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Age: 65+

Member since March 2018

Fun loving, like helping people, camping, golf, cars, auto races and Canada

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Like camping in N.Y. and Ontario, Canada. Lin and I have a lot of Canadian friends we have met at our Florida home. I have and enjoy Hot Rods, chasing big block racing (SDS), golf/ hacker, bicycle riding, and the outdoors. Lin and I own 75 acres. Ten acres are dedicated as a family, camping area. It has about 5 dry camping sites. This area has a Class D fishing stream with a shallow 4' "L" shaped water fall. Linda is a California transplant and we are now retired. I worked for Window and Door MFG. I came from the dairy farming industry, 4 years in the Air Force and worked in the mill work and sales/repair industry. We have 3 adult children, 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Carpenter/repair tech.

jrlr1969's Pets

We have lots of Grand Dogs, some on the weekend.

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jrlr1969's Hometown

Summers in Mannsville, New York with winters in Spring Hill, Florida.


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jrlr1969's Guest Details

jrlr1969's Rig

Rig Type: Class A

40 feet long

Forest River Berkshire with Chevy Equinox on a car dolly.

jrlr1969's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets
  • Travels with kids, ages: 14+
  • Prefers an electric hookup
  • Prefers a water hookup
  • Has slideouts

jrlr1969 Has 1 Host Location

"Redden's Falls at Jacksons Hole"

Mannsville, NY, US
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September 2021

Beautiful spot!

Nice peaceful spot to take a break. Very helpful folks.


September 2021

A Piece of Paradise

We had a wonderful time staying at Redden's Falls. Jack was a great host. We enjoyed an evening campfire with him. The location is a piece of paradise located beside a babbling brook with a picturesque waterfall. It is close to Interstate 81 so getting to the many things to see in the area is convenient. We hope to stay at Redden's Falls again.


September 2021

Our 1st stay will be hard to beat!!!

This was our 1st BW stay, and it was a great. John, took me to the falls, and the dry campsites right away, and it was awesome. We parked near his garage, and was provided a 30A hookup, which was a need on that night. He checked on us a few times to make sure we were comfortable too. We had great conversation about our rigs, that were helpful and informative. Thanks again John, for your hospitality.


September 2021

Such a beautiful spot

This was our first time trying Boondockers. Redden’s Falls has spoiled us! It was so relaxing sitting by the falls and listening to the water. Jack joined us for a wonderful time at the campfire. We will be back!


September 2021

Awesome !!

This was a great location, right next to a creek and waterfall that ran right behind our camper. So nice to sleep to. It’s a fairly wooded location with very level sites. Our host communicated great, and saw we were settled in and comfortable, and dispute the wooded location and the water, very little bugs. Overall a wonderful time was had and will definitely use again when in the area.


September 2021

What a delight

We were really appreciative of finding a spot to land over Labor Day. The host worked with us on a change in schedule, and got is in smoothly to a great spot. He offered power, but with great weather didn’t really need it.

Sat around a fire and visited, he has some great stories! The water falls were beautiful and was super helpful and kind, even offering use of a car, which we thankfully didn’t need.

He has a great personality, very friendly and helpful. Another great BW host experience!!


September 2021

Secluded and cozy

We stayed at the falls area which was beautiful and cozy. Our host was very generous and knows the area well. He checked on us daily even making fires a couple nights for all his guests.

The location is perfect to visit the Thousand Islands and local parks.

We highly recommend this host and his wonderful property!

Thank you Redden Falls!


August 2021

Very nice

Very accommodating and kind


August 2021

Enjoyable Stay

Was a wonderful stay and the host was great! Hooked up to 30 amp in the field by the garage. It was a good fit for us but he has a place by the waterfall on his property. Our rig was to big for the falls otherwise we would of stayed there. JR told us about some must see in the area. The 1000 islands was one of the must see. I 100% agree well worth the drive. We took the boat tour and stopped of on Boldt Castle. Next time in this part of New York we would love and stay again. Thank you JR I enjoyed our chat we are like minded 🤙🏻


August 2021


Owner was attentive, helpful and friendly. The peaceful area next to a cascading creek is off-grid, and the 30A hook-up option is not - it's next to his garage. Nice to have a choice.


August 2021

Great first stay.

We just joined Boondockers Welcome and this was our first stay. After scrambling to find campsites for a two week vacation around NY, we found ourselves stuck without a spot for 2 nights over a weekend. BW was the perfect solution for our predicament, and Redden’s Falls was in just the right location. Jrlr1969 was a super friendly and accommodating host. 10/10 would stay again.


August 2021

Right by the water falls

I had a nice 4 day stay and was right next to the waterfalls. The Host was very kind , he let me get water for my Rig because I forgot to fill up the last place I was at. He even assisted me getting my motorcycle on the back of the rig.
The only Con was the weather. It rained 3 of the 4 days I was there but I got to swim in the creek .🙂


August 2021

Just what we needed!

Beautiful level lot. Great hook-ups and dumping. But what we really needed: peace and quiet!! Thanks J & L!! We hope to be back and enjoy the falls next time!.


August 2021

Great place to stay

My only complaint is I didn’t have time to stay longer. Several great options for camping spots. The hosts couldn’t be more welcoming or accommodating. Would definitely stay again if in the area.


August 2021

Beautiful place

Exactly as described. This is the most beautiful place that we stayed out. The host is a real nice guy who is very generous. We hope to be back soon.


August 2021


First time stay with BW! What a great experience! J took such good care of us. So friendly and kind. Make us feel at home! Beautiful property, very peaceful! Looked just like pics. Thank you for sharing you wonderful property! What a great host!


August 2021

Peaceful stop

Great hosts and a wonderful place to stay.


July 2021

Peaceful falls, gracious host

J was so kind, greeting us after his kids showed us where to pull on this amazing property. We spent 3 nights with nothing but the sound of the falls to lull us to sleep. So grateful they share this wonderful spot with so many. Short trip to Alexandra Bay and the St Lawrence waterway was recommended by J, and we loved it.


July 2021

The bomb...

Cool spot by the waterfall, peaceful, fire pit, and awesome hosts. J went out of his way to accommodate us, what an awesome guy.


June 2021

This is why I love Boondockers Welcome!!!

J & L were the perfect hosts and their place is as beautiful as all the other guests have stated. What an experience! This is why I love Boondockers Welcome; you meet people and make friends on the basis of their kindness and willingness to share a little piece of their life to perfect strangers. Arrive as strangers and leave as friends! I look forward to meeting up with them this winter in Florida.


May 2021

Great place, beautiful waterfall

This was a great place to stay on our way to Vermont for the summer. Great host, very quiet. Provided 30amp to us as it was cold, wet and rainy while we were there. We couldn't stay near the falls as we have a large Motorhome but our location next the garage was perfect and level.


October 2020

Perfect spot

We stayed here for 4 wonderful nights and if we could, we’d move here, that’s how beautiful it is. Not to mention the hosts who greeted us when we got there. Very nice!


October 2020

A great stop over!

Our stay at Redden’s Falls was perfect! They were very accommodating and made everything very easy.


October 2020

Great Stay

Spent 2 nights. Really enjoyed the stay. Falls were great even with little water flow. Our ggson enjoyed looking for frogs. Thank you for hosting us


September 2020

Great stay

Wonderful host's and a spectacular location .


August 2020

A Warm Welcome!

Our host was friendly and helpful. He welcomed us, gave a quick look around and showed us where to park for the night. What a great start to our trip. Highly recommended!


August 2020

A little slice of heaven near Lake Ontario

What a wonderful stay in an idyllic location. A beautiful farm where I was surrounded by gorgeous cornfields. The hosts could not have been more helpful or friendly. Thank you so much for your hospitality.


August 2020


JAck and Lin have the most beautiful property and their hospitality can not be rivaled. We did not have the pleasure of meeting Lin (Happy Birthday), but Jack’s warm spirt and kindness was a joy. This property is spectacular; we hiked, waded in the creek/falls, rested and made some new friends. Thank you so much; we would love to return!


August 2020

Just Wonderful!

What wonderful hosts and a very special spot along the river. They were celebrating their 51st wedding anniversary and we got to meet their family around the fire for the night. So special. Would definitely stay again if traveling through the area!


July 2020

Great Little Hide-a-Way

Had a great stay on this beautiful property. The hosts are exceptionally nice people and we look forward to visiting them again in the future. They went above and beyond to make us comfortable and feel welcome.


July 2020

"Jack of All Trades

Monday, the 20th was my birthday so I decided I'd like to camp near water.

My brother and I were greeted by Jack upon arrival. Jack was very friendly and courteous as well as helpful. We parked behind his house the first night, which enabled us to have power and WiFi. Jack gave us a ride down to his other property where the waterfalls are, in his golf cart.

The second day, we decided to park down at the waterfalls....right next to it. The drive down the hill was a bit steep, and my RV slid a little on the stone, but I dropped the gears down into low and got down no problem. We basically had the whole area to ourselves. Jack build a wonderful screen enclosed area next to the water, as well as a bathroom with shower. I have photos but I dont think I can post them here. ( I'll be sending copies to Jack.) I did not meet his wife Linda, but did speak to her on the briefly on the phone. She was quite pleasant.
The last night of our stay, it rained the next day and since Jack had another traveler that wanted our spot, we decided to leave a day early.
I'll definitely be back if Jack and Linda will have me. We took our trash with us when we left and kept the area clean. I forgot to mention that there is a large fire pit that Jack built with a stack of wood next to it, but it was hot out and no need for a fire.
Thank you Jack and Linda for your hospitality! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. I'd love to come back sometime.


July 2020

More than awesome as well as peaceful!

I never imagined our stay at a BW would be so wonderful and peaceful! Jrlr1969 invited us to stay right in the peninsula near the waterfall, and showed us around his beautiful property. He gladly offered us water to fill our tanks, and the bathroom he built for visitors was such a special and welcome touch. :-) He invited us to dinner, and even let my husband help with some chores around the property, which he absolutely loved! He was there every day making sure we felt at home and asked if we needed anything, and even joined us at the campfire one night for some personal fellowship.

Our original plan was to visit the local area and ride our bicycles, but we loved this BW site so much that we never wanted to leave. We played in the water, took walks, and just sat enjoying the ambiance of the beautiful area. We loved hearing stories of the area, the history, and fish! This host was more than accomodating, wonderful to converse with, and I would recommend this stay to anybody who wants some peace, quiet and some down time. It will definitely do you some good.

Thank you so much jrlr1969, we really look forward to our return to your cozy "Redden's Falls"! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!


June 2020


This was our 1st Boondockers experience and it was awesome! jrlr1969 were super accommodating as this was a last minute stay. Our hosts helped me get into a very nice and flat spot. The hosts came down both nights and we sat around the fire chatting and had a great time. Heard a lot of local stories as well as some from their travels as 'Boondockers'. jrlr1969 get an A+++ from my family, and I definitely recommend them if you are going through this area! The boondocking spots down by the creek were perfect. All the spots are on the creek, which our kids loved playing in. If you like sleeping with the windows open listening to the water flowing, this is for you.


June 2020

A Beautiful and Picturesque Place

In short A wonderful place to boondock and a gracious host. I was in a hurry and just looking for a place to boondock close to where we were the night before.I did not take the time to look closely at the site when I asked to stay there. When we got there the site was just little bit of heaven. Easy drive in to site easy leveling and easy back to the road for my 31 foot RV. Thank You Jack and Linda for a wonderful first time as Boondockers Welcome guests. Thank You Boondockers Welcome for this simple idea that works so well for people that just want to travel.


June 2020

Awesome hosts, awesome stay

What a great introduction to bw. Everything i needed was right there. It was a safe, quiet, comfortable evening. So glad to have met Jack and see his great spot. Thanks


June 2020

A+ Hospitality Hosts

Jrlr were so welcoming to us and made us feel like family right away. They were so helpful to us -since we are newbies. We loved walking around their property and visiting with them. They really made us want to go back again and we look forward to be able to do so!! ❤️


June 2020

Favorite so far! Natural beauty + wonderful hosts!

We are sad to leave this gem of a Boondocking location! Our entire family thoroughly enjoyed our 5-night stay here. Jrlr1969 were very gracious hosts. They are friendly, laid-back and just good people all around! We enjoyed our socially-distanced conversations and fire-side chats. The fact that we could have electricity and water hookups on their property, and also walk right across the street to play in the stream and see the beautiful water falls at their private campground was truly amazing! Our favorite boondocking station so far! Our 5 yr old was in heaven! When we weren’t playing in the falls, we took a day trip to Thousand Islands (about 1 hr away) and we spent another day at Sandy Island beach (only 15 mins away). We are so grateful to have stubbled upon this amazing place and couldn’t have wished for better hosts. Would definitely recommend!


June 2020

Good people!

Beautiful people and beautiful property. I felt just like I was at home with my parents. The host are just really great people. They showed us such unconditional generosity. Made sure we were comfortable and we felt at home the entire visit. I can’t say enough good. We will be back and hopefully stay in touch.
Thank you both so much!


November 2019

Rainy and windy day

Jack was a wonderful host even though we could only chat about 10 minutes as I arrived under pretty heavy rain. Will come back for sure to meet again.


October 2019

Redden falls was Awesome!

We had a wonderful first time Boone docking experience at Redden’s Falls . Our host was warm and inviting , even inviting us in for coffee after arriving. Our camping spot was peaceful and amazing. We camped beside a rolling stream and waterfall with salmon laying in a nearby hole. JR came down several times to check on us and gave us many places to go check out. He gave us great directions to Niagara Falls, which we really enjoyed. We will definitely be returning!


October 2019

Awesome spot

We only stayed one night but wish we had more time to stay longer, jrlr1969 was so accomadateling and friendly. Had a nice time chatting around the fire. Good times.


October 2019

Great host

Very friendly and helpfull.
Gave us the best way to our next destination avoiding bad roads.
Thanks again Jack.


October 2019

Great short stay

The owner was welcoming and helpful. We had a great one day stay.


October 2019

Great stop!

Super friendly host. Beautiful area. Would love to stop here again. Waterfall your was amazing.


October 2019

Best so Far

This has been out favorite spot so far, out of 10 stays completed. Right next to the water fall! You can't beat waking up to your own private waterfall. The host truly just wants to share his little slice of heaven! He came down and sat by the fire, swapped stories, and was so much fun to talk to. Thanks for making it a special memory for the kids, they won't forget this spot anytime soon! @homeadrift


October 2019

An AMAZING location

When I signed up with Boondockers Welcome, I never imagined I would be able to stay at such incredible locations. Each one has been uniquely different from the last and the Redden's Falls location was astounding. My host greeted me and I followed him to the entrance of his boondocking parking area which was essentially in a forest. He helped me back my rig right up to the edge of a stream just below a small waterfall. I was in HEAVEN! He had fabricated a fire pit, provided a mountain of wood and even built a structure with a REAL flushing toilet! The sounds of the stream were very soothing and the next day, he arranged for his friend to take me Salmon fishing since they were spawning. As a back-country pilot who spends entire summers in wilderness areas fishing daily for my meals, I was ecstatic! He set me up with men's waders that were five sizes too big and men's 8.5 size boots which were double the size of my foot. I looked a bit clumsy....but I was ready to go fishin! I followed his friend to their secret fishing hole and we had a blast. Caught some salmon and laughed all day! After fishing, my host invited me into his home when his lovely wife just happened to be making dinner and she served all of us biscuits with sausage and gravy. Not being a big cook, I LOVE home-cooked meals. Later that night, he came down to the camp spot and joined me and a boondocker family (known online as "homeadrift" and we enjoyed a campfire and marshmallows. Gotta say, that was a memorable experience I will never forget!


October 2019

Lots to See

Great stay with wonderful hosts. Visited several times with the host but his wife was not feeling well. He has a great set up below his home but we chose the upper area for electric. Our rig is really low and weren't sure if we'd drag down by the falls. If not raining and I had not been a bit under the weather would have enjoyed sitting at the campfire with other BW folks.
We enjoyed the area so much. .


October 2019


A really great place the water falls are just magic. Gypsy (cat) gives it 4 Paw's up.only had a short time to spend with the host as he was away most of our stay
Really nice and had a lot of advice about The area


September 2019

Best sleep in weeks!

Wonderful hosts and awesome location! We loved falling asleep listening to the falls. Nice, quiet and secluded area was a joy to stay at. Great location quick to highway. Our host was most helpful and made us feel welcome from the start. Enjoyed a campfire with him and some s’mores. He gave us great ideas of what to visit while we were there, though we really didn’t even need to leave the property it was so lovely!
Loved it here!


August 2019


Great place to stay with wonderful people. Hosts were very gracious. The area down by the stream and waterfall was so peaceful and serene. It was hard to believe you were only a short distance from the Interstate.


August 2019

The best hide away

Mr. Redden is very gracious and helpful. Our spot was down by the Creek by a step waterfall. Fun to walk around the Creek. Shady and out of the sun. We will be back soon. Thank you.


August 2019


I had a very nice visit at the Redden's Falls at Jackson Creek.
It is very beautiful, but private & quiet location.
I enjoyed several conversations w the Host & a few of his friends!
Yes, I would enjoy staying there again!
Thank you,


July 2019

Great place to stay!

The owner is very accommodating and gracious. He is a fellow RVer and checked on us a couple of times after we got settled, but other than that, he left us to do our thing. He has a couple of options for spots to stay actually. The spot by the waterfall, at the time of this anyway, does not have electricity. It is very wooded and a nice little spot but it is down a bit of a dirt road hill to get to it and it made me a little nervous to drive down in our 32' Class C. However, he does have a spot beside his house that was perfect, level, and even reachable for water with a long hose to fill up and he may even have electricity (30amp) available for you. We did compensate him for electricity usage during our short stay and really appreciated the connection. Nice property and area. Would love to stop by again some time.

Thanks for the stay!


July 2019

Great Hosts

Cannot say enough good things about our hosts. They treated us like family.. They gave us information on places to go, took care of our two dogs and even invited us to a Wiener roast .. Great Boondockers stop. They let us stay in the yard since we had some electrical problem’s with our coach.. We wanted to stay by the waterfall, but it didn’t work out for us.. But did go to the falls. Very beautiful!! Thank you both for all your hospitality.. See you in Florida in the fall..


July 2019


Pulled in late in the day and was greeted by a most welcoming host who took the time to show me the camping spot and guided me all the way. I set up camp on a peninsula overlooking a waterfall. The next morning the host came to see if all was ok and we chatted for a while. This was my first time staying with a "boondockerswelcome" host and I could not have been any happier. What can I say. . . the experience was delightful.


July 2019

Beatiful seclude spot

Good simple directions made the stop easy. Jr met us and was very helpful and accommodating. We got water at the house and Jr took us down and showed us the big grassy area down by the creek where we discussed all the options on where we could set up. It’s a beautiful secluded spot that’s very peaceful and our rescue beagle loved playing in the water. Parking right next to the creek was just wonderful. There’s also a screened gazebo overlooking the creek that we used one evening. We had a nice conversation with Jr and Lr the morning before we left and are looking forward to them stopping at our spot the next time they decide to head south.


July 2019

Awesome stay😎

What a great place! Host has to be one of the nicest people I have ever met. Will be friends forever! Provided us with every service needed and even loaned us his car. Wow. This stop deserves a 10! Oh yeah, awesome Creek and waterfalls


July 2019

Great first boondocker experience

Great location and host! Couldn't have been a better intro for us to Boondockers Welcome!


July 2019

Beautiful location, great RVer hosts.

The title says it all. Words can hardly describe the beauty and solitude of camping in your private park, creek and waterfall included. Communication with the hosts was excellent as we made arrangements for arrival. jr met us and showed us the way to the falls, down a steep windy tree-lined lane. He helped us park and met us again in the morning to help with other matters. Did not get a chance to meet lr as they were off on adventures of their own. Highly recommend "Redden's Falls at Jackson Hole" and hope the hosts might one day visit us in Kansas.


June 2019


It’s like having your own personal camping spot. Super amicable hosts. If you are in that area, do not hesitate to request your stay.


June 2019

Great Hosts!

We had two very peaceful nights at Redden Falls. This location is one of the best that we have experienced so far using BW. Jack recommended several places to visit. We thoroughly enjoyed touring Boldt Castle and Sackets Harbor Battlefield. Fun times sharing stories over pie with hosts. We will be back again, God Willing.


May 2019

Super friendly hosts!

We had the pleasure to stay on night at Redden's Falls. Because of the rain we stayed near their house. It was a nice level grassy spot. They have a 40amp outlet if needed. We were received with a very nice welcome. We did not get to stay at the falls but got a guided tour in the morning. Wow! it's like being in your own secluded private campground. If your in the area, it's worth stopping by. You will not regret it.


August 2018

A hidden treasure

I’m not sure you can ask for much more than what we got here. We were nestled in the middle of the woods, with a big bling brook all around us. An open spot for our solar panels to do their job, and as much peace and tranquility as anyone could ask for. This is a true boondocking location, where you’re off the grid. We loved every minute of it. Our hosts were very gracious and helpful.

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October 2019

Great communication

We had planned a stay, but unfortunately had to change plans at the last minute. Communication was great and quick through the whole process, we look forward to crossing paths at some point soon.