Need a safe, quiet escape that's not too far from Interstate 70? Travelers frequently use our sites on long trips to be safe from COVID exposure. There are few shared surfaces and plenty of airflow. A clean portapottie is on site.  Other campers, if any are present at all,  are not close.  This is a great place to assemble a group of socially distanced friends or to get away


Need a safe, quiet escape that's not too far from Interstate 70? Travelers frequently use our sites on long trips to be safe from COVID exposure. There are few shared surfaces and plenty of airflow. A clean portapottie is on site.  Other campers, if any are present at all,  are not close.  This is a great place to assemble a group of socially distanced friends or to get away with your "quaran-team".   Want a premium exclusive location for your group with no other campers?  If you are the first to sign up we can block the other sites to give full privacy at the area. (***stipulations apply...see below) We are supportive host that can reassure you about directions, resources, and what to expect. 

This area provides a Missouri Ozark border region "Front Porch Experience".     There are no artificial lights, so views of the sky are very good.  There are country sounds like birds, coyotes, horses, frogs, and occasionally a vehicle on the gravel road. If you have a group of friends and family that want exclusive use of the area that may be possible.  Just contact us and we can work out the details.

In addition to camping, you can walk a trail or canopied gravel road to stretch your legs.  Feeling adventurous? One mile to the north, there is a old iron bridge that is closed to vehicle traffic. It has a plank floor with some missing planks.  Locals fish from it. It is a great place to take artsy pictures.  You can walk, bike, or ride your horse on our county road. The WORLD famous Katy Trail is a biking/walking trail that was re-purposed from a railway. It is about a 15-20 minute drive away.  A local chef ( 8 miles away) makes THE BEST carry out pizza on Friday and Saturday nights.  About 20 minutes away in Boonville with many dining option, and Columbia of course has everything.  There is fishing available from  our own private river access at the Petite Saline creek. The stream is quiet, slow backwater whose level depends on the Missouri River level.  Access is not ideal, but determined canoers and kayakers will enjoy the rich biological diversity including jumping Silver Carp. 

***Stipulations for exclusivity:

1) message us before making the reservation request

2) rent any two Sites including at least one RV site 

3) Be flexible and don't hesitate to express your needs and wants.  We want to give you the experience you are seeking. Working together,  it may be possible to come up with a creative solution.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
2 sites
Up to 7 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
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 50ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


The best biking is at the Katy Trail access in Rocheport. You can rent a bike if you don't have your own. Walking the trail i...Read more


Fishing and boating are available on the Petite Saline nearby. You must provide your own gear. Fishing access is good from the ...Read more


Fishing and boating are available on the Petite Saline nearby. You must provide your own gear. Fishing access is good from the ...Read more


Our county roads make for great hiking. Very little traffic. Canopied by trees it is mostly shaded.

Horseback riding

Bring your own horse. Ours are all retirees!


The Petite Saline is a tributary of the Missouri River. You must provide your own gear. It is usually navigable for the 1.5 ...Read more

Wildlife watching

Lots of birds and other wildlife. Expect to hear whip-poor-wills, mourning doves, coyotes, frogs, crickets, etc.


Natural features you'll find at Selby Farm RV site in Missouri.


Plenty of Oak/Hickory forests to explore on our 60 acres.

River, stream, or creek

The Petite Saline is a tributary of the Missouri River. It is usually navigable for the 1.5 miles down to the Missouri. The ...Read more


One mile to the North is a constructed wetland on public ground. A great option for bird watching.


If the timing works out, you may be able to watch us feed and evaluate the horses. Ask if this is something you are interested ...Read more

The vibe at Selby Farm RV site

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Hipcamper ben
Ben A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
August 22nd, 2017

Excellent place to camp. Far enough out, but not too far from civilization. Hostipitality of the host was great; mentioned some sites to see in the area.

Hipcamper Greg
Greg H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 23rd, 2017

My daughter and I tent camped at Selby Farm for the eclipse. Very nice out of way area, a variety of site types from wooded to open. We enjoyed our stay, Doug was very helpful.

Hipcamper Scott
Scott F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 24th, 2017

Doug and Brenda were super nice and cordial to me and my daughter while camping at his place. The field is atop a hill and has a great view of the surrounding area. The Great Oak Tree was a a wonderful spot to get some shade, light a fire, and make a meal. The farm has friendly horses, chickens, cats, and dogs. Doug might even let you grab a fresh egg or two from the roost!

Hipcamper Bob
Bob A.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 27th, 2017

This was a nice secluded farm right next to the Missouri River. Doug was an excellent host, 5 star hospitality, we felt right at home from the start. I was with my daughter and a couple of friends and we camped by the barn on the hill. Nice fresh water spigot with a concrete slab located near the barn. My daughter got to help feed the horses up by the house, as we gathered some firewood from the wood pile. Doug even let my daughter take an artifact he had just found back to campsite, we cleaned it up and it was really neat looking. He told us that it could have come from any of 9 tribes of indigenous people that have called this region home over the past 10,000 years. We camped under a beautiful nighttime sky with a good view of the Milky Way and we even saw some meteors.

The Eclipse was our first visit to the Show-Me State. Our mission was to be in the path of Totality and get a clear view. The morning of the 21st we were preparing to take the trail between the pastures to Big Oak Treehouse to watch the eclipse, when suddenly 3 hours before totality, cloud cover started blowing in from the west. So we broke camp and headed southeast along the Missouri River towards Jefferson City. We basically had the road to ourselves, kind of like our own private drive to a clear view of the eclipse straight from Selby Farm. And yes we did make it to a clear view of Totality. It was an incredible* experience.

After the eclipse, we stopped back by the farm to get our gear and say goodbye, unfortunately, we did not get to see the rest of paradise as we had a long trek back home that day. But my family will be back, our dog will be coming along too! (Note: If you want a good picture of Radar the farm dog, you might want to bring a high speed camera.) Next time we want to stay at Big Oak Treehouse!

We indeed found Paradise deep in the heart of Missouri on Doug and Brenda's farm. It made for a great Eclipse experience we will always remember.

Doug and Brenda Selby were wonderful hosts, and we look forward to returning and staying at Big Oak Treehouse.

The Eclipse brought us to Missouri, Selby Farm will bring us back.

Here comes the sun... and some clouds.
8-21-2017 : T-7 hours till TotalityCampsite at the barn.
8-21-2017 : T-7 hours till TotalityA view from the wood pileHappy Sun is out!
8-21-2017 : T-6 hours till Totality
Hipcamper Natalie
Natalie F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
August 27th, 2017

Doug and Brenda were very kind. They let us use the wifi just outside of their house at the picnic table. It is very pleasant under the trees with a breeze as their house is at the top of the hill. We camped in a pasture down below where it was hotter. The telephone pole has 110 electricity to which we plugged our teardrop camper. There is a portapotty and a plastic table with a faucet to which a water hose is attached--a communal sink, basically. Doug had also put out a horse trough so we could bathe or take a dip to cool ourselves which was greatly appreciated as there are no showers. There are no stores close by--only gas stations so bring everything you need including a grill for steaks. They do have fire rings but no grates.

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Hipcamper Adar
Adar E.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 1st, 2018

Lots of privacy and space for my dogs to roam. Absolutely recommend!

Hipcamper Kristin
Kristin W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
November 4th, 2018

We’re so grateful to Doug and Brenda for opening up their land for us to have a weekend away from the city. They were amazing hosts who made sure we arrived safely—helping us find the property in the dark when we arrived a little later than expected. Doug also brought us farm fresh eggs for breakfast and was a quick text away if we needed anything. The property was just as wonderful as our hosts—with horses grazing nearby, tons of privacy and the beautiful changing leaves of fall. Half of our group of five stayed in an RV and the other camped in the barn after unexpected rain. Both were great. It’s folks like Doug and Brenda that make Hipcamp so wonderful—their passion for the land and sharing it is so special.

CampOur cat, Penny Lane, watching the horses graze.
Hipcamper Jennifer

We found a hidden gem!

Jennifer T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 6th, 2019

Amazing getaway. Amazing hosts. Just what we needed, peace and quiet with beautiful scenery and everything we needed.

Hipcamper Jacob
Jacob C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
April 16th, 2020

Fantastic hosts!


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