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Space for 3 Rigs
Any size
2 nights maximum

Notice Required
Same day is okay
2 months max
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  • Slideouts Allowed
  • Generators Allowed
  • Barbecues Allowed
  • Lawnchairs Allowed
  • Pets Welcome


  • Water Hookup
  • Wifi
  • Pull-Through Parking
  • Tow Vehicle Parking
  • No donation requested for hookups


The south Parking lot.
Water fill available but not close enough to parking location for RV's to stay hooked up.

The parking lot has a good grade going from West to East so we suggest parking North South along the woods and grassy field.
Menards, Aldi, Walmart and plenty of dining close by.
RV center is also just down the street.

House Rules

Generators should be off at Dusk. (Unless their very quiet 70dB or less)

If on campus on Sunday morning.
ALL are welcome to worship come as you are. Services are 8a, 9:30a, and 11a

Check the church website for more details
MLC is a no smoking campus if you do smoke please keep it in your rig.
No open alcohol containers please.

If we are in "Peak Season" we may need to ask you to "break camp" by 7:30a and use as little parking as possible, to accommodate Sunday worshipers. But you should be fine most times of the year.

Access Road Conditions

Just off I55 & I80
Large roads no issues with any size rig

Tow Vehicle Parking Details

Space available in the parking lot.


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Availability may be limited on Easter weekend.


Joliet, IL, United States of America

Suggested Local Attractions

Starve Rock State Park, Joliet Prison (many movies filmed here), Route 66 Museum, Rialto Square Theatre
We have a biking and walking trail just across the street.

Your Host


Member Since
March 4, 2021
Host's Age

12 References

12 Positive References

0 Neutral or Negative Reference

References for Messiah


July 2021

Great stay

Great stay. Nice big parking lot easy to park in great location for what I needed to do thank you God you have a great day


July 2021

Happy stay

We have a lot of space . The place is only 50 min to drive to Chicago and the same distance to Starve Rock State Park. Pastor is on vacation but he allowed us to stay. He also called us to check if we need anything. It is nice and safe place to spend overnight . thanks again for your hospitality pastor.


July 2021

Very good first experience using B.W.

Uncomplicated place to park, pretty location, quiet the vast majority of the time, plenty of sun for our solar panels, kind and supportive host who checked in and made sure we were all good. I can't think of anything else we could have asked for, :) we're grateful for the safe place to rest and charge. Thanks y'all.


July 2021

Great place to stop!

We were passing through and made this one of our stops. Huge parking lot that was easy to gain access. We even had a deer walk right over to our bus! We did leave early due to a certain prison only being open on the weekends. 😕


July 2021

Excellent Host

Perfect spot. Very inviting and accommodating. Thanks for making our trip to the Chicago area a wonderful experience!


July 2021

Highly recommend !!

Quick response, friendly and welcoming. We felt safe for our overnight stay. Clean, large and level lot was easy to get to.


June 2021

Wonderful Host

We had a lovely stay, feeling very welcomed.


June 2021

Awesome Folk

Wonderfully showing the Love of Christ in this fellowship including kindness to strangers in allowing us to Boondock on the pretty level parking lot. They even had signs made for Boondockers Welcome, like us...I would attach a picture if I could.

Thank You!!!


June 2021


This is a great location for us as we traveled along Route 66.

Our host was most accommodating and did extra things like placing cones in the parking lot to make sure a clear spot was waiting for us...we even got a call alerting us to a bad accident on I-80 so we would not be stuck in it.

Thanks again for your opening up a place for us!


May 2021

More then just a parking lot

Our host was great at communicating, from cordinating our stay to making sure we were settled in. While it may be a parking lot, it feels like a country camping space, parked next to a grassy enclosure equipped with deer. We had a great stay and highly recommended it.


May 2021


This was our very first Boondockers experience (and only our second night ever sleeping in a trailer!) It was a perfect first stay for us. The location is close to major roads and freeways, and turning into and out of the Messiah lot was a cinch for newbies. The spot where we parked for the night faced private woods -- complete with a birdsong chorus! We would have stayed a second night, but because of the weather forecast we left at the crack of dawn. Even though we didn’t get to meet him, our gracious host helped us with pointers and prompt responses to my many questions. Thank you, Pastor!


April 2021

private peaceful pasture

I had a very nice stay at this host location. Pastor showed me where to park which gave me a adorable little pasture area for Danni and to watch the deer. But the deer did not come out while I was there it was kind of cold. It was great looking out at the forest area and I enjoyed walking around the grounds of the church where they have a huge fire pit.

I am grateful do you have been able to stay at this boondockers welcome location and blessed that pastor prayed for my travels and my license plate issues yeah! We will certainly come back again it is not far at all from my family. Safe travels to you Pastor and your family on your next venture.