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Blue Rock Boondock

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Blue Rock, OH

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Hosted By

Chris14

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    < 30 (ft)

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    1

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    2

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Blue Rock Boondock lies just across the Muskingum River from Ohio state route 60. The spot is adjacent to our pole barn lean to which is situated on the right side of a gravel lane a stones throw from the river. Enjoy a fire in the designated area and use the lean to for shelter and relaxing. Electrical power is available at the site but outdoor lighting is controlled from inside the barn which likely will not be open. We are in a rural area shared by both full and part time residents who, like us, appreciate the quiet setting. Suggested Local Attractions: We are located along the historical Muskingum River Parkway featuring manually operated locks up and down the river. The Muskingum River Parkway and its 160-year-old navigation system were designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers in July 2001. The Muskingum River's 10 hand-operated locks are now recognized as one of America's great engineering accomplishments. https://www.stateparks.com/muskingum_river_parkway_in_ohio.html Blue Rock State Park and Forest is just a few miles up the river. The state park encompasses 322 acres that are surrounded by the 4,573 acres of Blue Rock State Forest. https://ohiodnr.gov/wps/portal/gov/odnr/go-and-do/plan-a-visit/find-a-property/blue-rock-state-park Visit Old Bridge Brewing Co. and several dining spots in McConnelsville, about 12 miles down the river. Visit Zanesville's historic Y-Bridge and Artist Colony of Zanesville (http://www.artcoz.org/) about 15 miles upriver. Zanesville is home to Weasel Boy Brewing Co, Y-Bridge Brewing Co. and many local dining spots.

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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Separate Tow Vehicle Parking

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Campfire Ring Provided

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Outdoor Cooking Allowed

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Electric Hookup: 30A

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Slideouts Allowed

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Offleash Area for Pets

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House Rules

No smoking on property. No generators. Pets on leash suggested due to close proximity to the lane.

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Location

Access Road Conditions: You will turn in off a county road close to the Gaysport Bridge which has been closed for structural repair. As you head down the gravel lane, find our pole barn on the RIGHT and take the second turn in allowing you to swing around the grassy oval and back into the boondock spot adjacent to the barn lean to. Turning into the first one would be very tight and is guarded by a utility pole. Should you pass by Blue Rock Boondock heading down the lane there are a few driveways that could be used as a turnaround before the lane ends at the woods along the river. Blue Rock Boondock is situated about half way down a dead end gravel lane. The road surface is dusty and shared by other full and part time residents so please keep speed to under 15 MPH. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: There is ample space to park your tow vehicle in front of the pole barn lean to or in the gravel turn around area. Please do not block the overhead doors.

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Gravel

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Hosted By Chris14

Age:

65+

Retired and enjoying an active lifestyle. Details: Cathy and I take advantage of the health and energy we have using our time to enjoy retirement. We exercise and maintain an active schedule to keep us young, or so it seems. With the hectic lifestyle of full time employment and raising kids in the past, we set our own schedules now, so morning coffee sometimes lasts for hours. Family events and visits are number one. We also love the outdoors, just being in nature, boating on the river or a good motorcycle ride. I get my share of golf and keep a few motorcycles to feed my riding addiction, be it a short jaunt to carve up the curves in southeastern Ohio or a multi day trip. Home Town: Home is just outside of Columbus, Ohio. Cathy and I are natives of beautiful southeastern Ohio so we have a getaway there that keeps us busy and brings us closer to nature and fabulous motorcycling roads. Favorite Boondocking Locations: On the road while traveling we have done quite a few Cracker Barrel overnights but National Forests and National Shores are favorites. We love to go visit friends when the plan is to park it and stay the night. Skills or Expertise to Share: Helping folks just takes a willingness to do so along with sharing a positive attitude. Motorcycling has been a lifelong passion. Always willing to offer advice on routes and riding or just talk until the cows come home. The adventure is in the trip as much as the destination.

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References for this location from other RVers

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    KailiandAndrew

    2 months ago

    Chris and Cathy have created an oasis for travellers beside their pole barn down a lovely lane in Ohio. The gravel spot is level and was very easy to get into in our promaster. There is a swinging bench, a picnic table and a firepit right beside the parking spot. It was a cold and sleeting November weekend and my husband had a bad cold so we mostly relished in a quiet place to get cozy, rest and relax. Chris and Cathy were generous - leaving us apples from the local farmer’s market and sending over hot lentil soup when they heard Andrew was sick. Chris offered his spigot when we discovered we were precipitously low on water. It was lovely to chat with Chris. We would absolutely hope to stay again when we are next in the area. Well worth the half hour drive off the interstate (and well worth avoiding the interstates and taking the backroads all the way out if you are heading south). Thank you Chris and Cathy for making our first Boondockers Welcome experience amazing. We hope to return your generosity one day.

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    Alananita

    3 months ago

    Communication was quick an informative. Unfortunately the host were an away but made sure we were comfortable.

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    HenryLinda

    5 months ago

    Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. We loved walking down to the lazy, beautiful river. Chris was very personable and a helpful host. If we ever come your way we would love to stay again.

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    ocasioc25

    5 months ago

    Chris was very friendly and helpful. Nice leveled spot. Will visit again if in area.

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    EileenFromTampa

    6 months ago

    A short, beautiful drive from I-70 through cute little towns was this perfect overnight refuge. Chris is a delightful host and super generous with that ever-so-important 30-amp connection next to the very level spot. It was a perfect night’s sleep and woke up refreshed to continue on our journey. Thank you!!

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