barryd

Age: 65+

Member since March 2018

easy going, like people

Ultra Host

Active Guest

Do you know or have you hosted this user?

we have been rving since 1981 enjoy meeting other rvers,

Skills & Expertise to Share

will try to fix anything , (sometime with success)

barryd's Pets

yes one dog

barryd's Hometown

wellborn fl

Memberships

RVillage Member
FMCA Member

barryd's Guest Details

barryd's Rig

Rig Type: Class A

43 feet long

2016 Itasca ellipse ultra 43 ft i tow a 2011 lincol mkx

barryd's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets
  • Has slideouts
  • Needs to run a generator

barryd Has 1 Host Location

barrys compound

Wellborn, FL, US
See Details

barryd's References (494)

References from Hosts (1)

Gordon_Marie

September 2019

Very friendly

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


References from Guests (489)

shadygrady

October 2021

Relaxing stop

This was our 2nd stay with Barry and it did not disappoint. This is a great stop for us as we travel to and from our home base in Florida. This time we were on our way home and it was nice to stop and relax before our last driving day. We always enjoy talking with Barry and feel as if we are old friends. Thanks again Barry.


shadygrady

October 2021

Relaxing stop

This was our 2nd stay with Barry and once again did not disappoint. This is a very convenient stop for us as we travel to and from our home base in Florida. We were heading back home so it was nice to stop and take it easy before our last driving day. We always enjoy talking with Barry and feel as if we are now old friends. Thanks again Barry.


1MKS1128

September 2021

Another great stay

My husband and I love staying at Barrys Campground. It is quiet peaceful,has good areas to walk and pets are welcome. The host will keep you entertained for hours. When the weather is good he may even treat you to a campfire.


JeanHardwick

September 2021

A lifesaver

Barry was SO kind to rescue me when I was escaping from severe weather, and last minute. I'm truly grateful for his hospitality and kindness, and hope to see him again when passing through the area. Another hug awaits...


ralajoy

September 2021

Beautiful retreat in North Florida

Barry's Compound is a wonderful place. The setup is perfect with water and electricity as stated. It is quiet and serene and the host is wonderful. My husband, dog and I enjoyed the conversation as well as the location and it was the perfect spot to break up the drive. Our host was welcoming and gracious and was hosting a few repeat guests at our arrival. I would definitely stay here again.


JulsnRV

September 2021

Great guy - quiet property

We always enjoy staying at Barryd’s compound. He’s a great guy and has a peaceful peppery with electric and water hook ups! Thanks again.


scubapearl

August 2021

Always a pleasure staying here

I'm a repeat visitor. Just passing through. Safe, level, quiet, and power! Thank you again.


Mary8735

August 2021

Relaxing

This was our 2nd stay and Barry was very thoughtful and accommodating. He is a wonderful man who is the only caregiver of his beautiful wife who has Alzheimer’s, he is definitely an angel to her. God is smiling down on him for sure. Thank you Barry for the warm welcome and May Giod Bless you and your wife..


JeffandLisa

August 2021

A short but nice stay

It's always a nice stay at Barry's place...even when it's raining! He is always a gracious host and a pleasure to see after a long day of driving.


bobcarrollusa.com

August 2021

Nice quiet place

Nice place with water and 50 amp. Really enjoyed talking to Barryd. He's a great host.


Hansel_P

August 2021

Nice quiet spot

Barry came right out helped me into my spot. Even let me borrow a 50/30 amp adapter to plug in. Beautiful place tucked away. Friendly and


JulsnRV

August 2021

Short stay in a place we enjoy!

We made a stop at Barryd’s on our way out of Florida. Nice as it was the first time. Great communication, easy access. Only regret was that we didn’t have much time to visit with our host! Thanks again BarryD!


Mariethetraveler

July 2021

Relaxing, friendly place to stay

I stayed one night. It was quiet and restful. The hosts were very friendly and helped me back my camper onto the spot. Offered Wi-Fi too which was a bonus. Shared a few camping stories and I plan on visiting again if I am in that area.


RBGirard

July 2021

Great stop over

Barry's is a great place for a stop over. His sites are level and in great shape. Barry is also a very nice host. Thanks again


Aliciaproctor

July 2021

Nice 1 night stay!

Quiet and calm!


ttaunton1210

July 2021

Enjoyable and helpful

Enjoyable and helpful


Gfamforlife

July 2021

Easy and Pleasant

Host was welcoming and very accommodating. Thanks for the Stay.


Mooneypaul

July 2021

Easy and peaceful

Barryd is a wonderful host. He guided us in to the spot and made sure we had everything we needed, even gave us WiFi access.
Our dog was able to be free of a leach and loved the freedom to roam a bit (with us, of course).
The spot itself is really old Florida with live oaks dripping with spanish moss.
Thank you, Barry. We needed the peace and quiet.


JulsnRV

July 2021

Super guy

We enjoyed our quiet stay at Barryd’s Compound. We had some of those great conversations that stay with you a while. We will definitely return.


JulsnRV

July 2021

Feel like we made a friend

We have really enjoyed our first night at Barryd’s compound - so much so that we are staying another night (with permission). This idyllic little place in the woods has been a great respite on our way back from evacuating for a Hurricane. The host is a charming guy with a great sense of humor and an easygoing manner. We have enjoyed his company as much as his property. Thanks so much for a lovely stay.


crusaders

July 2021

Great Stay and Peaceful!

This spot is great, very quiet & peaceful, our dogs enjoyed walking in the big yard with more things to smell and see, lol. The host is great to chat with and he helped with trying to troubleshoot our slide problem. We had to wait all day for a Mobile Tech to come check it out. Since we couldn't leave that morning when we had planned he graciously let us stay another night which took stress off of having to leave so late in the day & drive to our next stop. Glad they didn't have any damage due to Elsa, just power outages in their area. We will definitely stay again if available when we come through this way.

Thanks so much to BarryD Compound for your generosity and a great stay!

TheLoneCrusaders


danielle7

July 2021

Excellent!!!!

Thank you so much for your hospitality. It was a brief stay but very enjoyable. Thank you!!!


Lindaharrell

July 2021

More then we expected!

Wow, what a great place! Quiet, surreal, peaceful are just a few words that come to mind. BarryD is a great host. Always at hand for newbies like us. You have to experience this Boondockers Getaway for yourself to appreciate it.


CherylandSusan

June 2021

VERY POSITIVE EXPERIENCE!

Barry was great! we had 50 amp power and water and.... wifi too! he was most generous and would highly recommend his place to anyone


PattySWFL

June 2021

A super host!

It was great visiting with Barry he’s a very interesting guy with lots of good conversation. Hope to visit again!


harleybob1946

June 2021

Thanks

had a good time. Very quite at night Would love to come back.


jphellmer1988

June 2021

Nice stay!

Really nice set up and Barry is a great guy! We will be back!


jqparker

June 2021

Great stay

barryd was a great host. The location was easily found and parking easy. We were a little delayed in our planned arrival and barryd was there to welcome us. It was a very quiet spot and great sleeping. We hope to stay there again on a return trip to Florida.


joebeach

June 2021

Quiet and restful

barryd was a friendly host and we enjoyed our conversations with him. He showed us his beautiful Class A motor home and it is very impressive. We would definitely stay again!


BobAndLouise

June 2021

Nice spot

Barryd is awesome host
Helping us to park our Rv
Nice chat with him and we had the opportunity to meet his adorable wife
Our dog loved her freedom off leash
Perfect stay. Thank you for your hospitality


RKBoonedockers

June 2021

Very nice , quiet stay!

Enjoyed our stay here, will definitely be back! Very pleasant host and nice quiet setting.


Bindyusa

June 2021

Great Spot

Barryd guided me into my spot, and made sure I was all set up and had everything I needed. It’s a great location about 10 miles from Lake City. The strong Wifi allowed me to catch up on my book work and do some research. The dogs enjoyed being able to have a sniff around off leash and stretch their legs. Thank you so much for your hospitality.


Rambling On

June 2021

Great stay at Barry's Compound

Very gracious host. Came out and helped us get in our spot with 50A hookup. Highly recommended, and I'll be returning some day for sure!


wolfeslaga

June 2021

Just perfect!

We needed to stop for the night and Barry accepted our reservation right away! The compound is very easy to find. Barry was waiting for us and helped us into our spot. Our 5 furkids loved being able to run around and greet other happy campers. Very welcoming place! Other campers were set up and hanging out with Barry. Loved to see such a nice place with other Boondockers. Highly recommend!


jsymes1

June 2021

The Legend Rolls On

As usual, Barry the legend welcomed us in and made us at home once again. We love staying with him at his shaded peaceful property and enjoying great hospitality and conversation. We were even in town for the Blueberry Festival this trip! Cheers Sir!


BoondockingBrewers

May 2021

Great Guy

Convenient location, enjoyed the brewery in Lake City. What a super nice guy wish we would have had more time to visit. Thanks for letting us stay.


Kingston

May 2021

Great Host

Another great stay with Barryd. Always has a project and something interesting going on. Barry has some personal challenges right now and we want him to know that he is in our prayers.


genecosta

May 2021

Always Happy to see Barry

Another great stay with Barry. Enjoyed chatting with the other two couples that were there as well.


rileyreagan11

May 2021

Barry's the best!

This was our third stay with Barry. He is one of the nicest people we know and a gracious host! We look forward to our next visit...he is like family!


Sonshine

May 2021

Happy Times

We had a great time at Barry’s Compound. The host helped us get setup and then made a fire for us to enjoy. Later we got to meet his wife - a wonderful lady. All in all we had a wonderful time. We hope to stop there again as we travel.


genecosta

May 2021

Happy to visit Barry’s Compound again

Wonderful to visit with Barry again. He is always friendly and helpful - a wealth of knowledge. We enjoyed catching up since our last trip. A favorite stopover on our travels.


Woodcarver

May 2021

Another great stopover

BARRY''S Place is a wounderful place to stop. Our 4th time. Hope to stay an e,travel day next year


JnJHideaway

May 2021

Great peaceful experience

We were met with a smile and open arms at Barry's Compound. He made us feel right at home and assisted in getting us set up and settled.. We had some great conversations at the campfire ting. Would definitely recommend and desire to spend time here again


llw0314

May 2021

Very accomodating Host

This was a great first boondocker welcome experience for us. barryd has sold us on using this service on more of our excursions throughout the country. They are truly "ultrahosts".


Rhut01

May 2021

Great overnight!

Perfect location! Great host had a great time talking to him around the campfire.
Will definitely stay here again when we have the opportunity.


hes37763

May 2021

Super Host

This was our second time visiting Barry's Compound. Both visits were wonderful experiences. We enjoyed sitting around the campfire and sharing stories. We look forward to future visits as we pass through the area on our next Florida adventure.


Mark+Mary

May 2021

Another night!

Enjoyed our space at Barry's so we extended our stay another night. It was easy to find and the roads are great for motorcycling.

Motorcycled to Alligator Lake Park and the brewery downtown. Both area were nice places to walk around.


Justbekind

May 2021

Feels like home

Great visit with the host. He was very kind and generous. Quiet open area to park. Feels like your visiting with family!


tph1pp5

May 2021

Just Great!

Barry is a wonderful guy. Full of interesting stories. Great quiet location. We will be back!


Mark+Mary

May 2021

Quiet space

Enjoyed a quiet space and starry night.
Welcoming host.


donhampton

May 2021

Has it all

Barry couldn’t be a better host. We really enjoyed our stay and our conversations with Barry. The site was shaded, quiet and had everything we needed. Thank you Barry


Off-the-street

May 2021

Berry compound

It's always a good stay with Berry. Very friendly and a safe place to stay.


coreyksmall

May 2021

Beautiful and quiet

Great place to spend the night, we bw back!


RBGirard

May 2021

Overnight

Wonderful experience. Easy to find, level shaded site and very gracious host. We will. Want to stay there again


Mary8735

May 2021

Very relaxing

Barry was an excellent host, he was so helpful with helping us park the coach when we arrived and helped us when we left.. Barry is very personable and helpful.. We really enjoyed talking with him.. I highly recommend a stay at his property.. His property is very quit and safe..


Off-the-street

April 2021

Over night

As always we enjoy staying with berryd


HootinTBoutin

April 2021

Great stay

We had a wonderful time at are boondocking's host site.
Easy to find place and very easy to maneuver around to the spot and hook up to electric and water. I will give this place a five star and would be more than happy to come back.


Brannon

April 2021

A Relaxing Stay

Had a great time and look forward to returning!


Olympia

April 2021

Great First Boondockers Experience!

This was our first trip with our trailer and we could not have had a better experience! BarryD was an awesome host. We arrived late, so he waited and met us at the gate and helped us get setup. Barry was wonderful to talk to and in talking found out we have mutual friends. We would definitely recommend a stay at Barry's Compound.
Thanks BarryD for a wonderful experience. See you again!


CapturingTrueNorth

April 2021

10/10

Barry’s Compound is a must stop if you are traveling through the area. The host is amazing. Electric, water, campfires with other Boondockers and a great conversation. Will definitely stay again when we are in the area.


char527580

April 2021

Quite night

I arrived late, rain was coming down. I stop van
, Host was standing in his door letting me know all was good and park and plug in if need...he is always on spot meeting you...a very clean yard...with fire pit to enjoy but with rain there wasn’t lol...he always makes you know your welcome...


tomtillis

April 2021

North Florida

We had a nice stay and we would definitely stay here again. Host was very hospitable and helpful . He even came out in the rain to help me hook up to our toad when we left. Met some nice people around the fire.


swanv

April 2021

Enjoyable stay

Had a very good experience. Host was waiting to help us back in. Had a campfire going and other campers were already setting out. Sat and visited for quite a while until it started to storm.


jstauffer

April 2021

Wonderfull Experience

Had a great time at Barrys Campground. He was there right away to welcome you and help you get parked in your spot. Later in the afternoon Barry got a campfire going and we all (including other guest) set around the campfire and had a great time visiting with one another. As others have said, Barry is a great host and loves to visit with you hearing about your adventures along with telling you some of his great adventures. If you are ever in the Lake City, Florida area Barrys Campground is a must stop. We will be back.


Bigfoot

April 2021

PERFECT

staying here on our snowbird journey is becoming a habit! Barry is very welcoming to his old florida estate. We will be back!


JRamsay

April 2021

Doesn’t disappoint

As all others have said Barryd is a great host. The location is excellent as well. Close to I-10 and I-75 but far enough not to hear any traffic noise. Wonderful location plus 30 and 50 amp hook up, you can’t beat it. But my favorite part was hands down my conversation with Barryd. He is a fascinating human being and I could have listened to his stories about like for hours. If you have time sit and listen awhile! (Also he’s a YouTube star now but he’ll probably hate that I said that. Ha!) [cameo appearances in a RV Youtuber video.]


welchfamily5

April 2021

Excellent stay

Host was excellent. The grounds were perfect and peaceful. Very thankful to have 50 AMP power and internet. Thank you so much!


hes37763

April 2021

Wonderful Host

Barry was a wonderful and memorable host. We loved spending time around the campfire with him and sharing stories about our respective careers. He went out of his way to ensure we had a quiet and restful stay. We look forward to our next opportunity to spend time at Barry's Compound.


BoondockRVINGForever

April 2021

very welcoming and very good boondock location

I thought we had sent reference but somehow missed. Too wonderful of an experience to miss opportunity to share what a nice and convenient location this was. We'll be back later on our travels to FL. and we gained a new RVing friend.


lmccollim

April 2021

Great Host

I enjoyed my stay and conversation with this host. He made my stay enjoyable and had a campfire where he and other boondockers sat around and talked. He is a very kind person for sharing his property.


JeffandLisa

April 2021

A great spot!

It's always a great stay at Barry's place. He is super friendly and a great help in getting you squared away in your spot. A very nice and quiet location to have a stay. We really appreciate his hospitality.


journeyandthebeast

April 2021

What a great place

Barry is so nice and what a great place to stay! We only stayed a night but wish we had stayed more! Hope we get to visit again!


Travel-Mar.2954

April 2021

Travel Mar

A great host. Making sure I got parked and set up. Then inviting to meet his wife. Such a sweet couple!! Campfire built each night. Lots of campfire visiting. Interesting, personable and down to earth conversations. A wonderful country spot and company! Will stay again when in the area.


tim+sharon

April 2021

Most interesting stay

My wife and I had a very enjoyable stop. Barry is extremely helpful and engaging. He met us as we came in and help get us situated and hooked up. One other rv there and we all enjoyed sitting around the campfire that Barry provided, swapping stories. Barry is a very interesting gentleman. We thought it was great hearing his stories and all the places he’s been and seen. And a very restful and quiet stop.


heluvarn

April 2021

Wonderful Location

We love stopping by Barryd on the way in or out of Florida. He is a great host, and we always meet the nicest people! This is one stop you do not want to pass by!


DennyMaureen

April 2021

So Very Happy

We had such a good time. Barry is an excellent host. When we pulled up, Barry met us in the driveway as planned. He was hosting two other RV couples, one of which we knew from watching their Youtube videos. We were very happy to meet them in person along with the other couple. We sit around a campfire at night with Barry and the others and it just goes to show what a terrific place Barry has.


Kyle_and_Renee

April 2021

Such a great host!!

Great BW location!! We stayed 2 nights and didn’t want to leave! The host made a campfire each night and we all shared stories each night with other Boondockers! Quiet and easy in and out! We’ll be back!


SqueezetheDay

April 2021

Quiet and peaceful.

Great place to rest and prepare to explore the area.


DentonCampers

April 2021

Great Boondockers experience

We had a great first Boondockers Welcome experience at Barry’s Compound! Nice quiet, flat space to park with hookups. Great campfire conversations with our host. He’s very interesting to talk to, and so much experience with RV’s and travel. We would definitely stay again.


Markrine47

April 2021

Very accommodating

Barry met us in the drive and helped me park in the designated spot. Very friendly. He has hook-ups just like a campground. We arrived before dark and he told me that another camper was expected in also. A couple hours after dark the other camper arrived and Barry was out there in the dark helping that family park. I was very impressed by his hospitality.


sweetlife4

March 2021

Mellow stay

What more can be said about this host that others have not written.
Very hospitable and enjoyable conversation around a campfire.


ExumaNomads

March 2021

A gracious gentleman and super quiet stay.

From our arrival to departure Mr.Barry was a pleasant and hospitable man and give both of my toddler two stuff animals from his wife former shop. They were both elated. His trailer site is very spacious and level to back into and we parked under the the Yew tree. The location was super quiet and in the morning we enjoyed watching the squirrels look for food outside our dining room window. His compound is located off Highway 90 and I75 with a Tractor Supply store and Camping World down the street. We would highly recommend a stay and will be back on our way back out west. Many thanks Mr. Barry.


RobShellMar

March 2021

Perfect overnight stop from a perfect gentleman

On our way in our travels we came across this BW host. Unfortunately we only had one evening to stay and enjoy his wonderful company. We look forward to sitting by the fire and chatting more the next time we're through. This host goes above and beyond to make sure you stay is a pleasant one. In the evenings you can hear a pin drop overnight as you sleep. Thanks again!


char527580

March 2021

Super place

I got there later than I had expected and didn’t stop and eat because this was my first ever BDW spot and I was a little skeptical of being alone in the woods..but Barry is awesome and meets you when you pull up tells you to park where you’d like and plug in if ya want and come join us around the fire pit..there were 2 other couples there sitting around fire...what a pleasure it was meeting all them and finding safe place to spend the night...I am definitely hoping I can stay again on way back to N Al...was a great place..in the country..so clean and beautiful...


RoamingRoyals

March 2021

There's a reason why Barry has so many positive reviews!

We stayed with Barry just one night and it definitely did not disappoint! He was the perfect host and bent over backwards to make sure we had everything we needed. There were 3 other rigs there and we all sat around the fire pit having a wonderful time! We will definitely stay with Barry again!

And Barry, thank you for your service!


TJP1234

March 2021

Great Stay

Barry is one of the nicest people we have encountered in our Boondockers experience. He greeted us warmly and upon discovering our tow vehicle battery was dead he quickly gave us a jump and got it going. Genuinely kind, very gracious and extremely accommodating. Sorry Barry this is the best we can do to leave you a bad review all the best and we will be back down the road.


RoamingStrong

March 2021

Peaceful

Gracious host and peaceful setting. Quick stop over but happy to return next time!


Irie_Vybus

March 2021

Awesome!

Friendly host, quiet place to stay with all the hookups. This was our first boondockers stay and we really hope our future experiences measure up to this one, but the bar’s been set pretty high. Would definitely recommend a stay.


DaddyDog2021

March 2021

Wonderful

Nice host. Enjoyed campfire each evening. Quiet in the woods. Would visit again when in area.


turnbullstravels

March 2021

What a Kind Host!

Barry has quite the set up on his property! Multiple sites, power poles (we used 50 amp), water, and even fast wifi...oh, and a nice communal fire area complete with wood and tiki torches for meeting fellow campers. This was a last minute stay for us as we attempted to wait out a line of bad storms along with tornado watches. Barry replied to our request within 2 hours, and he later explained he had been delayed because he was in the hospital undergoing a cardiac cath procedure!

We have also met the lovely Millie, his wife, for whom Barry is a full time caregiver. I hope my husband will always look at me like I watched Barry look at Millie. ❤️ Last but not least, we asked to stay on another night to fully wait out the weather and were accommodated no problem.

Thank you so much, Barry. We hope to stay again when we are back in Florida.


trippinonasphalt

March 2021

Very enjoyable stay with Barry

very accommodating and was very interesting to talk to. We had a very enjoyable stay and appreciate all his extra help he gave us. Look forward to seeing him again when were nearby. Thanks again!


Calico1107

March 2021

Calico

What a lovely host and he’s so helpful.
Great hospitality and nice easy place to come to. Would stay again.
Was easy to get in and out. He helped a lot. Thanks


Ronda+Claire

March 2021

Great

Our experience was great. Barry has several sites with electric and water. Barry met us and was very attentive. He had a nice fire in the evening. It was a great place to stay. I would highly recommend them.


Brannon

March 2021

An Awesome Place to Stay!

I only did a quick overnighter here going from one place to another. But the host was extremely helpful and friendly. Definitely want to come back at some point!


DavidandDonna

March 2021

Wonderful host

First Boondockers Welcome stay.
Great supportive host for a couple that is newish to RV travel.
Enjoyed meeting Barryd and his other guests and chatting around campfire. Thank you for your hospitality!


RVSnowBird

March 2021

Top Rated Host

Someone who will do whatever he can to help out. Very accommodating and always available to start a fire at the fire pit and have a conversation.
We will definitely keep this site and host in mind the next time we are passing through.


Clean_slate_dirty_tires

March 2021

Great stay

Very welcoming and funny. We enjoyed our overnight and sitting by the fire. Level spot and appreciate the electricity. Nice quiet night.


Ms.Jennyfaye

March 2021

Great stay!

A great stay with our host and fellow Boondockers! Enjoyed the campfire conversations. Thank you again!


mimsrobert

March 2021

Great Host!!!

Berryd was a wonderful host. Plenty of room for a 45ft motor home. The 50amp electric and fresh water hook-ups were an added bonus. The casual conversation around the camp fire was a great ending to a wonderful stay. Will definitely stay again.


Evergreencove

March 2021

The host with the most

This host has it covered. A nice camp fire with a group of campers talking and enjoying the evening. Such great info to be shared by all. We will for sure stop there again on our travels. Thank you host. We had too much fun.


travelswithollie

March 2021

A welcome return

We gave barryd very short notice and he graciously welcomed us back. Not only does he have a great host site, he’s one of the kindest people you’ll ever meet. We would happily come here again.


Happi-trails-2-U

March 2021

Would do it again

Great location, quiet night, friendly Host.


Tallwalkers

March 2021

A Peaceful, Happy Visit!

This was the second time we visited Barry's Compound in the past 14 months.
We thoroughly enjoy our interaction with this fine, generous and kind man and his precious wife. We will be back Barry!
Thank you for everything!!


RVSnowBird

March 2021

Exceptional Host

Very friendly and helpful host. Great setting and the fire pit area is an enjoyable experience where any and all are welcome to kick back and get to know whoever shows up.
Look forward to crossing tracks again with this first class location and host.


mrobbinscl

March 2021

Boondocking

Nice level five ferry was in front of all very helpful very knowledgeable that’s very nice thank you thank


JustAPlace2Rest

March 2021

Close to I-10 and a Great Host too

Barry's Compound provides a quiet and comfortable place to get of the road and be treated well by a very gracious host. Plenty of space for even the largest rigs and if desired/needed, electricity and water. Also, if socializing with other boondockers interest you, Barryd provides a campfire to join around for interesting, educational and informative conversation. We've been here before and will definitely look to stop by again in the future.


Greer

March 2021

Great campfire

Really enjoyed the evening. Thanks for the campfire Barry, that was a nice touch for the evening for all of us staying.


WEVCHOZEN

March 2021

Barry’s Compound

One of the nicest people we’ve had the pleasure to meet. So very knowledgeable about RV’s and RVing. Wish we could have stayed a day or two more to enjoy conversations around the campfire.


MilesandSmiles

March 2021

Everything we hoped for

Barry is a great host, and we enjoyed sitting around the campfire chatting and getting to know one another. He really aims to please clearly and we look forward to going there again sometime in the future.


bednfrecky

March 2021

Greatest

What a great host. So accommodating, great evening fires with wonderful conversation with host and other guests. Thanks for a great stay!


ItzAllAboutChoices

February 2021

Great 1st Experience!

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😊


Gypsygirl

February 2021

Left Reference

Left Reference


geowalther

February 2021

Paragon of Ultimate Hospitality

This host is legendary. You could not find a kinder, more welcoming BW host.


Csevel

February 2021

An Inviting Place to Land

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.


kathyjohnson317

February 2021

Great Host and location!

Great Guy! Thank you for a wonderful stay, hope to see you again!!!


ResetYourJourney

February 2021

Nice fireside chat

Barry's a welcoming host full of many great stories. The campfire was a nice treat!


Siesta17

February 2021

Very Hospitable Compound!

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!


stanferd98

February 2021

Great stay

Barry is a great Host....Had a fire every night. Great help with things to see in area....Will differently be back👍


dlabyron

February 2021

Barry is awesome

Sweet man, lovely setup, and awesome stay.
Thanks Barry for your hospitality and kindness.


travelswithollie

February 2021

Boondocking at its best

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.


rileyreagan11

February 2021

Great Boondocker Host

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!


cwyrick

February 2021

5 Star

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.


1MKS1128

February 2021

How to make cold rainy miserable weather fun

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.


Marshallbecka

February 2021

Generous Host

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!


kevnancy

February 2021

Barry’s is the Best.

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.


BunnyTheBounder

February 2021

Great company!

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.


Rl198511

February 2021

A friendly place to stay.

Enjoyed the camp fires and hospitality. Easy in and out of property. Would definitely stay again!


Hotfeets58

February 2021

Best spot yet!

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!


Jackie

February 2021

Sun

Finally found warm weather and an even warmer host. Great time at Barry’s compound. So helpful Great campfire chat.


nbluesky

February 2021

Peace and quiet

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 :)


kamala941

February 2021

Great guy!

I couldn't have asked for a nicer host. Barry is wonderful!


RamblingGrandma

February 2021

Great place

Great friendly host. Lots of room and plenty of room to walk my dog. Bonfire every night and great visit


pitch4d

February 2021

Sweetest little “compound”

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!


wonderasiwander

February 2021

Community

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


AJTrapani

February 2021

Barry was such a delight!

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!


CherylAllen22

February 2021

Great stay

Our host is an easy going, kind man who is a great conversationalist. The hookups are great and there's lots of space!


ChasetheKnights

February 2021

Awesome host!

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!


Eric_RN

February 2021

OMGosh

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 😭


jsymes1

February 2021

The Legend Sets the Bar

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!


Vilano

February 2021

SORRY

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.


Ms.Jennyfaye

February 2021

Above and beyond excellent hospitality

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.


TheBreeze

February 2021

Always Awesome!

Barry’s Compound is such a great host! Thank you Much!!!!


Off-the-street

February 2021

Barry's compound

We only stayed one night. Berry was there when we pulled up and helped us back in. He is a great host.


LosAbuelos

February 2021

Fabulous!

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!


Ggoetter

January 2021

The Gogetters

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!


Mastanle1

January 2021

Gracious host

Wonderful time at Barry’s! Always peaceful and relaxing.


rjstewjr

January 2021

Most gracious host!

We loved being with barryd ... great host, great fire, and a great night's sleep. Thank you, and we hope to visit again!


Tom.dansby

January 2021

Great spot

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.


gregandkarib

January 2021

Best First Boondockers!

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!


Squirouette

January 2021

CAMPFIRE!!

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!!!


Lpwoodward

January 2021

Wonderful stay!

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!


ajbowman

January 2021

True gem!

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!!!


julestoyou

January 2021

Generous host and nice location

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!!


Cecilee.echols

January 2021

Quiet night

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.


TrenPam

January 2021

Great stay

Very welcoming and kind host. Enjoyed visiting around his campfire several nights. So helpful to have water and electric.


Mastanle1

January 2021

Always a pleasure to stay with Barry

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!


cayala122

January 2021

Peaceful stay

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.


Ottesens

January 2021

A great place to stop for a day or several days

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.


JustAPlace2Rest

January 2021

Very hospitable

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.


rkstoner

January 2021

Awesome host!

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!


GoatberryFarm

January 2021

Great spot! A+ hospitality!

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.


bbqbailey

January 2021

Great stay at nice, quiet location with friendly, helpful 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!


Rsieminski2

January 2021

Great Host

Barry was absolutely amazing. The location was away from town which was great. Level area and a plus with electric and water.


alaema

January 2021

Great

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


MikeMc

January 2021

Very nice host!

The host graciously accepted our last minute request to stay. He was a very nice person and we enjoyed pur stay there!


Starbright2

December 2020

Safe Haven

Thank you for your hospitality...we enjoyed our conversation by the fire and the quiet location.
Happy New Year to you both.


Travelingdownthebannisters

December 2020

It was an absolute pleasure to spend time with this BW legend!

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!


Baums_Away

December 2020

Fantastic!

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!


geowalther

December 2020

Couldn't have been a warmer welcome

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.


scubapearl

December 2020

Wonderful host!

This is one of my favorite places to stay. Warm welcome, warm campfire, and level parking. Thank you for hosting the weary traveller. 😊


KimCroft

December 2020

Loved Our Stay

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!


gordelbar

December 2020

Perfect stay

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!


tkbk.0

December 2020

Wonderful stay!!

Plenty of room, great hookups, and welcoming host! Enjoyed our conversation and thank you for the warm hospitality! Hope to see you again!


AdventureWaggin

December 2020

Amazing Host!!

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!


johndurden

December 2020

Great stay!

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.


rileyreagan11

December 2020

Awesome visit

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.


TravelingFarmerandNurse

December 2020

Wonderful place

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!


cathyrn1

November 2020

Barry is the Best!

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.


phive

November 2020

Welcoming and quiet.

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.


Kingston

November 2020

Great Host

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.


RickBlanchard

November 2020

Made a new friend!

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!


Starbright2

November 2020

Fantastic stay 🙂👍

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.


CasitaGoSouth

November 2020

Super Host.

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.


jsmith_543

November 2020

Good spot, nice host

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.


Meshell

November 2020

Wonderful stay

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 😊


Woodcarver

November 2020

Great stay!

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


nrobinsondnp12

November 2020

Nancy and Jeff

Thank you Barry for our 3rd great stay with you.


Vilano

November 2020

Around the campfire

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.


Michelle5432

November 2020

Nice guy

Nice guy with a lot on his plate. Enjoyed hanging out chatting around the fire. Would recommend.


CDavisson

November 2020

Warm Hospitality

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.


nrobinsondnp12

November 2020

Team Robinson

Thank you Barry ! We appreciate your hospitality 👍


mgl49

November 2020

Gracious

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.


ampell12

November 2020

Awesome stay

Barry is a wonderful host, many stories around the campfire he had ready on our arrival! We will see him again!


Jnlehman

November 2020

Wonderful Last Minute Stay

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.


Kathy52

November 2020

Outstanding

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!


Moehess

October 2020

Barry is the best

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.


TravelingwithTucson

October 2020

Great host, lovely spot

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.


Goecke

October 2020

One of the best hosts I've met yet

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


rboschee75

October 2020

Barrys Compound 5 Stars

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.


jaldrova

October 2020

First time Boondockers-2 thumbs up

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!


Talltree25

October 2020

Good stay

Our family has a good stay here and I pickup up some rv tips.


Bigfoot

October 2020

Super !

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


Shellie+Niko

October 2020

Super Host

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.


DavidMark

October 2020

Nice Pitstop

Nice overnight pitstop. Good conversation with Barry. I hope to visit again in the future.

Hope you liked the hat I left you Barry! 🤠


mngypsy3

October 2020

Welcoming and easy going

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.


TheOneders

October 2020

Great stop on our way south

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.


BoondockBeachClub

October 2020

Follow the Reviews

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.


Tim+Karen

October 2020

Quiet, peaceful location

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.


Moehess

October 2020

Very good host

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


RVLateBloomers

September 2020

Awesome stay especially for first time Boondockers!

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!


ronald1346

September 2020

Fantastic hosts and extremely accomadating

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.


dgchaput

August 2020

Great Host & Peaceful Wooded Oasis!

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!
Dgchaput


Alfa1

August 2020

Nice stay

Nice place, felt welcomed. Hope to stay again🤗


Neeki

August 2020

Most excellent host and facilities👍

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


Navion24j

August 2020

Barry’s house

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.


John-and-Rosa

August 2020

First Time Experience

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.


ClassEh

August 2020

Very kind and helpful

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.


machichuli

July 2020

Super host

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.


JeffandLisa

July 2020

A great place to stay

Barry gives you a great place to stay. Nice and quiet with great connectivity for power, water, and wifi.


JeffandLisa

July 2020

A great stay

Barry gives you a great place to stay. Nice and quiet with great connectivity for power, water, and wifi.


Ccmustangt12

July 2020

A new friend

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.


JeffandLisa

July 2020

Fantastic place to stay

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.


Abby1

July 2020

Wonderful host

We were very appreciative of the generosity and friendliness of our host Barry. Thank you Barry!


jonesontheroad

July 2020

Easy to find, beautiful place!

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!


Woodcarver

June 2020

Great hoat

Very enjoyable stay. Easy access, shady. Quiet

Appreciate the elect


mike1_fireman

June 2020

Great place

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.


Epro

June 2020

Awesome host

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


kamala941

June 2020

A wonderful host!

The host here was quite friendly and helpful and the area is beautiful. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone.


wschroe1

June 2020

Quiet and peaceful

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!!


JMarsh2662

June 2020

Great Spot

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!


JimmyGhi

June 2020

Great Stay

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.


Tasse757

May 2020

Barry’s Compound

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.


doverguy

May 2020

Exceptional

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.

Doverguy


Calamityannie

May 2020

Relaxing and Quiet

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!!


Sraine3

May 2020

Kind & welcoming

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.


dadesigns4u

May 2020

Great guy, great place to stay!

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.


airstreambay

May 2020

Like coming home

Thank you for being so kind and for supplying electricity, we had a enjoyable stay,


TheWanderpreneurs

May 2020

Great host!

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.


caseys

May 2020

Fabulous stay

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.


Gypsygirl.

May 2020

Very nice peaceful sleepover

Barry's compound was so sweet and accommodating again. Wonderful stop over. Will visit again. Highly recommend for any guest.


Kingston

May 2020

Return Visit

Always the great host and storyteller. Great, quiet spot in old Florida. What more could you want?


Chiefb1

May 2020

Excellent!

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.


cruisingkitty

April 2020

Relaxing Chats Around the Campfire

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!


JimmyGhi

April 2020

Reliable and a pleasurable stay

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.


totoro

March 2020

Great first boondocker's welcome experience!

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.


2peasinapod2019

March 2020

Love this place!

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


allinadaysdrive

March 2020

Great Stay

He greeted us when we arrived and offered electricity, water on a level site. Quiet property. Thank you!


SueDonnelly

March 2020

Review

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.


Changed_Lanes

March 2020

Quite and Comfortable

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.


Winnie2000

March 2020

Enjoyable Place to stay

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!


B+G19Travel

March 2020

Barry's Compound

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.


Carlajean

March 2020

Great 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!


Rory6836

March 2020

Barry's compound

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!


farmermark49

March 2020

Great Host

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.


Thegeaseyadventure

March 2020

Great Spot for Our First Time!

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!


Jasonob123

March 2020

Great host, easy parking

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.


CaptRoger

March 2020

Very Peaceful Stay

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!
Capt Roger


rejeanb

March 2020

Thank you Barry, We loved our stay with you!

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


GoDolores

March 2020

Awesome Stay!

I highly recommend this host! I loved getting to know our host. I highly recommend staying here.


skslates

March 2020

Very Comfortable Stay

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.


nrobinsondnp12

March 2020

Excellent

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.

[email protected]


JustAPlace2Rest

March 2020

Goes out of his way...

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"!


Festy

March 2020

Peaceful and enjoyable stay

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.


thosewandlings

March 2020

Beautiful and peaceful!

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!


Eric_Tina

March 2020

First stay with Boondockers Welcome

This was our first experience with Boondockers Welcome. We enjoyed our stay, chatting by the fire with barryd and running down the country road.


aggiecouple

March 2020

Barry’s Place

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.


halfloaf

March 2020

Quiet neighborhood

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.


Chapi

February 2020

WOW!!!

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.


mike.morrow

February 2020

Super Host

We had some mechanical issues on our way to Barry's place. He was very helpful and accommodating. Fully recommend this place. Super Host.


Hedigers

February 2020

Great 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.


Maggiecole07

February 2020

Nice place

Very sweet host. Thank you for allowing us to stay.


Hedigers

February 2020

Great 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'elcome site in Maine. BTW, I'm a former army vet and really enjoyed visiting with the other vets.


Festy

February 2020

Great compound stay.

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.


SamAbbie

February 2020

Peaceful and hospitable ..the best.

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"


WayneFord

February 2020

Our stay at Barry’s

He is such a great host. This was our second time staying. Would highly recommend this boondockers. Had a camp fire every night.


RVingTheCountry

February 2020

Had a great stay at Barry’s

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.


m2enjoyingthenow

February 2020

Always great stay

Never a problem staying at Barry's Compound. Plenty of room and always firewood for the campfire. We will be back.


PopPopsBus

February 2020

FANTASTIC!!!

Great folks. Beautiful area. Had a wonder stay with Barry. Highly recommend this location.
Looking forward to another visit.


FulltimeNomad

February 2020

Great host!!

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!


TerriW

February 2020

Wonderful Hospitality

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!


Wandering.with.the.Wrights

February 2020

Peaceful place for a good nights sleep

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!


SchoolmarmandGpa

February 2020

5 star stay

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.


RVrebelGirl

February 2020

Private & Secluded

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.


Gordon_Marie

February 2020

Great place

Great time sitting around the campfire and visiting with Barry and the other Boondockers he had in while we were there.


TeamTalbert

February 2020

Awesome place at Barry's Comppound! :)

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!


ChasingRvDreams

February 2020

Pre Rally Fun

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.


WrenSong

February 2020

Prelude to the Rally

Campfire. Company. Conversation. That's what this pro is great at doing. Thanks for everything!


Mathyssen

February 2020

Convenient and friendly

We really enjoyed our stay at Barry's. He was welcoming and full of information. We especially enjoyed our campsite each night. Thanks, Barry!


heluvarn

February 2020

Wonderful Location

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!


TheBreeze

February 2020

Barry's the Best

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!


cathyrn1

February 2020

Friendly place

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.


itsatrippylife

February 2020

Awesome host!

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!


Waltur

February 2020

What a great host!

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.


Rory6836

February 2020

Rory6836

Always a pleasure to stay at barryd! Host is wonderful, makes his guests feel at home.


WayneFord

February 2020

Great country setting.

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.


m2enjoyingthenow

February 2020

One awesome host and location

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!


ds10

January 2020

Quiet and convenient

Enjoyed a quiet evening. Played some tunes around the campfire until raindrops intervened. Happy to have stopped and for the hospitality.


imvenal

January 2020

Fantastic

Couldn't be a nicer place to stay.

Barry enjoys his guests and goes above and beyond to be a good host.


lunaandtheseekers

January 2020

What a fun place!

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.


Rich-Janelle.Nuding

January 2020

Great host

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


Mastanle1

January 2020

Wonderful

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.


Puffins

January 2020

Top notch host

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)


Swinn01

January 2020

Wonderful host and quiet stay

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.


KentuckyWanderers

January 2020

Great Host

Thanks


Marianne

January 2020

He holds first place honors as a BW host

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.


stanferd98

January 2020

great stay

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.😁


Vilano

January 2020

Friends around the campfire

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!


Steve.Chris

January 2020

Wonderful host

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.


Travelinonashoestring

January 2020

Another great stay

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.


Andy+Wendy

January 2020

Loved the compound!

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!


Jillianamc

January 2020

Welcoming and Peaceful

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.


theroadweshare

January 2020

A great place to stay!

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!


m2enjoyingthenow

January 2020

The best welcome ever!!

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.

Thank you!!!
Hope to stop by again sometime.


JoyfulNomadsR+N

January 2020

Super Host

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!


RussB3099

January 2020

Peaceful Night Sleep

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.
Russ


Kingston

January 2020

Barrys compound is class A

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.


m2enjoyingthenow

January 2020

Barry is the best host!

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!


TheWitchOnWheels

January 2020

Very accomodating

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.


Guylaine et Paul

January 2020

Great host !

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.


Tallwalkers

January 2020

BamaMan was our 2nd Boondockers Welcome experience!

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.


TheGlobetrotters

January 2020

Hospitality Galore

....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.


Gaprepper

January 2020

Awesome Host, Easy Access Very Nice Stay

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.


TheBrunsons

January 2020

Nice Stay

Easy in/out - we enjoyed our stay here! Thanks so much!


Laurieamalone

January 2020

Great Spot Off I-10

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.


Rick.R.Lad

January 2020

Awesome host and a great place to stay.

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.


rvtriking

December 2019

Great stop, great guy!

Barry was a very welcoming host. We really enjoyed our conversations and wouldn't hesitate to visit again!


dlteamor

December 2019

FANTASTIC Host!

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!


kiessig

December 2019

Gracious host with beautiful property!

Thanks for the hookups and the stay!


bobandlinda

December 2019

Quiet and peaceful

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.


Sajendra

December 2019

Great Stay!

Friendly and very helpful. It was a convenient and restful stay while traveling on I-10.


Chez_Sylvie_et_Francois

December 2019

Very nice place

Barry is an excellent host. I will certainly return.


LivinLifeinDrive

December 2019

Generosity on the road!

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!


honestbest333

December 2019

A + Barry is the NUMBER 1 Boondockers host in the USA

Thanks again Barry!


FORDTOUR

December 2019

Great stay

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


Newbs89

December 2019

Barry’s Compound is the best!

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!


Destiny-2019

December 2019

Great Host

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


Rvingmaine-iacs

December 2019

Awesome Host

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.


TheMartins

December 2019

Great stay

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!


fishthe48

December 2019

Great host, great location

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.


Evain

December 2019

Friendly

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.


TenMinas

December 2019

Awesome first BW experience!

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!


Gypsygirl.

December 2019

Very nice peaceful sleepover

Beautiful compound with easy hookups. Just stayed one night.
Very friendly accommodating host.
Would highly recommend and would definitely stay again, but longer


brojim

December 2019

The best

Berryyour the best of the best


summermom4

December 2019

Very Accommodating

Barry was very accommodating for our large rig. So very appreciative! The area is very pretty and very quiet. Thank u!


Travelinonashoestring

November 2019

Pleasant stay

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.


ronecooper

November 2019

barryd is a superb host and raconteur

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.


MilesandPenny

November 2019

Blessed Barry

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.


negativer

November 2019

Fun and casual place

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!


harmonyinchaos

November 2019

Great place

Second time here and was just as wonderful as last, great time with new people around the campfire!! Barry is a wonderful host!!


Rory6836

November 2019

Florida Hospitality at it's best!

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.


Adventurousfun777

November 2019

Very friendly

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.


Tomrobinsonlv

November 2019

Simply Inviting

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.


2468web

November 2019

Excellent host and place to stay!

Excellent host and place to stay!


tabofbacon

November 2019

True host going out of his way.

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..


Thirdeyepics

November 2019

A Great Gathering

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.


mfredm01

November 2019

excellent as usual

another great stay at barry's, only wish i could have stayed longer


Dandringa50

November 2019

Great time with Barry

Nice overnight at Barry's compound with new friends at the campfire.


harmonyinchaos

November 2019

Great place

Wonderful place to stay, great company. Barry the host was amazing!!


csbrown550

November 2019

Florida Hospitality

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.


Cjerickson4855

November 2019

Great stop

Great host, and spot, very quiet. Barry extremely accommodating we will stay again if we get this direction again.


Kooikerlovers

November 2019

Second stay here.

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.


lightsluvr

November 2019

BarryD stay was very enjoyable!

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!


ChasingRvDreams

November 2019

Helpful

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.


SocialHermits

October 2019

Nice stay

Very nice gentleman. Spent a little time talking with him.

Would definitely stay again.


flyin4god

October 2019

Wonderful hospitality!

Barry's place is an easy find and level! Wonderful, quiet and friendly!


ajbowman

October 2019

Lovin Life Near Live Oak!

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!!!
A&J


brojim

October 2019

Very good

Barry's campound is wonderful place and he's a great guy. Looking forward to our next visit.
Jim & Sandy


scubapearl

October 2019

Great place!

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.


Sailmiami

October 2019

Fantastic Host

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.


honestbest333

September 2019

Excellent!

Barry is the best!


Hanzianbus

September 2019

Perfect pit stop!

My husband and I needed a quick getaway to escape the hurricane and this spot was perfect for what we needed. Thank you!


honestbest333

August 2019

A+ Great location.

Great location, nice hook ups, and super fast internet!


JimmyGhi

August 2019

Always a great stay

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.


DigitalNomad

August 2019

Awesome stay!

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....


HippynDaTramp

August 2019

Love this place!

Barry has been amazing! The location is beautiful and we will definitely come thru here again. Can't thank youI enough Barry!


HippynDaTramp

August 2019

Amazing people! Gorgeous location!

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!


genecosta

August 2019

Another great stay

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.


MarkandDonna

August 2019

Excellent stay

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!


genecosta

August 2019

If we could rate AWESOME we definitely would!

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.


Tom and Joyce

July 2019

A very helpful person

Barry is a very thoughtful and helpful person. He has lots of experiences to share. Thanks again Barry. Tom and Joyce


JimmyGhi

July 2019

Home away from Home

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.


kenleeau

July 2019

Perfect Host!

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!


gengen

July 2019

Short Stay At Barryd's- 28 May 2019

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.


Tom and Joyce

July 2019

Found a new friend

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.


SunnyJunket

July 2019

Friendly Florida

We had a very comfortable stay. Thank you Barry for your generous hospitality! We will hope to stay here again when passing through.


Thehoppers

June 2019

Such a welcoming host

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!!!!


MarkandDonna

June 2019

Another fantastic stay

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!!


Fannyfunfinder

June 2019

Excellent host

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.


ridesocratesride

May 2019

Good to see Barry again!

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!


A former member

May 2019

What a great place. What a great guy!

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.


MarkandDonna

May 2019

Great host

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!


ItchyFeetRV

May 2019

An oasis!

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!


ruinkim07

May 2019

Short and Sweet

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!


greatpuck

May 2019

Great intro to BW

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.


JimmyGhi

May 2019

Another great stay

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!


jsmith_543

May 2019

One of our favorite spots.

Thanks.


pword162000

May 2019

Awesome first BW experience

We enjoyed our stay. It was a great first boondockers welcome experience.


Trimman

April 2019

Great visit !

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.


JimmyGhi

April 2019

Second visit, great site..

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.


jrranch3123

April 2019

Gracious Host

Very helpful as we stayed there. Excellent hookups available. Peaceful place and beautiful.


KarenMusco

April 2019

Fabulous

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.


Sandy.1mdllc.com

April 2019

Kind & generous couple!

Perfect accommodation for a one nite stay. Barry was extremely helpful & knowledgeable. Location is easy to get to & area is quiet & beautiful.


Sandy.1mdllc.com

April 2019

Gracious & knowledgeable hist

We enjoyed our short visit at Barry’s Compound. Setting is beautiful & convenient. Barry shared valuable travel info which we truly appreciate! Thank you!


Kooikerlovers

April 2019

Very nice stay

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.


Amandalynnhamm

April 2019

Best boondocking experience!

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!


Hammacks

April 2019

Must stay

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.


durangatangRL

April 2019

A Boondockers mini-gathering at Barry's Compound

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.
Thank you.


Les+Jane

April 2019

Nice spot to contemplate.

Looking forward to a future visit. Keep on smiling!


aferguson

April 2019

Great Host, Great Spot

Always great to see Barry and get a great night sleep in his quite location.


NYTEX

April 2019

Great Hosts!

Barry & Millie are very gracious hosts & go out of their to make your stay comfortable.
Also, I found their location to be very convenient.
Chuck


Les+Jane

April 2019

All are welcomed at Barry's place!

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.


GoodPlanet

April 2019

Good GOOD Vibes:-)

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!


vandownunder

April 2019

Thank you!

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.


NYTEX

April 2019

TERRIFIC LOCATION & HOSTS!

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!


pjtrekkar

March 2019

super host

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....


durangatangRL

March 2019

Compound your RV experience!

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.


Allison

March 2019

Wonderful location and outstanding host!!

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.


Tjn

March 2019

Sharon Netzley

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.


avavanyo

March 2019

Wonderful overnight stay; host was very friendly & accommodating

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!


SwedishBlonde

March 2019

Another Fabulous boondocker Host

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


gabby59b

March 2019

Wonderful host!

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.


lonestar2160

March 2019

Wonderful place and host

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


ChasetheKnights

March 2019

Awesome Host!

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!


some_kind_of_wonderful_bus

March 2019

Southern hospitality with NY charm at it's finest

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


AltavistaAmigos

March 2019

Pleasant Visit

We appreciate the hospitality at Barry's Compound. A gem.


mfredm01

March 2019

wow

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


TheFourniers

March 2019

Absolutely Lovely Couple!

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!


AMpfeifer1993

March 2019

Very nice stay

Very nice people very welcoming we only stay one night. But had no problems. Very nice couple.


B+ERV

March 2019

Fantastic peaceful stay!

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.


Waltur

March 2019

GREAT hosts!!

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.


NomadicFamilyLife

March 2019

Super nice host!

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.


forschjm

March 2019

Wet but Welcoming

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.


cyclopath

March 2019

WONDERFUL hospitality!

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.


aferguson

February 2019

Great Host! Quiet, peaceful night.

It was great to meet and talk with Barry. I could only stay for the night but really enjoyed the chat and the location.


zipmartin

February 2019

Great intro to boondocking

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.


TheShermanMillerShow

February 2019

Great stopover

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.


Livinthedream

February 2019

Rusty is a great co host.

Thanks for working with us. We had a great time would stop back any time were in the area. (Nice folks)


Jessicaandtorre

February 2019

Super Friendly host and great spot

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.


Fantasias Unplugged

February 2019

Great spot, easy access

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!


12travel+

February 2019

Fantastic, great host!!

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.


Roy

February 2019

Enjoyed stay

Our second stay. Great as usual.


Roy

January 2019

Awsome

Welcomed immediately. Great communication. Felt comfortable quickly. Coming back in a week. Highly recommend


thelonglongtrailer

January 2019

Great first BW experience

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!


Rich-Janelle.Nuding

January 2019

Super nice people and spot

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.


Jlsmith

January 2019

Very good

Barry & wife are very hospitable.
You will feel welcome here.


Kozytravelers

January 2019

Wonderful host, sweet place

Wonderful hosts, quiet location near 75 and 10. We wish we could have stayed longer, but the road beckons! We would definitely stay again!


Bergman78

January 2019

Great experience!

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!


KentuckyWanderers

January 2019

Great Couple

Stayed here twice and can say again that these folks are great hosts!


pjtrekkar

January 2019

quiet place in the country- great host

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!


ridesocratesride

January 2019

Barry's a good guy

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


cmulter13

January 2019

Very comfortable and enjoyable stay!

Host was very nice and accommodating. Beautiful property. Was gracious enough to give us electricity and water! Really enjoyed our stay!
Thanks Again!


brojim

January 2019

Great stay with great host

Thanks Again Barry


deryckj

December 2018

1st Boondocking experience. Excellent!

What a gracious host! Barry is a super nice guy. Quiet and spacious. Great experience! Will stay again when in the area.


JimmyGhi

December 2018

Great location and hosts

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.


Brenda

December 2018

Wonderfully kind friendly folks

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.


jrtomkinson

December 2018

Outstanding host

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!


WolfPack

December 2018

Wonderful Gem

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! :)


Jasonob123

December 2018

Great host and space

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,


KentuckyWanderers

December 2018

Great Host

Barry is a pleasure to spend time with!


eandcmac

December 2018

Great stay!

Thanks for hosting us! Great location with easy access. Big rig friendly. We will be back!


jsmith_543

November 2018

Nice, friendly host, quiet spot.

We enjoyed our time at this spot and the time spent talking with the host.

We plan to return when back in the area.


MorganNoonAndNight

November 2018

Great experience!

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!


eatseerv

November 2018

Great Spot in North Florida!

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.


MiniWinnieAdventures

November 2018

Very nice!

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.


jalexander0520

November 2018

Best First Stay at Boondockers Welcome

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.


redrambo

November 2018

Peaceful night, lively morning

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


AAmrine

October 2018

Nice place!

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!


dcwhalen

October 2018

Great host!

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+++++


Mastanle1

October 2018

Nice quiet rural setting!

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😊


Mossbackdoug

October 2018

Wonderful stop

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.


Elzoltul

September 2018

Great host, great location

Great spot!


SchoolmarmandGpa

September 2018

Barry's brilliant

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.


LiveMore

September 2018

Amazing host!!!

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!


yowinetree

August 2018

Great People

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!


Seasouls

August 2018

Restful Stay

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!


AsLongAsItsFun

July 2018

Peaceful

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.


Ltsambug

July 2018

Very accommodating and friendly host

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


scubapearl

June 2018

Gracious hosts

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.


dsjohnson92

June 2018

Barrys compound

Great stay and great conversation! Easy in and out for any RV


Elzoltul

June 2018

Quiet spot

Barry’s compound is lovely quiet spot with an equally kind host. Thank you so much for having us!


AandR

June 2018

Such a wonderful couple!

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!


CCCruiser

June 2018

PERFECT FOR MY NEEDS!

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!


JTowers

May 2018

Nice people, peaceful place!

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.


Mpbarter

May 2018

Easy to get to and quiet

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.


JamItInn

April 2018

Beautiful country setting

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.


hlounsbu

April 2018

Fun times at Barrys

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.


RachelB

April 2018

Incredible Hosts

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!


TwoKsVan

April 2018

Very peaceful

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!


mapshocked

March 2018

Really Quiet at Night!

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.


Personal References (4)

Fasteam

March 2021

Great Communication!!!

Very helpful.


RVLateBloomers

August 2020

Awesome place!

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!


langlo06

November 2019

Great little soot

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


gengen

May 2019

Great Overnight Stay

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.