FAQ'S

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 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 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 and side by sides are to stay under 10 miles per hour and are not allowed 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 book a float online you will still need to register at the store to receive the bus pass.  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 30 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.

We will allow pets in the cabins but do have policies in place for this.  There is a max weight of 30 pounds per pet in cabins. No dogs larger than 30 pounds will be allowed in the cabins.  There is a 2 pet max and a fee of $50 per pet/per night for the cabins. If you are found to have a dog in the cabin and have failed to register it upon check in you will be charged a fee of $100 per pet/per night for an unregistered pet. Pets must be on a leash at all times.  Pets are allowed in the  campground and are at no charge but must be kept on a leash at all times for the safety of all guests. We ask that all guests follow our  pet policy as this is for the safety of all. .

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 very 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.  If you choose to bring your own watercraft you would need to shuttle it to the location put in and you would need to take it out at the public access (not the BSR take out).

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.

In some areas of the resort, however, we do not guarantee service.  But 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.

We do not sell fishing licenses. Please visit the Missouri Department of Conservation website and you can purchase a license before your arrival. We do sell fishing poles, fishing worms, and a limited amount of fishing tackle at the store.

Visit our Area Attraction page for more information.

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 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 the Missouri Stream Team which is an association dedicated to keeping Missouri streams and rivers clean. For more information about the 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 at the time of check in).

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 dateYou will be charged a $10 cancellation fee. Small cabins (3-20, 24-27) require a 14-day notice prior to your reservation date and have a $25 cancellation service fee . Large cabins (Rock Castle, Log Cabin, Cabin 21, 22, 23, Ranch House & Bunk House) and reservations with multiple cabins require a 30-day notice prior to the reservation date and will have a $50 cancellation service fee. Any cancellation past the notice is non-refundable. 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 require 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.

Yes, As of 5/1/20211 we have a new Event Hall, Hollis Hall, that is available for rent.  It can be used for weddings, receptions, graduation parties, family reunions, bridal showers, baby showers, Christmas parties, office parties.  Please call 800-333-8007 and ask for more details