This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Woodward, IA
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(Hall of Fame Hosts) (Central timezone) We live in the country on a working grain farm. (Corn and Soybeans). 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. 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 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 and groceries only) Madrid is closest diesel fuel. 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
Vehicle Suitability Information
Separate Tow Vehicle Parking
Campfire Ring Provided
Electric Hookup: 50A
Outdoor Cooking Allowed
Quiet time after 10 PM. No specific departure time. Leave early or sleep in, no rush. We appreciate estimated time of arrival (ETA). We prefer if guests could arrive before dark, We like to settle down for the evening. Smoking is allowed, if you leave NO sign behind. NOTE: We use mice/rat poison in our buildings/grounds. For their safety, please don’t let 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 or highwinds, you are welcome to come to the house. Do not use generators at any time. We have lots of sites with power.
Access Road Conditions: Access is down 1/3 of a mile down 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.
Hosted By Burkhart
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.
Availability for RV Camping
References for this location from other RVers
1 day ago
From helping to book our time, to arrival, visiting and a fond farewell the truly one of the best. Site is peaceful beyond compare, views of the fields were pleasant, and our Hosts were so wonderful. Lots of nearby fun stuff to do and see.
1 week ago
Burhart Farms was a beautiful place. We enjoyed our 3 nights there. The grassy site was nice. The views were nice. The hosts were very friendly and welcoming. Enjoyed the peace and quiet! We would definitely come back. ￼
1 week ago
The Burkhart’s were warm and friendly. It was a cool windy evening when we arrived so pretty much stayed in the camper. Beautiful the next morning so we took the dogs for a two mile walk. nice and relaxing. We had a very nice visit with the Burkhart’s.
1 month ago
So comfortable and inviting, it's always like coming home every time we visit. Absolutely wonderful hosts that put you right at ease and make you feel like family. Make sure you take in the wonderful Midwest sunrise and sunset!
1 month ago
Another great stay at “Burkhart Farm” (April 27-30, 2023). Communication, hospitality, facilities, and ease of access are as good as it gets. The amenities listed in the hosts’ profile are correct to what’s provided. Any rig size works (our rig is 60’ combo, 13’-5” high no problem). Hosts provide an extensive list of things to see and do. This time we watched the field work in preparations for planting the crops. Last fall we watched the harvest. The size of the farm equipment is amazing. If you travel with kids, they’ll love to watch this bit of Americana (or if you’re a kid at heart). Don’t pass up Burkhart Farm if you travel Iowa, it’s a destination not to be missed. Thank you for hosting us again Burkhart Farm, you’re the greatest.