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TheHatchPad off the Natchez Trace

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Farmhaven, MS

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TheHatchPad

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    45+ (ft)

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    1

  • Max Nights Per Stay

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    5

  • Same Day Requests

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    Yes

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.

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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Electric Hookup: 50A

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Wifi

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Slideouts Allowed

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Generators Allowed

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Water Hookup

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Separate Tow Vehicle Parking

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Outdoor Cooking Allowed

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House Rules

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.

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Location

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.

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Gravel

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Hosted By TheHatchPad

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55-65

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).

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References for this location from other RVers

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    rfkavanagh

    1 week ago

    I didn't get to meet the hosts, but they provided lots of helpful info in advance and were friendly and communicative. Their site is great and has everything you need - power, water, good cell reception (AT&T), pet-friendly, and a lovely setting just off the Natchez Trace. A great location for a few nights' rest!

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    BeamingAroundAmerica

    2 weeks ago

    Thank you for your generosity! We were able to use their 50 amp connection, which is wonderful! Also sooo wonderful to offer laundry! thank you for hosting us!

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    TinHauler6035

    1 month ago

    Thank you so much for sharing your great spot off the Natchez Trace Parkway. The first thing we want to do is say thank you again for the offer to join your wife's family for Thanksgiving Luncheon. That goes above and beyond expectations. Coming from Canada we missed ours with our family and the thought that you would open your doors to us to share in your time was special. We enjoyed your lot and seeing the home you and your wife are building yourselves. Also being able to do laundry was a bonus! Again thank you for being a Harvest Hosts, hopefully in the future we can come back and see you again.

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    CRStubbs

    2 months ago

    The host was very helpful and kind. We didn't meet his wife - just didn't cross paths. He told us of a great bicycle trail along the Natchez trace and WOW was that beautiful. Well worth getting a little off the beaten path and seeing the places you wouldn't otherwise see. Wonderful experience, we would definitely stop again!

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    DougnDot

    3 months ago

    Hosts are very friendly and helpful. Gave us great dining info. We have a 41’, triple axel 5th wheel and it was pretty tricky backing it into the driveway as our turning radius is limited. There are two spots to park with one being in their driveway. We were in the driveway as there was a camper in the second spot. It was great having water and electric hook up. Very quiet and peaceful in the woods. Thanks for being a Boondockers Welcome host!

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