Road's End Retreat
This is a Boondockers Welcome host in New Florence, PA
Max Rig Size
< 30 (ft)
Max Nights Per Stay
Same Day Requests
This site is what boondocking is all about. Very quiet, shaded, and secluded spot, surrounded by hundreds of undeveloped acres and no street lights. The site pad is gravel and measures 20' X 40'. Suggested Local Attractions:Ghost Town Bicycle Trail (5 miles), Buttermilk Falls (6 miles), Laurel Highlands Hiking Trailhead (10 miles). West Penn Bicycle Trail (10 miles) museums, fishing, kayaking, and much more.
Vehicle Suitability Information
Separate Tow Vehicle Parking
Campfire Ring Provided
Outdoor Cooking Allowed
Offleash Area for Pets
Keep the gate locked and please be considerate of the folks that live along Shoup Rd. by driving slow to prevent dust. No smoking within 200' of Gas Wells. Hike at your own risk. Firewood usually provided or gather anything off forest floor. Do not burn plastic in the fire pit or leave any trash. Water tank fill-up available at my residence.
Access Road Conditions: Access road will turn into a one lane private gravel road. Continue 3 tenths mile on that gravel road and there will be one short steep hill with a gradual turn to the right. (Not good for large 5th wheel or travel trailers). Continue until the road ends at the green Penneco Oil Co Gate #2. The gate will probably be locked so there will be a key on a table on my front porch. Please lock gate after passing through. You may keep the key until your departure, just don't forget to leave it on the porch. Continue 3 tenths mile on this road to camp site. (no camping at Gas Well grassy sites) This is a flat solid road and all limbs and brush have been cleared so no worries about scratching your unit. Best RV for this site is a small motorhome or small trailer. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: Opposite side of road is a pull-off spot.
Hosted By Jims56acres
Easy going as it gets. Details: I am a retired welding business owner of 40 years. I enjoy hiking, kayaking, fishing, photography and oil painting. I'm also still riding the trails on my Dual Sport motorbike, just not near as fast as I used to! I prefer to travel to off-the-beaten-path type attractions where the large crowds don't attend. Home Town: I live in a small town on the end of a no outlet rd. where I am fortunate to own 56 acres and I am surrounded by hundreds of undeveloped acres. Very quite and peaceful area. Favorite Boondocking Locations: National forests. Skills or Expertise to Share: I guess I am sort of a jack-of-all trades. I never buy anything I can build myself. I built my work shop, my house, and even built my own Bass boat.
Availability for RV Camping
References for this location from other RVers
6 months ago
We also heard nothing back when we requested a stay at Road’s End Retreat. We previously had a wonderful stay here and and wondered if the conscientious host we experienced then might have a problem or just wanted a respite himself.
9 months ago
We were hoping to get a response, either yes or no, that we could stay at your place. After waiting a week we had to find other arrangements.
1 year ago
@Jims56acres was a fantastic host. He gave us a packet with great resources on the area that led us to a beautiful bike path. He has put a lot of work and care into this location. Dry camping so be prepared, but absolutely worth the stop.
1 year ago
My first stay using BW. Exactly what I was looking for. Jim was more than hospitable. Peaceful setting in the woods with firewood provided. I'll be going back for sure. Thanks!
1 year ago
There are no hookups, but hey, that’s what boondocking is all about, right? You will not find a more beautiful or more private campsite, or a nicer, more accommodating host. Definitely a place to spend some time; if you just stay the night and leave in the morning, you will miss the opportunity to walk miles of trails reserved just for Boondockers! Jim is a real history buff, with knowledge and experience to share. And he’s also a real craftsman, who claims he never buys anything he can build himself, and I believe it! Anyone who loves the woods and real camping with a campfire (firewood is even provided!) would enjoy this Boondockers location. We were glad we scheduled two nights!