We live in the country on a working farm. Most of the time the farm equipment should be gone, exceptions may be early spring and late fall, with field work Corn and Soybeans. Parking for RV is by 3 grain bins. We currently have 5 50 amp locations, 5 30 amp locations and 7 20 amp locations. Water is available in barn.
We have very few rules, please pick up after your pets. We would prefer if guests could arrive before dark. Our place is rural and only lit with yard lights, (plus, we'd like to settle in for the evening). Otherwise, we only ask that children be supervised and not allowed near the farm equipment when it is here.
Access is down 1/3 of a mile gravel road from paved county road. Turn in at driveway with the Mickey Mouse Ears pole light. Gravel road is very well-maintained. We use the road with a semi for unloading the grain bins so maneuvering into the camping area will not be a issue.
We can even handle large groups.
We have a very large area, you may leave towed vehicle attached to camper or unhook. We have a circle drive around the grain bins with lots of green grass. As long as the ground is solid for parking (spring yard can get soft, same as most campground) also have 125 x 125 cement slab for parking campers in spring, summer & fall; winter, it is buried in snow. We do have one year-round 50 amp gravel parking spot. There is water available to refill tanks. We only have one picnic table. Horses are welcome, sorry we do not have any corrals for you to put them in; there’s a third of a mile lane that you can ride up and down. Plus there’s miles of gravel roads around here. Free WiFi just connect to farm or farm2.
Red on calendar means we are not available. We tend to go on last minute trips, but feel free to give us a shout and see if we can accommodate you. Winter, we can only accommodate one, maybe two, campers due to snow. We have one, year-round parking spot up by the machine shed with 50 amp service. Can dump grey water but not black.
High Trestle Bike Trail
Picket Fence Creamery
Woodward High Bridge
Ames 30 Miles North East
Boone 20 Miles North
Des Moines 30 to 40 Miles South East
Ogden 15 Miles North West
Perry 15 Miles South West
Woodward 4 Miles South
Casey’s General Store (Gas and small food Pizza Sub Sandwiches) sorry no Diesel fuel
Cayanne’s Café (Small Town Café Food and Pizza)
Whistling Donkey Sports Bar and Grill
Laundry: Main St Woodward (Down Town)
A J’S Grocery Store (Small Town Grocery Store)
Post office (Down Town Woodward)
Wal-Mart is in Boone, Ames and Des Moines See Above
We stayed 3 nights. Enjoyed sunrises and sunsets. On clear day, we were able to see 12 miles. Burkhart Farms was friendly and accommodating. There were antique shops and a unique warehouse and toy museum in nearby towns. We look forward to passing their way again.
We had a great night! Tons of open space to maneuver and park, open space for the kids to run around. The Burkarts were so nice and helpful, making sure we had everything we needed. We especially appreciated the electrical hookups :)
We arrived after dark to the Burkhart Farm and were warmly greeted by our hosts. The couple is awesome and their property is beautiful with plenty of space. Our hosts offered to allow us another night, but we already had plans to meet with friends. 100% recommend y’all try to stay here. We hope to visit again and spend more time with our hosts. Great family!
We had a perfect stay on the farm. Got a lot of information about the land and the corn and the soy. They gave us everything we needed. Next morning we joined them to watch the bicycle tour and enjoyed it. Great hosts
Our host were great very nice people we had a very relaxing time we enjoyed the farm and the surrounding town our host was very gracious we shared our RV adventures and picked each others brain on RVing and boomdocking we enjoyed a morning breakfast in town we didn't do the trestle as every afternoon it rained we did go to the creamery you get the chance don't pass that one up we hope one day we will come back or run into our host along our paths of adventure. Thank you for all your help we appreciate out new friends.
The hosts are very friendly and they love traveling so they make the perfect hosts. They are very accomodating with hook up and water. The host even brought his picnic table over to where we parked our camper. No need for big rigs to worry about space or turning radius - it's wide open. Great little Iowa oasis. Thanks for letting us stay.
What an amazing stop! We booked this just to say we got to Iowa but what a surprise. This is a relaxing heartland spot with very gracious hosts! I can honestly say we have never plugged into a grain silo, but we can check that one off our list now. Our hosts were so welcoming and answered all of our questions about the area and the state. Our little dog had the run of the place exploring the soya bean fields, the silos, the barns, and anywhere he could get into (with his peeps, of course.) We had a great old "chin wag" with our hosts about all things RVing, farming and Disney! Easy access, easy in and out. Nearest shopping is a few miles away so you may want to stop at Walmart or Aldi on your way in. Don't miss out on a great relaxation stop. Disclaimer: Visit was in June, no guarantees about winter months!
Ps: when we got ready to leave we couldn’t star the rig. Several hours later and with the help of Mark’s mechanic friend we were back in business. Mark graciously extended our stay and we got on our way a day later than planned. What an altogether great experience!
Nous avons été très bien accueilli cet endroit est paisible nous avons utilisé l'électricité et avons pu remplir notre réservoir d'eau avant de repartir et leur wifi est haute vitesse. Merci beaucoup et nous référons cet endroit
Nous avons adorée notre séjour chez nos höte , un très belle endroit je vous le suggère, merci a Mrs Burkhart.
Burkharts where wonderful hosts, they where very accomodating this early in the seaason, hope to stay again when the weather is more enjoyable