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Boondockers Welcome
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Woodward, IA
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Max Rig Size
Over 45 ft
Max Nights
5
Parking Spaces
15
Same Day Requests
Yes
About
Honored to be among only about a dozen "Hall of Fame Hosts" with Boondockers Welcome. (Central timezone) Please park at Woody, the hoot owl / windmill/weathervane. We live in the country on a working grain farm. (Corn and Soybeans). It can get noisy and dusty during harvest and grain hauling operations. You could wake up to deer eating grain around the bins. In the evenings. You can look down to the East by tree line for deer and Turkey. The best way to communicate with us is via BW welcome contact service. We do not respond to unknown phone numbers due to extensive SPAM, We can handle any size RV. We also offer extended stays on Hipcamp.com. We suggest taking advantage of your Boondockers Welcome advantage first! All spots are level. All electric sites are 30/50 and are for year-round use. We have 9 sites with electric and city water. 4 sites are gravel. 3 sites are grass. 2 are concrete. We also have a large primitive camping area west of the grain bins in open yard. (no electric or water). Rv parking is available on grass when ground is hard or on the concrete and gravel driveway when soft. We only have one picnic table at this time. There is a trail we keep mowed North East of the hay barn along side the crops which is great for walking/dog run. We do appreciate a donation for Electric and City Water as the expense does add up. Donation box is on weather vane by Woody, the Hoot Owl. Gray water may be dumped in the farm field. The crops love it. Sorry we can no longer recommend black water dump stations as the local campgrounds are refusing non-customer use. Whistling donkey in Woodward has a dump station you can call them and ask if you can use it (515) 438-2669. You can be as private or engaged with us as you feel. Dumpster is by machine shed. There are 30+ local TV channels. (Not Cable) Open southern skies for satellite use. The lights automatically turn off at 10 PM. Fire pit available for your use. Fire Pit light dims down to 15% after 10 PM. Yard lights also come on for one minute as noon whistle. Stargazing really pop at night on a clear night. You are welcome to turn lights back on and continue outdoor activities and use fire pit as long as you do not disturb other campers. Mouse and weather vane lights stays on all night for your convenience. Fire pit is for you to use. Supplied and built by AYearToVolunteer.com Free Firewood is available East of barn. Please do not put trash in fire pit. (I have to clean it out) We would prefer if guests arrive before dark, We like to settle down for the evening. WIFI is 250 Mbps depending on number of users. WIFI is Boondockers. Password is welcome1 (no caps) Please be sure to leave a review of your stay on the BW/hh website. Local Hospital Perry IA ---------------------515 465-3547 Boone IA--------------------515 432-3140 Local gas station. Casey’s General Store (gas pizza, sub sandwiches, and groceries only) Madrid is closest diesel fuel. Restaurants in Woodward Cayennes Café Whistling Donkey Sports Bar and Grill Laundry: Main St Woodward (Down Town) 115 S Main St (no phone) Groceries: A J’S Grocery Store Picket Fence Creamery. Banks. ATM in Woodward 217 S Main St Local Attractions: Picket Fence Creamery Woodward High Trestle Bridge & Bike Trail Also see: http://burkhartelectric.com/Burkhart%20Boondockers%20Site.html
Hosted By Burkhart
Member since Jun 2018
HOST
Retired electrician / farmer Details: We live on a farm in rural Iowa raising mainly corn and soy beans. (Hobbies) Hosting a Boondockers.com host site and maintaining my farmstead. Donna and I (Mark) have been married for 35+ years and are both retired and looking forward to traveling more in following years. My family has lived on this farm for 5 generations my son is the sixth. Donna is from Boone 20 min to the North East. I retired from State of Iowa as master electrician. I used to be very computer literate with the windows 95 and 98 system but I am completely in the dark with windows 10 and up. Donna is retired from Iowa State University in Human Resource. (Please check out our host site) (Burkhart Farm) Home Town: Woodward Iowa. Favorite Boondocking Locations: Any boondockers welcome location obviously. Skills or Expertise to Share: Licensed Master electrician. Farm plumber. Farm welder. Farm mechanic. Farm you name it. Ham radio operator. My license is KD0FKV since 2008 We use Perry ham radio repeater 145.190 Mhz, (-) PL tone of 114.8.
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Suitability
Pets Allowed
Water Hookup Available
Wifi
Slideouts Allowed
Hookup Notes
We do appreciate a donation to cover Electric and City Water as the expense does add up. Donation box is on windmill.
House Rules
Quiet time after 10 PM. Departure no later than 2 PM We prefer to greet guest upon arrival so please send us an ETA. We also offer extended stays on Hipcamp. We suggest taking advantage of your Boondockers Welcome advantage first! No arrivals after 10 PM. Smoking is allowed, if you leave NO sign behind. For their safety, please do not let children/pets wander on property unsupervised. Sorry, no horses. No packages are to be shipped to this address. Children MUST be supervised. In the event of severe weather you are welcome to come to the house. No generators at any time. We have lots of sites with power.
Parking & Arrival
Access Road Conditions: Access is down 1/3 of a mile county gravel road from paved county road. Last 1/3 mile is Gravel road and very well-maintained. We use this road and driveway for Semi-tractor trailer to fill and unloading the grain bins so maneuvering into driveway and camping area will not be a issue. Turn in driveway with the Mickey Mouse pole light. Stop at Woody the hoot owl and we will help you find a spot. DO NOT DRIVE ON GRASS BETWEEN LIGHT POLE, FIRE PIT & WIND MILL. (There are overhead lights / wires). We can even handle large groups. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: We have a large area, you may leave towed vehicle attached to camper or unhook. We have a circle drive around the grain bins with lots of green grass and gravel. Parking is available on grass when ground is hard or on the concrete and gravel driveway when soft.
Max Rig Size:
Over 45 ft
Parking Spaces:
15
Parking Surface:
Gravel
Check-In Method:
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