2016 Itasca ellipse ultra 43 ft i tow a 2011 lincol mkx
Barryd is very friendly and I enjoyed visiting with him about our Boondocking experiences. He and his wife are welcome here anytime. And I hope to visit him in Florida
This was our first Boondockers Welcome and we would highly recommend you stop in at Barry's Compound if you're in the area. Besides the amenities, level and easy access sites, and lovely location, Barryd is a delightful and accommodating host. We will be sure future travels include Barry's Compound! Thanks for letting us be your guest😊
This host is legendary. You could not find a kinder, more welcoming BW host.
After driving south through torrential rain and being delayed due to a friend's family tragedy, Barry's Compound was the light on a dark road. I I arrived to find a few folks around a campfire. There were at least four other RVs nicely tucked away on the large property. The host cordially greeted me and showed me my spot to park. 30amp service and water were welcomed as it was chilly. I was too tired to chat much but I sure appreciated a nice level site for my van. The next day we engaged in lively conversation and humorous banter. It was a pleasure to meet the host's wife and be humbled by the gentle loving care she recieves. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and the field next to the property was awesome for off leash walking with my dog. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. Thank you so much for your generosity..Above and Beyond!! God Bless.
Great Guy! Thank you for a wonderful stay, hope to see you again!!!
Barry's a welcoming host full of many great stories. The campfire was a nice treat!
Barryd was a generous host, making a group campfire where we enjoyed meeting four other Boondockers. He has a nice couple of acres, easy to get to with water & electric hookups off the beaten trail in a quiet area. Very relaxing stopover for us, will likely stop again on our return trip! Thanks Barryd for being a great host!
Barry is a great Host....Had a fire every night. Great help with things to see in area....Will differently be back👍
Sweet man, lovely setup, and awesome stay.
Thanks Barry for your hospitality and kindness.
Barry’s Compound is legendary and lives up to its reputation. We chose to not use hookups and had a nice big area for our trailer. Friendly folks and a campfire every evening if you’re looking to socialize. Would definitely stay here again.
This was our second stay at Barry's Compound. Convenient location, not far from either I 75 or I 10. A very gracious and welcoming host! It was like visiting an old friend!
Barry is a great host. Helpful, outgoing, and gratious.
A quiet and peaceful place to stay.
The gathering around the fire pit in the evening was very enjoyable.
We shall return.
Barry managed to build a campfire every night and keep everyone smiling . His great stories and his knack of keeping everyone involved made it fun even in not so great weather conditions. Everyone who stayed left with a smile on their face.
With all that Barry has going on he is a kind and generous host. We stayed two nights and he had maybe 7 rv’s on his property the first night. He makes sure you get set up nicely, likes to converse with everyone, and has a central fire pit he lights every night for anyone who wants to sit and visit. Thanks so much!
Such a lovely person to host so many people at once. Although we were 5 boondocking with him that night it was easy in and out and very quiet at night.
Barry’s compound is a great spot to meet others! The host has a fire going every night, helps settle you in and willing to help with anything.
Enjoyed the camp fires and hospitality. Easy in and out of property. Would definitely stay again!
We’ve boondocked quite a bit now and the ‘compound’ is the best yet. Personable host, joined us and other campers around campfire. Interesting guy. Good to meet other campers. Would definitely stay again!
Finally found warm weather and an even warmer host. Great time at Barry’s compound. So helpful Great campfire chat.
Whata a great place to stop! Very friendly and welcoming host. Easy and convenient even with our 40-ft class A. Water and electric hookups work great, really can't ask for more! Thanks for the stay :)
Great friendly host. Lots of room and plenty of room to walk my dog. Bonfire every night and great visit
This host goes above and beyond to make your boondocking experience a fabulous one.
Even though several others were there when we arrived, we were greeted by both the host and the other boondockers as though they were waiting just for us!
Easy location to get into and close enough to anything you may need. We did a little geocaching at the Suwannee State Park and attended a fabulous church service at the Orchard Community Church in Lake City.
We will definitely be back!
Barry is great, site is flat and easily accessible, and with water and electric. We got to meet other folks around the fire, and had an awesome stay
Loved our stay at the compound! I was there doing a bunch of work online so I didn’t get to socialize as much as I wanted, but everyone there was kind and welcoming. Husband and I would recommend to anyone, especially boondockers looking to socialize with other campers!
Our host is an easy going, kind man who is a great conversationalist. The hookups are great and there's lots of space!
We stayed with Barry 2 years ago and knew we wanted to stop again this time coming through again! Barry is a great host and we always enjoy his company! We had a fire with him every night and just talked around the campfire and roasted marshmallows! Its plenty of space to wander around and usually a few campers there. My kids love the space to run around and just play their hearts out in the sand. Lake city is very close for all your shopping needs as well. Thanks for having us again Mr. Barry!
We were so hoping that we could be around a real bonfire. Every SINGLE night it rained. We had no chance to enjoy Barry’s compound 😭
If you have not been to the compound yet include it in your itinerary. Barry is a delightful, funny and charismatic host that will will keep you smiling and entertained throughout your stay. Unlike some of hosts, he likes to interact with his boondockers and treats you like you are at home. Very peaceful location with plenty of room to maneuver your big rig. If you have questions about traveling or rv-ing he has the answers. He even helped me install my new tankless hot water heater! Just a wonderful, giving and selfless addition to the boondockers welcome family. It's no wonder he is the most visited host in the country!
Sorry this is late. We had no internet at our next stop. We love staying at Barry's Compound. We love the campfires and other guests. Barry has so much knowledge and is so accommodating.
Barry's Compound is a beautiful place. The host was welcoming and very friendly. We want to go back just to visit with Barryd again when it isn't raining and we can enjoy a campfire. Thank you to this generous couple who graciously opens their home to fellow travellers.
We only stayed one night. Berry was there when we pulled up and helped us back in. He is a great host.
I cannot say enough about how enjoyable our stay was. Barry was super nice and so accommodating. It felt like we had known him forever.
See you again!
Barryd has a great place to stop and rest along the way! He allowed us to come in fairly late (before 10pm) and we got acquainted around his fire pit. Our first and very satisfied Boomdocker experience!
We loved being with barryd ... great host, great fire, and a great night's sleep. Thank you, and we hope to visit again!
Barry’s compound is a great place to stay in northern Florida along I-10. Very hospitable and helpful. Nice level spots with electric and water. WOW! Thanks for a restful stay.
Barry's Compound was a pleasure to stay at. We couldn't have chosen a better first Boondockers Welcome location! We were warmly welcomed as soon as we pulled in & instantly felt like close friends. The evening bonfires were a great way to meet other travelers and hear their travel stories. We will definitely be back!
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit at Barry's Compound last night! 1st campfire we have had with others since we started RVing! Great conversation & genuine host! Can't wait to return and stay several nights! Barry's, you are the BEST!!!
We loved staying here! The most welcoming people and wonderful to sit around and chat with. We met some other Boondockers and were able to pick up a bunch of great tips! We were so sad it was raining the night we stayed and weren't able to have one of his legendary campfires! We hope to be back someday!! Thank you!
What can we say that hasn't been said? This was our second stay @ Barry's campground and once again it was a great stay. Got to sit around the campfire with other guests and talk. We will return! Thank you!!!
We appreciate barryd's willingness to host us at the last minute when our other BW host fell through. Such a nice evening around the fire with his other guests. We love BW!!
Great stay. Plenty of room and water and electric if needed. Super quiet at night. Even had a little campfire and sat around visiting for a bit.
Very welcoming and kind host. Enjoyed visiting around his campfire several nights. So helpful to have water and electric.
This was our third time to stay with Barry, he is always so friendly and welcoming. We enjoyed a campfire and great conversation. His property is quite, peaceful, but close to many groceries, restaurants, etc. Thanks Barry, looking forward to seeing you again!
We only stayed for one night but we really enjoyed our stay. Barry is a great guy and super funny! The 50amp hookup and water was so good to have and we had plenty of room for our lg 5th wheel. Would def stay again.
Barrys Compound was just the place we were looking for. We needed a break in our travels to re-energize for the next leg of our trip. Barryd was an excellent host. While we missed his famous fireside chats, he shared both his wisdom and experiences. If you are looking for a great place to stop over on your trip north or south, we would highly recommend Barrys Campground. We are planning a return visit soon.
Barry's Compound was a pleasure to visit for our second stay. We were able to sit around the campfire enjoying conversation regarding current and past event and had a quiet and peaceful rest when we turned in for the night.
We find Barry's to be a very accommodating host who goes out of his way to support the RVing community.
Barry is one of the most amazing guys you will ever meet. He met us as we pulled in, gave us several choices of nice level spots to park our 39 ft class A. We had 50 amp & water available. Every night, sitting around the campfire we talked about everything from aviation to traveling just like 2 old pilots would do. My wife & I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to spend some time with him & his wife Millie. We would go out of our way to stay here again!
We enjoyed meeting barryd as well as another couple who was boondocking there. barryd had a fire pit going and was very welcoming. He is a great host.
Due to interstate shutdown on I-75/I-85 in Atlanta for 3 hours, we were late by 3 hours arriving at Barry's Compound, and now would be arriving in the dark - not what we wanted!
We contacted Barry to let him know of our delay, and updated him several times until we had a better understanding of our arrival time. Barry said he would keep a look out for our travel trailer near the time, and he did; we saw him walk out in the dark carrying a flashlight. After welcoming us, he described what we would be doing, which was helpful as it was very dark and had rained. Barry then led us through his site, and then helped us line up with the site's electrical/water posts, and get parked, which was very helpful. Barry stayed with us long enough to make sure we were comfortable with our location, and described the area. Barry then said goodnight, and that he would greet us in the morning, and that there would not be any rush for us to depart.
The next day Barry stopped by to make sure everything was OK after seeing that I was moving around outside. He described how he thought the best plan of action to take for us to exit his site, and we soon were on our way.
Barry's site was completely level, so we did not have to make any adjustments at all. With all the rain, we were concerned that it may not have drained and we would be in a pool of mud or water, but this was not the case - everything had drained well, and there was no standing water or mud.
We enjoyed talking with Barry, and only wish our arrival had not been delayed, so we could have spent some time chatting with Barry.
We certainly look forward to our next stay with Barry!
Barry was absolutely amazing. The location was away from town which was great. Level area and a plus with electric and water.
Very nice boondocker spot Barry is a great host not much campfire due to rain but maybe next time, it's just a great spot and hookups too electric and water what's not to like about that nominal fee is appreciated. Any time we can we will stop here again
The host graciously accepted our last minute request to stay. He was a very nice person and we enjoyed pur stay there!
Thank you for your hospitality...we enjoyed our conversation by the fire and the quiet location.
Happy New Year to you both.
We had heard abound Barrys Compound from both host and guest of host and we were told that if we had time we had to stop by and meet Barry. We already had our route planned and we were short on time but we really wanted to meet the legend so we changed our route so we could and let me tell you, we are glad we did. Barrys Compound is is a beautiful place to stay with everything you could need but it is nothing compared to getting to spend time with Barry around the campfire. Barry made a campfire for us every night and would listen to hour stores and really appreciated our lives and shared some of his life store with us as well. Berry has had an incredible life and if you are lucky enough to hear some of it you will really be fascinated. I learned so much from the experiences he shared and soaked every little bit of life lessons and knowledge as my brain could handle. I feel that I have really gained from our time there and can't wait to come back. We came to meet a legend but left what I would like to call, a good friend.
Barry, Thank you very much for sharing you home and life with us and I do hope our paths meet again. It truly was a pleasure to meet you. P.S. Kaiden keep asking when we are going back!
It was our first time using Boondockers Welcome and I’m so glad that BARRYD was the first one we used.
He is very knowledgeable, helpful, courteous and a very welcoming host. I will definitely try to go back there if we are ever in the area!
Another host who embodies the welcoming and open hearted spirit of BW. Host even builds a campfire for arriving guests. Hooked me up with power and water on a lovely, relaxing wooded plot. I had miles to go, so missed being able to wander the property. Excellent host. Safe and secure and cared for.
This is one of my favorite places to stay. Warm welcome, warm campfire, and level parking. Thank you for hosting the weary traveller. 😊
This was our first BW stay and we were very impressed. Barry is a fabulous host. Very pleasant, welcoming & helpful. He is full of knowledge & hospitality and is fun to be around. Great spot, easy to get into, wifi if you need it (we have our own), and pretty much anything you need. Would definitely stay here again!
Excellent, helpful host with level spots and great hookups. Easy on/off from Interstates. Very quiet, peaceful setting. Our dog loved roaming free and exploring the surrounding yard and trees. We enjoyed visiting around the campfire and sharing stories and will definitely stop back on our travels between home and Central/South Florida. Thanks, Barry and Millie!
Plenty of room, great hookups, and welcoming host! Enjoyed our conversation and thank you for the warm hospitality! Hope to see you again!
Wonderful peaceful location, but it was the incredible hospitality of Barry and Millie that made this stay so memorable! We greatly enjoyed getting to know them and look forward to seeing them again in the future!! Thanks again!
I had a very pleasant stay at Barry's Compound. Good host, friendly, welcoming and accommodating. Easy to get in and out, level and spacious yard. Power and water are a bonus. Not far from major highways so it's easy enough for a one night stay or longer if you want to visit "Old Florida". Highly recommend.
We stayed 2 nights at Barry's Compound. It was very enjoyable! Barry is a great guy who is very social. He provided 30 amp power (small fee) which was needed, since both nights fell below freezing temperatures, requiring our furnace. Barry has a fire pit and built a nice campfire both nights we were there. His property is a short drive from either interstate 10 or 75. Great stopover with a great host! We are already planning another stay when we pass this way again next February.
Great place to stay. Host, Barry, is very helpful and generous. He met us when we arrived and showed us where to park. We used electrical and water hookups. I We had a nice time around the campfire, visiting with Barry and other Boondockers. We will stop again if we’re in the area, wonderful place for a stopover!
Barry is always so hospitable and fun. His campfires are excellent. He is a great storyteller. We will always make time to see Barry when we are in North Florida.
Nice quiet place. 5 minutes off the freeway with easy access. We stayed for an overnight on the way to Cape Canaveral. Will visit again if we can on the way back through.
Always good to stay with Barry and share his campfire with other BW members. A quiet, peaceful spot in rural FL where the stars are clearly visable. Thumbs up for this host.
Barryd has a nice place out in the country but still convenient. He is super helpful and enjoying chatting with him by the fire! We will be back!
Thank you very much for a fantastic stay😊👍
A great couple, wonderful hosts,
We stayed busy every day doing things in the area the came back to a bonfire and good conversation.
As newbies to the rv life we got great tips and advice from our hosts and other rv'ers.
We appreciate that alot.🌸
We met some very nice couples (also boondockers that were staying) that we hope to run into down the road.
We are looking forward to staying there again in the future if our travels bring us that way.
Barry has quite a bit of RV experience. The ritual he has about making campfire's when guest are staying, is he knows the fellowship that the campfire can bring. Thank you Barry. Say hello to Millie for me.
I will return.
Always a great stay and good conversation.
Enjoyed the fire and meeting a few other campers as well.
We highly recommend this host. It is a popular site so plan ahead.
Really enjoyed staying at Barry’s Compound. I was met right when I arrived and showed where to park and hook up... Loved meeting everyone and visiting around the campfire... Will definitely be back... Thanks again 😊
barryd is a very generous and gracious host. He is also a wealth of info on RVing. We had an enjoyable evening and morning around the campfire with him and his other guests and always learn something new when we stay at barryd's
We love staying with this host! He has such a big heart. He is always friendly and helpful. We especially enjoy the conversations around the campfire. This is our first Boondockers visit since COVID hit so we were excited to be on the road again.
Nice guy with a lot on his plate. Enjoyed hanging out chatting around the fire. Would recommend.
We enjoyed our peaceful stay at Barry's the Compound. The host was so welcoming. He fixed us a lovely campfire for our first evening. We camped in a 36 ft. Class A motorhome and had plenty of space plus hookups. We hope to return in the future.
Barry was a very gracious host. He got a campfire going for us and we spent the evening chatting. Could not ask for more, we will be back.
Barry is a wonderful host, many stories around the campfire he had ready on our arrival! We will see him again!
We sure enjoyed this boondocking site with Barry. Lots of room for maneuvering and setting up, electric hook up and PEACE and Quiet which we truly needed. Our host was very welcoming and he made a campfire to share with us and another couple staying for the night. My husband enjoyed helping cut wood to replenish the pile before we left the next morning. Highly recommend Barry’s Compound.
It was so nice to find a friendly, quiet place to rest for awhile. We were also lucky that Barry was able to supply 50 amp service, water and WiFi!! You can't beat that!!
We will be sure to visit him again the next time we're in the area!
Second stay at Barrys compound. Had a very nice fire side chat with Barry. A big plus is the 30 amp elec, it was a little cold for us in Florida. Got down to 59. Highly recommend staying here. !!! Will be back.
We stayed one night on our final leg en route to St. Augustine. Barryd greeted us and helped us into a spot where we could stay hooked up to our 5th wheel. A lovely place and Barry's is a really nice guy. Recommend stopping here if it's near your route.
Would go back again.
Nice quiet place off the beaten track, the best part about the stay was making friends with the host, just an amazing person and we hated to leave, we actually plan on coming back soon just to stay and hang out with him
Great stay at Barrys Compound!! Easy to find and very assessable. Host helped us get backed in and showed us where to hookup. Lots of level shaded space for our 5th wheel. Very friendly and gracious people. Enjoyed talking with him and learning about his background, history and travels. Definitely the place to stay if traveling Interstate 10 near Lake City. We hope to come back next year on our way West.
This was our very first stay as Boondockers. We were just passing through and this was a perfect stop. Barry welcomed us and showed us where to park and hook up. Although there were others parked for the night, it was very quiet. We went for a quick walk in the evening and even saw a couple deer. Thanks Barry, we will definitely do this again!
Great to meet Barry and share stories. was a quick overnight stay on our way to SW Florida. Great site, easy access and Barry's very helpful... .will stop againl
Barry’s Compound is safe, peaceful and full of Genuine RV fellowship! Easy entrance with level parking. 30-50 amp connections plus water if needed. This Host is super accommodating and we loved swapping RV stories! This is definitely on our list of return visits.
Nice overnight pitstop. Good conversation with Barry. I hope to visit again in the future.
Hope you liked the hat I left you Barry! 🤠
A pleasure to stay with barryd. Easy in and out, mostly flat, plenty of shade, nice and quiet. Made us feel as welcome as family.
Big thank you to our host who showed us where the best spot was to hook up 50A and gave us some tips for our upcoming travels. Also gave us some routes to avoid tolls which were very helpful and we used to get to Cape Canaveral. Wish we could have stayed longer, hope to stop by again sometime. Host has a great sense of humor and we enjoyed talking.
Got to love barrys compound.
The host really wants you to be comfy. Very nice gentleman.
He guided us to a level, grassy site with power and water immediately available.
Would have like to spend more time with him, but we were only there for one night.
Can't think that anyone wouldn't want to stay at barrys compound.
We stayed at Barry’s for one night, he was a very good host. We hooked up to electric and used the WiFi. Barry is a veteran camper himself and he shared a lot of helpful information with us.
Barry is the best. Helped up back in and hook up to 30 amp and water. Location is very nice, out of town but not far from i75 and easy to find. Site is grass and mostly level. Elec and water is a big plus. Enjoyed talking with Barry and learned some camping trips. We plan to visit again on our next trip by.
THANK YOU Barry Our best Moe and Ida
Thought we had done this reference after we stayed but must not have submitted it properly.
We had an awesome stay! Barry was very helpful and even though it rained most of the time we were there enjoyed the beauty of their place. Perfect for us having hookups and being very new to RV'ing.
Would definitely stay again. Also perfect for us to get to in Tampa and then branch off east, west, or north. Just perfect. Do not hesitate to stay if you find yourself near here!
On our way we suffered a blowout on the highway and knew we were going to be late. We called barryd to let him know of the problems and that we'd be late. When I was talking to him over the phone he mentioned that the tire was one thing and that subsequent damage was another. I soon realized he was right on spot with that advice. Of course the rear tire blowing out also decided to tear loose the exhaust pipe so that I could then run over it and destroy it. Finally got on the road and got to barryd after dark and he was sitting on his golf cart under an umbrella waiting for us. He helped to get us situated for the night in the rain. We were then planning on staying 2 nights but after getting situated we found out the tire blowout also took out our hydraulic leveling. So unfortunately we had to leave after only one night to get to a repair facility Tuesday morning. Hopefully we'll be able to get back for a visit under less stressful conditions. We really enjoyed his outgoing personality and his zest for life. Location is tranquil and nature abounds. Till the next time Barry, Thank You.
We had F150 that stranded us on our trip, needed work done & left us searching for a last minute place to stay. Barryd was quick to answer our request & allowed us to come over even as the darkness neared. He greeted us, showed us to a great site with full electrical & water. We got to chat for a little while, but we were pretty exhausted from our long day.
We only stayed one night, and wish we could have stayed longer! This is a peaceful wooded site and a great host who makes you feel right at home. We sure hope to return & next time get time to sit & chat, share stories and get to know each other
Do not miss this place if you are in this area, but I think a lot of people already know how special barryd is!
Barry was exceptionally helpful, organized, friendly, and everything including water, power, and Wi-Fi worked exceptionally well. It was my first host experience and I can’t rave about it enough. What a delight and a gift
Thank you Barry for being a wonderful host. I appreciate you allowing me to hook up to water and electricity. And thanks again for discussing the Back up camera and navigation system with me.
We were so impressed with our first experience with Boondockers Welcome!! Our host met us as we drove onto the property and warmly welcomed us. He then guided us into our site with perfect instructions, and later shared so much of his wealth of experience. The property is well maintained, surrounded by forest and wonderfully quiet.
We stayed at Barry’s for one night. He was so very helpful and kind. We are new to the RV lifestyle and he jumped in to provide tips and assistance. We hope to return. Highly recommend.
Barry was a very nice host and pleasant to talk to. He guided in and out. There was level parking, 50 amp with water. We enjoyed it so much that we’ll probably try and stay on our way back home.
Barry gives you a great place to stay. Nice and quiet with great connectivity for power, water, and wifi.
Barry gives you a great place to stay. Nice and quiet with great connectivity for power, water, and wifi.
From the moment we arrived he was there to not only greet us but helped to get us backed in perfectly under a huge cedar tree. It was the most relaxing stay ive had yet. Thank you Barryd I'm sure you dont mind me calling you friend.
Barryd is a great host. He communicated well with us, helped me get into place when we arrived, and was a wonderful person to talk with while here. The location he has created here provides a great get-away location. We were able to enjoy the area and come back to a nice and quiet RV location.
We were very appreciative of the generosity and friendliness of our host Barry. Thank you Barry!
We enjoyed our quick stop over with Barry-his property is gorgeous and if it wasn’t for the heat and our family being so tired, we would’ve spent the evening outside enjoying the property! The shade is wonderful and Barry is so kind and generous. Would love to make it back someday for one of his famous campfires. Thanks so much Barry!
What a great host. He is very helpful and very kind. Has a very nice place very easy to get in to. Would love to come back again sometime.
We so enjoyed meeting Barry Can’t say enough good things about his hospitality! Good example of the greatest generation. So privileged to have met him and his wife.
Convenient for our travels yet tucked away in pretty countryside
The host here was quite friendly and helpful and the area is beautiful. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone.
Barryd is a fun guy to talk to. Barryd is very helpful and goes the extra mile to make sure you're settled in and comfortable. Thank you for the pizza Barryd....we had it for dinner last night and used our convection oven for the first time :) We had such a great nights rest, that we were up and out in no time. Hope to visit again passing through, thank you sir!!
Barry's Compound was great. Easy access to level site. Water and Electricity conveniently placed and easy to access. Barry met us upon arrival and helped us get settled. He is very polite and was a great host. It rained most of the time we were there so we didn't get to socialize much with him but we look forward to staying with him next time we are in the area. Highly recommend this site if you are in the area. Thanks again Barry!
Great stay at Barryd's as usual. It is always great to sit and talk with him. The location is secure and quiet. Again, this is our go to location when passing through the Florida Panhandle.
Our 1st BW stay was great and Barry was so accommodating during our stay. Large level front yard site. Easy access for our 43ft RV w Tow from I-75 / I-10 or from the town of Wellborn. Thank you Barry & Millie for a wonderful stop over in north FLa! We highly recommend this BW site. It’s the best! All previous reviews are correct.
We had a tire problem. Barry moved his RV to use his air supply to inflate my tire. You won’t get that service at a KOA.
He’s a great host The best we’ve ever had.
Such a nice stop off of I10 in Florida!!! Drive into old Florida and enjoy the big shady oak trees. Barryd was there to great us with a big smile. Offered us 50amp hookup and helped with getting us settled in. Nice and dark evening. No noise so we had some great sleep. Just what we needed. Thank you Barryd for your hospitality!!
This was our first experience using the website and everything went so well. Our host was extremely kind and made us feel welcome and safe.
Barry was a wonderful host, going above and beyond for his guests. Great spot with 30/50 amp power and water, easy in and out, great location. Can't recommend him enough. BUT.... He definitely doesn't give his guests key lime pie.
Thank you for being so kind and for supplying electricity, we had a enjoyable stay,
Barry greeted us and was very friendly. This was a quick overnighter for us, and it was a wonderful place to sleep and then head out the next morning! Highly recommend.
What a beautiful location, a very scenic area. Barry was a great host who went above and beyond helping me solve a last minute RV issue. thank you so much Barry.
Barry's compound was so sweet and accommodating again. Wonderful stop over. Will visit again. Highly recommend for any guest.
Always the great host and storyteller. Great, quiet spot in old Florida. What more could you want?
The stay was fantastic! The host was a pleasure to speak with, and was completely accommodating. I would highly recommend this location to anybody looking to boondock. This was my wife and I first experience And I must say it exceeded all expectations.
We loved our 3 day respite at Barry's Compound! We felt welcomed and right at home. We had electric and water hookups and even wifi provided. He even made a campfire two nights and we sat around sharing stories and experiences, all the while practicing social distancing. Hosts like him are truly a blessing when we need it the most. Highly recommended!
Barry's Compound is a reliable and safe place to stay. It is our go to location when passing through the Florida Panhandle. We love the conversations and insight when conversing. It is a quiet location and on a cloudless night the star gazing is awesome.
Our first BW experience couldn't have been better. Barry is a great host. Being new at Rving, he guided and helped me navigate to our site, showed us to our hookups, and made sure we felt welcome. He's not only a nice person to know and have conversations with, but he's funny and always cracking jokes. We will surely come back and stay at Barry's place.
Barry, Thank you for a great time and for your friendliness. best of wishes for you and your wife. God bless.
Barry is amazing! he told us so many cool stories , made us a fire at night and even shared an amazing pecan pie ❤ thank you for being an amazing host. We truly feel like we made a friend
Bruce and Julie
He greeted us when we arrived and offered electricity, water on a level site. Quiet property. Thank you!
Although our politics were opposite ends of the spectrum, Barry was very cordial and we had a wonderful fire where I enjoyed a good chat with him and the folks from Canada. Sorry I didn't get to meet your wife. Hope she liked the strawberries.
We had a great night sleep - so quiet and peaceful. We enjoyed a long, leisurely bike ride down the pretty level street in front of berryd's place. Host is accommodating and interesting to talk with.
We enjoyed the warmth and hospitality that Barry extended to us. Our great site with the fireside chats made us feel very welcomed. Fantastic host and individual. We look forward to future visits with Barry. Thanks so much!
Our host met us when we arrived and helped us into the site he had for us. He has several sites that have 30A or 50A and water. When we arrived there were 3 boondockers already there and 2 more arrived after us. I had a few nice conversations with our host. He is very nice and made us feel welcome. A few of the nights he had a campfire in the fire ring. We had a very quiet and relaxing stay.
The host was very welcoming, friendly, & helpful! We needed a place to stay with short notice. He was very quick to respond!
A very nice large property there with a place for several rigs. Enjoyed a campfire & conversation with the host and another couple staying there.
Would definitely stay there again!
This host is great! Exttemely fast response time & is very accomadating..He always goes above & beyond to fit travelers in. Thx again, we will be back!
We stayed one night. There is electric and water if you so desire. Barryd was a most congenial host, providing friendly conversation around the campfire. We would certainly recommend visiting Barryd, and hope he can visit us in the future. Thanks Barryd.
We have been told about Boondockers Welcome by various people traveling. We decided to give it a go to help slow our pace down a bit. Our first stop here was at Barry’s Compound and I am so grateful it was our first spot! He is wonderful host and you will definitely enjoy your stay with him and his wife! There was plenty of space to let our two kids run and we really enjoyed socializing with our hosts as well as the other Boondockers. It was an awesome spot and one we will definitely come back to!
Great stay at Barry’s. The host is less than 10 miles off of I-10. Easy access to property and level parking spots with hook ups.
Barry is always pleasant and even had a fire for the night.
I stayed for 2 nights. Barry was very accommodating and friendly. He even has water and elec hookups. I enjoyed the quiet and peaceful surroundings. he had a firepit lighted each evening where we could have a conversation with the other guests.
I will return if going by in this area again!
Barry is a wonderful host when we arrived he walked out and showed us where to park. We even had the surprise of a nice pizza for supper!
At Barry's there are services for water, electricity 30 amps and Wi-Fi!
Barry made a campfire on our first evening and we talked for several hours with him. The next evening another couple was passing by Barry's house with whom we had the pleasure of chatting around the fire.
Barry's reputation is well established, we were the 235th visitor and we are all unanimous Barry and a wonderful and very attentive host.
Rej & Lyne
I highly recommend this host! I loved getting to know our host. I highly recommend staying here.
Barry was very welcoming & had a campfire so we were able to visit with other boondocks that were staying there. Our stay was very comfortable. Would definitely stay again.
Thank You Barry, I had a great time staying at your compound for 2 days. Barry is a wonderful host when I arrived he came out & showed me where to park & helped me unhook the coach, it was great to have 50 amp & water hookups. The second night I was the only guest there & Barry had a campfire going it was really nice to sit & chat for several hours with him. I would Definitely stay at the compound again when in the area. This was my first experience with Boondockers Welcome & it was Excellent.
Had a great one night visit with our host BarryD. We got in a little late for our liking but BarryD was there to greet us and had the campfires burning and they were already being enjoyed by some other guest. Had a good time experiencing life with them all. Did I say, "Good time"?
The setup here for a Boondockers Welcome guest is pretty sweet in many ways...
1. Very hospitable and friendly host.
2. Plenty of parking for even the largest rig (or even two if you happen to be traveling with a friend or family in their own rig).
3. Water and power at a few different places near the camping space.
4. Close proximity to major routes so it's easy off and on if making time is part of the plan.
If you can land a spot at this very busy boondockers paradise, take advantage of it. "Good time"!
My second stay at Barry’s Compound. Great to sit around the campfire and here other travelers’ stories. Level easy in/out spot for my rig and plenty of sun for my solar system.
Good Verizon signal.
Great jumping off spot to explore Lake City and Osceola National Forest.
We enjoyed 3 quiet nights here. Our internet worked great here (unlike our last campground), so we hunkered down and got a lot of work done. Thanks for the great stay!
This was our first experience with Boondockers Welcome. We enjoyed our stay, chatting by the fire with barryd and running down the country road.
Awesome one night stay at Barry’s. Such a generous man! Let 3 of us Boondockers stay at his place last night and even made us a campfire! Now I know how he gets such great reviews! Looking forward to coming back one day.
The host is on a beautiful quiet country road with mossy trees overhanging. The host greeted me and helped me select one of his 50 amp locations that best suited my trailer. He has several spots available and tells me he has hosted more than 200 people! He was generally around at his house which does still have the political flag mentioned many comments down the page. I didn't get to partake of the much commented evening fires as it was raining most of my visit.
Barry is the nicest guy you will meet. He meet me as we pulled in his driveway and showed me the 3 different places I could park. He has 30 amp electric and water hookups. We chatted for a while and then at dark we came out to his campfire and visited with a couple from Austin, TX and Barry. He is a great host and I can see why he has so many positive reviews. Thanks again Barry and hope to see you again. If you make it to the Dallas are, be sure to look us up.
We had some mechanical issues on our way to Barry's place. He was very helpful and accommodating. Fully recommend this place. Super Host.
Barry is a great host. He' started a fire every night for the last 4 nights. Unfortunately, it rained all day today and the fire didn't happen. There have been a couple of other RV'ers every night since we arrived. The guy is great for a wingnut. Last night I spent time around the fire with Barr, an airforce pilot, and a former Navy person, a retired civilian who's invited us to his boondoocker'welcome site in Maine. BTW, I'm a former army vet and really enjoyed visiting with the other vets.
Barry is a great host. He' started a fire every night for the last 4 nights. Unfortunately it rained all day today and the fire didn't happen. There have been a couple of other RV'ers every night since we arrived. The guy is great for a wingnut. Last night I spent time around the fire with Barr, an airforce pilot, and a former Navy person, a retired civilian who's invited us to his boondoocker'elcome site in Maine. BTW, I'm a former army vet and really enjoyed visiting with the other vets.
Host was great and kind and considerate and was fun to trade stories with around the campfire, and with the other campers that were there as well.
Excellent Verizon signal.
I look forward to staying here again sometime.
A warm welcome, clean level spot, peaceful. Barry greeted us with a smile and it continued until we left the next day. A beautiful campfire at night with Barry and other campers. This being our first Boondockers Welcome has set the bar pretty high! We would love to see "B" again. Thank you "B"
He is such a great host. This was our second time staying. Would highly recommend this boondockers. Had a camp fire every night.
DUKE and I stayed a night at Barry’s.
Great place, great man.
And DUKE had so much room to run and play fetch. A must stay if in the area.
Thank you for your kindness Barry.
Never a problem staying at Barry's Compound. Plenty of room and always firewood for the campfire. We will be back.
Great folks. Beautiful area. Had a wonder stay with Barry. Highly recommend this location.
Looking forward to another visit.
Barry is a great host and bends over backwards to make you feel welcome. He has several sites available, some with 30amp service and some with 50amp. Weather permitting, he lights a fire where his guests can sit around and chat with him!
Thanks to Barry’sCompound for accommodating us On short notice. Even though he wasn’t present to meet us, he left great instructions for parking. Thanks for making one of our first stops this trip a pleasant one!
We stayed here for a few days to go to a Rally nearby so we weren’t on property much, but it was safe, quiet, and relaxing when we were there. Barry is a kind and gracious host and we highly recommend a stop over at Barry’s Compound to anyone passing through!
Thanks once again for a safe and peaceful home port. Glad we got time to share and visit. Love to Millie too. you are an exceptional care giver with a heart of gold. See you in a few months.
I enjoyed my stay at Barry’sCompound. I appreciated his hospitality especially during the RVillage Rally to accommodate me at the last minute. I hope to be able to return again as I enjoyed our brief conversation.
There was plenty of space for my rig and I was able to hook up to some power. My little companion Danni was a very Happy Camper and was able to visit with 2 of her friends she knows from another BW location.
We are very grateful & thankful.
Great time sitting around the campfire and visiting with Barry and the other Boondockers he had in while we were there.
Barry's Compound: He was such an awesome host and his place was wonderful! We will definitely stay here again when we are in the area! He was very helpful and made sure we were in the correct spot! Thank you so much!!! We loved your hospitality!
Again another great informative stay with Barry. We left knowing even more friends that we are hanging with at the Rally. Thanks for being a great host ,We love you. Rick and Lynda.
Campfire. Company. Conversation. That's what this pro is great at doing. Thanks for everything!
We really enjoyed our stay at Barry's. He was welcoming and full of information. We especially enjoyed our campsite each night. Thanks, Barry!
We had a wonderful time at Barrys Compound! He has several spots with electric and water. It was awesome! We also met several other folks at the compound while sitting around a campfire. If you are passing through the area you will want to stop here! Thanks again!
We had a great stay at Barry's Compound with 50 amp, water and wifi. Verizon cell connection was very good. Barry is the consummate host, making sure everyone had what they needed and provided firewood and hosted a nice campfire each night. He has a great sense of humor and loves to share stories. You can tell he really enjoys his guests and we enjoyed him. Thanks Barry for a great experience!
We enjoyed our time at Barry's Compound. There were three other rigs there. We had a great time networking, sharing at the campfire and playing games. Barry is a great host. He greets you and makes sure you get parked. He makes great campfires. He has a quick wit and a kind heart. We will be back some day God willing.
We had the privilege to meet and stay at barryd’s place. The host is a super nice and generous person and though we spent only a short time there, you can clearly see what a great guy he is. There’s a number of level spots to park and the area is super quiet and safe. We highly recommend this host! Thanks again!
Barry is so friendly, sociable, and accommodating; he makes you feel like family. This was our second visit here with our 40' fifth wheel, and he was able to position us comfortably even with other large rigs on the property.
Always a pleasure to stay at barryd! Host is wonderful, makes his guests feel at home.
What a great host. Very friendly and accommodating. We had a great time. Enjoyed the camp fire with Barry and another couple from Alaska. Will definitely plan on staying again when we are in the area. Enjoyed meeting and getting to know them.
Staying at Barry’s Compound is like being at home. He makes everyone feel welcome and does his best to make sure we are doing ok here.
The evening campfires are such a nice gesture. It allows everyone here to come together and share their stories.
We will miss you and hope to see you again next year!
Enjoyed a quiet evening. Played some tunes around the campfire until raindrops intervened. Happy to have stopped and for the hospitality.
Couldn't be a nicer place to stay.
Barry enjoys his guests and goes above and beyond to be a good host.
We really loved our time at Barry’s ... he really is a super host! Everyone who came and went visited by the campfire at night and we met so many fun people.
Had a great time staying with Barry and Millie again. They are special people. Definitely recommend them. Loved meeting the other guests also. Hope to return again sometime.
Rich & Jan
This was our second stay at Barry’s, he is the most gracious host! We met new friends around a beautiful camp fire. Hope we get back to visit Barry again.
Barry and his beautiful wife Milley are wonderful hosts. Barry was always on hand to help, talk , discuss and of course, he makes the best campfires!! Thanks Barry...we will be back...that's a threat...haha!! You are the best!
Awesome human being.
Love from Puffins (Mike and Theresa)
It was our first camping adventure in our new camper. Barry answered all my questions, helped us hook up and made sure we had everything we needed. The neighborhood was quiet except the nightly train you could hear about a mile away.
Barryd rolled out the red carpet and had the campfire ready when we arrived. Having other guests there at the same time just doubled the fun. I was able to confirm that Barry has the honor of being THE number one host on BW as far as number of RVers who he has welcomed. We were his 184th guest!!! Don't miss stopping to meet the # 1 host on the BW platform if he's anywhere near your route.
Sorry we missed Barry....Met some great NEW friends here..Great location, quiet, but still not far if you need shopping. Hope to stay here again, ranks #1 place we have stayed.😁
Our host was friendly with a great sense of humor. He met us on our arrival and showed us where to park. After we got our camp setup, he started the first campfire and we sat around and visited. As an added bonus we got to meet the woman who started Boondockers and her husband. They were also guests like us. A great place to stay!
We had a very relaxing and fun two days with Barry with lots of great conversation around his campfire. He was very accommodating to our needs. Would love to stop again sometime in the future.
Barry is a great host. He is very welcoming. Had nice spot under the trees with hookups. Kids were able to play outside and ride their bikes. Enjoyed meeting other boondockers and enjoyed a campfire with our host and another couple.
It was a pleasure staying at Barry's Compound. He was a pleasant host and there was plenty of room for our 38 foot fifth wheel. Every night we had a campfire and enjoyed all the conversations. There were other boondocks there and it was overall a very nice stay. We would stay again! I recommend Barry's Compound to any boondocker!
I really enjoyed my stay at Barry’s Compound. He and his wife are very kind and generous people. Evening campfires were a fun way to connect with other boondockers. They’ve built a real sense of community while also providing the personal space I also desired. I loved staying and highly recommend Barry’s Compound.
We just stopped for an overnight stay but barryD was great. He helped us get set up and backed in even though we arrived after dark. He introduced us to some other campers and even invited us to their fire pit. My only regret was that we didn't get to stay longer. Definitely recommend this site!
Barry and his wife are awesome! He’s frank, friendly, easy-going and we love that in a friend. We will always consider them friends.
They are so generous and enjoy having visitors come through.
Hope to stop by again sometime.
Barry is a super host. He has a great compound where he not only welcomes multiple guests, but provides electric and water hook ups. Barry checked on us after we got in to make sure everything was fine and that we didn't need anything. He is a great people person and we had a great time around the campfire with the other people who were staying there. This is a great place to stay overnight or for a few days. You won't regret staying here. Thanks Barry!
Barry was traveling but he has a great place to boondock for the night. Mary and Mike aka M2 had stepped up to host for Barry. Sat with them and another boondocker couple around the campfire and talk about common interests. Thanks you guys for the hospitality.
barryd is a welcoming host, friendly, and outgoing. The compound is a little bit of real florida. Don't hesitate to spend some time with Barry at this beautiful location.
Barry is welcoming and he enjoys his guests. We loved staying here. His property is perfect!
It was a great place to just concentrate on working on my online business.
Thank you, Barry!
There is room for several rigs. Made for a great night around the campfire. Sad I had to cut my stay short due to transmission problems.
We had plan a one day stay and end-up staying two. We found out that our host was receiving 4 other boondockers at the same time . We all sat around the fire pit and passed good time together. Spécial thanks to Mary & Mike. Would go back anytime.
BamaMan is a perfect, welcoming host. He came right out and introduced himself to us, guided us into a nice shaded spot with appropriate hookup. We had a camp
fire with 2 other couples and our host well into the evening.
This was a very nice experience.
....When we contacted Barry's Compound on a short notice, we got a very quick acceptance. This host will make you fell very welcome. He was right there to help us when we pulled our rig in. He has a very interesting story and is very witty. I liked the Trump flag he had in his yard. His wife, Millie has not been in the best of health recently but enjoys your visits and always greets you with a big smile. They were very hospitable and made us feel like family. We would love to be in their presence again in the future. Barry and Millie, may God bless you folks for all the kindness you showed us.
Came in late, but Barryd was helpful and an Awesome Host, he has Easy Access to site and we had a Very Nice Stay, thank you so much.
Barry’s Compound was a wonderful respite for the night. It was very easy to find, very quite, away from it all, and Barry was most welcoming and a very generous man. There were other Boondockets there, and we were invited to join the group at the campfire. We did decline as we were so tired from the days drive and little sleep the night before with all the fireworks, we just wanted to veg. I would highly recommend staying with Barry if visiting Florida.
Barry is a wonderful host, friendly with a sense of humour and will help you any way he can. We had booked for one night but Barry made it possible to stay and extra night. Thank you Barry for your hospitality.
Barry was a very welcoming host. We really enjoyed our conversations and wouldn't hesitate to visit again!
I can't say enough about barryd! He's a warm, wonderful gentleman who goes out of his way to accommodate his guests! We had to leave earlier than expected and didn't want to wake him to bid farewell, but I hope he reads this and knows that we are truly grateful for his hospitality and his service to our great country!
Barry saw we were set up and that we didn’t need anything else. Quiet and peaceful setting. Good water, electric and internet. We would recommend him and would stay there again. Restaurants within 10 miles.
Friendly and very helpful. It was a convenient and restful stay while traveling on I-10.
Barrys compound was a great quick over nighter from South FL to Phoenix. Helped us guide the RV back in when we arrive at sunset. Was very accommodating and generous! High recomend staying here!
Thanks again Barry!
Barry’s compound is the ideal spot for those looking for a safe haven with campground like hookups. Barry and his lovely wife made us feel right at home. Barry is always quick with a joke, and to offer help in anyway you need. We are very grateful to have met him and his mrs. would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great spot to rest. Ideally located with a beautiful, quiet location to stretch out and relax
This is not really Boondocking with 30/50 amp electric & water but We loved the accommodations! It is not too far off of Interstate 10 or 75, easy to find and set up was a Breese.
Barry was great to talk too and full of information!
This is a must stop if you are in the area.
Thanks for the hospitality!
Barry was the best. Was a great site. Easy to find and easy access with power & water... WOW!!!
We had a personal medical problem and Barry went far beyond helping us with all of our issues and let us stay an additional night. Can't thank him enough for everything he did for us.
Thanks Again Barry
Paul & Nancy
Had a wonderful stay. Nice level spot with water and elec. and great WiFi. Thanks for the great hospitality and conversation barryd. Would stay here again.
We were so blessed to visit with our host on a couple of occasions. He is very knowledgeable, personable & generous. If you are passing thru this stop won’t disappoint!
Since he was not going to be there when we arrived, the host contacted me ahead of time to let me know where to park and had a fellow boondocker staying at the site aware of our arrival as well. Really great guy who owns a large property near I75 and I10 with electric and water hookups. There were two other rigs there and we didn't feel cramped at all. Perfect place to stop for a night or more! Would love to return again if ever in the area.
Barry is very friendly. Nice place and big place.
We arrived at night but no problem. Very good host. Very happy for the first stay.
Barry is a wonderful host! He was waiting for us when we arrived and helped us get situated. He offered us electricity, water and wifi. We had a great time chatting and swapping military stories. The compound is very peaceful and quiet. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely go back!
Beautiful compound with easy hookups. Just stayed one night.
Very friendly accommodating host.
Would highly recommend and would definitely stay again, but longer
Barry was very accommodating for our large rig. So very appreciative! The area is very pretty and very quiet. Thank u!
We enjoyed a quiet night at barrys compound. We ended up being delayed a day and Barry was very understanding and responded quickly to each message. He allowed us to come a day late and greeted us outside. We met another boondocking couple while there.
We left early the next morning so we didn't get to chat much.
Would stay here again.
Thank you, Barry, for your hospitality.
We stayed two days at Barry's Compound on our way to Punta Gorda. Barryd will tell you tales of his past. He is also ready to help with any RV problem you might have. We both believe in Macgyver fixes for the inevitable problem that RVers face. You can swap tales of how you have bested the RV problems that have been thrown your way. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Barryd.
Barry has the kindest soul! What a pleasure to meet him and his beautiful wife and their sweet dog Rusty. I couldn’t have felt more welcome! Ty for hosting us.
A great overnight stay for me and my wife. barryd's place is easy to get to and park in, and we spent several hours chatting around the campfire with a couple other boondockers that evening. barryd is a witty and friendly host. We'd definitely come visit again!
Second time here and was just as wonderful as last, great time with new people around the campfire!! Barry is a wonderful host!!
Terrific host, extremely helpful, friendly & informative. Large area to stay, close to the interstate yet you feel like you're 'away from it all'. Barryd goes out of his way to accommodate fellow travelers & makes you feel at home. We really enjoyed our stay & look forward to returning in Feb.
Barry was very friendly and kind. I met a lot of nice people rving there and we had a lot of fun. Good conversation,pie,bon Fire. Very peaceful there. He has a very kind heart. I’m very thankful I got to stop there.
Our host was most accommodating, great to talk to and helpful in anyway he could be. When we passed through Florida again he will be one of our stops.
Thank you Barry for an exceptional stay. Your going above and beyond for welcoming accommodations for not only me but others searching for a place to stay.. Blessing to you and your wife..
We had a great time, because of the vast area and numerous spots, we were amongst other boondockers, which made the experience that more special. The opportunity to sit by the fire and talk, exchange stories, and experiences with each other was priceless. A wealth of information to help along our journey. Thanks to Barry and Millie for a great experience, some great conversations and sharing a meal with us.
another great stay at barry's, only wish i could have stayed longer
Nice overnight at Barry's compound with new friends at the campfire.
Wonderful place to stay, great company. Barry the host was amazing!!
Barry’s has a great property for several RVs it was level and worked well for us. His WiFi worked better than most which is important when trying to keep up with family at home during extended travel. Most importantly, he warmly welcomed us and genuinely seems to enjoy his guests.
Great host, and spot, very quiet. Barry extremely accommodating we will stay again if we get this direction again.
Very friendly, nice place. We came back here for the second time without realizing it till we saw the house. Would recommend this to anyone.
We had to cut our stay to just one night, due to scheduling changes. However, it was great meeting and chatting with the host. Very nice location, level and able to handle several big rigs at one time. We loved the huge pecan trees and magnolias. The host will make you feel right at home. We recommend!
Barry helped me to understand RVs much more than I did when I pulled in. Thank you Barry for all your help. See you at the Rally.
Very nice gentleman. Spent a little time talking with him.
Would definitely stay again.
Barry's place is an easy find and level! Wonderful, quiet and friendly!
We arrived mid afternoon and our host at Barry’s Compound was there to greet us and help us get parked. We enjoyed some old military stories and conversation, and he shared helpful info with us on some of the local places to go and some good local eateries. Very knowledgeable about Motorhomes. Quiet, peaceful location with lots of shade and no problem maneuvering our rig - nice and flat area with room for several rigs. As always - its tough to pull up our doormat and move on, but our next destination awaits us. So with that said - we highly recommend Boondocking here if you’re in the area. Very convenient to interstate access. We know we’ll be passing through this area again as we make frequent trips to Florida. Now we know we have a place to stay! THANKS AGAIN!!!
Barry's campound is wonderful place and he's a great guy. Looking forward to our next visit.
Jim & Sandy
I needed a place to stay the night and Barry's Compound was again a wonderful stop along my path of travels. Thank you for welcoming me back. It was great seeing you, your wife, and Rusty.
I highly recommend this host for Boondockers.
A fantastic host, Just like described. Barry gave us power, water and a level area for our RV. He made us feel welcome at his place. The place is an easy in and out in and we would highly recommend it to anyone.
My husband and I needed a quick getaway to escape the hurricane and this spot was perfect for what we needed. Thank you!
Great location, nice hook ups, and super fast internet!
We have stayed at Barry's Compound on several occasions. It is a prime location. The site are level and have easy access for any size rig. it is far enough away from the hustle of the highway but close enough to places to eat and shop. This spot is marked as a favorite.
Hey sorry so long and I'm just now posting. Thanks for everything! Your place is great, quiet, and many thanks for loaning me the 50/30 amp adapter! I hope to stay there again sometime! Until next time....
Barry has been amazing! The location is beautiful and we will definitely come thru here again. Can't thank youI enough Barry!
This place is so beautiful and Barry is so kind and helpful that I threatened to never leave! Barry even lets our dogs go in his house and visit! The dogs are so happy here! Me and Lamont are so happy here! I can't believe we get to stay here for free! Thank you Barry for your amazing hospitality!
Stopped again at Barry’s after visiting the panhandle of FL. We enjoyed a dinner out at Bob Evans and meeting another RV couple. Shared more stories and RVing tips. Barry is generous with his time and knowledge, mixed with humor. Looking forward to many more visits with them along our travels.
This was our third time staying at Barry’s compound. He is a very kind and gracious host. We enjoy the peaceful setting and great company! Thanks!
The physical site is exactly as described by others, right down to the Boondockers Welcome sign by the mailboxes. The real gem of the site is Barry. He is a wealth of helpful information. He helped Gene get the Satellite TV connected, worth his weight in gold by that alone. Loved sharing stories and jokes. Feels like we have always known each other. Thanks a million Barry.
Barry is a very thoughtful and helpful person. He has lots of experiences to share. Thanks again Barry. Tom and Joyce
WE have stayed at BarryD's location several times. It is always a pleasure to talk with the host. The location is easy to get to, sites are level and our dogs love the free range. This is our "go to" location when passing through the area.
We came in just about dusk and Barry helped us back in to place. He also helped me troubleshoot a water pump problem.
He has a delightful setup and a big "Boondockers Welcome" sign by his mailbox, making the place very easy to find.
He is a gentleman and a perfect host.
I wish more folks would follow his example - it would be a better world.
Thanks, Barry, for a lovely stay!
Barryd's property and friendly personality was greatly appreciated. Arriving about 4:30 on 28 May 2019, he quickly introduced himself along with his wife and his sweet dog . After helping to get our RV situated on a perfect level and shaded site he answered all my questions and volunteered to give us a tour of his beautiful Class A coach. Our conversations soon found we have some similar life experiences and it was a joy to share them in our conversations. The hookup to his electricity was highly welcomed as A/C was certainly needed in the near 100 degree heat. Barry's location was well marked and easy to find and convenient to I-75 and Lake City, FL. We'll definitely look forward a return visit in our future travels.
Thanks Barry for a quiet and peaceful night. We appreciate your hospitality. Thanks for fixing our generator in 30 seconds or less. We shall return. A great site and easy to get to from I10. Easy to move around, spacious sites.
We had a very comfortable stay. Thank you Barry for your generous hospitality! We will hope to stay here again when passing through.
We were soooo very welcomed at our 1st ever stay over with Boondockerswelcome and we couldn’t have been more pleased. With the ample parking, close hookups and fast dependable wifi. Gorgeous mature trees with hanging moss and a sweet friendly dog too! Barryd was so generous of his time and knowledge. Put this one on your map for sure!!!!
This was our second stay with Barry! We enjoyed talking with both him and his wife, sharing our travel stories, and he helped us With some good advice on a plumbing issue! Thanks again! Excellent hosts!!
Barry and Milly made me feel so welcome and what a lovely area of Florida incredible big oak trees in a beautiful spot. Had a couple great conversations and some very good sound advice. Thank you so much Barry.
A very good guy, that Barry :)
Our stay was cut short by motor home repairs but it’s a peaceful spot owned by a really nice guy. Look forward to next time!
Barry has gone out of his way to make boondockers welcome and well outfitted with electricity and water while visiting. I am only sorry that his rig will not fit in our driveway so we could return the favor. He is a sweet gentleman and he and his wife and blind dog Rusty made us very welcome.
Excellent quiet secluded spot with 50 amp and water hook up. Barry is a very gracious host and took the time to share with us his RV experiences. Would highly recommend this location, and will definitely be back next time we are in the area! Thank you for hosting!
What a lovely visit we had at Barry's!. So much more pleasant than a Wal-Mart. The view was lovely, it was quiet, we enjoyed a visit over beer... And Barry provided electricity... Couldn't have been a better evening. Thank you, Barry!
We stopped by for one night. Barry was incredibly kinda and welcoming. We hope to stay again, but for longer next time! We would enjoy talking to Barry again!
This was my first Boondockers Welcome stay and it was great. Barry couldn’t have been more hospitable. I arrived at 9:30pm and he greeted me and provided a quiet spot with electric and water for the night. Easy in and out, very close to the Interstate, and very nice couple. I will stay again. Hope all BW locations are as nice. Thanks, Barry and Millie.
This is our third time staying at barryd's. The site is level and shaded. It is also a good place for our dogs to run. The location is also close to town and several places to eat. Barryd is a great host!
We enjoyed our stay. It was a great first boondockers welcome experience.
We really enjoyed our stay with Barry.
The birds singing in the morning and evening were a joy to hear also.
Very quiet place to stay.
This was our second visit and is a great location. The site is level and shaded. There are several great state parks a short drive away as well as a quaint downtown and the Town of Live Oak. Barryd is always a great host.
Very helpful as we stayed there. Excellent hookups available. Peaceful place and beautiful.
Barry was extremely welcoming and so very helpful. His wife was very sweet. They had me over for pizza and I enjoyed the time I was able to spend with them. I would definitely return if I am in the area again.
Perfect accommodation for a one nite stay. Barry was extremely helpful & knowledgeable. Location is easy to get to & area is quiet & beautiful.
We enjoyed our short visit at Barry’s Compound. Setting is beautiful & convenient. Barry shared valuable travel info which we truly appreciate! Thank you!
We had an excellent stay. Very quiet, very pretty. Plenty of room to park and relax. We will definitely consider staying here again as we pass in and out of Florida.
A very warm welcome from our host! We enjoyed our night here and were surprised and overjoyed to find out there were electrical and water hookups!
This turned out to be a hidden treasure for us. Barry is very accommadating. We enjoyed our conversions with him very much, he is an interesting person. The quaint little town was fun to explore. We found a beautiful cypress swamp and a twelve ft. Yucca about to bloom. We hope to return again.
In addition to meeting 3 great BdW members, preparing dinner for our host & hostess and 2 other guests, having several stimulating conversations over coffee or wine, I enjoyed a (good old) boy's night out while Phyllis visited with Millie.
A great stay with friendly hosts.
Always great to see Barry and get a great night sleep in his quite location.
Barry & Millie are very gracious hosts & go out of their to make your stay comfortable.
Also, I found their location to be very convenient.
We are very thankful for Barry for letting us stay here. Extremely friendly and welcoming. Shared an excellent meal with them along with another guest on our second night. Hope to be able stop by again.
This is the place of good energy and we mean GOOD GOOD energy! Because Barry loves people and you just enjoy the stay! What a person! Would definitely come back again! Highly recommended!
Barry kindly allowed us to stay when he was not on-site. We had great communication beforehand and the spot was flat, quiet, shady, hook ups available and 20 mins to nearby Lake City. Only down side is that we didn’t get to meet the man himself! Would recommend.
I stayed at Barry & Millies beautiful location for 2 days prior to the nearby RVillage 2.0 Rally at the end of March '19. Barry & Millie are a very nice couple & they go far beyond what is expected to be great Hosts. Chuck, NYTEX.
Thank you Barry & Millie!
Great place for our overnight needs! Sorry to be leaving Florida but the time has come to head back home. Barry is a gracious host. Hope we get to come back again....
Barry loves people & RVers. He will make your visit easy & will do what he can to make you comfortable. He has been RVng many years, has lots of stories to share. He has room for more than one rig, so you may meet other RVers also. Lots of great state parks in the area for recreation including Suwannee River SP & Stephen Foster SP. Plus, the Spirits of Suwannee Music Park with many music events throughout the year.
Come say hello to Barry soon.
I could not have ask for better! Barry and his lovely wife Millie are super host. I needed a place to hang until RVillage rally started, just 30 minutes away, and Barry made sure I had everything I needed. I really enjoyed talking with him and sharing stories. I hope to be back one day, and look forward to a chuckle from one of Barry’s joking remarks.
Barry was the perfect host. We spent several hours talking with Barry in his lovely motorcoach....it was our very first boondocker experience....and it was so nice thanks to Barry. Sorry we did not get the chance to meet his wife....but we will return. God bless you Barry.
What a lovely piece of property! My younger dog thoroughly enjoyed exploring the front yard as soon as we arrived. I had no problem getting my rig level when I backed in, and I was delighted to find that Barry had installed power poles for his BW guests. How nice is that?!
Barry is a delightful gentleman who wants his guests to be comfortable, and I certainly was that. Thank you so much, Barry!
Barry and Millie are great hosts. SHared lots of stories, great conversations and had a great meal with them. Very friendly, felt like long lost friends. Did not want to leave, Location is close to alot of State parks with great kayaking and hiking. ALso only 10 miles to lake city for all your needs. Property is beautiful with lots of space. Thank you for yur hospitality and sharing your beautiful property with us. Until we meet again. Your friends Virginia and Bob
Great host. Had some great conversations with host and had a great level space with electric and water. Thank you for the great hospitality! Would definitely stay again if we pass thru thus area.
Don't miss out on staying here if you find yourself in the area. Barry is a fantastic host and so helpful. The property is easy accessible and the peace and quiet keeps you from ever wanting to leave. I loved it here and you will too. Thank you
Barry is a great host. He had even moved his coach before we arrived so we could have a space with hookups. It's a really quiet spot to stop, and we enjoyed talking with Barry and his wife and other boondockers this morning before we headed out. Definitly plan to stay longer than 1 night to really get to enjoy the spot and have good company! thanks Barry!
Amazing host. Spent his time with everyone making sure they had what they needed and wanted. He shared Wi-Fi service water and electricity from his own home but also has designated 50 amp outlets and water hookups
im still here. the host graciously allowed me stay the full 5 days. to say this is a great place is an understatement. what wonderful and friendly people. barry should be the poster child for boondockers welcome
Our stay at Barry's Compound couldn't have been more perfect! It was quiet, and I had wifi access so I could work while Mark had some great visits with our hosts. We extended our stay for a couple of days so I could finish some things, then left feeling like we had made some new friends.
I hope we can stay again!
Very nice people very welcoming we only stay one night. But had no problems. Very nice couple.
For our first time using Boondockers Welcome it was absolutely fantastic. Our host, was very accommodating. The site was very nicely set up for any RV. The Spanish Moss on the huge oak trees in the area was very majestic. The set-up, location and our host made us feel very relaxed. We would definitely recommend this host to anyone needing a place to rest. Many thanks to our host...a very nice person.
This was our first boondocking experience. Berry and his wife were such gracious hosts!! Their compound was really easy to find and the roads were good. The parking area is in front of the house and was easy to back into, we had plenty of room to leave our truck hitched to our 40' fifth wheel. Barry has water and electric which he so kindly offered. We went for an evening walk which was very nice too. Very little (local) traffic on the road. If you are in the area, and they are home, this is a wonderful place to stay -- we will definitely be back.
We had a great stay with our host. He was very welcoming and kind to our kids. He had a nice big property, and we got to meet another boondocking family staying as well. We even had water/electric hookups! He had a great sense of humor and we really enjoyed our conversations.
I can't blame our host for the wet weather, but they helped us out in a pinch. The place was easy to find and access was also easy. We had good conversations and he helped us locate a RV part that we were in search for. The kids were also very welcomed and had plenty of yard to roam around in and play.
After arriving at Barry’s home during a heavy rainstorm, he invited me inside until the rain subsided. Then he guided me into a perfectly level grassy area near the rigs of two families of Boondockers Welcome guests. There I had a restful sleep of ten hours!
Barry is a very kind, thoughtful host whom I highly recommend to other guests. Although my stay was short, I am very thankful to him for providing a quiet, safe place to park my little rig overnight. I definitely hope to return for a longer stay.
It was great to meet and talk with Barry. I could only stay for the night but really enjoyed the chat and the location.
This was our introduction to boondocking. What a great experience! Barry was so helpful and gave us numerous tips and advice. We so enjoyed his stories and the freedom to move around the property. Will definitely stay here again if we're in the area.
We needed a place to stay for a few days between Jacksonville and Tallahassee. Barry’s place was perfect. Google maps got us there just fine, it was easy to pull in and park our large fifth wheel. Barry Is very nice and super interesting.
The town itself is a little remote but LakeCity is only 20 minutes away.
We will return again next year if Barry Will have us.
Thanks for working with us. We had a great time would stop back any time were in the area. (Nice folks)
This is a great quiet place that is easy to get to and a new gas station just a few miles away. We had plenty of space for our rig and for our 3 year old to play. The host was very hospitable. Would definitely stay again when in the area.
We had a quick overnight stay that Barry made very easy and enjoyable. His land is easy to access with a big rig and close to the highway. We enjoyed getting some RVing wisdom from him and our dogs loved meeting his. This spot is a true gem in FL!
Great hosts, very accommodating. We couldn’t ask for more. He provided water and electric hookup. Excellent place to park our RV. Plenty of shade, quiet area and plenty of room. If you need down time, perfect spot. Enjoyed visiting with him. I wouldn’t hesitate to stay with them again if/when in the area.
Welcomed immediately. Great communication. Felt comfortable quickly. Coming back in a week. Highly recommend
This was our first BW stay and we couldn’t have been more pleased. Barry was a very welcoming host and was so kind to offer electric and water hookups. We stayed two nights. Our dog loved having a large area to run and play. Easy access to the property. Our massive toy hauler fit perfectly. Thanks again!
Barry and Milli were so kind and welcoming. We absolutely enjoyed our time there. Loved hearing the story’s. It a bit off the beaten path, but good roads and easy to get too. We hope to return something. Would definitely recommend this BW spot.
Wonderful hosts, quiet location near 75 and 10. We wish we could have stayed longer, but the road beckons! We would definitely stay again!
Very accommodating! This was our first time using Boondockers Welcome and we were very pleased with the ease of it! Barry was great to work with and the availability of hook ups was incredibly generous of him. Thank you for an awesome first experience!
Stayed here twice and can say again that these folks are great hosts!
stayed a couple of nights here. Barry is friendly and most helpful. We really appreciated his 50 amp service with the cold nights we had. Hope to see him again!
Nice big space, very quiet. Really enjoyed chatting with Barry- would have liked to talk more but we just stayed a night and both had things going on. We will definitely come back here next time we pass through
Host was very nice and accommodating. Beautiful property. Was gracious enough to give us electricity and water! Really enjoyed our stay!
What a gracious host! Barry is a super nice guy. Quiet and spacious. Great experience! Will stay again when in the area.
This is a great location. Good access and a great site. The host was awesome and we had great conversations. The area is very quite and well maintained.
Millie and Barry are terrific hosts. Barry was really helpful with hooking up my rig and eager to make me feel welcome on their beautiful property. Very aware of my presence while allowing me freedom to play with my photography and painting. I highly recommend them to all boondockers.
The property is convenient, easily accessible and peaceful. Barry graciously offered power, wi fi and water and helped me into the site even though it was absolutely pouring rain. He could not have been more accommodating. Thanks again Barry!
Barry has the perfect hideaway for hosting. Close to the major highways and close enough to town (Lake City). We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - especially the pups! With lots of room to run and play, the dogs were in heaven. We enjoyed the great conversation and wealth of knowledge that Barry had to offer. 5 stars! :)
Barry was great to chat with and share stories. Lots of room to park, and multiple areas on the property had water/electric. We are in a rush to head West for the winter; if we had more time, it would be great to stay and hang out.
Property is about 5 miles off highway 10, easy access in and out of the property. About 1.5 miles down the road is a small fuel station and dollar general. Two bars of signal on both At&t and Verizon unboosted,
Thanks for hosting us! Great location with easy access. Big rig friendly. We will be back!
We enjoyed our time at this spot and the time spent talking with the host.
We plan to return when back in the area.
Our host was welcoming and helpful, with a great sense of humor! He helped us get settled even though we pulled in later than expected. Both him and his wife were kind and welcoming of our four young children. Looking forward to visiting again!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Barry's Compound. Super friendly, gorgeous property and a nice quiet spot to park. The 50 amp service was very appreciated. Thank you Barry for allowing us to stay, hope we will see you again in the future.
Kind host made us and our kids feel very welcome and a safe spot to stay for the night! We would stay again for sure.
This host is one of the funniest and nicest people we have met on the road. This was our first stay with BW (we are a FTF) and It exceeded our expectations. The host reminded us why we do this, to encounter amazing people like him, his wife, and the other boondockers who stayed on the property. Thanks for your generosity and love.
We were fortunate to stay at Barry’s site for one night and Barry is everything that you read in his reviews and more. He’s very knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor. He knows a lot about RVing and even recognized our truck camper’s make. It was enjoyable chatting with him and the other boondockers while drinking our morning coffee. It was an uncomplicated stay in a quiet, secure area. Also a nice place to walk in the cool of the morning. Sunset was pretty nice, too. Best wishes, Barry and hope we meet again. Colleen and Werner
Didn’t get to meet the owners. But, they graciously allowed us to stay anyway! We used the available 50amp and water. We enjoyed our stay!
Barry is an incredibly friendly, accommodating host! Very knowledgeable about RVing and helpful sites and apps. Beautiful property and made us feel right at home! A+++++
Barry is a friendly and gracious host! Made us feel welcome from the first minute we met. Our dogs had a nice place to run and they loved Barry too🐶. We spent some time at a few springs Peacock springs was our favorite, nice trails to walk dogs. Would recommend Barry's Compoud to anyone in the area. We will definatly stop again! Thank You Barry😊
Barry's place was a wonderful stopover after 2 long driving days. Barry is interesting to talk with and would recommend his compound parking to all.
Barry and his wife are the BW host role models. Starting with the Boondockers Welcome sign at the mailboxes when you approach the driveway and ending with the best BW stay anyone could have.
Barry is a wealth of RV knowledge. The site is level, groomed and plenty of water and power. We were given plenty of time to rest and regroup and plan an alternative destination when the hurricane prevented us from traveling to the Carolinas. Small world Barry and his friends lived in our home area for years, now we are more than neighbors but friends. Thanks for a great stay. See you again soon. Travel safe in your RV.
We are so glad that we had the opportunity to meet Barry and his wife Millie. They are super nice people and great hosts. Barry is very friendly and always helpful. We spent hours talking. Their place is nice and quiet. Honestly we can't wait to meet Barry and Millie in the future again. We really appreciate your generosity. Thank you Barry & Millie!
Barry was responsive and very helpful and making our reservations with him. Unfortunately due to an unforeseen situation, we had to cancel our arrival just after I had confirmed our ETA. Very understanding, I really hope to host them one day in Clearwater or have the chance to stop back and meet them in person. Thank you for your generosity!
Our host was in the yard and helped us hook up to his 50 so we could run our AC in the 97 degree temperature. Very friendly host and a quiet site under shade trees made for a wonderful overnight stay. Our first Boondockers Welcome stay was just what we were looking for!
This host was wonderful. From the time we first inquired about staying to when we arrived in the rain, he was thoughtful and communicative. The site was level and easy to maneuver in. This host has been RVing for years and had some really great wisdom to pass down to us youngsters. We greatly appreciate generous hosts like this one and we are so grateful.
Barry went out of his way to get us backed in to our spot and settled in.
We visited in our RV for a couple of hours sharing information and experiences. He offered us a pluthora of knowledge about RVs, which was very helpful on our first night of full timing for TWO years!!!!!
We will definitely make Barry’s place a location to return to!!
Theresa & Laurie
Barry is so kind and accommodating. The site is easy access and has water and electricity. Rusty, the dog, is a sweetie. Millie, Barry's wife, is cheerful and happy to see visitors. Thank you for opening your home to this weary traveller. Your kindness is much appreciated.
Barry’s compound is lovely quiet spot with an equally kind host. Thank you so much for having us!
We stayed just one night, but wished it was longer because it was such a nice stay! The location is great - very convenient. Upon arrival we were guided in which was very helpful. We spent most of the night visiting with them, sharing stories and laughter. We had such a nice visit that we will definitely return!
My first night on the road (in my new rig) was spent at Barry's Compound & I couldn't have chosen a more appropriate spot! It is peaceful, convenient, quiet, level WITH 30 amp service & water!!!
Barry was available & understood I had organizing to do so we had a couple delightful visits during the afternoon even though he is busy caring for his wife who just had major surgery!
On top of all this, Barry & Millie are animal lovers extraordinaire! I had the pleasure of being greeted by their lovely dog who had his eyes removed due to disease. He is well adjusted & extremely friendly.....anyone who has this level of dedication to their 'kids' is A-#1 in my book!
Nice place in the country; a welcoming couple offered a great spot near trees with 30 AMP & water. Chatted about RVing and shared experiences (and NY upbringing.) Recommend for any size as plenty of space. Barry has lots of experience w mechanics & RVs; whealth of information.
We were really tired when we got here so didn’t spend a lot of time with host. Barry and his wife had just got home from a cruise and she wasn’t feeling well so we didn’t meet her. The site was nice and our dogs loved the fact that they could roam freely.
Very quiet and peaceful setting out in the country and not far from the highway’s. Enjoyed talking with Barry. Barry was very gracious and even had water and electric for us to hook up to. He had a lovely patio set out in the yard that we were able to have our dinner on and enjoy listening to the whippoorwills. Site was very level and it was first time we didn’t have to use any leveling blocks. Hope to visit another time on our way through the area.
Spent 2 nights at Barry's. Nice quite spot, stayed dry even though it rained one whole day. Barry is a wealth of information about RVing. Milly (his wife) and Rusty (their dog) were fun to spend time with too. Wooded location down a quiet county paved road . Will back to see Barry next year for sure. Maybe Barry will get up to Ontario to see us too.
Barry and Millie are incredible hosts! They are very responsive and confirmed my request to stay right after I submitted it. They're very kind and welcoming and extremely generous with their RV knowledge. They invited me into their home and shared RV tidbits from their many years of RV experience since the early 80s. Their land is pretty too with trees with hanging Spanish moss!! It's not too far off the beaten path, but it feels like you're in the country. I would consider them professional RVers! They even have the real deal RV hook ups (electric and water) like they have at campgrounds. If you're passing through the area and looking for a place to park your RV, Barry and Millie's property is a perfect spot. Thank you, Barry and Millie, for a wonderful stay!
Barry was wonderful about my last minute request. I really appreciated that. His compound is a very peaceful place to spend the night (I only needed the one night) and Barry and his wife couldn't be more welcoming. I recommend this host!
Barry and his wife were very welcoming. We were stopping over for one night on our way to help family due to a recent death in the family. They were super accommodating and we really appreciated everything that he did to make us feel welcome. Wish we had more time to visit. We would definitely recommend them to anyone passing through the area.
What a great place for stopover on our way to Savannah. Barry was so nice and helpful. Going to request our teturn stopover for sure. Highly recommend!
Great little spot, very quite with country setting Barry right on the spot to assist in parking as 4 other RVs on site but still lots of room to manoeuvre 50 amp power and water if required. We only used power and struggled with Barry to leave a little donation for power usage. Would stay again and big thank you to Barry
Barry's property and friendly personality was greatly appreciated. Arriving about 4:30, he quickly introduced himself along with his wife and his sweet dog Rusty. After helping to get our RV situated on a perfect level and shaded site he answered all my questions and volunteered to give us a tour of his beautiful Class A coach. Our conversations soon found we have some similar life experiences and it was a joy to share them in our conversations. The hookup to his electricity was highly welcomed as A/C was certainly needed in the near 100 degree heat. Barry's location was well marked and easy to find and convenient to I-75 and Lake City, FL. We'll definitely look forward a return visit in our future travels.