call 1-800-333-8007 and a BSR Team Member. Zip line and trail ride reservations are not available to be made using the online reservation system.
We strive to reduce our carbon footprint is by scheduling top of the hour bus trips to floating put-in locations. By reducing the number of trips, we can limit fuel emissions. We are a partner with Missouri Stream Team which is an association dedicated to keeping Missouri streams and rivers clean. For more information about Missouri Stream Team, visit mostreamteam.org. We do not sell Styrofoam coolers, Jell-O-shot cups, Mardi Gras beads, or any other known litter agent in our store.
Please review our price sheet. It is posted throughout the website on each page related to the specific service you are interested in. Please be aware prices are subject to change without notice.
We offer a military of 10% OFF (MUST provide ID).
If you have a question and cannot find the answer, please contact our BSR Team Member and they will be happy to assist you.
No. Reservations are recommended, but you do not have to have a reservation to camp. However, we do not guarantee a site for you unless you make a reservation.
Yes. If you are making a cabin reservation, we require half the payment at the time the reservation is made. If you are making a camping reservation, we require the payment in full at the time the reservation is made.
Campsites and activities require a 14-day notice prior to your reservation date. You will be charged a $10 cancellation fee. Small cabins require a 14-day notice prior to your reservation date. Large cabins and reservations with multiple cabins require a 30-day notice prior to the reservation date. Any cancellation past the notice is non-refundable. All cabin cancellations incur a $25.00 cancellation fee. Review our resort policies.
No. Blue Springs Ranch confirms all reservations with advance payment in full except for cabin lodging. Cabins reserved between the dates of April 1 – October 31 requires half of the payment at the time you make the reservation and the unpaid balance of the payment at the time of check-in. Cabin reservations made between November 1 and March 30 will require full payment. Any unpaid cabin or unpaid partial camping reservations may be canceled.
No. Blue Springs Ranch does not require a deposit.