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The Lake House

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Columbia, IL

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Hosted By

dlake333

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    < 35 (ft)

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    1

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    2

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**Guest must have completed bio/rig info in order for request to be considered.** We are located in a rural area of IL about 15-20 miles south of Downtown St. Louis, MO. Our house is about 3 miles off of the exit, but it's all paved backroads. You may have to share the road with farming equipment or get stopped by a train, but otherwise it's fairly easy location. We have a 40' 5th wheel and have no trouble. The RV site which is at the beginning of our driveway is gravel with room for a tow vehicle next to rig. Our house sits about 100 yards from the RV site so you will have some privacy. We do have 50 amp as stated in the amenities, but it is also a 30 and 15 amp also. No water/sewer hookup. Suggested Local Attractions:We are within 30 minutes of most St. Louis attractions including The Gateway Arch, St. Louis Zoo, Science Center, City Museum, and Busch Stadium. There is a Drive-In about 30 minutes away as well. There is also a Putt Putt Golf/Driving Range, Golf Course, Shooting Range, and Wine Bar all within a few miles of us.

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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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Outdoor Cooking Allowed

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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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House Rules

We ask that you would be respectful of our property and our neighbors. Enjoy our area and have fun. Smoking: We are non-smokers, if you smoke all we ask is don't throw your butts on the ground or in the fire pit. Pets: Pets should be on a leash at all times or left inside of your rig. Do not leave pets outside unattended. Please clean up after your pets. Drugs/Alcohol: Absolutely no recreational drugs allowed. Alcohol in moderation only please. Fire Pit: There is a fire pit, but fires will be determined by high winds/no burn rule in our area. Noise: We are in a quiet rural setting. No loud music (we do have neighbors). Children: Children are welcome, but please supervise and do not let roam the property. Arrivals: We ask all guests to provide an ETA on the day of arrival and to arrive before dark if possible. If you will depart later than noon please let us know as well. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. Leave no trace. Please use trash can located at host site. DO NOT use the dumpster as it is not ours.

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Location

Access Road Conditions: Back roads to house. Dead end street. All paved. RV site and tow vehicle parking are both gravel. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: Tow vehicle parking next to RV site.

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Gravel

host Profile

Hosted By dlake333

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45-55

Have camper will travel. Details: We love to camp and explore new areas. We are easy going and always looking for a new adventure. Looking forward to retiring in about 5-10 years and exploring more of the United States. We enjoy the shooting range, volleyball, and spending time with family and friends. Home Town: We live about 20 minutes from downtown St. Louis, MO. Favorite Boondocking Locations: We have no favorites yet. Skills or Expertise to Share:

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References for this location from other RVers

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    Steinelmans

    1 day ago

    The Lake House is perfectly situated whether you’re visiting St. Louis or just passing through. Visiting as we did in February, we especially appreciated the electric hookup as we’ve been having issues running our furnace on propane. Friendly hosts, friendly neighbors along the street. Hope to stay again sometime!

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    SkeenSmith

    6 days ago

    Steve & Donna are fellow RVers so they understand the needs of a safe spot to park overnight. They responded to messages in a timely manner, their site was very generous and would accommodate most sized rigs while unhooking your tow vehicle, and they provided a dedicated 30/50Amp electric hookup for our stay, for FREE! We were very grateful for their generosity, especially considering the temperature was in the teens overnight, which allowed us to supplement our heat with our space heater. We definitely recommend this location for a stay if you want to check out what St. Louis has to offer as they are not far from the city.

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    AlreadyLostSkoolie

    2 weeks ago

    Great little hidden jem of a spot close to everything but away from everything. would love to stop in again down the road. the spot is tree covered so not very solar friendly but they have power.

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    GaryandKate

    2 weeks ago

    So grateful for this stay in cold winter weather with electricity available to keep us warm. The camp pad was long enough for our 4Runner and teardrop to stay hitched but the site is wide enough to accommodate 2 vehicles if a longer trailer needed to unhitch and park beside. We arrived before the hosts were home from work but they had handy instructions posted at the site on how to set everything up and connect the electric. Friendly host and friendly neighbor; I wish the weather had allowed for longer visits. Easy access from the highway made it a perfect overnight spot for us.

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    George_Wanda

    1 month ago

    They were so nice and respectful. They went above and beyond to accommodate electric, garbage and a nice Level place To Set up. The nicest people you will ever meet. Steve and Donna are wonderful people.

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