Spacious, level camping well-suited for travel trailers over 40 ft long.
We live in the country on a working grain farm (corn and soybeans).
It can get noisy and dusty during harvest and grain hauling operations.
You could wake up to deer eating grain around the bins. In the evenings,
you can look down to the East by tree line for deer and turkey.
We can handle any size RV.
All spots are level.
All electric sites are 30/50 and are for year-round use.
We have 9 sites with electric and city water.
Water to camp sites is off for the winter.
Water is still available in the barn to refill tanks.
4 sites are gravel.
3 sites are grass.
2 are concrete.
We also have a large primitive camping area west of the grain bins in open yard (no electric or water).
Rv parking is available on grass when ground is hard or on the concrete and gravel driveway when soft.
We have one picnic table for campers’ use.
There is a trail we keep mowed North East of the hay barn alongside the crops, which is great for walking/dog run.
Gray water may be dumped in the farm field; the crops love it.
Sorry, we can no longer recommend black water dump stations as the local campgrounds are refusing non-customer use.
Whistling Donkey in Woodward has a dump station; you can call them and ask if you can use it (515) 438-2669.
You can be as private or engaged with us as you feel.
Dumpster is by machine shed.
There are 30+ local TV channels (no cable available).
Open southern skies for satellite use.
The lights automatically turn off at 10 PM. Fire pit is available for your use. Firewood is available East of the barn. Fire Pit light dims down to 15% after 10 PM. Yard lights also come on for one minute at Noon every day. Stargazing really pops at night on a clear night. You are welcome to turn lights back on and continue outdoor activities and use fire pit as long as you do not disturb other campers.
Mouse and weather vane lights stay on all night for your convenience.
Please do not put trash in fire pit. (I have to clean it out)
We would prefer if guests arrive before dark; we like to settle down for the evening.
WIFI is 250 Mbps depending on number of users.
WIFI is Boondockers. Password is welcome1 (no caps)
(Farm is 4 Miles North of Woodward). 1140 300th St Woodward Iowa
Caution; Google maps has a tendency to have you take extra gravel roads. Follow the instructions below to stay on paved roads untill last 1/3 mile.
From Woodward: Head to North end of town turn left to the West onto North 3rd St. Go 1/4 mile turn right at T intersection to the North onto R18 for two miles. At stop sign turn left to the West on R18. (stay on R18 do not go straight North onto the gravel) in 1 mile turn right to the North still on R18 for 3 miles turn right to the East on gravel 300th St for 1/3 mile. Turn right at (Address 1140) Mickey Mouse Pole Light. Park at Woody the hoot owl and we will help you find a spot.
From Ames: Head West on highway 30 to Highway 17 go South for 5 miles to Luther turn right on E57 to the West for 7 miles. At stop sign turn left to the South on R18 for 3 miles turn left to the East on gravel 300th St for 1/3 mile. Turn right at (Address 1140) Mickey Mouse Pole Light. Park at Woody the hoot owl and we will help you find a spot.
From Ogden: Head South on Highway 169 for 5 miles to E57 turn left to the East for 4 miles. At stop sign turn right to the South on to R18 for 3 miles. Turn left to the East on gravel 300th St for 1/3 mile. Turn right at (Address 1140) Mickey Mouse Pole Light. Park at Woody the hoot owl and we will help you find a spot.
From East bound Interstate 80 Turn at exit 110 (Adel / Winterset) onto Highway 169 and go north 29 miles to E57. (Google maps has a tendency to have you turn onto 300 street which is an extra 4 miles of gravel road go North to E57) Turn right to the East for 4 miles. At stop sign turn right to the South on R18 for 3 miles. Turn left to the East on gravel 300th St for 1/3 mile. Turn right at (Address 1140) Mickey Mouse pole Light. Park at Woody the hoot owl and we will help you find a spot.
From Des Moines take 141 to the North to Woodward (From Woodward see above).
For questions about the route look at our host site at the photo map.
Perry IA ---------------------515 465-3547
Boone IA--------------------515 432-3140
Local gas station:
Casey’s General Store (gas, pizza, sub sandwiches, and groceries).
Madrid (9 miles away) is the closest diesel fuel.
Restaurants in Woodward:
Whistling Donkey Sports Bar and Grill
Uptown Laundry, 115 S Main St., Woodward
A J’s Grocery Store
Picket Fence Creamery
E-Bank, ATM 217 S Main St., Woodward
Picket Fence Creamery
Woodward High Trestle Bridge & BikeTrail
Woodward, Boone, Iowa, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Báxoje Máyaⁿ (Ioway) and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Mark B.Joined in December 2022
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within an hour
3 ratings · 3 reviews
November 25, 2023
Site 3. 50/30 Amp Electric Water
Very easy for 1st timers!
Very friendly, and willing to help! Given a small tour of area, and amenities. Willing to answer questions, and pleasant to chat with. Thanks for helping us! And if we come this way again, will look you up!
La Donna C.recommends
October 19, 2023
Site 3. 50/30 Amp Electric Water
We were Nestled between corn fields and corn bins. It was very peaceful. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We only stayed overnite as we were just passing through.
September 3, 2023
Site 1. 50/30 Amp Electric Water
Quiet and peaceful
We had a great stay at the Burkharts farm. Very quiet, tall corn stalks for ample privacy and NO BUGS!! Mark of very accommodating with whatever you need. Being able to dump our gray tanks in the cornfields we a huge bonus for an extended stay. Mark of a wealth of knowledge and can teach you a think or two. Climb on top of the grain bins for some great views. Would highly recommend!