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North Fork Valley

Space for 1 Rig
25 ft max
4 nights maximum

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1 day
3 weeks max
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Suitability

  • Slideouts Not Allowed
  • Generators Not Allowed
  • Barbecues Not Allowed
  • Lawnchairs Allowed
  • Pets Welcome

Amenities

  • Tow Vehicle Parking

Description

You'll be boondocking in a rural suburban neighborhood. We are surrounded by public lands in this valley. My street is paved and not near a highway. It's very quiet and we try to have dark skies most of the time. The views from the Boondockers Welcome site is amazing with mountains rising majestically and the agricultural valley below.
The actual RV parking spot is 30' x 16' and graveled. I've let weeks grow up in the gravel but they are not really a problem, they die during the summer months. There may be some stickers but not many. You'll need to level your rig but mostly its side to side leveling that is needed. I've parked my 17' RV in that spot without a problem. There are no hookups, sorry. We also live in a high fire area, so no fires outside, please!
You can walk your dog (or cat) on the street, remember to walk facing traffic in rural areas. And clean up afterwards, thanks. I am 2 miles from the trendy town of Paonia. You could walk or bike to town but coming back up to the spot is a good workout. Its really steep. I've walked to town before and figured I could go eat an ice cream at the parlor and work the calories off getting home, lol! My neighbors have no problem with their eBikes.
Summers are warm to hot here but nights cool off nicely! The twinkling town lights in the valley below are inspiring.
Winters are cold but not bad if you have a heater in your rig. We hardly get snow and days usually get near to over freezing temperatures.
This is a super quiet neighborhood!

House Rules

Here are some rules:
No smoking on property
No children under the age of 5 please
No running generators after 9 p.m. or before 9 a.m. No generators if you can help it, too. But it's understandable if you absolutely need to run one for a short while.
Quiet hour is from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Please turn off your outside lights after 9 a.m. We are in a neighborhood and like to be good neighbors.
Don't throw trash, please pick up your animal waste right away.
No fires of any kind - we are in a high fire zone due to the continued drought.
No gray or black water dumping on the property, please please please!
Please act civil and considerate, thanks so much!
Relax and have a great trip!

Access Road Conditions

I park my 17' RV in my yard next to my garage. I used to park a utility trailer in the spot for you. I could usually pull through but not always, as that is using my neighbor's gravel drive. They don't mind as they have given my permission to do that. BUT, backing in from the drive is optimal. I just straighten out in the cul-de-sac and back in, maneuvering into either spot. I don't have a hard time but I've backed duel wheeled goosenecks horse trailers to small single axle log splitter trailers for the last 40 years.
The driveway is gravel and not level. You'll need to level your rig to sleep and cook comfortably in it.
The cul-de-sac is gravel and packed dirt, we are dry here so most unpaved areas are concrete hard. You should be reasonably well seasoned in backing up your rig or you'll have a steep learning curve.
Motor homes, slide ins on trucks and camping vans won't have a problem.
I live in a rural neighborhood that appears suburban. The road is paved.

Tow Vehicle Parking Details

You can park your TV in the yard or in the cul-de-sac. You'll need to unhook your RV as there is only room for that in the spot. As long as you don't block the garage, you'll be fine! The TV spot is 24' x 12'

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We are here most of the year with occasional exceptions for trips, mostly in the winter and late fall. We do take last minute weekday camping trips, so please be sure to reserve your spot as much ahead of time as possible. We usually fill up for Cherry Days and Harvest Fest along with Pickin in the Park in August. Thanks!

Location

Paonia, CO, United States of America

Suggested Local Attractions

Paonia has wineries, some with vineyards, one is a short walk of about a mile down the hill from my place. We have lots of agrotourism and art attractions in town. We have great mountain biking trails surrounding town. There are several uPick orchards. We have a few high quality restaurants scattered around the area. Hiking trails in the surrounding Gunnison National Forest are a short to medium drive away.
Here are some websites that may help.
https://www.colorado.com/co/paonia/attractions-entertainment
https://deltacountycolorado.com/stay/towns/paonia/
http://paoniachamber.com/


Your Host

PleinAirCedar


Member Since
May 26, 2021
Host's Age
55-65


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