We live in the country on a working grain farm. (Corn and Soybeans).
We have installed water lines this fall for 1/2 of the campsites so some of the ground is still tore up.
Fire pit is for you to use. Supplied and built by AYearToVolunteer.com
Free firewood is available for you to use.
PLEASE DO NOT PUT TRASH IN FIRE PIT (I have to clean it out)
To contact us, it is best to use the Boondocker’s Welcome contact service.
We do not always receive phone calls or text. (Working in shop, mowing, farm equipment and spam).
All spots are level.
City water is available in barn by windmill in winter and at camp sites in summer.
Water lines for camp sites have been winterized as of 10-12-20.
All sites have electric year-round.
11 50 amp locations.
10 30 amp locations.
7 20 amp locations.
2 of the above locations are on 125 x 125 cement slab with 50 & 30 amp electric with water.
We also have a primitive camping area west of the grain bins in open yard if that is what you prefer.
We do appreciate a donation for electric and water as the expense does add up.
Donation box is on windmill.
We have no picnic tables at this time. (Sorry they all rotted away. They are my next project).
Dumpster is by machine shed may be used for your garbage.
Gray water may be dumped in farm field, (The crops love it).
There is a length of gray water pipe hanging on the East End of the Hay barn you can use.
There are 32 TV channels you can get with just your regular antenna.
WiFi internet is 100 Mbps. minus what we’re using inside.
video streaming and video conferencing is welcome.
Login: farm Password: farmfarm
Open southern skies for satellite use.
Drones are welcome.
If you have great photos of our farm please send them to us.
Yard lights turn off automatically at 9 PM. (Except during harvest when they may be on late).
You are welcome to continue to do outdoor activities and use the fire pit even after the lights turn off.
If you like the lights on after 9 PM you are welcome to turn them back on.
Please be sure to acknowledge your stay on the Boondockers Welcome website.
We appreciate estimated time of arrival (ETA).
Children must be supervised.
If you have large pets, please throw their leavings in the field. (Sorry no horses).
We would prefer if guests could arrive before dark, We like to settle down for the evening.
Smoking is allowed, if you leave NO sign behind.
(No packages are to be shipped to this address EVER).
Until this Corona thing is over we are not shaking hands Sorry.
Thank You and enjoy your stay
Access is down 1/3 of a mile gravel road from paved county road.
From 169 Google maps has a tendency to have you turn onto 300 street which is 4 extra miles of gravel road go 3 miles north to 300th St turn East on E57 (A paved county Road)
Last 1/3 mile of Gravel road is very well-maintained.
We use the road with Semi-trailer truck for unloading the grain bins so maneuvering into the camping area will not be a issue.
Turn in driveway with the Mickey Mouse pole light.
Stop at the Wind Mill and we will help you find a spot.
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. Parking is available on grass when ground is hard or on the concrete and gravel driveway when soft.
Beautiful property and great hosts. Our family enjoyed our stay here.
Lovely spot...easy to navigate, friend hosts. Would definitely stay again if passing through! Thanks for a great overnight stay!
Very easy to access and plenty of parking. Electric available. Very quiet. Just what we wanted. Will definitely stay here again when passing thru.
A quiet and peaceful stay on the farm. Thank you for hosting and making us feel welcome.
Such a quiet place! Hosts were welcoming and provided a thorough description of surrounding area. Very close to High Trestle Trail and Raccoon River Valley Trail. They had sever derecho damage and are coping with it wonderfully! Would stay here again!
Greeted by the host and was given a tour of the land before we parked. This was helpful to me because I love seeing the whole menu before I select, so to speak. Our host made us feel right at home. Seeing the sunset from our location was beautiful.
Hosts are very friendly and they love boondockers! We listened to their situation with the storm that came through in August with so much damage. Sad situation but they are working through it all.
We loved the Cafe and the Creamery in Woodward. We also walked the High Trestle trail and bridge. It is was a great stay!
Beautiful place well maintained and friendly. Thanks for sharing!
Beautiful place to stay. Peaceful and Quiet,
Hosts very helpful getting us settled and suggesting things to do in the area.
Awesome bicycle or walking path in town. Would definitely go there again.
Very friendly & accommodating hosts! We loved the farm! The weather was terrible, but we made the most of it. Great spot! We would love to come back!
Great place to stay. Close to Ames so we could visit our son there. Hosts were wonderful and very helpful. Will be staying here again!
We were welcomed as if we were family. Anything we needed they were willing to offer to help and this in spite of much storm damage to their house, barns and crops. Had an enjoyable evening talking til dark.
We have stayed here twice and we love these guys! We love them and their farm so much that when they asked our opinion about a fire pit, we built them one! Their son is joining us on a volunteer project in Indiana as well. We can’t say enough good things about these folks or their farm!
Great stay. Hosts were extremely accommodating. Loved the quiet farm experience.
Burkhart Farms was an excellent stop. Lots of room to relax, hookups for electric, and very generous hosts. This was a great place to recharge for a few days and look forward to my next stay already! Thank you!
What a fantastic location and terrific hosts! The Burkharts met us when we arrived and gave us a choice a several locations, all with electric! Beans were the crop of the year so views went on for miles. We picked an easterly facing site so the sunrises were beautiful with coffee. They offered info on the surrounding area and we talked until dark. What a great place and we'll certainly be back!
We enjoyed our stay at burkhart farm learned a lot about farming from our host accommodations were excellent we laid on blankets and watch the Stars beautiful and peaceful would highly recommend you staying at burkhart farm if you are in the area
Our grandsons learned a lot about corn and soy bean
The Burkhart farm is a perfect remote location to relax and get a quiet night’s sleep. The Burkharts are welcoming, friendly and have good stories from their extensive RV travels. Wide panoramic views offer a picturesque, private setting to watch deer roam and big sunsets. This was our first stop with Boondockers Welcome and we are planning many more. The memory of staying at the Burkhart farm will always leave a nostalgic warm feeling as we continue on our adventures. Thank you to our wonderful hosts, Mr. and Mrs. Burkhart. Good health, happiness, and fortune you both!
Would stay again and highly recommend
The hosts are warm and welcoming. They greeted us when we arrived and helped us set up water and electric. They have a beautiful 230 acre family farm. They are very relaxed and allowed our children to explore their awesome property. They told us about interesting outings in the area. Highly recommended.
The Burkharts were so patient and kind, and have a beautiful property, surrounded by tranquil farms wide open skies and long country roads. Relaxation, fireflies and quiet are a given here.
Mark, a talented master electrician, offered us any of his tens of hookup locations, making sure we were settled in close by to our friends, even going so far as to give us a dedicated water hookup, and offering to customize the timer on the exterior lights to our liking!
He and his wife were so patient and welcoming to our kids, sharing places to go, allowing them to play in the hay barn, loaning us life jackets for a trip to nearby Jester Park, and even demonstrating some of his shop tools!
A highlight of the experience was his tour of the grain bin, where he allowed the children to run around (with his supervision and patient explanations) inside an empty bin - an experience we and the kids will remember for life.
The Burkhart family personifies what makes Boondockers Welcome such an amazing community, and we are so appreciative of their hospitality and thank them for sharing a piece of their country life with our family.
You will love staying with them!
What amazing incredible hosts for our first ever stay at a Boondockers Welcome site. Ample room to park, they greeted us upon arrival, and we found their farm to be incredibly clean, beautiful, and inviting. it was just so relaxing. Thanks for welcoming us to your home and allowing us to stay! We would love to come back!
We really enjoyed our stay. It was beautiful farm country and very safe. The hosts were not only extremely accommodating but so fun to be around! We talked for hours. They gave us a welcome packet that highlighted attractions and dining. We would definitely stay again and again! We hope we see you on the road! Thank you for a wonderful time!
Great personable hosts that showed us all our options and offered amenities.
We had a good chat about drones, corn and their big rig named Titanic.
Would love to visit again
We had a great night on the Burkhart farm. The hosts were very accommodating. There are multiple sites to “boondocks” with full service electric service. We did not need a water fill but that is available also. The WiFi works well too. This is the best Boondocker site we have stayed at. Hoping to come back again next summer.
This was our 2nd stay at with them. They greeted us, then I went on to explain a problem with RV, They went the extra mile and offered me a spare fuel filter from his Coach. I changed the filters on site. He had some diesel to use to fill them etc. Even offered me the farm truck if I needed to go into town, ALL of this was going the extra mile!The property is wonderful, quiet and even had some deer come by about 40ft from the camper as feeding on the corn on the ground from a silo.We will always make Burhart Farm our stop whenever in that area, Thanks again for ALL the help, BTW: your replacement filter is arriving today:)
We had a wonderful time at Burkhart Farm. The view is nice, our dog loved getting to play fetch and run around outside. Very friendly hosts :)
This was a very nice and peaceful place to spend a couple of days.
The host can accommodate any size rig, and the sight was level.
The Burkharts were well prepared for guests, and had a lot of information regarding points of interest around the state.
The location was great for what we had planned.
Thank you so much for your hospitality!
Nice quiet stay on a very neat /clean farm. Circle drive and big rig friendy. Electric hookup was a plus. The wonderful hosts met us upon arrival and showed us the spot and explained everything. Open areas to run your pups. Kind of a rural area but yet close to most major Hwys with no problem accessing. Highly recommend this location, We surely will return when back in that area
We were made very welcome and nothing was to much trouble
We had lovely conversation at a good distance and throughly enjoyed there company
We we’re sorry to leave when it became time to move on but will be back when we are traveling through again
Paul and Rosy
We have had a lovely stay here.. We were made very welcome, and there is lots of space.
Loved being in the corner of an Iowa cornfield!
Would absolutely recommend.
We had an amazing stay at Burkhart Farm. Our hosts were amazing and super accommodating. We had great electric hook up, water nearby, and amazing wifi! We would definitely stay here again if we're ever in the area!
whimsical owl and Mickey mouse lights guide you onto the property surrounded by corn fields as far as the eye can see. Look up and you can actually see the stars twinkling! Our host offered the use of his pickup truck named " ol' Frostbite" so we drove to town and enjoyed dessert at local cafe. Awoke to a gorgeous sunrise over the cornfield lined skyline. Climbed to the top of the spiral staircase on the grain bin to get a picturesque view. 50 amp hookup a bonus! Host took us our for breakfast next morn and a tour of the town and local history. Stopped by local family creamery and bought dairy products and other goodies for souvenirs. Met hosts son who was a rodeo bull rider and now is a professional rodeo clown! Great stop!
Property was easy to get to, very level and generally just a great spot. Hosts were very friendly and helpful!!! Highly recommended!!
Even though this boondocker location is a very short distance off the paved road, it feels like you are in the middle of the remote countryside. It is quiet and calm (the harvest has not begun yet). We were given our choice of parking spots. They have numerous spots on the farm with 110, 30 amp and 50 amp plug ins available. (Glad this retired electrician and his wife are so generous).
The hosts are kind and welcoming. They seemed to enjoyed having my boys around, laughing at their silliness.
A big plus for me was the AMAZING Wi-fi. I teach English online so I have to have good wifi. I usually use my hotspot on my phone which is just barely enough. The Burkhart wifi was better than even when I use my sisters 5G cable internet.
This farm will definitely be on my favorites to stay at any time we are in the area. Thanks so much.
The Burkhart's farm was very accommodating, helpful, and kind. This was our first Boondockers Welcome stay, and we absolutely loved it. Definitely a quiet getaway spot in the country. You are surrounded by cornfields, it all makes for very beautiful scenery.
We had an amazing night, even with a thunder & lightening storm, safely nestled in between a beautiful cornfield and well maintained silos that were able to provide any amperage of power that a rig might need. These hosts could not have been more welcoming and helpful, ready to meet us and provide anything we needed, lovely conversation, printed info on resources & area attractions and stories of their own RV travels. One night was not enough at Burkhart Farms.
This was such a nice place to stay. It was a rainy day, but it cleared off and we had a beautiful sunset. Burkhart Farm was helpful getting us set up in our spot. We got up early and enjoyed watching the sun rise over the corn field. An enjoyable stay. We would definitely stay here again.
Our first Boondocker visit! Lovely hosts, very friendly and helpful. Rain in Iowa but we got a walk in this morning down the quiet county road. Thank you Mark and Donna!
So much more than we could have expected. Location was rural, quiet and very peaceful, so welcomed after a long day of travel.
What wonderful hosts. Greeted us when we arrived and helped set us up on a level spot with electric and water! Also provided a great resource packet. We chatted quite a while and really enjoyed learning more about them.
The location was so pleasant, we were surrounded by cornfields and silos and being city folk found the scenery delightful. Sunny dog had a grand time running around on soft green grass. It was raining slightly and soon after we settled in the sun came out and we had the most marvelous rainbow, surely a sign of luck as our refrigerator seemed to like the level spot and recovered (whew!)
We were greeted in the morning with a gift of delicious biscuits which we enjoyed with our morning coffee.
These hosts are exactly the type of BW Hosts we would hope to be like some day!
Thank you from Eve, Hilton and Sunny!
I had such a lovely stay at the Burkhart Farm, that I stayed again on my return trip home. They are wonderful hosts. So friendly and welcoming. Shortly after getting settled, I discovered my fresh water tank was almost empty. Mr. Burkhart assisted with running a long hose out to my spot so I didn't have to move my rig over to the water faucet.
It was nice to have 50 amp service so I could cool my rig on a warm afternoon.
The morning of my departure, Mr. Burkhart brought me some freshly baked cheddar biscuits. They were delicious and much appreciated.
I can't say enough kind things about the Burkhart Farm and the lovely hosts - Mr. and Mrs. Burkhart.
They will always be my stop when travelling up I-35
I stopped at the Burkhart Farm on my way to Minneapolis for time with family and the State Fair. This was my maiden voyage and the very first time off-farm for my dogs (other than to the vet).
This was the perfect stop ever!! The Burkhart's were such gracious hosts. I truly enjoyed hanging out and talking with them. It was like catching up with old friends!
Their farm was so great, that I asked to stay again on my return trip home.
Again, I arrived with welcome arms. The greeted me with smiles and engaging conversation. We simply picked up where we left off. Later, I realized I was super-low on fresh water (empty!). Mr. Burkhart helped hook up over 100 foot of hose to fill my tanks. So above and beyond! (I also learned a great way to curl up my hoses at home!) Win-Win all the around!
I cannot imagine any Harvest Host ever topping the Burkhart Farm. I am so blessed to have stayed here and will ALWAYS stop here on future trips to Minneapolis!
Our stay at the Farm was great. Perfect hosts! The farm is a little ways off I-80 but definitely worth the short drive. Our first Boondockers welcome experience was without a doubt ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️‘S
Ya, we were out of touch in remote boondocking locations and missed the wi fi Mark provided
A quiet, wonderful stay! Loved the fireflies. Very gracious hosts! Would definitely come back.
We had a relaxing few days at the Burkhart farm. Very accomadating host .
This was our favorite stop yet ! We couldn’t have imagined a more beautiful spot and nicer hosts . We learned so much about the farm and area , we were even given a booklet about things to do in the area . Which came in very handy we ended up staying longer and touring museums. Our dog had a blast running around .
There’s not many times in a persons Life that they have an experience like we did at this location. It was absolutely perfect! Our Hosts were nice and friendly, and were very accommodating. We loved the peace and quiet. Would definitely stay here again!
This is a great spot. Beautiful and peaceful. They were super helpful getting me set up and comfy.
Peace and quite is what we were looking for and that is what we got. This is a Great place to unwind and relax. Enjoyed the stars at night and the peace & quite is second to none as we slept like a couple babies every night of our stay.
Our Hosts were beyond compare and so accommodating as they immediately made us feel right at Home when we first arrived. I had to pinch myself more than once to make sure I wasn’t dreaming because that’s what it will feel like if you choose to stay here.
Thank You to our wonderful Hosts for a very enjoyable stay.
We loved staying on your farm. Thank you for the biscuits. They were delicious. A little bit out of the way as we were coming east on 80 but the quiet and warm greeting we experienced after a long day on the road was worth it
We had a great stay at the farm. We where shown where the connections were, & all I had to do was pick the one I wanted. My dog, Jayke & I had some great walks along the corn fields, & enjoyed the lightning bug show during our evening walk. We would definitely stay here again.
Excellent accommodations and host. Stayed for 2 nights in a 5th wheel with 50A hookup on the gravel drive by the grain silo. Burkhart’s were very gracious and informative. This was the ideal location for a great memory.
We just loved staying here. This was a longer stay than we usually make and it was so lovely. We enjoyed the view of the corn fields and learning about the farm. We had great conversations with our hosts who are just THE BEST. It was a perfect location on our journey west and very easy to get to coming from the Boone directions. FYI we took 30 all the way from I80 Worlds Largest Truck Stop and it was very easy and nice break from Interstate driving. We are a big rig and we had all the room we need. We were so thankful for the 50 amp hookup given the hot summer heat and offered up some cash for its use (as anyone should do). We didn't get to do any sightseeing as we were in need of downtime but next time we pass thru we are sure to stop again, and maybe that firepit and bbq will be ready. ;) I highly recommend these Boondockers Welcome hosts! So make your travel plans through Iowa (which is beautiful open road) and book with Burkhart Farms!
Easy to find location. The Burkharts were very friendly and checked on us a few times during our stay.
I was able to fill my water tank and easily connect to 50 amp power. WiFi speed and signal was great.
We had a level gravel spot behind a silo facing the corn field.
This is a GREAT site to visit. Hosts were very welcoming. They even gave us a packet with local places to see and local services. In the morning they drove their golf cart to our RV with warm freshly made biscuits. You can park in an isolated place with only cornfields as neighbors and plug into one of several electric outlets on the silo.
The owner is exactly the kind of person you want to meet on the road, honestly I don't think there is a selfish bone in his body. When I arrived he offered water and 30a extension cords to reach one of (his many) plugins. It was quite night and day with only the occasional car driving down the road. Used the wifi for a few minutes to do work, worked well and was fast.
From the local town directions are very straightforward and easy to follow, road is in decent condition but has a few curves and you spend <half mile on gravel.
Overall it was a very positive experience and I would definitely recommend.
This was a beautiful and quiet place to stay. We were only passing through and able to stay one night but if we were in the area we would love to go back there. Mark was a very helpful host and gave us a wonderful packet of information on the area which we will be hanging onto for future use.
We stayed at the Burkhart's farm for 3 nights. The setting was so peaceful and Mr. Burkhart made sure we had everything we needed. They went above and beyond our expectations, even offering the shelter of their home when a bad storm was predicted. We would definitely stay here again!
I arrived about supper time on a week night. My smiling hosts showed me where to park next to a silo and provided an extension cord since mine was not long enough for the job. He even offered bug spray! Very thoughtful. This Georgia girl is always packin' bug repellant! Then the rain started. Sorry we didn't have a chance to visit. They had engagements and I was skee-daddlin'. The flat dirt & gravel farm roads were a pleasure for me having just come out of bumpy Forest Service roads. If you want to spend more time on pavement getting to this site, follow host's directions. Google, especially coming up from I-80, "takes you on four extra miles of dirt." Recommend this host & site.
Such wonderful hosts. There is a lot of room here for multiple boondockers, there were even two others with us the same evening. The hosts even told us about the beans and corn and let us look in the silos. A very neat experience! He even had electric for us which was a plus. Would definitely recommend this stop!
A great set up for multiple units. A welll maintained farm with friendly owners!
This lovely, and peaceful location is in rural Iowa and it’s absolutely beautiful. Nothing but open fields and lots of lush greenery. Host was very kind and helpful, even provided a packet of local information and even food menus! Definitely worth the stop! Thank you for your hospitality!
They have welcomed us very well. They took the time to make sure that everything was fine. A lot of space and it's easy to get in and get out. We highly recommend this place !
Super bel accueil à notre arrivée. Ils ont pris le temps de s'assurer que tout était parfait. Beaucoup d'espace et c'est facile d'entrer et sortir. On recommande fortement !
It is late April, you know that month in the middle of Spring, just before May? It was rainy, cloudy, COLD and the winds were blowing to bring the wind chill down to winter levels. We arrived windblown and mud covered and immediately felt welcome. M. showed us the best place to park where we were sheltered, with 50amps guaranteeing heat overnight as the temps plunged below freezing and chatted with us for awhile until none of us could stand in the cold any longer. He also gave us a wonderful booklet with a list of all the sites to visit, not only around them but, in IA AND offered WiFi. Since we had to leave early the next morning we did not get a chance to meet Mrs B so we hope to on a return trip.
The sun rose over frosty fields and fog and the turkeys were gobbling in the distance so it was even a great visit for my camera.
We have lucked out again with hosts because this stay was yet another reason we love BDW. Thanks Burkhart!
Great hosts, very helpful, and very organized. We enjoyed meeting them and making a memory we will never forget. Hopefully we can meet again and share more stories, wine and cheese curds.
The Burke’s were excellent hosts. They have several parking spots with 30/50 amp electric hookups. Free WiFi and lots of OTA TV channels. We were blessed with a beautiful sunset and sunrise too!
The area is great for peace and quiet. Mark is a very considerate and accommodating host.
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