The Rusty Bucket
This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Clarksville, MI
Max Rig Size
< 35 (ft)
Max Nights Per Stay
Same Day Requests
Quiet, layed back country property. You will park on the East side of the garage with electric hook up 30 amp for one and a regular outlet for another. Water fill up but not hook up please. Dogs on leash until they are comfortable with our dog. We have a fire pit, large patio, grill, outdoor theater, and small pool. There is also a big yard for games. In Aug and Sept you maybe offered veggies from the garden! We are close the the highway, 5.5 miles, but a nice little break while traveling. Suggested Local Attractions: Boulder Ridge Zoo, Jordan Lake, Morrison Lake, if you have a boat. Lake Michigan 1 hour 30 minutes away. Halfway between Grand Rapids and Lansing. There are also golf courses in the area.
Vehicle Suitability Information
Electric Hookup: 30A
Offleash Area for Pets
Separate Tow Vehicle Parking
Campfire Ring Provided
Outdoor Cooking Allowed
Have fun, laugh, smile, and enjoy! Pets on leash until they meet our dog, she has been attacked before! Use the pool ONLY if we are on site. Grill, patio, fire pit with wood available to use. My father is the neighbor so be respectful please! No running generator after 9pm.
Access Road Conditions: Two gravel roads, about a mile to mile and a half. Good/fair gravel road. No tight corners, plenty of room to turn around. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: Large gravel driveway. Plenty of room!
Hosted By jsdoran93
Spirited adventurous couple! Details: My husband and I love adventure and to travel the off beaten path. We have been married for 28 years and enjoy meeting new people. We love to share stories about travel and find new places to go. We water ski, snow board, hike, bike, kayak and camp just to name a few. We are always looking for something that’s new to us and say “let’s try that!” Home Town: Clarksville Michigan. Favorite Boondocking Locations: Out west. Through Utah and Nevada Skills or Expertise to Share: Skill, we have many skills, we have built homes, rebuilt camper and many other skills. Too many to list.
Availability for RV Camping
References for this location from other RVers
5 months ago
This is such a convenient location just a little ways off of I-96 and the Clarksville exit with very welcoming and pleasant hosts. We were offered, but didn't need, the 30-amp hookup but the the water was appreciated. Watching the sunset over the cornfield from their beautiful covered patio was so relaxing. All this and the large variety of homemade wine made this a very memorable boondocking location for sure. The only downside might be the couple miles of gravel roads that can't be avoided to get there. And make sure that you follow the very clear and explicit directions to find the location. Do not trust your GPS.
5 months ago
The host couple could not be more helpful and friendly. They're down to earth, country folks who enjoy conversation. We spent a very enjoyable evening with them and a few of their friends around the campfire. We learned a lot about the country lifestyle from them. Highly recommend!