Hipcamp host Darren W.,
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We are restoring an Bur Oak savanna and setting up a medical herb farm. We have a pond and are set on the river and are always cleaning and restoring the area more each year.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
4 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
Wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Darren a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at SouthStar Farms medical herb farm in Iowa.


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Hipcamper Ann

Magical retreat

Ann S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 19th, 2021

Darren and his wife Wendy were generous and friendly hosts! They made sure I had what I needed without being up in my business. Their stewardship of the land is truly remarkable, with a lovely balance of mowed paths, new plantings, gardens, and natural beauty. The extra magical touches added a feeling of sacredness and retreat to my camp, which is exactly what I was looking for. I can't wait to go back again to see what new features they have added!

Hipcamper John

Great find!

John B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
July 23rd, 2021

South Star Farm was a nice escape from our passage across the country through the corn belt. Darren and Wendy met us upon our late arrival and helped us find a spot to park our van even though they are set up for tent camping only. We enjoyed talking with them the next morning and applaud them for their diligent stewardship of the earth restoring a trashed property into a lovely haven. We were gifted with a dozen fresh eggs and some garden fresh tomatoes. ❤️

Hipcamper John B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
July 27th, 2021
Darren W.’s Land
United States
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