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Burkhart Farm

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Woodward, IA

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Burkhart

  • Max Rig Size

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    45+ (ft)

  • Parking Spaces

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    15

  • Max Nights Per Stay

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    5

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    Yes

We are (Hall of Fame Hosts) (Central timezone) Sorry camp site water is shut down until mid April. Water is still available in barn. 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 answer from unknown phone numbers nor do we check voicemail regularly. We can handle any size RV. All spots are level. City water is available at 9 of our camp sites. Camp site water is winterized and shut down from mid October to mid April. Depending on weather. Water is always available in Barn to fill tanks. All electric sites are 30/50 and are for year-round use. We have 9 sites with electric/water 4 sites are gravel. 3 sites are grass. 2 are concrete. 2 50 amp locations without water. 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 to the 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. Gray water may be dumped in the 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. 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 fire pit. 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 150 Meg depending on other usage. Login 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 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 Ebank 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

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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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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Electric Hookup: 50A

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Wifi

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Slideouts Allowed

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Outdoor Cooking Allowed

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House Rules

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. Pets must be on leash / pick up they’re leaving. 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. No generator use at any time. We have lots of sites with power.

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Location

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 the weather vane 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.

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Gravel

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Hosted By Burkhart

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55-65

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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References for this location from other RVers

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    smschulte

    2 months ago

    My wife and I escaped our home for a weekend alone. We enjoyed the train depot in Boone and the cat that kept coming around our camper. One night we even had a visit by a possum, he kept to himself. Thanks for the great get a way.

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    thenoes321

    2 months ago

    WOW! This spot is amazing! Warm, welcoming, and easy to find. It means so much to us that the Burkharts have so willingly set things up to help fellow RVers. They are truly kind and giving people and have gone way above and beyond the norm. We appreciate getting to meet them!

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    Laurasink

    3 months ago

    Small family farm on a rural dirt road in iowa! the sunset and sunrise are truly amazing! We had a 30amp hookup and was allowed to fill tank from the barn! the host gave us space but we were so happy to have such awesome conversations when we got the chance as well! Host was super communacative and flexible!

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    assetpoor

    3 months ago

    I Highly Recommended this “Hall of Fame Host”. These extraordinary hosts make you feel at home and the amities listed are accurate. Their always attentive to your needs. We’re a 60’ combination truck/camper; no issues getting in and out, plenty of level parking (all level). Burkhart’s are easy access from/to I80 & I35, good roads all the way to site. Check out the area; let the Burkhart’s know your interests and they’ll point you the right direction. This is our 3rd stay at Burkhart’s and again greatly enjoyed our time here. Mid-October and enjoyed watching the annual grain harvest and checked out the fall leaves, you can walk around the fields and check out the wildlife, (fantastic sun rise/sets are a big bonus). The Burkhart’s are great hosts, don’t pass them up. Burkhart’s thank you for being great hosts.

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    Justbusit

    3 months ago

    We enjoyed our boondocking spot here for two nights, were 75 ft with our truck and were able to get in and out easily. Their property is beautiful and the couple was so kind to share it with us! They even have an entire list of loval anemenities and trails for bike riding. Very thoughtful and awesome addition. @justbusit

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