This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Cambridge, IA
Max Rig Size
< 35 (ft)
Max Nights Per Stay
Same Day Requests
Near Interstate 35. Will direct if requested. Camp sites are on rocked drive, surrounded by grass where kids can play, well behaved dogs unleashed, or walked,etc. Farmstead is about 3 acres surrounded by cropland on the edge of a small town population 850, but near a town of 4,000 where groceries, gas, restaurants are available. Quiet, safe camping for a night or two. We have beautiful sunsets over the cornfields.... Suggested Local Attractions:In the middle of nowhere, close to lots of amenities. Des Moines, 25 minutes, suburb of Ankeny is 15 min., so is Ames and Iowa State University where beautiful Reiman Gardens is located. Bike trail a short walk which connects to miles of trails all the way to state capital, or simply ride or take a leisurely walk through the downtown. We can offer some ideas, if desired.
Vehicle Suitability Information
Electric Hookup: 30A
Outdoor Cooking Allowed
Separate Tow Vehicle Parking
Campfire Ring Provided
Treat us like you would want others to treat you. Relax and enjoy a peaceful night.
Access Road Conditions: Close to Interstate 35, 1.6 miles of paved highway, a mile of gravel. Alternate route avoids all but .2 of a mile of gravel. Will explain when contacted. No sharp turns, hills or bridges, easy drive. Trailers, 40ft., or so, may take a little maneuvering to park, but ample room to do so. Drive is asphalt off gravel rd., so may also be a little tight, but certainly manageable. Sites do require some backing skill, but plenty of room to make adjustments. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: In most cases units may remain hitched if desired. Limited backup skills required, plenty of room to maneuver. Towed vehicles on large Class A units may need to be disconnected??? Plenty of room on property to park the vehicle, next to coach or nearby. Can accommodate one 40 ft. Class A, maybe two, would need to visit.
Hosted By lazyfarmercamp
Retired, active couple who have traveled widely and enjoy making new friends. Details: I am a former magazine editor with lots of interests. My wife was a sales manager. We live on a small farm by Iowa standards and maintain a large yard. Woodworking, photography, old tractors are hobbies and Carolyn is a self-described "hosta-holic" and good cook. Lots of mature tress, shrubs and plants surround the farmstead. Both of us are fairly handy. For work and for pleasure have visited all 50 states, some numerous times. This also includes the opportunity to travel many countries of the world. Still enjoy travel and do so often. Family includes 3 adult children, 6 grandchildren, including two sets of twins. Our sons live in Iowa, daughter and family in NC. Life has been good. Happy to share stories. Home Town: Cambridge, Iowa Favorite Boondocking Locations: Western states, Alaska Skills or Expertise to Share: Well equipped shop. Handy with variety of things.
Availability for RV Camping
References for this location from other RVers
2 months ago
Monte and Carolyn were incredible hosts! They were very warm and welcoming, and we enjoyed their friendly conversation. The spot was easy to access and back our 33’ travel trailer into, and the water/electric hookups were greatly appreciated. We were also able to stay hooked up, which made departure a breeze. Definitely recommend!
2 months ago
Easy to get to. Plenty of room for our car and dolly. Access to 30amp electric and water, no charge just a donation. Monte and Carolyn were very pleasant to chat with. Definitely would stay again.
3 months ago
We had a wonderful stay, it was quiet, safe, and a beautiful location. Our host was extremely responsive and helpful with exact directions. We enjoyed our brief visit and would definitely stay again.
3 months ago
The hosts we very kind and gracious.
3 months ago
Monte & Carolyn are very generous hosts. We enjoyed visiting about our travels. We first met in May 2022 at an LTV rally at Council Grove KS. Their boondocking space is level and easy to access.