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Saco Valley Farm, LLC

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· Cherokee Pass, Madison, Missouri
28 acres hosted by Melissa D.
1 RV/tent site · 1 tent site
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Camp, Swim, BBQ, wade the creek, enjoy the campfire! Primitive Camping. Very Private. Water is cool and clear. Open to the stars. A great place to commune with nature, or enjoy some peace and quiet! 12 mile creek runs directly through our property. Shallow and deep all throughout. Great for wading, swimming, floating, kayaking. Great small mouth fishing! We are approximately one mile by water from the St. Francois River. We have kayaked down the creek to the river for many years. The farm is very rural. We are 16 miles to the closest gas station, and 25 miles to town. There is no internet. Cell phone service is spotty at best. Currently a working farm, we have 2 high tunnels on the property behind the house, and our original market garden. Across the creek we are finishing up our 5 acre agroforestry planting. 3 acres of elderberries and 2 acres of blackberries. 28 acres, 3 on one side, and 25 on the other. The farm is located approximately 2 hours south of St. Louis. Fredericktown is 30 mins away. Food, Drinks, Golf, and Lalo's Mexican Restaurant! There are a ton of local antique shops, and outdoor activities. Local places of interest: Amidon Arcadia Valley Black River Bonne Terre Mine Elephant Rocks Johnson Shut Ins Mill Stream Gardens One Nation Paintball Park Sam A. Baker State Park Saco Valley Farmstand Sherpher Mountain Bike Park Silvermines Taum Sauk Mountain
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6 ratings · 6 reviews
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Nolan D.recommends
April 9, 2024
Campsite #2 Gravel Bar Turnaround
Great site! If you can find it.
Had a good time here tent camping for the April 2024 eclipse! The view of it was absolutlely spectacular. The site was nice and secluded with very few sounds from other campers/busy roads, and the sky is a bortle 2 or so, making it is very dark and you can see an insane amount of stars/the milky way. Only issue was, the directions provided were pretty vague which caused me to end up at the wrong campsite. Melissa was very chill about it and helped me to the right spot. Pro tip: If you're trying to get to campsites #2 and #3, turn right just before a bridge going over twelve mile creek from state highway C traveling southbound. Also, there was no fire pit, but it was easy enough to MacGyver one out of nearby rocks.
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Justyna L.recommends
April 8, 2024
Campsite #1 Farmhouse Front Yard
Tent camping here was awesome! Thanks for letting us use your lovely space. The stars were amazing and it’s nicely secluded. The stream sounds are really soothing at night.
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Andy T.
September 4, 2023
Campsite #3 Swimming Hole
Primitive and secluded campsite at the end of a rocky/sand road. The area isn’t cleared very well, there’s few level spots, and is just overall unkempt. The swimming hole is nice and worth it , but it felt kind of sketchy (atvs driving up and down nearby roads unsure if they’d come where we were) and the directions to get there weren’t great. If you’re looking for a secluded spot to swim and have for wheel drive then I’d say go for it.
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Andy L.recommends
May 30, 2023
Campsite #3 Swimming Hole
We loved the private gravel bar campground. The clear creek had a nice swimming hole and the water running over the rocks was the perfect calming background noise to sleep next to. Felt like we were in our own private getaway. Make sure you have a sleeping pad or air mattress, as you are on gravel, but there is a nice flat spot to set up your tent. Hope to come back soon!
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Amanda W.recommends
April 30, 2023
Campsite #3 Swimming Hole
We had an amazing time camping here and highly recommend! As we drove through the orchard to the site, we passed Melissa working in the orchard and she was so warm and welcoming! Upon arriving at the site, we were pleasantly surprised at how much space we had all to ourselves (our dogs loved this as well). The site was very secluded and quiet and we had the clearest creek water running through the site for the dogs to play in. Also, not that we needed it, but we actually got great cell phone reception out there…which is hard to come by with scenery like this! On the way home, we were already talking about how we can’t wait to go back and camp there again. Thanks for sharing your space with us Melissa! We will definitely be back!
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Andrew L.recommends
April 10, 2023
Campsite #3 Swimming Hole
I loved tent camping on Melissa’s land. It was very remote and private.
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Cherokee Pass, Madison, Missouri, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of 𐓏𐒰𐓓𐒰𐓓𐒷 𐒼𐓂𐓊𐒻 𐓆𐒻𐒿𐒷 𐓀𐒰^𐓓𐒰^(Osage), O-ga-xpa Ma-zhoⁿ (O-ga-xpa) (Quapaw), Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, Kaskaskia, and Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Melissa D.Joined in February 2020
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