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Riverview

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Forkland, AL

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Hosted By

ArchieBird

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    45+ (ft)

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    5

  • Max Nights Per Stay

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    5

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    No

Riverview is located on the Tombigbee River. You'll get to experience breathtaking sunsets with star-lit nights and by day explore the famous Hay Art highway attraction.

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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Electric Hookup: 15A

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Separate Tow Vehicle Parking

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Offleash Area for Pets

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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

Must be willing to visit with 95-year-old retired farmer and artist (google Jim Bird's Hay Art in Forkland)

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Location

Parking area is a 5 acre yard with walking distance to a 5000 sqft pavilion and view of the river. It is one mile down a fairly maintained gravel road (I drive my 38 ft Allegro Bus down it with no problem).

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Grass

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Hosted By ArchieBird

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55-65

I am semi-retired from real estate and now just running cattle on my farm in rural Alabama. My wife Paula and I recently bought our first RV and we are getting ready to hit the road!

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References for this location from other RVers

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    Onelindy

    2 weeks ago

    We stayed at Riverview for one night and the visit was outstanding. Archie was a fabulous host and showed us his land and allowed us to meet his 95 year old father who was very alert and funny. We enjoyed ourselves during the stay and would recommend this stop to all our Harvest Host/Boondockers family!

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    magicmom05

    3 weeks ago

    For all of you Boondockers who are a bit timid about the experience...fear not!! This was the MOST AMAZING, charming, and peaceful experience we have had with our camping travels. Archie, the host, was prompt in responding to directions and met us at the gate. The drive into the "estate" was full of anticipation as we past the hay art, fields, and grazing cattle to arrive at the former plantation homestead. After getting settled, he was eager to take us by four wheelers across wooded areas, large ponds, and green field sites throughout this beautiful 1,400-acre property. We viewed eagle's nests, a beaver habitat, and other water creatures that reside on the property. We also met Daisy, a two-year-old calf that was handfed after birth. That night, we had the absolute pleasure to visit with Daddy Jim who kept us entertained for a couple of hours. He is very captivating and a joy to be around. We then proceeded to sit outside at a bonfire that Archie started, and we brought over cheese, crackers, beverage, and a little dinner. Stayed outside until well after midnight laughing and enjoying multiple stories from Archie. Daisy broke from the herd to greet us the next morning for breakfast. What a treat! We were saddened to leave but will certainly return in the future. This is a 10 out of 10 stop!! You will not be disappointed! Don't miss it!

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    MsDMill66

    1 month ago

    With the impending freezing temps announced, I decided to hunkered down on one of the best spots I have ever stayed out. And by spot I mean very large ranch! In addition to Archie taking me everywhere on the land, and letting me enact my Yellowstone fantasy by feeding the cattle, I had the privilege of spending time with Daddy Jim, the 95 year old Hay artist and raconteur, who taught me the fine art of mind reading. Although the weather was an unusual low of 15 degrees, I managed to have a great experience outside. And did I mention the stars? I hope to return some time soon to visit with my new friends.

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    SassyWineWwnch

    1 month ago

    I can’t wait to return to this spot when it’s warmer!! It’s going to be so much fun. The host is awesome and meeting his 95 yo father was a treat!

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    lcummdive

    1 month ago

    Had a wonderful stay with Archie as a great host. Weather did not cooperate for sunsets on the river but had a great time exploring the farm and learning the history of the hay art. Jim Bird is a wonderful soul and shared our service experience. Plan to go by again when in the area.

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