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Front of the Farm

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Rayville, LA

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Hosted By

amandarae1980

  • Max Rig Size

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    < 35 (ft)

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    1

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    1

  • Same Day Requests

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    No

Our home was built by Mr. J. L. and Mrs. Gladys Keys in the 1970's. Mrs. Gladys used to work for my Grandmother at the local ladies dress shop. She and her husband often brought us fresh vegetables they raised on their "little piece of heaven." They had no children and all these years later, their idea of heaven became ours to take care of now. We are so blessed here at Payne Lane Farms. You can safely camp minutes off of I-20 on our wooded, rural lot minutes from town, convenience stores, food, and even dump stations near by. The front (grass lawn) pecan orchard provides a refuge of shade and privacy while also allowing you to see everything around you. Rayville, Louisiana has great history and heritage and some fun artifacts to explore if you have an adventurous spirit. Good people and family owned businesses if services are needed while enroute-traveling. Payne Lane Farms provide grass lot shaded site with small concrete slab to park on for boondocking or plug in at our 50 Amp service ($30.00per night) under the lighted pecan trees. A quiet stay and hopefully a start sky. This would be for people traveling through that needed a safe place for the/a night. Suggested Local Attractions: Rhymes Memorial Library, shopping at Magnolias and Lace, or The Rose… El Paso Mexican and Big Johns Burgers. Boeuf River and Rhymes School have deep historical roots. Motor homes in excess of 30,000 pounds and more than 35’ in length may not have the kind of ‘get up and go’ needed to navigate the front orchard. I know they have get up and go, it just is not distributed in a way that makes them able to navigate the orchard perhaps… We mainly host 33’ and under bumper pulls! We are not set up to pull out rigs weighing 30,000 pounds or more that may become bogged down! CNR or Bear's Towing Service is! If you risk it, call ahead for rates. As a side note, we do have a local Walmart and a Pilot if it’s raining and you need a place to stay over and you have a super heavy setup. I know that those parking lots are not pretty, but you sure won't get stuck in them... Happy Camping!

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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Electric Hookup: 50A

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Slideouts Allowed

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Offleash Area for Pets

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Generators Allowed

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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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House Rules

Butts go in trash. No Generators after 6pm. Pick up and Pull out by 9am Please! Dogs need to be current on Vet and Flea / Tick Treated. We have a quiet little life here, except for one rooster. He is kinda vocal sometimes! We don’t outright sell things like many hosts do. Occasionally we have eggs for $3.00 a dozen or by request will take orders for dinners or desserts (food license/ServeSafe is current). Canned goods, soups, etc… We have a canning pantry where items are for sale $2.00 a jar if you want to avoid store shopping. Our town has a walmart, DG, Brookshires and several gas stations. This part of the I-20 corridor is low on safe, clean and just usable places to RV/stay. Eatting out recommendations available if needed (Waffle House and El Fogata are about it - Both 1 minute away) Fire Ring can be provided. #NoWorriesAttitude found here…

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Location

Access Road Conditions: You may be more comfortable pulling just past of the mailbox and using the yard if you are not plugging in for the night. 50amp plug may or may not be booked. Rate is $25.00 per night for 50 amp service. If you need 30 amp bring your step down service! Rigs more than 35’ long weighing in excess of 30,000 pounds (Motorhome Coach) are probably not best suited for this type of camp ground. A GM truck towing a 33’ Airstream is what we most commonly see. We have never seen a tow set up like this have problems navigating the orchard. Trees are being trimmed constantly and shrubs removed as we add utilities to the front orchard. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: We are not particular. Can use driveway roadside or park with the travel trailer.

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Hosted By amandarae1980

Age:

30-45

Country Farm Life Details: Our family lives in Louisiana on our small farm. We have 9 acres where we can fish and hunt and let the kids have bonfires at night. It’s a charmed life. Home Town: Rayville, Louisiana Favorite Boondocking Locations: Still learning Skills or Expertise to Share: Old man is a licensed electrician.

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References for this location from other RVers

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    DBGoochey

    4 days ago

    Close to 1-20 for convenient stop. Great communication with host. Bought eggs, canned peaches and sausage. Enjoyed visiting with host. Plenty of room for parking.

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    GaryandEllen

    2 weeks ago

    Before we arrived, the host alerted us that there was going to be rain, and suggested we park on a dry gravel pad they have. We were directed in and got settled and then sat outside for a bit and enjoyed watching the chickens and turkeys on the farm.

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    Jerriheit

    2 months ago

    Amanda communicated very well and was great about accepting my last minute stay even though she had a lot of other things going on. I got in pretty late and left pretty early. Nice, quiet and safe neighborhood. Plenty of room for me or even a larger vehicle but might be difficult for a very long rig to get turned around. Easy electrical access with a super cute lighted area. Beautiful piece of property that my doggo and I had a nice walk around before the rain set in. Quick access from I20. Great place to stay if you're looking for a safe overnight in a long haul!

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    RickandNancy

    2 months ago

    We had a wonderful peaceful night under the Pecan trees in the Orchard. Very easy parking. The only issue was it rained so Dee didn’t get to socialize with our host outside. Would definitely ask to stay again if our travel plans allow.

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    MargeNJim

    4 months ago

    Really easy to park in site. Very convenient location. Generous host. Hope your son had a great birthday party!!

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