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Big Mike's

Space for 10 Rigs
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5 nights maximum

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1 month max
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  • Slideouts Allowed
  • Generators Allowed
  • Barbecues Allowed
  • Lawnchairs Allowed
  • Pets Welcome


  • 30 Amp Electric Hookup
  • Water Hookup
  • Pull-Through Parking
  • RV Dump
  • Tow Vehicle Parking
  • Campfire Ring
  • Off-Leash Area
  • $15/night requested for hookups


We are south of Homerville,Ga 4.9 mile from the traffic light, off 441. This is a ranch with lots of room right through the gate and we also have hook-ups. If we are away, just come through the field gate where the sign is and park. When we come back we will come over to you and say hello.We do have RV'ers that live here full time. They are friendly.

House Rules

Close gates, Keep the place clean. Horses, donkeys, and goats love carrots and apples. Free for boondocking but a $15 a day fee for hookups.
Because we have donkeys that are very friendly to people. But people must understand that donkeys see any dog as a threat and will attack strange dogs . When the donkeys are in the field where we have the RVs, the owners must keep an eye on their dogs and not let them off a leash or the donkeys will try to kill them.NEVER, EVER LEAVE A MESS THAT I HAVE TO PICK UP OR THE GARBAGE TRUCK WON'T PICK UP'

Access Road Conditions

dirt road off 441 to property look for county Road 168 on a map

Tow Vehicle Parking Details

any place


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anytime, but please send us a message for information and directions. no charge for boondockers


Homerville, GA, United States of America

Suggested Local Attractions

The town of Homerville is only minutes away and has shopping, places to eat and great hospital if needed.It is a nice and friendly southern Georgia town.

Your Host

Big Mike

Member Since
December 8, 2016
Host's Age

93 References

89 Positive References

4 Neutral or Negative Reference

References for Big Mike's


September 2020

Very eclectic!

What a unique experience. We enjoyed staying in the pasture with the donkeys and horses. They have funny personalities and we might’ve fed them 7lbs of carrots 🥕
Full hook ups for an affordable price. Boys enjoyed cat fishing in the pond.
Thank you Big Mike!


July 2020

Great Host, would love to get back for another stay here!

Big Mike's were a wonderful hosts. We had a personal situation that cut our stay to one day instead of two but if ever we find ourselves in this area again we would love to spend some time and chat with these very interesting, very friendly hosts. Some of their goats are the friendliest little critters you could imagine, and the donkeys too. This is just such a great small town atmosphere, very laid back and the hosts offered the use of everything they had. We used the electric hookup and would have used the water and dump station if we had stayed longer. FYI... if T-Mobile is your carrier you'll get little to no signal here.


May 2020

Amazing place and amazing people

We had such a great stay here and everyone in the ranch were amazing and so friendly. Mike and Ms. Alice were super sweet - I highly recommend stopping in for a visit if you are in the area - the donkeys, the horses, goats, ducks and just a cool
place all around..


May 2020


Great safe place for families. Tons of animals to see. Big Mike is very welcoming and made us feel at home. We’d definitely stay again if are in the area.


April 2020

Our first boondockers stay

We enjoyed every minute at Big Mike's. The people and animals really made our stay fun. We will definitely go back.


April 2020

Really nice hosts

Hope to stay with them again


March 2020

Safe and sound

In this time of covid-19 and all the chaos etc. Mike and Alice are steady as a rock. The farm is a very relaxing place to be. Mike and Alice are providing a safe place to ride out the storm. There is plenty of space to keep your distance from others. Dry camping/boondocking is free. There are a number of 30 amp set ups with water and a place to dump. The $15/day that they ask for these sites is reasonable and there is no price gouging going on.

A couple of straight forward rules apply...

Leave you attitude on the road. No arrogant or rude people are tolerated or allowed. Rightfully so, Mike does not put up with any bullshit. This a private farm. Mike and Alice are not in the camping business. They are offering/providing safe haven for all equally.

You MUST like farm animals. All camping is in a pasture that is open to the horses, donkeys, goats, deer etc. during the day (8am-4pm). All the animals are friendly and do not bother anyone. If you have a dog, it will need to stay on a leash until the animals go back to the barn and the gate is closed. That's around 4pm daily.

That's about it. Be a good human and enjoy.


March 2020

Lots of Animals

This place is really great. Big fire pit in the middle. Lots of open space and Sunshine for our Solar panels. Lots of Roosters crowing, geese honking, and goats running.


March 2020

Wonderful, relaxing, kind

Mike and Alice are truly special people. They are so kind and generous. We really loved our stay. Peaceful farm with fun, friendly animals! Water, electric and sewer hook up! Will definitely stay again if we are in the area! Thank you so much Mike and Alice!!


March 2020

Good host.

Away from city. Quiet area. It was great to be in the country with horses, donkeys, goats, chickens etc.
Roosters were our wake-up call every morning ! Thank you.


March 2020

Great stay!

We loved our stay. Mike and Alice are warm hosts. Bravo to you for the beautiful end of life that you offer to these magnificent horses!
We took pleasure in feeding the horses and the donkeys. First close contact with donkeys who are simply charming and sweet. We also had the lovely visit of the house goat who is staying with us for an entire afternoon on the terrace of our vr.

As a bonus, we received chicken eggs but also geese that we had never tasted until now.
Thank you for allowing us to live its beautiful moments! If we are lucky we will definitely be back.

Some videos of our visit soon:

Rej & Lyne


March 2020

Our absolute favorite place to stay 💝

My kids love it when we go to Mike's and visit. This is a very safe place for them to roam around and unwind. Also a great place for us to relax. All the animals are so gentle. We can't wait to go visit again.


February 2020

Horses and donkeys

Open pasture with animals looking for a snack,nice and quiet,good nights sleep.


February 2020

Loved the farm! Hosts were great!

Loved mike and his wife very friendly. Loved the farm and I fed the animals which was fun. Donkeys, goats and horses. The price was reasonable $45 for my 3 day stay. They were kind enough to let me take a shower and they checked on me when there was a storm to make sure I was ok. Very quite, SAFE, and plenty of room to walk around. Would like to go back sometime. Thank you mike and sweet wife❤️


February 2020

Big Hearted Mike's

Should use that title because of the generosity of both .Mike and Alice. We have stayed twice now and met nice folks both times through. What a great place! Hope to return.


February 2020

I am destined to be good friends with this family

Big Mike is very enthusiastic and the camp is very fun, thank you. I also completed a YouTube video at Big Mike ’s camp, and it ’s very nice, thanks to Big Mike.


February 2020


Absolutely wonderful.
Star gazing was so tranquil. The animals were amazing and a treat.


February 2020


I can't say enough good things about Mike and Alice, They were amazing hosts! What they do on their farm for horses, donkeys, goats, chickens, geese, ducks and all the animals is beyond commendable. Just know that nothing is sacred to the donkeys, lol. They love to play with rugs, table cloths and anything else left out between 8am and 4 pm. The antics of the goats is very entertaining. I would definitely recommend staying here and plan to return many times! Thanks Mike and Alice for a perfect 1st time boondocking experience!!


February 2020


I can't say enough good things about Mike and Alice. They are wonderful hosts and make you feel welcome. The barn was exceptionally healing for me as I had to put my horse down, so it was just what I needed. Feeding time is 4 pm, outs something you don't want to miss. The fresh eggs I was blessed with are amazing! One word of caution, there is nothing sacred to the donkeys, they will want to play with rugs, table cloths and anything else.... don't forget the carrots and apples. They come out around 8 am and go back to the barn at 4 pm, so THEN you can put rugs out, lol. GREAT PLACE! Will definately be going back!


February 2020

Pasture for goats horses donkeys

If you like the title you'll love this spot


February 2020

Met Big Mike, and...

So we stopped in to meet our hosts. Very hospitable and interesting folks. We were allowed to feed the horses, goats, and donkeys which was a lot of fun. We went through a couple bags of carrots, and a bag of apples in no time at all - so pace yourselves! Nice place to settle in, very laid back and relaxing. We were boondocking, but they do have an option to hook up if you need to.


January 2020


No comment.


January 2020


We enjoyed our stay in this beautiful setting. It was a pleasure to wake up with horses and donkeys all around. We really appreciate that Big Mike shares his huge property with fellow travellers.


January 2020

Lots of fun

Great 1st boondocking event.


January 2020

Loved my stay at the farm!

A great place to stay! Safe and hospitable environment that makes you want to come back again and again. Can't say enough great things about the place. Highly recommend


January 2020

Freedom, animals, good people

Mike is an amazing person.When you are on his ranch, rv park, you feel safe and in freedom.
It’s my favorite place to create and enjoy nature, people and animals.
This place helps conviviality!


December 2019

Staying on a Farm

This is our second year here. Love being with all the animals. You can either boondock or hook up. Only issue was one of the long term campers has 3 dogs that chase the animals and one dog barks excessively. Otherwise a great experience.


December 2019

Thank you for your generosity

Due to predicted heavy rains we only stayed one of the three nights we signed up for.

Mike and Alice are very nice down to earth folks. I really enjoyed feeding the horses and goats although they can be a bit pushy lol.

Thank you again. Hope to visit again.

Eve, Hilton and Sunny Doggie


December 2019

Live in Safarie Park

It was incredible. We really enjoyed our time here. We enjoyed the animals and people. The donkeys were very entertaining. The horses super friendly. They even let my kids ride some of the horses. Thanks again it was our best experience with boon dockers welcome.


December 2019

Big Mike's retreat

What a wonderful stay we had at Big Mike's! A big beautiful pasture to stay in, with or without power. Friendly donkeys and horses roam freely right by your rig in the morning! Mike and Alice are wonderful hosts, friendly and kind. We highly recommend this location and we will be back. Also big bonus for us, after the donkeys and horses return to the other pasture, dogs can roam free off leash, a big plus!! Thank you again, Sarge!


December 2019


Nice place for a stay while travelling. Very quiet with hydro $ and water.


November 2019

A Nice Short Stop

We only spent one night at Big Mike's but it was easy to get into and out of. We fed the donkeys in the morning before leaving and the open field was a great place for me to practice backing the trailer (something I usually count on my husband to do). Thanks for making the space available.


November 2019


If you would enjoy camping in a field with donkeys, horses, and goats running around you will like this place. A unique experience. Thank you Big Mike


November 2019


Mike is an amazing human as you will learn and his generosity is unparalleled! I had so much fun with the animals. I hope my path of travels brings me this way again. Ty mike for being a wonderful host!


November 2019

Great place--great people!

Though we only stayed one night, we really enjoyed the back-to-the-farm setting. Met some very kind people and still had internet connection to work and catch up online. Want to go back and explore the Okefenokee more!


November 2019

Gated pasture

Big Mike is a friendly host. Water is available, electric is available, but the dump station is a small leach field and fills up pretty fast, so if you have big tanks be prepared. The parking area is a gated pasture with horses/donkeys/goats roaming around. All are VERY friendly and love carrots and apples. We have a large class A and stayed one night.


November 2019

Love the critters!

Thank you Mike for your warm hospitality, sharing your land and grazing community of animals. This is my first boondocker welcome stay and I enjoyed the experience tremendously.


November 2019

Quiet area

Very secluded yet close to main road. Only stayed a short time but was very enjoyable. Will stop back again. Thank you


October 2019

Thanks for your hospitality, Big Mike!

Big Mike promptly answered our request. He was kind enough to meet us at his gate during a downpour. He has plenty of room to stay and plenty of animals to hang out with. Bring apples and carrots, and some close toed shoes!


October 2019

Overnight at Big Mike's

Mike, thanks for your hospitality and quick response to our short-fused stay requirement :-) You have a great place there, hope we find ourselves passing that way again.

mike n penny

October 2019

Our second stay

This was our second stay at Big Mike's. First time was in March. This time, in October. It's a nice stop on our way from the Carolinas back to Florida.They are wonderful hosts. The location is close enough to the Okefenokee Swamp to visit, buy it's also so close that it can be a bit buggy at times. Either way, it's a joy to see the animals they have (horses, burros, goats, chickens). Remember to bring carrots and apples.


October 2019

Perfect little slice of heaven!

This place is fantastic! Lots of space for parking, both boondocking and FHU sites available (8, 30 amp). Better love animals as the horses, donkeys, goats, chickens, and ducks all roam free in the RV area. I even had two horses stick their heads into my RV windows and eat some carrots...the donkeys are too short to reach the windows. It was awesome! And Mike and his wife are fantastic hosts. Kind, generous, gentle, loving people. Veterans, you'll feel right at home here. The place feels like home. I'll definitely be back.


September 2019

Dogs paradise

Our stay at Big Mike's was fantastic, plenty of open pasture and ponds for my dog to play in. They have excellent 🍯 honey in town to buy. Nice neighbors


August 2019

Animal lovers paradise! ❤❤❤❤

This place is incredible! You have completely free run of the property! Nothing is off limits! Your dogs can run free, you just have to keep them away from the animals! Although honestly, our dogs did great with the donkeys! Mike and his wife are super warm welcoming people and they have huge hearts rescuing all these animals!! We paid $20 a night to have full hook ups, electric, water and dump. It's completely worth it because they use all the money to care and feed the animals! You can also stay for free without hook ups. Love love love this place!


April 2019

Peaceful boondocking

We just wanted a safe place to stop overnight. Lovely peaceful evening, thanks!


April 2019

Great boondocking experience

Big Mike was waiting at the gate when we arrived. Was very helpful and offered to let the kids explore his property and interact with all of his animals. Also, offered to let the kids do some stargazing through his telescopes. We did not take him up on it do to needing to get some rest after our week at Disney.
Would definitely stay again in the future.


April 2019

Lovely Place

Had a lovely one night stay! Thanks!!


April 2019

Great Place

Didn't get a chance to meet him. But his place was extremely inviting and very quiet.


April 2019


Nice land, Lots of space, peacefull, quiet, we spent 3 good nights, would come back anytime!


March 2019

In the pasture

Fenced in pasture area. Ground is rough due to rain. Water & electric worked fine. Dump stations could be bigger. Leach field only 30 ft. Have to dump slowly if you have large tanks


March 2019

Our host rescues animals!

All these horses, donkeys, goats, chickens and dogs are fortunate to be cared for by these kind BW hosts. So are the ‘humans’ that get to stay on this farm overnight. Don’t miss coming here!


March 2019

Generous host

This is a very nice spot for anyone who likes animals and easy to find off the highway.
Unfortunately we arrived after dark in the tail end of a thunderstorm so getting situated was a little scary but worked ok.
Beautiful area and so many things are blooming right now! Reasonably close to Okefenokee Swamp entrances.
We got stuck getting out. The ground is still a little wet. Our host quickly helped us out and had us on our way with no issues.The perils of travelling in spring.
Its clear Mike has done a lot of work getting these sites set up and work on the property ponds and paths is continuing.
We would definitely come back but not with a big rig after a month of rain!!


March 2019

Great Stargazing

Thanks, Big Mike for your hospitality. We had a brief stopover on our way south. We were amazed at how clearly we could see the stars and pick out many constellations. In the early morning the roosters were crowing and the donkeys were talking. Wish we could have stayed longer.


March 2019

Southern hospitality at it's finest

Mike could not have been more welcoming. His ranch is wide open and everything at your disposal. He could not make you feel more at home.
Water, electric and septic available and its free. Boondocking and very skoolie friendly.


February 2019

Wonderful hosts!

Mike and Alice were very nice to our entire family while we stayed here- they are very kind and down to earth people. They invited us in for holiday supper and treated us like family. Our kids really enjoyed all the various animals they have on their ranch and they learned some new skills at the same time. We'll definitely return someday. Thanks again Mike and Alice :)


February 2019

Interesting place

We really enjoyed our stop here.
nice open field very interesting animals as described in the listing. adorable donkeys.
we would stay again. very quiet except for the rooster but we loved it


February 2019

Good Stay

Horses and donkeys and chickens and goats make for a good afternoon of feedng. They came right up to our coach and I was feeding him right through the door carrots and apples, you don't want to get out in the midst of them though to try to feed him they'll push you around we found out but other than that nice stay. Had water and electricity, Mike and Alice are very friendly and we thank them for their hospitality


February 2019

Great relreve from the world

Thanks Mike. I lived waking up to the farm sounds. The stars looked clise enough to touch.


January 2019

Most responsive

Due to unforseen circumstances we could not make it to mikes to stay, but he and his wife were quick to respond to our inquiries and were understanding. We hope to visit the area again and definitely plan on a stay!


December 2018

Living with the animals

We stayed in a pasture that had 9 horses, 7 donkeys and numerous goats. There were chickens and geese as well there. You have free access of the whole property to visit the animals. We were feeding the donkeys and horses from our motor-home.Big open area. We chose hook ups but you can dry camp if you'd like. Met a few fellow dry campers. There were about 7 full-time residents that had their trailers there but only 2 were occupied. Great place. Was quite the experience. Will stop by if ever in the area again.


December 2018

Horse lovers place

We enjoyed our night stay at Big Mikes.
Got to meet some very nice guests.
Very easy to park. Just a perfect fit for us.
Thank you.


October 2018

A peaceful night in a beautiful location

Had a lovely 1-night stay at Big Mike’s - didn’t meet him but did have a nice chat upon arrival with Alice, his lovely better half. As suggested by others who left comments here, I arrived with bags of carrots & apples which were promptly gobbled up by the sweet, gentle horses. What a lovely way to wake up, surrounded by the horses and hearing the roosters crow! Nice people also boondocking there.


October 2018

Quiet country setting!

A must stay if you love animals! Horses, goats, donkeys, chickens, are your friends and neighbors. Big Mike has a heart of gold! Very wecolming, told us we could stay as long as we wanted. We only stayed 2 days as we had other obligations, will definatly return.


June 2018

Great Spot

Big Mike is adding more to his little Boondocking Paradise. Again a Very nice place to stay and explore. Thanks again.


April 2018

Good experience at Big Mike's family friendly ranch

This was our first Boondockers Welcome experience and we weren't quite sure how it was going to go. This location is is pretty remote compared to Tampa where we were coming from this day. Turning on to Mike's dirt road from the paved 2 lane highway we knew we were in for an adventure. The road was more sand than dirt and I could feel our truck and heavy 5th wheel sink in slightly. We didn't have to go far to reach the fenced in field where the campers go. There is a sign with their phone number and I called just to be sure. Alice told us to come on in. The dirt road is narrow and has dropoffs on both sides. The entry is narrow too but we were able to squeeze our entire 62' rig in through the gate with some care. The field is somewhat uneven, but we took our time and it was not an issue. Alice came out and chatted with us a bit and offered us fresh eggs from their chickens. She apologized that Mike wasn't available to come meet us- he was helping another camper with a truck that wouldn't start. We had a quiet relaxing evening and a great night's sleep. There were four other campers there which you wouldn't have know they were so quiet. It rained overnight, and it rained hard! There was some pooling in the field and other than standing in a couple puddles, it did not hinder our pulling out in the morning. The 'dirt' road on the other hand was just like driving on a soft beach in the water! The shoulders were breaking away under our weight and we were fortunate enough not to get stuck on our exit. We even had to put it in 4 wheel drive to make it to the paved highway! Overall we loved the experience at Big Mike's- they are great people and offer a lot. There was even water and 15 amp electric at site if you choose to hook up for a fee and a dump station at the exit. We even had fun with the adventure caused by the rain even though it was a bit hairy right then. We would go again and you should too!


April 2018

An experience like no other

We had an amazing time at Big Mike's. Waking up in the morning to a field of horses, donkeys, and goats is like heaven on Earth. Mike & Alice work so hard to ensure that their animals are happy and healthy and the grounds are just lovely. They are incredibly accommodating as there are no off-limit areas. We can't wait to go back and plan on making this an annual trip at minimum. Be sure to bring lots of carrots and apples 😋


April 2018

Wish we had more time

I would highly recommend Big MIke's RV Camp! Unfortunately, we were heading north from Florida and due to our schedule planned for only one night. As soon as we approached the gate, we were greeted by a friendly camp host. As my husband was getting the camper situated,I admired the friendly horses feeding them apples. The next morning we met the owner, Mike who was busy getting the ground ready for planting season. After talking to him we learned he rescues and rehabilitates horses. If you enjoy the simple life and farm animals then this is the place for you! We will definitely go back! Thank you, Mike!


March 2018

Great family Environment

Thank you for opening up your world to us. We all had the most amazing time feeding the animals and meeting everyone. We met other boondockers and had a great time by the fire with s’mores and great chats. We always felt at home and were blown away with mike and Alice’s welcoming nature. For someone who only likes horses and goats, Mike you do alright!!!. Sending our love and hope to come back one day.


March 2018


We stayed one night at mikes and alice. Alice was so nice and welkomt us with open arms. The animals were amazing and we spent some time with them and gave the horses some carrots. Alice did our laundry and wr had very nice conversation. They really have a nice thing going on with the animals.

This next review is special for mike.

Mike is a boring old man. Everybody says he is nice but actually he is not. He tells boring stories ond old mans jokes. Not a very interesting man. (Here you go mike, youre bad review like you asked, i kept my word).

Thanks to both for hosting us. I would recommendceverybody to visit them and there world of animals.


March 2018

Quiet country location

We arrived in the dark and Mike and Alice were helpful in getting us settled for the night. The next morning we realized that we were right next to the animal pasture. Mike met our kids and said they could go into the pasture and meet the animals who all seemed very friendly. The kids are still talking about them. Chickens, goats, donkeys, horses, dogs, and more.
This is a mixed farm and it’s not immaculate or prestine but these folks are very considerate and generous. Thanks Mike and Alice for the hospitality.


March 2018

Great place to hang out

It's always great to meet folks like Mike and Alice, they are laid back and try to help there guest have an enjoyable stay. It is the first RV park I have been to where you can get eggs straight from the farm and if your from the country you will feel at home here. It is not for everyone though, if it rains there is mud to deal with in some areas, and it is not designed to be a resort, after all the park is in there pasture, just a place you can park for free or they do have hookups for a price. They pretty much try to accommodate what ever you want to do within reason, You can even fish in several areas.


February 2018

Thank you

We arrived on February 2018 and had planned to stay only for one night. We enjoyed our stay so much that we never wanted to leave. We awakened by the song of a cock crow. Every morning the horses, donkeys, and goats greeted us waiting for their daily apples and carrots. Our dogs enjoyed running and romping around in the ponds on the property. Big Mike and Alice are wonderful and generous hosts. Thank you for sharing your paradise with us.
Annette + Juergen + our 2 Girls


February 2018

Awesome hosts

My Wife and I went to big Mikes on Jan 19th. We intended to stay a day or two but enjoyed it so much we stayed for five. This was our first experience using Boondockers Welcome. Mike and Alice made us feel very welcome. We were also greeted and had a good time with the horses, donkeys, goats, dogs and chickens. In the evening we visited with others who were staying there around their large fire pit. We had a great time. Thanks again, Mark & Jeanne


February 2018

Great stay

Mike was very welcoming, his property is amazing and there is lots to do there.


February 2018

True Southern Hospitality!

This was our second stay at Big Mike's. He and his wife are always so sweet and welcoming! The kids always love the horses and donkeys. Mike let us tour the farm and the kids got to see the baby goats. The town and people there are super friendly! Make sure you stop at the Honey Shack, Murphy's Seafood and Richard's Market.


December 2017

Great host

Great place!!!


December 2017

Great place

What a wonderful location, a big ranch that you can roam free as well as the horses, donkeys, chickens and goats at your front door. Great host. Wish we could if explored more but it rained the entire time we were there.

Vagabond Jack

November 2017


This is my first experience with Boondockers Welcome, and I couldn’t be more pleased and surprised. Mike is a great guy—outgoing and eccentric. He makes you feel at home. He rescues horses, and the place has horses, donkeys, goats, chickens, dogs, and other animals I can’t remember. If you don’t like the country, this place isn’t for you.

There are hookups, pastures, and woods. Also, the town five miles down the road has all you need, including great local restaurants.

But Mike is what makes this place so special. He’s retired military, and I thank him for his service. He’s one of those people you remember. I hope to be back there within the next few weeks to get away from all the hubbub of everyday life.


October 2017

Awesome place to rest and unwind

Stayed a couple nights at Big Mike's place in southern Georgia, and wow, what a great place to escape the frenetic city pace. Loved the southern hospitality in town, and was impressed with what Big Mike has done with his RV camp. Really liked the way he used his old scuba tanks as site markers. Had great power for my 30-amp, and water supply as well. My dog was elated to run free in the large gated lot, and I can tell she didn't want to leave when we pulled out. I didn't want to leave either. Hope I can make another visit again some day. Would highly recommend.


October 2017

Incredibly eelcoming

This couple opened up their property to us like we were family. They were so sweet to our three kids by showing them around the ranch and introducing them to their animals. We are honestly disappointed that we have to leave to our next stop. Okefenokee Swamp Park was about a half hour away and was a worthwhile day trip for us.


August 2017

Stayed there in Jan 2017

Hey Big Mike ...meant to recommend you before but I am the worst procrastinator....thank you for letting me stay on your property for 3 days during an awful rain storm in Jan. ...I was very grateful to be there because I wasn't feeling the best either.
thank you so much again,

mike n penny

June 2017

Fun with the animals

What nice welcome we received from both Mike and his wife. He was very generous with sharing the property, making us feel at home, and in giving us a tour. We enjoyed feeding the horses and donkeys carrots and apples. It was a great spot. The only downside we experienced were the gnats/bugs during this time of the year. However, when the breeze picked up, it took bugs away. Town is only a few minutes'drive; it offers groceries, dining, gas, etc., pretty much anything you'd need. We recommend staying here.


April 2017


A great spot in the Georgia wilderness. Was very welcomed by Mike. I ended up staying an extra day to take in all the surroundings and animals. Thanks Ross


March 2017

Down-home Southern hospitality at its best

Big Mike and wife are truly wonderful people who generously shared their beautiful piece of paradise! Gentle, loving horses, friendly, inquisitive donkeys, sweet baby goats, a menagerie of rescued dogs, plus free-range chickens, geese and guinea hens on property proudly cared for and wonderfully tended. Two of the nicest people we've met and one of the most peaceful, beautiful, natural places we've stayed. Better than a 5 star resort in our opinion.
So glad we found this place and met this couple. Highly recommend to anyone who loves peace, animals, nature and down-home hospitality!

Traveling ElderBees

March 2017

Rustic Tranquility

Big Mike's is pastoral literally because you camp in a pasture with horses, donkeys, goats and other farm life grazing around your campsite. Mike provides 30 amp, water and sewer in this setting along with an under-construction canal park for your enjoyment. It's very rustic, quite and restful. There are about 6-8 usable sites and plenty of room to back in to your space. You can also make a nightly fire using the ample wood laying about on the RV Ranch. Mike is a special one-of-a-kind guy with a wonderful giving nature. This is an ideal place for ex military as Mike is a vet Green Beret and seems to care a lot about other vets. The horses and other livestock, dogs, goats, etc I think are all rescued animals so although not requested a small donation seemed appropriate at the end of our one week stay. Homerville is a quaint little Georgia town just north of the Okefenokee Swamp, the largest swamp in the world. Mike can fill you in on other local attractions as well. Mike's wife, Alice is also a special person who lives Mike's passion with him. Alice gave us free range chicken and goose eggs on the day we left and boy were they good. Thanks Alice. We highly recommend that you check out Big Mike's RV Ranch near Homerville if you are in the area in Southern GA cause you can recharge your batteries (personal ones) and also use Mikes as a base for all of So. GA.

Campervan Zephyr

March 2017

Lots of entertainment

The rescued horses, donkeys, goats and other animals provide lots of entertainment. The ranch is a great spot to stop while traveling or to have a rest while on a long trip. The hosts are amiable and welcoming. We stayed four days in mid-February.

Lynda and Robert in Campervan Zephyr.


March 2017

Heavenly stay!

Our first experience with boondockers was in Georgia at Big Mike's ranch. We can't fully express what a wonderful time we had. They are such kind, friendly, welcoming folks with a lot of knowledge and great stories. We very much enjoyed our time with them on their land.

Horses, donkeys, goats, and dogs are among the friendly and curious animals that Mike and Alice care for. We loved having the horses and donkeys visit us during the day.

The land is beautiful. The RV sites are spacious and flat with great water and electric hookup and amazing panoramic views. We spent much of our time sitting outside, enjoying the peaceful setting. The night stargazing is breathtaking. Our kids explored the land, fished in the pond, borrowed movies from Mike's dvd library, bottle fed baby goats, patted and fed the horses, goats and donkeys and all around had a wonderful time. None of us wanted to leave -which made what was going to be a short stay into 5 days!

She went out of her way and drove me into town for grocery shopping. They also had us over for a dinner party where we enjoyed lovely company and conversation.

Thank you so much for everything!! You've touched all of our hearts!

We highly recommend them and hope to make our way back in the future.


February 2017


This place is a paradise, absolutely wonderful.Worth going out of your way to stay a while. Please don't forget to close the gate when coming or going. Rounding up horses and donkeys is a pain. Big Mike and company are perfect hosts. We were more than happy to donate for helping them feed all of the rescue animals. Once again PARADISE. A BIG THANK YOU....

A former member

February 2017


Big Mike's ranch is a piece of heaven on earth. Big Mike and his wife are super-friendly. Really lovely and interesting people. We got a tour of the ranch, and the horses, donkeys, and goats were allowed to visit us for carrot snacks. SO QUIET, beautiful sunsets and sunrises. Water hookup and 30-amp electric plus a dump station. Hope to go back again someday soon. Thank you, Big Mike!!


January 2017

big hearted Mike

Came in just a couple of days before Thanksgiving we were immediately invited to join them for Thanksgiving dinner which was delicious. If you like horses and other animals it is for you, with hookup available.


January 2017

Awesome Place!

Mike and Alice were wonderful hosts! We arrived after dark and Mike was so helpful as our 2017 RV plug wouldn't fit in his receptacle and he went out of his way to help us to get it to fit. The horses and donkeys were great and came right up to our trailer each day. Alice offered for the kids to bottle feed the baby goats and the kids loved the experience. We enjoyed the local meal recommendations and it was the best southern food we've ever had! We will definitely be back and recommend Big Mikes to everyone!


January 2017

What a "piece of heaven"!

We stumbled into Big Mikes before we launched into Florida and were greeted by a small herd of Donkeys, Horses and Goats... And of course Mike! We were absolutely blessed to spend the night. He and Alice are absolute GEMS! What a heart for service, hospitality and grace! We are definitely keeping this one on our radar...We'll be back! Thanx Mike!


December 2016

most interesting spot

Enjoyed several nights stay. Relax and no pressure, elect, water, dump available. Just take care to close the gate if going out to town. Easy spot to find, quiet but with automatic morning alarm, ie rooster crows in the AM but not real close by. We enjoyed it having had animals when our kids were young.