We are unable to accept any stay request at this time as the Suwannee River is rising to flood stages and our road is under water. Three RV sites overlooking the Suwannee River in North Central Florida. One with concrete pad you pull in then back out. The other back in then pull out or motorhomes pull in and face the river, parking on the grass with fire pit. There is 30 amp service and water both sites.
Both sites will require backing your rig for some distance. Butch is very experienced at backing if you need help.
Enjoy the river view, if you have small children keep an eye on them at all times please. Please ask us if our lawn sprinklers are off.
After leaving paved road there is 1 1/2 mile graded limestone road county maintained that can be bumpy and dusty at times. Just take it easy it doesn't last long and the view is worth it.
Tow vehicle can be left attached or unhooked and left next to rig, a toad vehicle can be unhooked and left near motorhome.
Right now we are unable to accept requests as the Suwannee River is flooded and we don't know when our roads will be passable again. We are boating in and out of our home at this time.
Boating and kayaking on the Suwannee River,Fanning Springs, Manatee Springs, Gulf Coast, Gainesville's Shands Hospital and The University of Florida 49 miles. Point of View antiques/gifts, Dakotah Winery, Rails to Trails biking, Trenton's Suwannee Valley Quilt Shop and Café
Stayed with Judy & Butch for the second time - felt like staying with old friends. My dog & I holed up in our rig, just relaxing & reading because it bucketed rain pretty much our entire stay. But Judy came down last night with an umbrella to see how we were getting along - they are really the sweetest people. I hope to be able to repay their kindness if and when they ever visit Vancouver Island.
Great site, great location, and great hosts. They even invited us in their home for dinner and introduced us to a new board game. Our two dogs loved the fact they could run out in the open. We had a great time! Thanks!
We ended up spending multiple nights at Suwannee16 and we loved it!
The hosts took us on a boatride up the river to Manatee spring and it was the best.
Ended up sharing a couple of meals and games in the evening.
We will definitely be back and try to beat the ladies in a game of Sequence at least once!
Thanks fot a wonderful and restfull stay
Our stay with Butch and Judy was wonderful, they are very gracious kind and nice hosts that were very accommodating friendly and welcomeing.
The spots that we parked in are right on the river and very relaxing with a great view of the river out of the front of our coach. There was bird life and we could see fish jumping in the water it was just a beautiful spot. Thank you very much for all your hospitality in a wonderful spot
Judy and Butch were great hosts. Wonderful listening to their stories about traveling.
We stayed two nights at Judy and Butch’s quiet family compound on the Suwannee River in rural Florida on our way north after visiting some Florida springs. We can ditto all the other reviews and can definitely wholeheartedly recommend a stay here. If you decide to do so, you won’t be disappointed. There are many surprises that await you! We arrived late one afternoon and joined Judy, Butch and their two old friends (plus more family members) for a dinner in town. It was a relaxed and easygoing evening. The next day was Thanksgiving and we were invited to join the group plus other family members for a big dinner. We so enjoyed meeting everyone and learning about their different backgrounds and travels. It was a real pleasure staying here and we hope to return next year. We certainly had a lot of laughs 😀😀
From the minute we began driving down the limestone road through the forest to Judy & Butch’s riverside paradise we knew this would be something special. That Judy & Butch are two of the sweetest, kindest hosts we’ve yet encountered was just icing on a very beautiful cake. We stayed two nights and thoroughly enjoyed doing nothing except sitting under the shade of one of their many giant trees and watching the Suwannee roll on by ... exactly what we needed after what seemed like days of endless driving. Having gratefully enjoyed many BoondockersWelcome venues during our 5 months on the road, there are just some places and some hosts that you’ll never forget - Judy & Butch’s Suwannee River paradise is most definitely one of those. We cannot thank them enough.
This is our second time staying at this location. The hosts could not be more welcoming or helpful! Their property is so beautiful and quiet, you’ll never want to leave! I really hate leaving to great of a review..... I’m afraid the words getting out and the next time we want to stay here they’ll be booked! It is truly one of the most serene, peaceful, lovely settings I’ve ever stayed! And they’re both so welcoming and helpful..(camper issues). I could go on and on, they’ve honestly restored my faith in humanity that there’s still honest to goodness decent people out there! Love it! Thanks so much for everything!
great location! awesome hosts, made us feel like family.
We always have fun there!
What a wonderful location you have here on the Suwanee River. Your site here is really beautiful, and the fact that you have taken it upon yourself to provide 30A and water is a testament to your love for sharing your place with others. It was a pleasure to be able to visit briefly with you and your family in the midst of the other activities you had going on. For anyone else wondering about getting here, we had no difficulty with our 40ft DP and toad. It is well worth the short distance on the gravel road. Thank you J and B!
Great place to spend our birthday.....Butch and Judy were perfect host !! Very peaceful !
Really enjoyed our stay and had lots of fun.......hope we can return the favorite, HINT...lol
Judy, we are thinking about you and ur family
again thx so much
The place itself is unbelievably magical. So calm and peaceful. The experience is multiplied by the hosts Judy & Butch who are an amazing couple. They are so welcoming, hearty and generous. It was our first experience with Boondockers Welcome website and honestly we think it can't get any better than this. :))) THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
Traveling with my sick pup and some kind of heavenly miracle happened. It is ungodly hot in Florida, but we were blessed with a few cool offs and we were able to enjoy a lot of outdoor time and sleep with out our air blasting. The cicadas, owls and frogs orchestrated a symphony. My rear doors on my van would not release to open and Judy allowed me to stay another night and sent her wonderful neighbor over to help me out. I was able to troubleshoot my problem and be able to get open so happy I don't have to spend time at the Dodge dealer... so I am headed north today after all. Hope to bring my hubby back with me this fall on our way to the Panhandle. So grateful for my stay here on the Suwannee River. Thanks Judy and Butch!!!!
Butch and Judy were amazing hosts and we were so grateful to spend time with them and on their property. Great, shady pad for our RV and access to land for our dogs to run and swim. We couldn’t have had a better time! O
If you have the opportunity to stay at Butch and Judy’s you will not be disappointed. They have a beautiful property right on the Swanee river. So peaceful and relaxing. Judy was away but Bruce was a wonderful host, even helping us fix a sticky door that had been a problem on our rv. We have stayed at many spots along our 5 month road trip and this one was by far at the very top of our favorites. Such gracious host. Thank you for sharing your amazing slice of heaven.
Beautiful location- great hosts! We kept pretty busy going to the local springs so I wish we had more time with Judy and Butch ( we planned too much haha) but they have to be some of the nicest people around! Thanks for taking our family in💕
After hosting quite a few boondockers on our own home front we finally had an opportunity to be on the receiving end of being hosted for the first time. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Our hosts, Butch and Judy were wonderfully helpful, friendly, and delightful hosts. We feel we have made two great friends and that we will enjoy spending time with them when our paths cross again. Their property on the Suwannee River was beautiful and so peaceful! We were able to try our hand at fishing on the river, we visited Manatee Springs where we saw lots of wildlife and overall enjoyed the great outdoors. They are welcome to our place in Mississippi anytime. Thanks Butch and Judy!
Recieved a prompt reply to my request in less than an hour.
The location is the nicest Boondockers Welcome location we've visited in North America. Suited in a beatiful nature, green, quiet, peaceful atmosphere beside the Suwannee River. It worths coming especially.
The hosts Butch & Judy were so welcoming. We had interesting conversations about their pioneering life in the earlly days in their location and the progressed development along the
years. Nice to meet a couple with a vision.
It was difficult for us to leave.
As our first experience with Boondockers, we are forever spoilt. We had the best experience in camping with this couple. We truly feel like we left family when we left. We felt like we were visiting family while here instead of just a camping. Butch helped us make a minor repair to our trailer. Butch took us and his wife Judy to put our kayaks in up the river and then came to check on us in his boat. He took my injured husband back with him and Judy and I continued down the river - more like friends than “hosts”. Cannot write here all the wonderful times we had playing games, river trip with gator viewing (they knew all the best places), and day trip advice.
We had a hard time leaving as it was as though you were leaving family. Forever in our hearts. These two take “hosting” to the extreme. We will be back not only because it’s the best camping spot along the river but because we miss them.
We had a lovely stay at their beautiful home right on the Suwannee river! They were very gracious hosts even though we took the slow route and came in later than expected. I would highly recommend this beautiful spot!
Beautiful, quiet, for nature lovers. Thank you Butch & Judy for this wonderful stop!
Take every past review and hit repeat. Judy and Butch are two of the most genuine people you will ever meet in your entire life. The welcomed us in like family, and I found myself in awe of how strangers can come together and within moments of meeting be so comfortable. We enjoyed meals together and lots of wonderful conversation over a campfire hosting other boondockers and friends for an evening filled with music, laughter, and great food. We only hope we get to reconnect with them one day either in Nova Scotia or again with them during our future winter travels. Judy and Butch, thank you again. (Susie and Matt)
This is our second time here. They go above and beyond being a host. Very friendly, fantastic campfires and potlucks with other boondockers and their friends. Beautiful sunsets along the Suwannee River. Lots of solitude. Very accommodating and helpful with our kayaks. They should be the super hosts. Thank you for everything
Virginia and Bob
The hosts are absolutely delightful. They have such a beautiful spot and have some pretty interesting stories! We loved our stay here and are appreciative they are sharing their beautiful property with fellow boondockers. Thank you!
What a fantastic location and hosts! Quiet spot right on the river with lots of space for our daughters and pup to play. We couldn't have asked for a better stop for our first boondockers experience. We'd love to stay again if we pass through that direction again.
We had a wonderful stay with Suwanee 16. They are such friendly and generous people and really make you feel welcome. Their home on the river is so peaceful, with birds & beautiful sunsets. We felt like we were seeing the “real” Florida. We are rving “newbies” and appreciated their hospitality.
Judy and Butch are extremely generous in sharing their beautiful riverside property. We were a very last minute booking and their prompt response was much appreciated. They went above and beyond in making our stay very enjoyable.
Nice quiet area. Wonderful hosts, could not have asked for a better experience. True southern hospitality.
Quiet, on river, spacious, experienced hosts. River, swamp, woodlands to explore. Good recharge space.
Host were GREAT right mix of attention and non-intervention.
Coffee group at Hardee's breaks up at 8 AM
It is hard to explain in words about our wonderful visit with Butch and Judy. Not only do they have an incredibly beautiful compound on the Suwanne River, they possess that warm southern hospitality. Loved learning about the locality, from the tree farms, to the Main Line Road, even a reference to a local mechanic.
Thank you Butch and Judy. We look forward to seeing you again.
Mary Ann and Bill
Suwanneee16 is a perfect quiet spot on the river. Butch and Judy made us feel like part of the family as soon as we arrived. We had a fantastic time around the campfire.
A great boondocking experience with power water sewer and wifi.
Thanks so much to our new friends.
Gord & Lynda Borg
Princeton BC Canada
Butch & Judy are the type of folks that we hope to ALWAYS run into! Super friendly and most accommodating. Kim & I both wish we could've stayed longer. Gorgeous place right on the Suwannee River, with full hookups, including 30 amp electric! Whenever we come back this way again, we will definitely give them a shout and hopefully get to know these fine folks a little better. Good People.
This is our first time using BoondockersWelcome and I can't imagine that there is a more beautiful setting or more friendly hosts. Butch greeted us and helped us get into the site. We had access to the beautiful grounds on the Suwannee River. Judy and Butch invited us to their home after we returned back from a nearby restaurant - delicious grouper. I wish we could have stayed longer. We will come back on our return to Florida.
We stayed six nights with another couple at Suwannee 16 and thoroughly enjoyed our visit and hosts. The hosts were gracious, friendly and so very accommodating! The spot we occupied was beautiful and surrounded by a variety of large trees and overlooking the Suwannee River. Full hook ups were provided as well as nice campfires. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this place!!
Judy and Butch are the greatest, they have a beautiful parklike property on the river. They very accommodating and friendly. We are staying on for a few more days.
Full hookups overlooking the river, evening campfires and conversation, a fantastic relaxing visit.
Thanks so much to Butch and Judy
They were great hosts with a beautiful location on the river! Wish we had some vessels for the water to really enjoy it. But overall the experience was great and we appreciate the hospitality they showed. Thank you!
What a great couple with an incredible location! Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us. We were treated royally by Butch (not Chuck) and Judy and enjoyed dinner and playing Sequence with them in the evening. Thanks once again and we hope to visit in the future.
Suwannee16 is a welcoming and fun couple who had us in stitches during our stay! We enjoyed them very much and hope to host them one day.
We stayed at Butch and Judy’s in January and had a wonderful time they open their home to us introduced us to their friends
The location is remote and beautiful and peaceful and we can’t wait to return the favour
We stay there this January as one of our first experiences Boondocking and we can tell you how wonderful. It was what an amazing little secluded spot and judy and butch are a wonderful couple who opened up their home to us and introduced us to their friends. We had a great night and can't wait to return the favour
Waking up to a still river, birds and the rising sun is an ideal way to start a crisp morning. This location is so good for the soul. It’s peaceful and is owned by some wonderful hosts. Butch and Judy were warm and welcoming to our family and made us feel at home. Plenty to see and do and finally got to see a manatee and a bald eagle up close. We thoroughly enjoyed our chats and found it very hard to leave. Sean was very grateful for the exercise as well. Thanks so much for accepting us and being great hosts.
We stayed here for our first ever Boondockers experience. The hosts have gone above and beyond the normal to accommodate their guests. We highly recommend this location and these wonderful hosts.
I’d have to say we enjoyed our one night stay. This couple are 5 star people. Thank you!!!
We hope to visit again.
Beautiful site along the Suwannee River. Butch and Judy were very helpful and very welcoming to us,enjoyed there company. Hope to see them if they ever come to Ludington Mi. This was our first time boondocking and because of Butch and Judy’s welcoming we will definitely Boondock again.
Gary and Colleen
If there was a category for super host's these people would be it. The most friendliest down to earth couple you would ever come across. There location is gorgeous and unbelievably tranquil settled on the suwannee river and amenities are all provided if need be.
What fantastic hosts. Beautiful location with our back window looking on the Swannee River. Campfires looking over the river at night and great company. We even kayaked down the river 3 miles. So serene and quiet. Could not of had a better visit. Great conversations. Highly recommendthis location. Thank you for a great time.
This location is spectacular and the hosts are extraordinarily accomodating and wonderful folks. They even invited me out to dinner! I may be passing this way in April and hope to swing in again.
Beautiful and quiet place. Our hosts were real friendly. Relaxing mood. We recommend.
Mr and Mrs Suwannee16 are the most wonderful and down to earth and kind hosts. What a delightful place to enjoy the natural beauty of nature around the Suwannee river. For being my first time using Boondockers Welcome, I am so happy it was this place. I so enjoyed our talks and walks and learned so much. I also know my dog loves this place as well and wants to come back. Thank you so much for everything. I feel that I've made long time friends.
What a lovely place to stay! Theses hosts are very kind and have such a beautiful location to share with visitors! The river is gorgeous and the boat rides are the best!
I was so ready to write a recommendation for this slice of paradise but then I realized I couldn't describe it any better than previous guests so I won't try but I will say you have NO idea what your missing if you pass this up!! We cannot thank them enough for their hospitality and if they are not the happiest, sweetest people in this world I don't know who are!
Not only is the site beautiful! With a riverside view, deer walking through the property, owl hooting their hellos, just a beautiful relaxing spot.
The hosts are super inviting, friendly and gracious.
We really enjoyed our stay, have developed a long and lasting friendship and are looking forward to another visit.
As soon as I arrived "Suwannee16" met me at the road and welcomed me to their "home". And as I parked my rig and started setting up the absolute grandeur of the location set in! This is one of the most beautiful spots I have ever been! Words are inadequate to share how glorious of a spot this is! And Mr & Mrs Suwannee16 were the most gracious of hosts! I was so tempted to pop the wheels off the rig and just move in! I cannot thank them enough for the grace and hospitality they displayed towards me during my visit. They are Boondocker hosts extraordinaire! Thank you!
This super-quiet spot was perfect for us for an overnight on our way to a conference in Orlando. The owners were so accommodating and provided everything we needed to relax after being on the road all day. The spot itself is beautiful, and a half mile walk up a quiet limestone / sand road takes you to a landing where we could take the dogs to jump in the river. We sure appreciated their friendly and kind manner, and their beautiful space. I highly recommend them.
The stellar river-front setting is matched by the hosts' wonderful hospitality. We like the spot and them so much we stayed twice - once going south on Jan. 11, 2017 and again on Feb. 11, 2017.
Oh what a beautiful, peaceful place! We camped right by the river, enjoying our first blackwater river scenery; ... something we had never experienced before. It was so different and so beautiful!
Suwannee16 were truly warm and hospitable hosts. They were out there to greet us upon arrival and made us feel most welcome. Thank you both so very much for inviting us onto your property, and for sharing your genuine warm southern hospitality.
Suwannee16 is the most perfect place we ever been since we are fulltimers.
The place is beautiful, the area is amazing and the most wonderful... the hosts.
Thank you so much for this time shared with you !
We really hope to meet you again some day !
It was a perfect weekend to see our friends on the river again. I'm so thankful to know such wonderful people. The location is excellent to visit both Manatee and Fanning Springs - we took the boat ride from Manatee and it was a beautiful way to get to know the river better. Until next time!
This place is as close to heaven as one can get. We would stay here again and again. Good thing we live hundreds of miles away - we would be on their doorstep on a regular basis!
Lynda and Dean
Doondocking was my first time.
But Swannee16 was very nice couple.
Great thanks to Swannee16.
Suwannee16 were splendid, extremely accommodating hosts! Waking up to a still, sunny morning on the Suwannee River was one of the highlights of our trip, so far. Thanks again for your hospitality!
Ryan, Katy Jo, Isaac, Agnus and Milkcow
Suwannee16 are busy hosts because they offer true southern hospitality to their guests. Not only do they generously offer all the services you could need, they truly enjoy meeting and getting to know you. Highly recommend a stay with them at their lovely river home site.
Suwannee16 are terrific hosts. They are right in the spirit of the nomadic travelers that RVers and Vandwellers are. They were awaiting my arrival, had power ready for me and made me feel at home. Due to extreme storm warnings, we didn't have much time to get to know each other. Their site is perfectly set up for a visiting RVer.
They did everything to make me comfortable including offering me a more protected location for parking my rig - we were under tornado watch at the time. You'll love Suwannee16 and you'll love their location. Thanks you guys, I hope we get to do it again sometime when we can get to know each other better.
What a great spot on the river! These hosts were very kind and their property was lovely! We backed up right next to their river and had plenty of space to ourselves! If it wasn't for us not having any cell service at all, we would've stayed an extra night!
The hosts were generous and gave us a bag of Florida oranges when we departed!
We would stay again if ever in the area!
We spent 1 night at this beautiful location. Very quiet and peaceful. The hosts were lovely people and made us feel quite welcome. We would absolutely stay here again.
We had such a wonderful experience there. The hosts were super helpful and were spot on with helping us get backed in. This was our first trip ever with an RV and our 36' long trailer can be challenging for us. Sitting talking with them in the evening, they made our family feel very welcome and gave us valuable info that we used on our next stop! The view was amazing, I wish it was a bit warmer and we could have stayed a day longer to enjoy the river. Definitely a wonderful and peaceful spot to stop.
This was our first boondocking experience and nicer people would be hard to find. We enjoyed the river, campfire but most of all the people. Thank you Suwannee16.
Suwannee16 are one of the friendliest, welcoming folks with whom I’ve stayed during my worldwide travels. We shared many stories of our adventures, a delicious fish fry, and many other happy moments. I highly recommend them as wonderful hosts whom I was so fortunate to meet.
Exceptional boondocking location with warm, generous hosts. Wanted to stay until spring!
Our hosts were very nice and invit us to take a shower in their guests house. We sent à very quiet night. We had all the facilities available. It was nice to meet them.
Thanks a lot !
We had a lovely time. They will send you precise directions, follow them and dont use your GPS. Only 15 min from HW98. Perfect spot, even had sewer hookup! We really enjoyed their company, and they even taught us 2 new card games. Thanks also for the loan of 2 kayaks so we could experience the river! It was so good we stayed an extra night.
We really enjoyed meeting the hosts. They were awesome about returning texts and gave great directions. The site was very spacious.
We had so much in common. We played cards with them at night.
only wish we could've stayed longer.
Will definitely go back.
Unfortunately the weather was a little chilly so we didn't get to go boating or kayaking together.
We are so grateful to Suwannee16 for all of their gracious hospitality during our short stay. The spot is just heavenly - right on the river. The perfect place to rest and recharge with lovely people who made us feel so welcome. Thank you!!
They are a delightful couple and wonderful hosts with a beautiful home and view of the Suwanee River. Our dogs, my fiancée and I had the most peaceful night’s sleep while parked on their property. We will definitely stop to see them again.
This place is stunning, what a lovely spot to rest for an evening or two! Right on the river, it was quiet and our hosts couldn't have been more helpful or welcoming! If traveling this way again we would definitely stop here!
We stayed with Suwannee16 for several days and we were amazed at their hospitality, their generosity, their overall kindness. They have a beautiful house in a gorgeous environment. They were very helpful to us and we appreciate all the advice that we were given. Don't hesitate to contact them if you're looking for a wonderful experience at the Suwannee River!