Lost Valley Lake

About the property

We arrived to Lost Valley Lake on an overcast Wednesday (10/12/2016) about 5pm. Unfortunately our GPS had us taking a old gravel road for part of the trip instead of staying on the highway (no idea why).

This is a beautiful location and with that comes a few disadvantages…

  • Recommend?

    YES

  • Likely to Return?

    YES

  • Overall Rating

    60

WebsiteSite
Phone: (800) 747-8907
Address: 2334 Hwy ZZ Owensville, MO 65066
Normal Price: NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (see below)

Check-in Process - Thorough and Friendly?
100%

Once we made it to the guard station, we were greeted and directed to the office to do our formal checkin. We parked and went inside and were promptly greeted by freindly staff who welcomed us to the park. We were given a great goodie bag, papers outlining the schedule, amenities and a walkthrough of the map to where our site was located.

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Individual Sites

Our site is a 50amp pull-through with full hookups including a firepit/grilling grate. Our site was fairly level and had crushed rock for the base.
— Water Pressure is great
— No issues with the 50amp service
— Screw-in sewer connector

50 amp / full hookup availability
100%
Shade
50%
Walking trails
1 Path by the front lake, nothing close to our site
onsite Garbage pickup
not available but dumpsters are convenient
Technology
Wifi Availability
free but only 2mb download speeds when park was empty
Verizon LTE internet access --- 0Mb to 25Mb
no lte coverage at all
Direct TV coverage
no issues for us, but not all sites have a south view
Cable Hookup
no hookup for cable
Local Area Attrations

There is an onsite restaurant, but it was only open Friday – Sunday and while we did eat there on Friday for lunch, we spent $20 to have 2 Burgers / Fries and a Soda. The food was good, but $20 just to eat onsite was a little steep.

Local food establishments
very limited and at least a 15 min drive to the nearest small town
Retail access
very limited and at least a 15 min drive to the nearest small town
Our SIte

Pricing and Conclusions

Again, this is a beautiful RV Resort with gorgeous lakes and ponds. But when we step back and look at what we are looking for compared to what they are offering, it simply is not a good fit.

Pricing: Basically you pay a one-time rate of ~13,000 for a lifetime membership. Then you have to pay ~$500 per year in dues that are to go toward maintenance of all the amenities. You do get to camp for free for up to 21 days at a time and then you have to leave for 9 days before you can come back in. This resort is a Coast to Coast Premier Resort and comes with 1 Yr of C2C included.

The lack of phone and internet, combined with the very odd shaped sites that prevented us from having Bailey hang outside would not bring us back to Lost Valley Lake.

About the Author

Boyd

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What to say about myself... I love technology, learning new things and making awesome products for our clients. Traveling and living this 'nomad' life wasn't even in my thinking until I met CJ. Here we are, traveling around, working and living with nearly all of the comforts of home... Who would have ever imagined...