Hipcamp host Wil T.
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Begin your evening listening to Crooked Creek running over unusual rocks and geodes with whippoorwill and owl serenades; then gaze up at the Milky Way and as many star constellations as you can identify…wake up in the morning to the Pileated Woodpeckers drumming, barn swallows swooping and gold finches eating on tall wild grasses.  We are located approximately 1 hour south o

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Begin your evening listening to Crooked Creek running over unusual rocks and geodes with whippoorwill and owl serenades; then gaze up at the Milky Way and as many star constellations as you can identify…wake up in the morning to the Pileated Woodpeckers drumming, barn swallows swooping and gold finches eating on tall wild grasses.  We are located approximately 1 hour south of Onondaga Cave; 1 hour north of Johnson Shut-ins and Elephant Rock State Park; 45 minutes southeast of Maramec Spring State Park (5th largest MO spring) and 30 minutes south of some of the best river kayaking and canoeing in Missouri (Steelville area).

Crooked Creek runs through our farm where primitive camping is available. Several camp sites are nestled on one of our pastures. If no threat of rain or the creeks not up, gravel bar camping is available.  Campers/RV camp sites can be accommodated if ground is dry (there are no electric outlets).  

A grocery store and a convenience store w/fuel are 5 minutes away.  We have firewood for sale at $5/bundle.

I can arrange to play guitar and sing some songs you will surely recognize and enjoy (time and schedule permitting).

We enjoy the beauty of our peaceful organic farm nestled next to Mark Twain National Forest and trust that you will, too.

The only cell service that seems to work here is AT&T. There is free Wi-fi at the Casey's store about three miles from here.

Directions:

The hipcamp site will not allow me to use my full actual physical address, so here it is if you are using GPS:  1835 Iron County Road 3, Viburnum, MO 65566

As far as I know, AT&T is the only cell provider that works locally, and it can be spotty, but works well on our road and in town.

Less than two miles from where you exit Hwy. 49 (you may want to set your trip meter as it can seem farther than it really is), and after descending a fairly steep hill, you will see Crooked Creek on your left and some "No Trespassing" signs ahead.  When you pass these signs your camping area will be just to your right. 

The opening in the fence line will be a little farther down the road, so you will be making a sort of U turn to get back to the campsites.

Welcome!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
No potable water
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-through site
Max length 20ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Wil a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking

The Mark Twain National Forest is our east boundary of the farm with an old logging road going through it. We've traveled on t...Read more

Wildlife watching

We have owls, bats in the night sky, many many many different birds, turkeys, deer, opossums, raccoons, and turtles.

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at A Starry Night Camp/Organic Farm in Missouri.

Mountainous

Liberty Farms is in a valley surrounded by bluffs.

River, stream, or creek

Crook Creek runs through our property where you'll find many quartz and usual rocks. There are gravel bars for camping on (whe...Read more

Swimming hole

Crook Creek to shallow to swim, but bring a creek chair and your rubber boots to sit in the water and cool off.

Farm

Liberty Farms is a working farm with dairy goats, chickens and very large vegetable garden. We grow a variety of spring, summe...Read more

Ranch

Liberty Farms is a working farm with dairy goats, chickens and very large vegetable garden. We grow a variety of spring, summe...Read more

Forest

The vibe at A Starry Night Camp/Organic Farm

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Hipcamper Rena
Rena H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 5th, 2018

It was a nice quiet getaway with a beautiful starry night. The friendly landowner Bill was kind enough to show us his goats and garden! We enjoyed a peaceful night in the mark Twain national forest :)

Hipcamper Todd
Todd E.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
April 23rd, 2019

Amazingly kind host, everything we hoped for and then some.

Hipcamper Haley

Private, grassy spot near the creek

Haley W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
May 14th, 2019

This is a really pretty little camping spot near a creek, super quiet and private. Service was non existent for me on Verizon, but there is a decent sized town a couple minutes up the road where you can get service and some groceries. The farm was beautiful in the early morning. Camping was on recently-mowed grass next to a fire pit and picnic table, very lovely.

Hipcamper Jeremy
Jeremy M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 16th, 2019

One of the best camping experiences of my life. Great place to pitch your tent, very private and peaceful. Very kind, helpful host. Their property is among the most beautiful I've ever seen. We can't wait to return for another enjoyable evening. Thanks Bill.

Hipcamper Gabrielle

Lovely night, off-the-beaten-path

Gabrielle H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 12th, 2019

My husband and I really enjoyed our camping experience here! The campsite feels private, cozy, and gives you with a sense of closeness with nature and the woods around you. The site, surrounding grassy area, and outhouse were quite clean and tidy. We went up to ask Bill for a bundle of firewood and he was very kind and welcoming, as were his dogs. He even invited us to play guitar and sing songs around a campfire and if we wanted to! If we hadn't been waking up for an early hike, we might have taken him up on the offer. I would recommend this site to anyone looking for an off-the-beaten-path campsite and a relaxing evening surrounded by nature.

Hipcamper Claire
Claire S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 7th, 2019

My partner, his dog and myself had an amazing and unique experience at Bill's quaint camp site and farm. The campsite is private and the compost toilet was clean.
Bill is an eccentric, quirky, kind man who is absolutely full of life, love and wisdom. He made sure we had everything we needed and in the morning he offered us a little tour of his farm and let us pet the goats! He also let us pick some tomatoes and even gave us a bar of soap that he made. He is very refreshing to be around. We would definitely recommend this place to anyone!

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Hipcamper Wil
Response from Wil, the Host, on September 9th, 2019

Claire! Not sure who's idea it was to take a picture of our sweet selves, and sure am glad someone thought of it. I love it! What a great reminder for me of your visit! So glad you found your way here. I trust you will come here again. Much Love, Bill

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Hipcamper courtney
Courtney W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
March 18th, 2020

We had a wonderful time at A Starry Night Camp! Such a beautiful area and Wil is a super friendly host. Made sure we had everything we needed. We look forward to staying here again!

Hipcamper Cheryl

Retreat in nature

Cheryl S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 3rd, 2020

It was a wonderful escape and much more enjoyable than crowded campgrounds. I will definitely go back.

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Hipcamper Lara

A nice place to play with kids

Lara B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 20th, 2020

Wil pointed us to an old logging road nearby that made for a nice hike, and we also had fun walking down the creek. The large grassy area where the camp sites are is a great place to play soccer, frisbee, etc, but it would definitely feel less private if someone else was staying at the other site at the same time.

Awards

Best of 2019 Missouri
7th place
Property
A Starry NIght Camp
State
Missouri
Country
United States
$20/night
2 Sites

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