Small town wilderness
This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Thatcher, AZ
Max Rig Size
< 30 (ft)
Max Nights Per Stay
Same Day Requests
It is a level dirt pad just off the paved road. Our property is a bit overgrown with trees and a couple bushes (purposely, both for the habitat and my personal aesthetics.) Our dog is usually off leash so I don’t mind yours, as long as it’s friendly and has its manners. You can run an extension cord from our porch- you’ll need about 50 ft. We have a water spigot available on the other side of the house you’re welcome to, it’s just not very convenient for you to access as it’s further than I care to carry water. You can use your bbq or set up your chairs, but I prefer you bring them into the yard rather than set up right next to your rig. The rv spot is right next to my neighbors property, and close to the road so I’d prefer outside activities in away from the road and neighbors. Suggested Local Attractions:This is small town Arizona. About an hours drive up to mount Graham has some very pretty views, and we have Riggs lake and Dankworth Pond just 10-15 minutes away. Hot dunes recreation area 45 minutes away. There are also a couple hidden gems, such as Cluff ponds (free, has a small boat launch, good swimming, 30 minute drive) Red Knolls (a very interesting land formation- it has a couple mini caves/crevasses to explore, or you can hike up to the top for the view. It’s basically an isolated Mesa with many cool cliffs and a fun little hike. 30 minute drive.)
Vehicle Suitability Information
Offleash Area for Pets
Electric Hookup: 15A
Outdoor Cooking Allowed
No smoking on the property. Children are totally welcome. We have small kids who may chatter your ear off, so take that in account too. Please don’t run a generator, fuel fumes bother me. Please keep any pets away from the neighbors property- they’re welcome off leash on mine. I have a mid sized dog and two indoor/outdoor cats so if your dog is a chaser keep it on leash.
Access Road Conditions: The road is pretty narrow, but there is space to cut a corner as you pull in and the road is not busy, so if you need to do a couple point turns to get out, you won’t be holding up traffic or anything. My 25 foot rig can pull in and out with no problems and no extra turns. There is a couple feet of overhanging tree, but it is just the branch ends, no large stiff limbs to worry about. My rig scapes the branches but has sustained no damage.
Hosted By CarolineAndTevis
Wilderness Family Details: We’re a little family who loves to travel and camp. Mom, Dad, 3 little boys and a little girl. We channel the wilderness in our landscaping a bit too, lots of trees and bushes so the kids can make their forts. Home Town: Thatcher AZ. A small rural community in south east Arizona. Cooler than Phoenix, but still plenty of that Arizona heat. Near mountains, a small lake, and a couple nice recreation areas also.
Availability for RV Camping
References for this location from other RVers
8 months ago
My stay changed by a day early and the host quickly responded that they could accommodate our stay. Plug in power was great to have for our quick charge up of electronics. We slept soundly and left relatively early- quick but nice stay.
8 months ago
Unfortunately our host family was ill and so was my husband so that made our visit somewhat barren. No problem finding the location and very handy to gas and groceries.
9 months ago
Our Schedule changed and the host was very understanding when we had to cancel. I wish we could have met.
10 months ago
Located right off the highway in Thatcher which made it easy to find. Host met us when we arrived. Fairly quite with some traffic noise but was not an issue. Able to easily park our 22ft truck camper. Definitely drop by again.
11 months ago
Easy to find and close to town in a neighborhood of residential, commercial and agriculture. Rt. 70 is about 1/4 mile away but it wasn’t too loud. I had the best night sleep in a while there. It was chilly and windy when we were there so we didn’t spend anytime outside. The house is being renovated and the yard is being used for that project so there wasn’t much space for putting chairs outside. We were able to fit in the parking spot with our 24 foot Motorhome with a bike rack on the back and put out our slide without infringing on the neighbors property.