Kamaroo Farms

Kamaroo Farms

2924 Bess Hollow Road
Kampsville, Illinois 62053

  • Phone: 1 618-507-9202
  • Hours:
    Open by Appointment Only - Reserve by calling or emailing on website - group tours welcome

Kamaroo Farms is a working agriculture farm that raises camels, kangaroos, ostrich, emu and many other exotic birds and animals. Kamaroo offers guided farm tours for $15 per person and children under 5 get in free! The farm also hosts special events. All tours and events are by appointment. The farm is in southwest Illinois, 45 miles North of St. Louis and 60 miles South of historic Hannibal Missouri.

Kamaroo Farms is on a peninsula between the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers in Calhoun County. Atypical of the prairie state of Illinois, the farm has features of 200 - 300 ft. limestone bluffs and lush green valleys with beautiful fall foliage.

Kamaroo represents some of the best of old time and modern farming practices and offers hands-on, how-to, sustainable farming seminars. Topics include basic gardening, beginning animal husbandry for a variety of animals such as cattle, hogs , sheep, goats, rabbits, and quail for food or direct marketing to consumers, establishing native warm season grasses, talks on raising select exotic animals, bee keeping, demonstrating gristmill use for making fresh non gmo products like grits, cornmeal and flour.

Seasonally Kamaroo hosts crawfish boils, fish fry’s, lamb and pig roasts and wild game feeds. Special event and seminar fees vary depending on meals and topics. There is also a country cabin for rent on the property, nestled in the woods, overlooking the pond and farm valley. The cabin has heat/ac, a stove, bbq grill, fire pit, refrigerator, microwave and bathroom with shower. It sleeps 4 adults and 4 children. For those interested in flying to Kamaroo, there is a Grass strip 100’ x 3400’ with courtesy car if needed for local use. Airport designation is LL77.