TheHatchPad off the Natchez Trace
This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Farmhaven, MS
Max Rig Size
Same Day Requests
IMPORTANT NOTE: DO NOT SUBMIT the Date of Stay/Request to Stay request between 9 PM and 7 AM (Central Standard Time). These requests come to our phones in a text. TheHatchPad is 3.55 acres located ¼ mile off the Natchez Trace Parkway. This is a BACK-IN SITE that has 50A/30A/20A, GRAY water ONLY drain, water pressure is regulated to 65 psi. We have and use Verizon and C-Spire on our property. We get 2 bars of Verizon 4G LTE on our phones. Guests with AT&T say they get a good signal. WIFI is available. We are doing some construction work on our property (Building our house). Suggested Local Attractions: A small restaurant/boat landing/convenience store on the Pearl River, Ratliff Ferry Trading Post. https://www.facebook.com/RatliffontheRiver/, is located not to far from our property. The above restaurant is a local hangout, burgers, steaks, fried foods, live music, bottled/can beer and a bar. Thur/Fri 4p-11p, Sat/Sun, 11a-11p. A 30 minute drive will take you down the Trace to one of our favorite restaurants Mama Hamil's (Southern Cooking) http://www.hamils.com Served buffet style with salads, vegetables, meats, breads, deserts, drink and sales tax included in the price. Adult lunch, Mon-Sat 10:30a-2p $12.00. Dinner Thur-Sat 4p-8p $15. GPS: 32.443828, -90.120872. Natchez Trace from Natchez to Jackson: https://www.nps.gov/natr/planyourvisit/natchez-to-jackson.htm Natchez Trace from Jackson to Tupelo: https://www.nps.gov/natr/planyourvisit/jackson-to-tupelo.htm Near nature areas for walking, canoeing, fishing (with MS fishing license), hiking, biking (on and off road). AGAIN IMPORTANT NOTE: DO NOT SUBMIT the Date of Stay/Request to Stay request between 9 PM and 7 AM (CST). These requests come to our phones in a text.
Vehicle Suitability Information
Electric Hookup: 50A
Separate Tow Vehicle Parking
Outdoor Cooking Allowed
No smoking on property. Smoking allowed inside your RV or on the county road. Responsible alcohol use okay. No running generators 9pm-7am. Don't want to upset the neighbors. Propane, charcoal or wood pellet grills allowed. NO charcoal grill use if we are under a burn ban. We have a full size front load washer and dryer available for use. They are in the shed on the right. There is a large green and yellow garbage can at the guest site for your use. We love pets. If you have pets just be aware that there are several local dogs that run free and our property has not been fenced yet.
Access Road Conditions: ¼ mile off the Natchez Trace Parkway. Paved county maintained roads up to the crushed limestone driveway and parking. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: Anywhere on property. FINAL IMPORTANT NOTE: DO NOT SUBMIT the Date of Stay/Request to Stay request between 9 PM and 7 AM (CST). These requests come to our phones in a text. If you have made it this far you have read this notice 3 times. I can tell you that if you submit a request between 9pm and 7am (Mississippi) you will get a declined response.
Hosted By TheHatchPad
RVing since 1989 and started full timing in 2010. Details: My wife and I have retired from the State of Mississippi and have been full time RVing since 2010. She retired in 2004. She has a Bachelor of Science in Management degree from Belhaven University in Jackson, MS. I retired in 2010 from the City of Ridgeland Fire Department (1980-1983 volunteer, 1983-2010 career) at the rank of Assistant Chief. We have volunteered at state parks, national parks, national fish and wildlife refuges, and Escapees RV Club for Escapade Parking Staff (2011), Escapade parking co-chairs (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) We are lifetime members of Escapees (#101417) and current members of FMCA and RVillage. Home Town: Farmhaven, MS Favorite Boondocking Locations: Yellowstone National Park. RVing since 1989, started full time RVing April 1, 2010. Skills or Expertise to Share: I am not licensed but have experience in building construction and home construction repairs, painting, light sheet rock repair, plumbing, electrical (12 volt, 110 volt and 220 volt), painting (oil and latex), appliance replacement (stove, oven, microwave, refrigerator, washer, dryer, dishwasher, water heater, etc.), operations of hand tools (manual, gas and electric).
Availability for RV Camping
References for this location from other RVers
8 hours ago
really enjoyed our stay, great hosts. 👍 once backed in, leveling was easy.. really loved being able to do laundry, big plus. thankful for the water an electricity!
2 weeks ago
John and Bridget are verygenerous hosts. power and water alone are always greatly appreciated but then there was the bonus of Wifi and the extra extra bonus of being able to do laundry. Thank you both for everything. Great hosts, beautiful location!
3 weeks ago
Great overnight stay near the Natchez Trace. We did not get to meet our hosts but so appreciate their kindness and generosity in letting us stay with power and water.
3 weeks ago
This was our first stay with a Boondockers Welcome host. John & Bridget are wonderful hosts! They are friendly, easy going and hospitable. They were very accommodating when my husband's job schedule changed. Bridget even offered to contact their vet when our dog seemed to be getting sick. (Thankfully that was not necessary.) We had minor difficulties backing into the site, but that could be because we are out of practice! All in all and excellent first B.W. stay.
4 weeks ago
As we were passing thru the area the weather turned cold and rainy. This was a quiet and comfy place to rest and even get some laundry done. Very much appreciated and thankful for the space!