This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Belleville, IL
Max Rig Size
< 45 (ft)
Max Nights Per Stay
Same Day Requests
A small rural acreage nestled between two orchards, just off of highway 15 and only a few minutes from larger shopping centers. Access to a private 8 acre stocked fishing lake (dock/shore/Kayak/Canoe fishing for bass, bluegill, crappie, sunfish). Fire-pit is provided and firewood is available onsite (donations welcome) Raw honey is for sale seasonally depending on availability. Farm Fresh eggs are available upon request. (donations welcome) Lots of wildlife (deer, turkey, rabbits, squirrels, hawks, falcons, etc). RV Parking area is on the gravel grass just off the main driveway in front of the large garage door. Suggested Local Attractions: Just a short walk away Braeutigam Orchards - June-Oct - http://www.braeutigamorchards.com/ < 5 minute drive Eckert's orchards - Year round - https://www.eckerts.com/ Beast Craft BBQ - https://beastcraftbbq.com/ #1 BBQ in the state The Weingarten - an open-air wine bar and private event space offering a relaxing, rustic setting located on acres of beautiful countryside. - https://theweingarten.com/ St Clair County Event Center (flea markets, auctions, gun shows, etc) - https://scceventcenter.com/ Only ~25 minutes from the St Louis Arch and downtown St Louis
Vehicle Suitability Information
Separate Tow Vehicle Parking
Campfire Ring Provided
Outdoor Cooking Allowed
Offleash Area for Pets
Quiet hours 10pm-8am local (quiet generators OK) Pick up after pets No dumping of grey or black water Cigarette butts in trash not on the ground
Access Road Conditions: 1 mile of paved country road (a bit rough in sections) leads to a 50' section of packed gravel access road and then left onto a paved driveway. This is a country road, so some of the taller rigs my have difficulty with low hanging branches. 12' tall or less should have no issues at all. Stay to the left when the road veers to the right towards the orchard (Look for the Dragon mailbox and turn left) Tow Vehicle Parking Details: Gravel parking area in front of barn.
Hosted By K7DZE
K7DZE Details: I've been working with computers for 30+ years. I enjoy Ham radio, camping, fishing, hiking, and shooting. Home Town: I was born in Edmonds Washington, stationed at Scott AFB in 1991 and I just never left.
Availability for RV Camping
References for this location from other RVers
2 months ago
We had a wonderful three night stay at Turkey Hill. Easy to park the RV, great view, and they even provided free firewood. The grounds are a great place to walk the dog. Darla, Rich & puppy Kailey were all delightful. I highly recommend Turkey Hill!
2 months ago
If you are near Bellville Illinois or even St. Louis this spot is wonderful. Hosts are very accommodating and make you feel very welcome. The spot is quiet and secluded. We would recommend it highly!
2 months ago
I was fortunate to stay at Turkey Hill for 3 nights in order to have time to explore this region for the first time. Darla and Rich could not have been kinder in providing guidance to seeing the best places in the area. This type of experience just re-confirms my belief in the spirit of boondocking; I hope to return to this great location someday in the future because there's more to see (and I'll need a refill of the delicious honey they make:)
3 months ago
I chose this location to visit the Gateway Arch and i couldnt be happier. This property is absolutely gorgeous and so peaceful. I loved my stay here and honestly hated to leave. My dogs even got some good playtime with their adorable puppy.
3 months ago
We were met by Darla when we pulled in. She told us about the grounds and then let us just wander and look and stretch our legs. The lake was very peaceful. It rained overnight but there was no problem getting in or out. Very quiet night. Thanks Darla and Rich!