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  • Graceful585
    Graceful585:
    August 17Went to Moose River Plains Wild Forest, Inlet, NY last weekend. Beautiful forested recreation area with gravel roads, hiking trails & over 100 primitive camping sites, out houses and fire ring on all sites. Quiet and sits in the Adirondack mountains.
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      B_Scooter August 17 This is free?
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      Graceful585 August 17 Yes
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      B_Scooter August 17 Beautiful! Happy to see something to help break that "no free camping on the east coast" stereotype. Thank you for posting. Enjoy! :)
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      Packratphyls August 18 Lovely, peaceful . We have free space in our summer place. We have the river behind us for canoes and knacks! Hiking trails in the next town and we are close to many hiking trails for day trips in the white mountains or sawyer mountain in Limington , M...  more
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  • Van & Linda
    Van & Linda :
    August 14Looking forward to later this week when we reach SmokinSoleResort on the Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan. Tired of campgrounds and ready for some real peace and quiet!
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    • Dale & Darlene Fitzgerald and 11 others like this.
    • Van & Linda
      Packratphyls August 15 Come to packratphyls in Maine! Quiet and peaceful! And some beautiful views to see!
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      Bruce & Linda (Omnibus) August 15 Sounds nice.  The Keweenaw Peninsula is somewhat remote :-)
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      Barb Mark Cormany 8 hours ago You will love but the Mosquitoes mite be heave. But it is beautiful up there.  We do most of our camping up there. We be going to pokey pine mountain ,mi next year. I could go on about Michigan UP. Has lots of falls and trails. But we did go to Custe...  more
  • TJ&Barb
    TJ&Barb:
    August 13Headed for Hazleton COE Park in SD
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    • Barry & Millie-Ambassadors and 2 others like this.
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      Mike and Donna Wagner August 13 When you get there it will help all of us if you will post some photos and comments about the Park on the RVillage Park Page. Then we’ll know what to expect if we want to plan a visit, we can just open the Park Page. Thanks! ~Donna
  • Matt & Mary
    Matt & Mary:
    August 13Looking for a Sign?
    The drive that I need guests to come in is not real obvious. Has there been any established thing sort of a BW trailer sign that I could put out? I don't have time just now to make and mount a real sign.
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      Halfloaf August 13 I've stayed with hosts who have simply put out an orange cone. "Look for the orange cone" gets the job done.
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        LarandSus August 17 The orange cone was very helpful to us at our recent stop.
    • Matt & Mary
      Boondockers Welcome August 13 Hi Matt and Mary, we do not currently have an online store to purchase Boondockers Welcome signs or other merchandise. We have several hosts that make their own signs or even put up a board that says "Boondockers Welcome." Or as other people have suggeste...  more
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      Diana & Michael August 13 A reflective address sign prominently displayed would be good. First responders would appreciate that too if their services were ever required!
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      AirMal August 14 We are generally home to show folks where to park. In the instances where we have not been there we tell them look for the big horse trailer and turn in there. I’m wondering if a sign would make this look too much like a business? 
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      dennis/becky tuchalski 11 hours ago A logo would be nice in order to make a sign. Would save me from the attempt to copy something from the site. In the future, I will use the markers that we have made for locals - those push in the ground, all white signs - with red pointers stuck on them....  more
  • Irvin & Nancy just outside of normal
    Irvin & Nancy just outside of normal :
    August 9A new record tonight we have 4 rigs here (guest) tonight. Starting the campfire.
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    • Packratphyls and 23 others like this.
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      Woodhavenforever August 9 Wish I could be there Rv getting its new stuff enjoy having a fire in my back yard tonight
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      Michael and Gwen August 9 It’s 90 deg in Raleigh so no fire here tonight.
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      Bruce & Linda (Omnibus) August 9 The most number of rigs we have had at one time is three, but that included ours.  All of them had access to at least some level of electrical power, but that’s our limit, and we really only have two sites, one for us and one for a guest, with adequa...  more
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      Boondockers Welcome August 9 Irvin & Nancy just outside of normal  Any excuse for a campfire party :-) You're amazing hosts. Tell them all Anna and Marianne say hello and wish we could join you! 
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      Bruce & Linda (Omnibus) August 18 WayneDianeWilliams:  We are not RVillage experts, but we know our way around the RVillage platform so, sure, glad to help you out while you are here.
  • Boondockers Welcome
    Boondockers Welcome:
    August 8Are you a professional photographer? Read on!

    We are in need of a photograph for an upcoming Boondockers Welcome ad campaign. We have some specific requirements and tight turnaround time, so please read our request for proposals on the blog carefully to ...  more
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        Bruce & Linda (Omnibus) August 8 Thanks for mentioning us Curtis.  As much as I would love to helpt them well, you know, because I love BW and the people behind it, I read the post with the requirements and I don’t think I could pull this together in the time-frame they are looking ...  more
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      TheHubers August 8 I wished I could have sent a proposal for this but the timing isn't good.  We're in an urban campground now and heading next week into a remote location without a house to use in the shot.
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      • Boondockers Welcome
        Boondockers Welcome August 8 Too bad. Yes - we know it's short notice - that's why we're casting a wide net. Please spread the word if you have other photographers in your circle! Thanks. 
  • Marilyn and Roy
    Marilyn and Roy:
    August 6What a great group!!! We are boondocking virgins, but hopefully not for long. We hope to host people in the future also. Any advice about anything is welcome!!
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      Barry & Millie-Ambassadors August 7 We enjoy hosting and meeting friendly and interesting people
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      Rich & Janelle Nuding August 7 We have totally enjoyed BW. I started a photo log of all our guest and hosts. I take a pic of them in front of the rig or home. It’s been great to look back and review. Just enjoy the experience and adventure. I have revised our profile a few tim...  more
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    • Marilyn and Roy
      Mike and Donna Wagner August 7 I’m going to copy your idea of photographing our guests. We are new at being hosts and so far have had only two guests - so I’ll start now. Thanks for the suggestion. ~Donna
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        Rich & Janelle Nuding August 7 Your Welcome. Actually one of our host I had forgotten to get a picture, so I sent then a message on BW and they were gracious and text me a pic.
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        Barry & Millie-Ambassadors August 7 I like that idea of pictures but I have had too many guest for that so I just keep all in archive folder
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        Packratphyls August 8 I love doing the photos and have done it with all of mine!
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      packnplay August 7 We have used Boondockers Welcome for a couple of years. It is a great system to pay it forward with our travels. We've never had a bad experience with any of our guests. Our best advice when using BW traveling is to plan ahead and be flexible with your pl...  more
    • Marilyn and Roy
      Perry & Ginny Welch August 7 We too love Boondockers Welcome and are hosts at Candy Cane Corral in New Boston, TX.  We also started a Boondockers Welcome Guest Book and are almost ready to start our second one.  It has been great being a host and we have not had one bad exp...  more
  • donnnco
    donnnco:
    July 31Agreed. I have totally enjoyed the guests I have hosted from both Canada and United States.
    Always a great experience.
    Don
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    • donnnco
      Mike and Donna Wagner July 31 Donnco - is your post a comment on someone's post? You can use the "comment" choice below a post to attach your comment to the original post. When you make a new original post it sort of gets separated and stands alone.  I'm pretty sure you're referr...  more
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      • donnnco
        Robbie & Alice July 31 Another one of those confusing things on RVillage....I have the exact same problem....just this site, none others.
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        donnnco August 1 Hi and thanks for the information. Greatly appreciated. Regards, Don
  • Garyanita
    Garyanita :
    July 29Boondockers Welcome has to be the best camping club I have,... have met a lot of new friends and interesting people
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    • Thomas W. Wickenberg and 17 others like this.
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      MaritimersChasingTheSun July 29 That certainly is true! We love Boondockers Welcome...both as a guest and a host ☺
      - Rob
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      OurMobileBackPack July 30 We have joined but have not used it yet. I am encouraged buy the amount of positive reviews.
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      • Garyanita
        MaritimersChasingTheSun July 31 OurMobileBackPack: you need to try it...you meet the greatest people! By the way, we are a host here in Saint John, New Brunswick in case you're ever up this way in Atlantic Canada 😀
      • Garyanita
        LauraandMark August 7 Same here, I've been following notes here and reviews but haven't used our membership yet. Almost did on a couple of trips but the hosts that were on the list either weren't available those dates or just were too far off our route. No problem, we'll have ...  more
    • Garyanita
      Packratphyls July 31 We have met many wonderful people in BW we love them!
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      Andy101 August 3 I have hosted about 50 Boondockers RV's! I have had folks from Australia,New Zealand,Belgium,Canada,South Africa,England and of course the USA. All have been great.Starting next year I will become a Boondocker guest!
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      • Garyanita
        Irvin & Nancy just outside of normal August 7 Yes Andy I  checked the other day and your ahead of us by only a few. But come fall you will jump way ahead again. Two here now, and one coming Friday for several days.
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      Packratphyls August 6 Agreed!
  • Boondockers Welcome
    Boondockers Welcome:
    July 29It's been unusually quiet and a bit lonely here at Boondockers Welcome headquarters https://www.boondockerswelcome.com/hosts/179/
    but our first guests of the season made up for that! We really enjoyed our visit with "Nabours" and have more guests arriving...  more