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Hardy's Place

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Caddo, OK

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Hosted By

Davethenomad

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    unknown

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    3

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    5

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    Yes

My location is about 8 miles due west of the little town of Caney, Oklahoma. I’m very rural, no close neighbors, 19 acres of pasture and woods. Plenty of places to park, one area is back in the woods a bit with water, others strictly boondocking, take your pick. I also have one spot at my driveway with a 50 amp service. There’s not much “close” to me but I’m kind of centrally located between Atoka, Texoma and McGee lakes. Boggy depot state park and Fort Washita is close by. It’s very quiet and no nighttime lights so there’s an awesome night sky. The last 2.5 miles to get to my house is by gravel road and my entrance may be a bit difficult to spot but my name and address is on the big black mailbox. Just turn in and cross the cattle guard and go through the driveway into the open field. Parking is on the north side of the drive along the tree line. A recent review gave some inaccurate instructions on getting here so please disregard them and contact me directly for directions. If you follow my guidance, you should have no problem finding me or turning into my drive.

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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Electric Hookup: 50A

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Separate Tow Vehicle Parking

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Campfire Ring Provided

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Generators Allowed

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Water Hookup

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Slideouts Allowed

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Outdoor Cooking Allowed

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House Rules

Please leave the place as you found it.

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Location

Parking surface is either grass or dirt. Always all weather access. Gravel road coming to my house may be a little rough or muddy depending on weather conditions but always accessible with 2WD. Lots of room to park and turn around.

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Grass

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Hosted By Davethenomad

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65+

I’m a single guy who loves roadtrips, can’t get enough of this USA, seeing new sites and making new friends. My photography takes me to some awesome places, and adventures. I’m new to RV camping and traveling. I expect to retire next year and hope to take my new NoBo 20.4 on some awesome journeys.

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References for this location from other RVers

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    BoondockerDan

    3 months ago

    Dave was great as a host. I made a same day request and he approved within an hour. He sent detailed instructions (they are also on his host images if coming from by means from Atoka). We arrived just after 6pm and he greeted us and showed us around. I had enough water for a couple nights and we thought it more likely to need AC for the unseasonably warm dry weekend. We chose to park adjacent to his RV near the driveway and had convenient access to 50A power < 10' (didn't need to break out extension cables). We were under some oak trees and which were not an issue with my 11' clearance (It might be for a taller rig needing more turn around room than my 20' trailer). He didn't bother us the rest of our stay. I made sure to get some socializing time in the last morning before we left and got to check out his RV while trading travel stories over a coffee. The dark skies were great to take the boys out for stargazing and late October the bugs aren't an issue with the cool nights. Google or Waze had no issue finding the directions from the image on the host profile by way of Voca Rd (you can't miss the church). It is about 8 miles of packed gravel road with a little wash-boarding so take it slow < 25 mph and your rig should be fine. There was 1 small decline which I needed to break a little instead of coast (few longer taps on the trailer brake is all). We made a trip south during our stay and the directions by way of Mt. Carmel Rd were not bad either same road conditions but a 1 less turn. Only caution I would throw in is if you need plenty of turning room to use the directions from Voca Rd even if coming from the south by means of Durant. His driveway is oblique a little SW-to-NE and trying to make the left turn from south of his driveway could be complicated and you wouldn't want to be in a backing situation if its avoidable by taking a 10 minute longer route. It is doable with a 20' rig just might want to take the weight distribution bars off and if you have a 30'+ rig best to avoid this turn completely.

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    Live_4freedom

    3 months ago

    Really enjoyed our stay and the host was so kind and sociable. Although the dirt roads were rough and the signage to Hardy's Place was lacking, the host was more than willing to guide us as we got nearer by phone. He was waiting for us outside with a smile and a wave to welcome us in. With introductions and some social interaction, he then left us to our privacy. He was eager to address any concerns and made sure we were satified. Rolling hills as a backdrop and the sound of cows in the distance made for a wonderful stay and rest. Be aware the dirt roads are somewhat narrow, so smaller trailers may be more suitable than a motorhome.

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    AnJRoadTrips

    5 months ago

    Dave was great to deal with. Quickly responded to any questions / correspondence. As other's mentioned Dave pretty much leaves you alone and is often off doing his own thing. He is friendly and offers assistance if you need it. He saw that I had my hood up on my truck for a while and came buy to check to see if I needed help and we chatted for a bit (had a broken wire to a head light, that I was able to fix with the tools I had with me). The last couple miles to his property is a gravel road that is in good shape with "rolling hills" so be ready to take your time and enjoy the country side. Nothing on the road posed a problem for my Crew Cab long bed dually pulling a 33ft travel trailer. Just make sure to "swing" out enough when turning in a couple locations so that your trailer wheels don't go off the edge of the road (none of the turns where too tight, just don't get in a rush and you'll be fine). He has multiple place you can park. All seem easily accessible with one caveat for the spot with water. It is on a small hill (other spots are on flat ground) with the drought the area has been having the sandy soil isn't "packed" like it would normally be, so I needed 4 wheel drive to keep from my pickup's rear wheels from digging in as I backed up into the spot. When the rains return and the ground is moist again, I don't think this will be a problem. To get level, you'll likely need to back in/pull in all the way to the top of the "hill", however you'll need to have a long water hose if you plan to hook up to the faucet. We had a full fresh water tank so we chose to not hook up. The other areas he offered to park in looked to be pretty level. The spot was great, a cutout into a forested area, with trees on three sides providing privacy and a decent amount of shade. If I'm eve in the area again I would definitely return to this location. Thanks Dave!!!

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