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The spot Is on the riverbank and private. Beautiful river view and access. Short foot trail down to the river where there is a dock providing access to river and a artesian well that has been tested for purity Perfect to tie up a float and watch the wildlife.

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 40 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
Generators allowed
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Shallow river for walking floating dipping

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Hipcamper Sharia

Everything you need

Sharia R.
recommends this listing.
August 7th, 2022

Best camp spot EVER!
We always hate to leave. The river is knee high and thigh high at one spot by the bend. I let the kids and the dogs go while I chill in my hammock. The outhouse is just a place to 1 or 2 but its nicely made. The sunset above the pines is awesome. Its close to the highway but super quiet at night. The well water is clean and crisp. Lots of space up top. We had a great time, wish we could stay forever. Location is very easy to find.

Hipcamper Nick and Teresa
Response from Nick and Teresa, the Host, on August 10th, 2022

Sharia, Thank you for coming back. We are always happy to hear a camper enjoyed their stay! Thank you for leaving the campsite so nice. :-) Nick and Teresa

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Hipcamper STEPHANIE
Stephanie A.
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August 4th, 2022

Absolutely loved this place! Water was around knee deep or less and an all sandy bottom. My dog had an absolute blast! The view on the morning was amazing! I have recommended this place to several people so hopefully they look into sraying!!

Hipcamper Isabella
Isabella H.
recommends this listing.
July 27th, 2022

The overlook was absolutely stunning and the campsites were very cool! It was simple to find and even though it’s close to the road the amount of trees fill the space so it’s very secluded. The river was so awesome to play in with froggies all over and beautiful sunset views. The bathroom was very clean and a trash can was right by the outhouse!

Hipcamper Nick and Teresa
Response from Nick and Teresa, the Host, on July 30th, 2022

We are pleased that you you had a good time. :-) Thank you for coming ! Safe travels…

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Hipcamper Anita

Private beautiful site

Anita H.
recommends this listing.
July 21st, 2022

My family loves the private rustic area Boondock provides. The dock and river are always our favorite. Having the well is definitely a life saver and you are just a few miles from town. Mosquitoes are bad so be prepared. Also raccoons visit at night so don’t leave food out; normal for camping in the woods. 😊

Hipcamper Sue
Sue R.
recommends this listing.
July 15th, 2022

I had a perfect stay. I got to enjoy everything I was looking for, in some fantastic surroundings. This place is obviously well cared for, and I hope to return with my grandchildren sometime soon.

Hipcamper Nick and Teresa
Response from Nick and Teresa, the Host, on July 18th, 2022

We are glad you enjoyed the spot. Thank you for coming! Safe travels…:-)

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Hipcamper Stacey

Flowing waters on boondock ridge

Stacey G.
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July 13th, 2022

This was our first Hipcamp experience and it was perfect! The site was very well maintained and clean. Even the outhouse was super cute and clean! You can tell Nick and Teresa have put lots of time and thought into making a wonderful campsite.

We set up our tent on the lower site. It felt more secluded and cozy down there. The lower site has a dock on the river, a fire pit, a picnic table, and the beautiful artisan well! It was such a cool place to hang out! The river was shallow, very clear, and sandy bottom. The water was cold but we had so much fun playing and exploring in the river!

As others have mentioned there is road noise since it’s right off a main road. This really didn’t bother us and wouldn’t deter us from staying again!

Thank you so much Nick and Teresa for sharing your beautiful land with us! We would absolutely love to come back!

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Hipcamper Christina
Christina S.
recommends this listing.
July 4th, 2022

Amazing place!! Wish It wasn’t always booked. Beautiful place!! We will go again

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Hipcamper Nick and Teresa
Response from Nick and Teresa, the Host, on July 7th, 2022

Thank you for coming:-) And thank you for leaving the site So nice and leaving the flower pots! Glad you enjoyed yourself….safe travels…

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Hipcamper Abigail

The beauty of nature’s amenities!

Abigail S.
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July 1st, 2022

We loved our time staying at Nick and Teresa’s Boondock Ridge!! The land and river are gorgeous and inviting. The main site is right off the the road (but nicely shielded from it by a thick woods - great for privacy but you will inevitably hear road noise) and is comprised of a large clearing surrounded by woods with a nicely bricked fire ring, picnic table, bench over looking the ridge to the north and river below, cute and clean composting toilet outhouse, and trash dumpster. There is plenty of room here for a tent, tents, or camper, or for games of soccer or kickball.

A short, downhill trail on the east side of the main site takes you another smaller clearing with a picnic table, a second fire ring, dock over the river and the artisanal spring. The spring water is delicious and cold, so refreshing. The river has a lively sandy bottom and was about 12 feet wide and 1.5-2 feet deep for a good 30-40 feet on either side of the dock - perfect for wading and exploring, playing catch with the dog, and floating on tubes or kayaks.

Nick and Teresa were super hospitable and thoughtful, happy to bring firewood over, and easy to contact in the event of an issue. We look forward to returning!

Things to note: the ridge on the main site is open the north and strong winds do blow through so be mindful of tent site selection. There is also a fair bit of poison ivy growing around outhouse area. As long as you stay on the paver path, you’ll be fine.

Hipcamper Nick and Teresa
Response from Nick and Teresa, the Host, on July 2nd, 2022

We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We will have to see about that poison ivy…. Thank you for coming and until next time… Safe travels!

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Hipcamper Danielle
Danielle D.
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June 29th, 2022

This was our family's second time staying at this location. My review stays the same. Amazing 2 spots to stay on. Bigger spot being on top of the hill with the beautiful view of the river, only downfall is traffic noises. Smaller spot down the trail, on the river. We camp here because we want privacy and woods. We get both here. Plan on camping again at this location.

Hipcamper Nick and Teresa
Response from Nick and Teresa, the Host, on June 29th, 2022

Thank you Danielle for coming back, Glad you had a good time:-) Safe travels….

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Awards

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Boondock Ridge
State
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Country
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