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Beefield

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Statesboro, GA

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MPRanger

  • Max Rig Size

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    < 35 (ft)

  • Parking Spaces

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    1

  • Max Nights Per Stay

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    3

  • Same Day Requests

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    Yes

Boondockers - Welcome to "Beefield". We live in rural Georgia; out in farming country yet only 15 minutes from town. If the weather cooperates you could even be blessed with a stunning sunrise view over the fields across the way. Please note: We've recently enabled same-day requests but respectfully ask you limit them to one night only please (same-day requests for longer than one night may be declined). We are happy to offer a boondock spot to our fellow campers. We understand the challenges of finding a place to stay when you're on the road, especially between destinations. Please note - this is a roadside campsite. (See main photograph). It may not be glamorous, but it's convenient! It's a grassy, easily accessible, firm and flat roadside pull-off (with water and electric hookup available if needed. Sorry, water not available during freezing conditions). If you're in a longer rig than listed, reach out as we can probably still accommodate you! Considerations: * "Beefield": ~ We are an Apiary and there are a few beehives nearby on the property. If you are allergic; this may not be the best location for you to stay. ~ We also have a friendly dog, two cats and some chickens on the property. Our old grey Tomcat is partly deaf so please look out for him. ~ We sometimes have eggs available so do ask if interested. * Neighbors' Dog: The immediate neighbors have a big white Great Pyrenees. He is behind an 'invisible fence' but will cross over to our property if suitably motivated. He is not the friendliest, so best avoided. What to expect: * Roadside pull-off site: ~ We are fortunate to have a big flat wide grass verge which allows us to offer a place for you to stay. The road is rural so pretty quiet at night. ~ We are out in farming country so there will likely be tractors, 4-wheelers, UTVs and pickups more than cars. We sometimes get logging trucks or big agri-equipment passing by; it all depends on the season and what's happening on nearby farms. * Wildlife: ~ Bullfrogs and cicadas seasonally serenade the darkness. ~ Mosquitoes and gnats can be rather too plentiful. (Fortunately our gnats are annoying but don't bite; we have "eye-gnats" rather than the coastal "sand-gnats" or 'noseeums'). ~ Fireants are a losing battle here. Watch where you walk, especially if you have open footwear! ~ Snakes. Be mindful as they are around. Most are useful non-venomous snakes that we're happy to see. However, while infrequent, venomous species are local. * Sun: ~Please be aware that the campsite is in full sun (great for solar). Sorry, but there is no shade available. ~ Canopies can be opened inwards only please, not out to the road (safety). ~ TIP: Watch your positioning between the Crepe Myrtle trees when parking if you want your canopy out. * Security: ~ Automatic power-company security light nearby. ~ Security cameras cover the property within the fence. * Beeutiful Bees: ~ We do run a beekeeping business but no purchase is expected or necessary. ~ We sell Beekeeping equipment and Ruth specializes in teaching and helping beginners. ~ If you're interested, we'll gladly talk bees with you. ~ TIP: Search "Beeutiful Bees" for easy navigation! Questions? Message us! We look forward to meeting you. ========================== Additional information: * PETS (ours): Dog: We have a friendly female husky mix (medium-sized, approx 50 lbs) Cats (2): ~ Our big gray tomcat is old and mostly deaf. He owns the place! He'll greet you like an old friend... and climb in your camper if you're not paying attention! ~ Our calico & white fluffball is becoming more friendly but she does like to run and hide under vehicles! Chickens: Watch out for them free-ranging on occasion. Honeybees: We only have a few hives on our property here. They're not always friendly - it depends on the season, food availability, etc. Hives can be an attraction and a danger, especially to pets and young children. Please keep away from the beehives and in particular do not walk in front of them or across their flight line. If you're interested and would like to know more about bees we'd 'bee' happy to share our knowledge. * Pets (neighbors): We've already mentioned their dog... they also have a cat and a "miniature" pot-bellied pig that you may see wandering around! * Enjoy yourselves and wake early enough to catch the sunrise! Thank you. ========================== LOCAL INFORMATION: Let us know your needs and interests and we can help you find the right place(s). ____________________ Sections: Local Highlights Practical Info Activities & Interests Town & City (Shopping etc) Auto & Camper ____________________ LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS * Fairs & Festivals ~ July: July 4th Celebrations, Mill Creek Park, Statesboro. ~ September: Peanut Festival, Brooklet. ~ October: Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair, Statesboro. ~ November: Sugar Cane Festival, George L Smith State Park. * Family Fun: (Locally in Statesboro). ~ "Clubhouse" (bowling, laser tag, fun zone etc). ~ Cinema. ~ Disc Golf. ~ Escape Room. ~ Mill Creek Regional Park. (Fitness/ walking trail, tennis, ballpark, waterpark, sports fields, playgrounds, picnic shelters etc). ~ Wildlife / Raptor Center, GSU. * Hunter Cattle (7 miles) ~ Moo Ma's farm shop. ~ Specialty grocery store and livestock farm. (Their organic grass-fed beef sausages are amazing!) ~ Please tell them we sent you. ____________________ PRACTICAL INFORMATION * Church: ~ Sunday we attend Compassion Christian Church in Statesboro. (Non-denominational). We'd love you to join us! ~ There are also plenty of other denominations to choose from locally. * Dining: ~ We thoroughly recommend "El Maguey" Mexican restaurant in Brooklet. ~ Brooklet (5 miles): Subway, China One, BBQ and our favorite Mexican. ~ Statesboro has all the usual fast-food chains and restaurants. * Gas Stations: ~ Closest is Leefield, 2 miles. Has diesel. Country prices. Basic groceries. ~ More gas stations in Brooklet and even more in Statesboro. ~ TIP: Check out "Gas Buddy" app. * Showers: ~ Planet Fitness gym, Statesboro (members). ~ Local pool (see "Swimming"). * Trash: ~ Recycling center / dump approx 4 miles. ~ Sealed trash bags can be put in our trash can up by the house. ____________________ ACTIVITIES & INTERESTS * Antique Hunting: ~ Lots in the area, just ask. * Boating / Kayaking: ~ Ogeechee River (6 miles) ~ George L Smith State Park (40 miles). Beautiful cypress lake with boat ramp and kayak launch (rentals available), covered bridge grist mill dam. * Gardens: ~ GSU Botanic Garden, Statesboro (13 miles) ~ Guido Gardens, Metter (31 miles) * Geocaching: ~ Plenty in the area. Some quite close. ~ VERY close if you have Premium membership! ~ TIP: If you don't have premium, just ask 😉 * Hunting / Fishing: ~ Oliver Bridge WMA (5 miles) is a GA DNR Wildlife Management Area for public hunting. ~ Ogeechee River. Oliver Bridge WMA public boat landing (6 miles) for fishing. ~ License / permit required. ~ No facilities, limited parking, not suitable for RVs. No camping allowed (both locations). * Swimming: (12 miles) ~ Aquatics Center $3 lap swimming, heated pool, open year-round. ~ "Splash in the 'Boro" water park (seasonal). ____________________ TOWN & CITY (Shopping etc): * Statesboro (14 miles) ~ University Town (GSU) ~ Grocery stores (Walmart, Aldi, etc), Lowes, Harbor Freight, Tractor Supply etc ~ Cinema, Crafts, Farmers' Market, Library, Museums * Pooler (36 miles): ~ Airport (Savannah - Hilton Head International) ~ Tanger Outlets, Sam's Club & Costco ~ Bowling, Cinemas, Crafts, Museums, Parks etc * Savannah (50 miles) ~ Historic riverfront city. ~ Tourist attraction. ~ We recommend starting at the Savannah Visitor Center on Martin Luther King Jr Blvd and getting a day ticket for the hop-on-hop-off trolley tour which starts there. ~TIP: Discount coupons often available in Visitor Center. ~ TIP: Tell us before you go; we sometimes have coupons here! https://www.visitsavannah.com/ ____________________ AUTO & CAMPER: * Auto Service: ~ We use Southeast Tire in Brooklet for all our tires and vehicle services. * Camper Service: ~ Pooler: Camping World https://rv.campingworld.com/dealer/savannah-georgia-pooler ~ Augusta: Augusta RV https://augustarv.net/ Camper land https://www.csracamperland.com/?utm_source=local&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=gmb Gander RV https://rv.campingworld.com/dealer/augusta-georgia ____________________

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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Electric Hookup: 30A

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Wifi

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Slideouts Allowed

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Outdoor Cooking Allowed

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Generators Allowed

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Water Hookup

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Separate Tow Vehicle Parking

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Campfire Ring Provided

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House Rules

If in doubt, please ask 😊 * Same-day requests: ~ Limited to 1 night only. (We recently added same-day requests as we understand what it's like having plans change and needing somewhere at short notice). * Camper Parking: ~ Please ensure your camper entrance faces inwards, away from the road. (Safety!). ~ Entrance MUST NOT be on the road side or you could jeopardize our ability to host future guests. * Electricity: ~ We have just (late 2022) invested in a 30 amp hookup upgrade (was 15 amp, which was fine before the BWHH merger). ~ In return, we ask a $5 nightly donation for its use, to help cover our installation costs. Please pay on arrival. ~ Thank you. * Neighbors' Property: Adjacent gray brick house and red metal barn with black roof. Lovely people, but please respect their privacy and DO NOT wander onto their property. AND, they have a big white Great Pyrenees dog, often outside, behind an 'invisible fence'. Not the friendliest. * PETS: ~ Please pick up after your pets! (Poop bags available on request). Thank you. ~ Pets MUST be on a leash and under your control at all times. ~ Please do not walk your pets near the neighbors' property. (If their dog is out, he has been known to charge through the invisible fence if suitably motivated). * WILDLIFE: Please don’t pick the wildflowers or harass the wildlife. (That includes the snakes and possum - they're the gardeners' friends). Talk to us first about any concerns please. Be aware of the usual outdoor/ country dangers. * SMOKING: Leave no trace. We don't, but if you must, please don't smoke around us or upwind of the house. Take your butts with you. Thank you. * QUIET: Sundown to sunup quiet time please. We enjoy the rural peace and quiet and hope you will too.

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Location

This is a very easily accessible roadside campsite. If your rig is longer than listed, reach out; we might still be able to host you. * Navigation: ~ Approach from the north to face the right way. (Turn around information below). ~ Avoid unpaved roads. Make sure your SatNav brings you in on the paved road. (See access road conditions below). ~ TIP: Most GPS, SatNav and smart phones have a navigation option for avoiding unpaved roads. ~ TIP: Google maps has an accurate pin for us at "BeeUtiful Bees, LLC". * Camper Parking: ~ Park on the grass, anywhere you like between the fallen tree and the gate by the yellow mailbox. ~ Power and water are by the gate if needed. ~ Please leave the gate clear as we do use it. * Camper Direction: ~ Please ensure your camper entrance faces inwards, away from the road. (Safety). ~ Entrance MUST NOT be on the road side or you could jeopardize our ability to host future guests. * Turn around information: ** From the south: Pass our house and continue north to turn around. ~ Closest: The first house on your right will allow you to turn using their (unpaved) driveway. Backing probably required. Can be muddy after rain. ~ Easiest: Two miles north is a 4-way stop. There's a church on the corner with a paved pull-through parking area. ~ Anything in between will depend on your rig size, maneuverability, weather conditions, and the kind of day you've had! ** From the north: If you need an easy turn around when you're leaving, head south 2 miles. Turn right at the 4-way and turn around at the church on the left (may not be so easy on a Sunday morning). * Access Road Conditions: ** Avoid dirt roads! ~ ADVISORY: We are in Bulloch county which has the most unpaved roads in GA. The dirt roads around here vary considerably and can be treacherous after rain. Not recommended. ~ Note: You DO NOT need to go on any unpaved roads to reach us. ~ If your directions send you down a dirt road; proceed at your own risk - there will be a paved route to get to us. ~ If in doubt, reach out and we'll gladly help. * Tow Vehicle Parking: ~ There will be plenty of room on the grass behind your camper. ~ You may also park in the shade of the Pecan tree by the yellow mailbox ... However: 1. NOT during Pecan season please! (Fall). 2. There can be low hanging branches, so parking here is at your risk. Thank you.

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Hosted By MPRanger

Age:

55-65

Retired. Now honeybee farmers Details: Husband and wife team. Once upon a time... a US Army 1/75th Ranger, later a gov't IT director, then corporate CIO retired to enjoy rural life with his former HR manager and extreme sports enthusiast English wife. We now quietly operate a small apiary business - serving the beekeeping community by selling equipment, providing education and in particular helping beginners get started. Both former Boy Scout leaders and avid tent campers, we swapped to an RV as the years caught up with us. We love the outdoors so enjoy camping and traveling as often as we can, often with the bikes and kayaks on board. We live in rural coastal GA, attend church, and enjoy hosting on Boondockers Welcome and all the great people we've met. Farms and wildlife surround us here. We also keep chickens. Yes, that's the birds and the bees! Life is good. Home Towns: Lodi California and Manchester England Favorite Boondocking Locations: GA mountains, NC Appalachia, Blue Ridge mountains, Shenandoah valley. I think we like the mountains! Skills or Expertise to Share: Both: Beekeeping, Christian Testimony. M: Solar, Security systems, IT, Farming, Construction. R: Gardening, Pollinators, things British.

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References for this location from other RVers

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    AlanandShelley

    1 week ago

    exactly as described. quiet on this road. it didn't wake us at all. they had lots of information for us about the area. we loved our stay. I am so glad to have met them. will stay again. keep in touch..

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    Twelvethirtyfourart

    3 weeks ago

    hosts were so kind and accommodating. they have many recommendations in the area, as well as a lot of pamphlets for things to do i savannah and around georgia. easy to find, and park- theres not much traffic on the road, but it is 55mph so sometimes my trailer would shake. it didnt bother me, and traffic seemed to drive slower at night

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    Yola_Nate

    1 month ago

    We stayed here for 3 nights while we explored Savannah which was just about an hour away. The spot for parking is between the road and their fence so you do hear vehicles passing but there's enough space that you are at least 10ft from the road. And being that it is far enough out in the country the traffic is scarce and cars stop passing around 10pm. Our hosts were really nice couple, we enjoyed talking to them, we wished we had more time to hear about their bee keeping and just overall spending more time with them. Will definitely come back.

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    MrAndMrsB

    1 month ago

    We enjoyed our stay. It was conveniently located to both services and the lovely city of Statesboro—which is a great spot to top up for propane and supplies should you need to do so. We appreciated our host’s knowledge about the surrounding areas and was most helpful providing us with maps & tourist documents, which came in handy while we explored the area. Many thanks!

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    rfkavanagh

    1 month ago

    Ruth and Mark were great hosts - friendly, helpful, and with lots of info to share about the local area. The site is a simple pull-in at the side of the road but offers everything you need - electric, water, wifi, and pet-friendly (and with adorable pet visitors of their own, too). There's not much traffic, but it's a paved country road with a 55 speed limit so you do get a light shake every now and then when someone speeds past. Not a problem for us, but something to be aware of if you're nervous or a very light sleeper. An easy hour's drive from Savannah, too. Thanks!

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