Born and grew up in western PA. Attended Penn State University. Moved to North Central Ohio in my early 20's and stayed there till 2011. I purchased a home in Florida in 2011 to enjoy the warm winters. I sure didn't miss the cold northen winter of 2014 - 2015.
I have three grown children. Two daughters and a son. More grand children than I care to admit and even a couple of great-grandchildren.
Had a couple of Golden Retrievers as my latest family members. They are now passed on. The last one traveled with me through Mexico, all 49 continental states, and all of Canada from the Artic in the Northwesteran Territory across to New Brunswick. We only had the Atlantic Provinces left to complete all of North America. Unfortunately she died two days after I closed on my home here in Florida in 2011.
I guess it will not be to much longer till I get a new puppy.
Fort Denaud, Fl
My rig is a 2006 Roadtrek RS Adventurous and is class B Motorhome about 22 ft. in length.
Larry dropped by for the night and left us with plenty of great travel stories to remember him by. We trust some day there will be another furry companion to share his adventures with.
Larry has a lot of stories of his travels and an interesting fellow to talk to. Easy to have as a guest and would recommend him as a guest to anyone.
Very good guest. We would recommend Larry for anyone to have as a guest. Easy going, and no problem.
Beautiful view of the canal, and the owner is discreet!
Great location. Awesome kayaking. Mountain bike trails close by. Owner informs you of things to do and history of the area. Definitely recommend staying.
One of our favorite Boondockers Welcome stays so far. Wonderful, generous host who loves to talk about his interesting travels. A beautifully manicured yard, it is right on the river and you are entertained by the many watercraft going by. Walmart and other businesses are just a few minutes away, and Fort Myers beaches are about an hour. We hope to stay again next year! Thank you, lmccolim!
We don't know what was better, the view or the hospitality of our host. Such a wonderful time. Our host went above and beyond to make us feel welcomed. To say this location is a beautiful BW location is an understatement.
Hope to one day visit again!
Beautiful spot right on the river and a very cool host. We were only here one night but loved it.
Host met me when I arrived and showed me where to park. Helped make sure I had everything needed... Beautiful waterfront location. Really enjoyed visiting with host and loved seeing him feed his squirrels 🐿 Great neighbors and location... Hope to return...
Pretty site right on the river. Warm and
friendly host. We enjoyed many conversations with our host and the other boondocker. Convenient to many water activities. The boats and swing bridge were fun to watch with pretty sunsets. If you are in the area this is a great place to stay.
Best view, best privacy, best hook-ups and all around host is a very nice guy. Highly recommend, you can't go wrong.
My stay was a very nice relaxing one. Parking space was excellent.
A gorgeous spot in view of the river with a kind and generous host. lmccollim shared info about the area and such amazing travel stories over a bonfire. He made sure we had everything we needed and more and was happy to let our well behaved dogs romp around off leash (they loved it!). The only downside was that we only had two days at a beautiful place that really felt like home. We will definitely be back! Thank you!!
Meg and Liza
Thank you for a great stay. Couldn't have been better. Beautiful water view and loved watching the swing bridge.
Delightful host and beautiful property. We had fun trading travel tales!
Our 1st BW experience 1140 miles away from home!
Hope to return some day.
Great stay on a beautiful property! Thank you for your outstanding hospitality.
We loved our time at this location. The host was awesome - so kind & helpful. The location is beautiful, right on the river. It was so fun to watch the boats go by. There’s even a really nice big Walmart not far away, where we found a great selection for groceries. We’re grateful for the host’s generosity!
We really enjoyed our short stay here. Beautiful site overlooking the river and iits interesting birds. Can't say enough about how kind and thoughtful our hoat was.
Larry is a wonderful host. He was very welcoming, friendly and outgoing. He was very generous in opening up his property. We really enjoyed hanging out with him. He even helped me with my RV air conditioning. The site has an incredible view of boats going up and down the inland waterway. It was very difficult for us to leave.
Large space for our Rv, absolutely perfect ...
It’s a BoonDocking written in our book with the mention you have to come back here one day it’s just too good!
PS: We had a little electrical problem with our motorhome, Larry who is a master electrician helped us to solve this in no time. Thanks Larry!
What a gorgeous setting this host has offered! So much fun to watch the boats pass by. He is a very kind and generous. Highly recommend! The Ft Denaud bridge is fun to watch rotate as ships are let through.
A most enjoyable Old Florida setting. Our congenial host was very helpful getting us located on his property. Will look forward to stopping by on future trips.
Ou des our second time at this place in two weeks.
Once again our host makes you feel like at home.
De had the chance to meet a couple from Quebec, that were there at the same time.
It was fun, since we été away from out family for the new year.
This is such a beautiful and relaxing location! Host is awesome and so hospitable! We look forward to staying here again!
What a great Boondockers location. Easy in and out and the host continues to make improvements (not that any are needed). Our site was level and had a great view of the river. Location was also a short drive to Walmart. It was a pleasure to listen to the hosts travel experiences.
Great place, great host. Beautiful view. Make sure you ask to see the squirrel circus!
Our host was very accommodating and we left feeling like ee had a friend we didn't know we had. Great views as we were right on the caloosahatchie waterway. Good conversations and beer thirty around 5.
It was our third expérience with Boondockers WELCOME.
This place have an awsome view on the river.
Host very kind and welcoming
Wé spent 3 days, and we are going back in 2 weeks, for the new year
On the grass, right up on the river. Larry was a great and generous host with great stories. We enjoyed our stay here. Larry is very dedicated to taking care of his home and property. Thank you for hosting us!
I would write a lot more but you have to come her to experience it for yourself.
A great place to stay even though it was just one night. He is a great host, friendly and funny. Always working on his beautiful property. Fun watching the boats on the river.
Beautiful property, wonderful conversations! Extremely restful experience!
What a fabulous location, a generous and interesting host. Highly recommend a stay here.
This property is gorgeous & Larry is quite an accommodating host. We were looking for a quiet weekend away & this was the perfect spot to relax & watch the boat traffic. Thank you for being such a generous host & sharing your property.
It doesn't get much better than a riverside view on a plush grass lawn, and that's exactly what we got! Larry is an excellent host and we're looking forward to visiting him again.
Wonderful, kind host. My husband fell off his bike before our stay and host kindly offered use of his hot tub. Would recommend this beautiful location and hope to visit again in future.
Larry the host was great very hospitable I would definitely definitely stay there again once again Larry thank you so much and thanks for that chicken lol
This property was absolutely beautiful. For 4 nights we parked our 5th Wheel right on the Caloosahatchee River near the "swinging bridge", complete with a hammock and fishing dock.
Our host was unbelievably friendly, generous and welcoming and there was never a lack of conversations about his life experiences and travels.
It was fun meeting some of his friends / neighbours ... did some happy hours 🍻
During our stay we both relaxed by the river and did a day trip to downtown Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach.
We had the honour to feed the squirrels on our last day as our host had an appointment and would not be back by their 5:00 pm feeding time.
Thank you for making us feel at home in your little paradise and we hope to come back some day 😎
Valerie & Darrel 🇨🇦
This was our second stay at Larry’s. Lovely place on the Myakka River. Will definitely come back again next we are in the area.
We had a great time! Larry was helpful and welcoming, his place is beautiful and we were set up right next to the water. We had a lot of fun visiting, fishing and swimming. We would love to visit again. Highly recommended! :)
Larry is a terrific host that is very friendly & helpful!
Riverside is an amazing location to simply rest &
enjoy the views of his beautiful home.
It is very easy to be envious!
What a free spirit 💚 is Larry. Very happy to meet this amazing host and stay on his lot. Looking forward to meet him again someday.💙
We wish we could have stayed longer. A beautiful place on the water. Host was super hospitable. Definitely want to go back again!
We are very happy to have met the host and park along the river. It was a most pleasurable experience. A very friendly, welcoming and calming place.
This is a beautiful spot right by the river. Host is very hospitable. We were provided with an extension cord loaner and lots of information about the flora and fauna in the area. We would definitely return if in the area in future. A big thumbs up!
We enjoyed some quiet time at this host again as we traveled back through.
Our host was unbelievably kind. He did so much to make us enjoy our stay. Such a beautiful spot. Absolutely loved kayaking. Would love to come back in the future.
We enjoyed our stay with Larry very much. He is a very kind and generous host. His property is beautiful and peaceful. It was fun meeting some of his frieds and neighbors. During our stay there was a Sugarfest 30 miles away in Clewiston that Larry told us about. It was a fun county fair type event with lots of food booths and craft booths and a Country music live show. We would highly recommend this lovely place and hope to return one day.
We throughly enjoyed our first boondocking stay on this beautiful property on the river. We stAyed 5 days. Kayaked, walked, fished from his small pier. Caught all kinds of fish! Larry has a pool that he offers, we had a fire in his fire pit. If your looking for a quiet, peaceful, and beautiful scenery, look no further. Larry was a gracious host and thinks of everything needed or wanted when boondocking. Right down to the s’mores around the fire.
We also had electric. Thank you so much
See our pictures on Instagram thetravelingtuccis
We had a wonderful time with lmccollim. Really beautiful setting and a delightful host. Thanks for the hospitality!
What an extraordinary boondocking location
Loved it so much we've planned to come back for more!!!
Larry is a great welcoming host.
Beautiful place to stay. Overlooking the river. Even had a chance to fish. Larry is excellent.Was supposed to stay one night but he let us stay a second night.
We only stayed at Larry's one night unfortunately, but will definitely come back again next year. Lovely view on the river.
Had a great time swapping stories of travel. He was very nice, He ran me out an extra cord because mine was too short. I would highly recommend.
The host is so generous, friendly, helpful and welcoming. He is very accommodating. We had a great time with him, his neighbors and other guests. Awesome place along the river, very peaceful and relaxant. We look forward to go back.
One of the best boondocking stops we've made.
The spot Larry parked us was over looking the river where we saw a few Manates.
Larry was very friendly and helpful.
We will definitely look Larry up again when back in the area.
The view was awesome. One of the best I have seen. We really enjoyed hearing about the many adventures of the host.
We recommend this host. Just plan ahead because this site stays booked. I now see why.
This is a very pretty spot where were able to watch the boats passing by on the river. Seems there is always a refreshing breeze here. Our host was more than welcoming. We’ll be back!
Imccollim has a wonderful location on the riverside. He was most accommodating in getting us settled into a beautiful spot. It was great to share a campfire with him and other guests, swapping travel stories for hours. Thanks so much for the hospitality!
The host was an absolute gem. His location and demeanor were well above any expectations and we would recommend visiting him. Riverside was a wonderful experience!
We had a very relaxing stay here. It is a beautiful place and he is a wonderful host. Would definitely recommend this spot.
We were sad we had to leave.
From the time we pulled in the driveway we were treated like old friends. Beautiful location on the river, and great morning coffee on the dock. Larry has lots of travel stories to share and we enjoyed the campfires. Thank you for a great visit. Until we meet again
Virginia and Bob
Plan to stay a few days at this delightful site. Along the river with boats cruising by once in a while, conversations with a world traveler and a time to relax.
Loved our time here
We stayed on this beautiful spot about a month ago and decided to come back again. It is a lovely relaxing place and the host is easy going and welcoming. Whenever we are in the neighbourhood again we will definitely try to stay here again.
The location is spectacular: a large green area next to the river with exotic trees on the other side make you want to stay there forever. And more so if you enjoy conversations with a very intelligent and friendly host who has a lot to tell about his life experiences and his travels and who is always ready to offer his help if you look like you need one.
+1 to vote this best boondocking site.
Great stay, many thanks to the host!
Larry is a very nice host, friendly and helpfull.
We had good exchange and very interesting story.
Larry a été un super hôte et nous avons échanger plusieurs fois. Il m'a aussi fournis des outils pour faire quelques réparations sur mon motorisé. Superbe endroit sur le bord de la rivière.
Je le recommande à 100%
This was a beautiful location and the host was very accommodating, especially considering this was our first night at a Boondockers location.
We enjoyed our host's hospitality and friendly conversation. Many stories were shared. This is an absolutely beautiful location and is not far from lots of things to do. Thanks, lmccollim!!
We ask for 1 night but ended up staying two. The host was very welcoming and helpful. If we are in the neighbourhood again we will definitely stay there again.
Larry was our first RV boon docking host. We think we hit the jackpot. Larry was very cordial and fun to talk with and his friends were just wonderful too. The river is beautiful ans so is his whole property.
This was my first Boondockers Welcome experience and it is going to be a tough act to follow! Larry is a great host and his place is absolutely beautiful. Larry has traveled extensively and has some very interesting stories about his many adventures. He invited me into his home and introduced me to several of his fun friends. Even took me to the local flea market and gave a tour of the nearby town. A really great experience!
We really enjoyed our stay at this host's area. He was very hospitable and offered us morning coffee. We enjoyed hearing his traveling stories. Great area to park our large rig and tow vehicle. Great host.
a perfectly wonderful evening on the river. my host and i shared an adult beverage and watched the boats travel down river. what wonderful travel adventure stories. i am always looking for peaceful respite and this property is just that!
One of the things I always ask a host is “why do you do this” since I’m constantly amazed that BoondockersWelcome hosts are often so kind and generous. Larry had one of the best answers I’ve heard - he says the land belongs to everyone and he is just “the current caretaker”, so why not share it? His answer is like the man himself - unassuming, thoughtful, generous and kind. Larry’s home and property are immaculate and in a stunning riverside location - lots of shady trees, a beautiful breeze and spectacular sunsets. My little dog (whose name, funnily enough, is also Larry!) had a blast chasing squirrels and running freely on the two acres of manicured lawns. During my stay I also met some of Larry’s lovely neighbors and friends - clearly, they all think the world of him and it’s easy to see why. Thank you, Larry. You really are a stellar human being, and we look forward to coming back!
Stay here was a lovely treat. The location is fantastic - on the river, with shady trees and a hammock to enjoy watching boast drift by.
But the people, that is what made this amazing! Unfortunately, Larry had to leave town (and we really wanted to hear about his adventures)... but he organised his neighbor to give us access to everything when we arrived. He even then invited us to go for a swim, have drinks and join the family for dinner! Night finished sitting around a fire pit...
We have stayed with lmccollim a few times now and it is always an absolute pleasure. Not only is his location very beautiful and peaceful, but we always enjoy our time there! He is a wonderful, kind guy who is always a pleasure to visit! Thanks for another wonderful stay!
Larry was an excellent host and made me feel home on his beautiful property on the river.
Thank you again Larry, nothing could be better :-)
Kind host, beautiful and well maintained property, and great views of the river!
Larry is The Host with the most and his spot is world class gorgeous. Larry has a way of making you feel right at home in his little paradise on The Caloosahatchee River near the "singing swinging bridge". He is generous and kind and our family has plans to adopt him. If you are planning on being within 1000 miles from here, you might want to request a stay.
We stayed with Larry earlier this winter on our trek down to the Keys. We are now on our way back up North. Can't say enough positives about Larry. If only there were more of him in the world. Its a nice spot, peaceful and very relaxing. Larry treats you as if you were paying to stay there. I sure hope he comes up North and we get to return the favour. It was really hard to leave - felt like we left one of our good friends behind. See you soon Larry!
PS Daisy will never have it as great as she did at your place.
The truth is I’m not sure what our time in the Fort Meyers area would have been if it wasn’t for staying at Larry’s. Great spot right on the river so we had lots of fun watching all the diverse boat traffic travelling through. Our kids had a great time and it was a great home base for us.
But even more special was the way Larry was so helpful, accommodating and thoughtful. I heard some others call him uncle Larry, and I say that’s the way my kids would see Larry as after spending a few days there. Just enjoyable hanging out with him.
Thanks again Larry for hosting us.
Larry was an excellent host!! My family had an excellent time at his property and enjoyed the outstanding hospitality. Great views of the river and watching the big boats go by is so relaxing while sitting on the dock. We were treated as family and enjoyed meeting other boondockers here at the same time. Host is very well traveled and has lots of amazing stories to tell. Will definitely return end of this year when we are back down!
Larry was a great host. He went well above the average to make us feel at home. Beautiful river view form his backyard. We enjoyed hearing about his many adventures.
Thanks Larry for a great time.
Larry was an excellent host. Very generous making our stay so enjoyable. Would highly recommend this spot. The river view was an added bonus. :)
This was our first boondocking experience and it was wonderful. I could repeat all the previous comments, this site was beyond what I would have ever expected. Larry was most accommodating and he made us feel so "at home", we didn't want to leave. We will always remember our stay and Larry's hospitality. Hope to meet up with him again.
Larry is a very generous friendly host and his property is on a beautiful river. We would definitely plan to stay with Larry again if we are in the area and his sites are available.
Larry is as gracious a host as you will ever encounter! Super friendly and hospitable. The property is an absolutely gorgeous place with frontage along the Caloosahatchee (sp?) river, and even a place to drop a fishing line into it! The specific location where we setup on the property had plenty of shade, had some well manicured grass (nicely cut with no stickers) and was mostly level for an easy setup. Be sure to bring a lawn chair or two to watch the amazing boats that come by on the river. 5 stars!
We will be leaving Larry’s place tomorrow morning. If we had not reserved and paid at a campground, we would have gladly stayed longer in this little piece of paradise! Larry is a wonderful host and a great storyteller. His property is beautiful by the river with big old trees, and so well maintained… the space is vast, the views are peaceful, the time seems to stop when staying here. Larry is a very generous man. He installed 30 amp electricity to accommodate two campsites, and don’t worry - the space is so vast you will not be close to your neighbour! We had a wonderful time here and if we come back to this area, we will surely come back here. We highly recommend Larry’s boon docking place.
Larry is awesome and laid back. The river site was beautiful and the our host went over and above to make our stay pleasurable. The river view was relaxing and we hiked daily in the Caloosahatche Region park system. This is one of those places we didn't want to leave. We hope to return someday.
Scott & Leslie
Our RIVERSIDE host was warm and gracious. We greatly enjoyed our time with him!
Larry has an immaculate and beautiful spot on the river, and welcomed us in like long lost family. We had a perfect view for watching passing boats and observing the operating swing bridge, and really enjoyed Larry's company. We couldn't have had a nicer first boondockers experience. Thank you again!!
This was our first boondocker experience and I think we are now spoiled for the rest. Larry is so generous and friendly. We are travelling with 3 dogs and he let them run on his property. The site is open and level and is located on a beautiful river. We would definitely stay here again.
One of a kind both location and host. We were spoiled to pieces. Larry is a very kind soul who loves life and is enjoyable to spend time with and will not be forgotten. Only hope is we will see him again some day either at his home or ours.
Thank you .
Larry is the ultimate host, he treats you like family! I only wish I had planed to stay a little longer!! Thanks again!!
Nice warm weather break and it is just as the pictures show. Clean, quiet and peaceful.
We were so lucky to have stayed at Larry’s. He has everything you could ever need and he is just so generous. It’s a great location by the river in a peaceful & friendly neighbourhood. Our dog Daisy had the best day ever. He showed us such a great time that we’ll never forget. I’m sure we’ll be back, if he’ll have us ... ; j
Charlene, Jim, and Daisy
Wow, exceptionally beautiful spot to park with Power and water! A great view and a host we all dream about! The host is friendly, kind, accommodating and a great story teller. He’s traveled a lot and is very knowledgeable and fun to talk with. Thank you for letting us stay with you it was an immense pleasure.
Larry was tentative at first as it was our first boondockers experience. That being said he was welcoming and generous. He had a wonderful place. Plus he made us so welcome we stayed an extra night, then we stayed another extra night. He told us about his travels and shared some hot coffee with us on a chilly evening. I could not say enough to recommend him and his space. He definitely spoiled us for our first time using the site.
Larry was a great host. He was very welcoming and accommodating. I would highly recommend staying here if you have an opportunity. Larry is full of great adventure stories.
Larry is a great host. He let use his kayaks, stay longer than requested... the list goes on. We spent Christmas there. Met a bunch of his friends and had a fabulous time.
He makes you feel welcome, and we enjoyed listening to his stories about traveling, about pranks between friends..Interesting and funny!
The place itself is a piece of paradise, next to the river. Peaceful and pretty.
All in all, we cannot say enough good about this stay. We came as strangers and he welcomed us as friends.
It is our first boondockerwelcome and i am afraid it is spoiling us!
Thank you Larry, we are very grateful to you
Agnes and Barry
On our arrival, Imccollim made us feel extremely welcome and it just got better from there. He is a man of many talents who is happy to share his knowledge and only too willing to help and point you in the right direction in your travels. We stayed in a beautiful shaded spot in front of his home on the Caloosahatchee River. He loaned us his kayaks for a paddle down the river, dropped us off, picked us up and really spoilt us. He is very easy going and likes a chat, it’s just a shame we were not able to stay longer.
Imccollim is a weatlth of knowledge on travelling around the world. We had a great night listening to his adventures. Thanks.
Spent a few days with this outstanding host. Very knowledgeable, excellent conversationalist, and a world wide traveler. Placed my rig within 10 feet of the canal and watched the boàts & bridge operations. Stop by and visit, you will not be disappointed.
Larry is a great host that is very helpful and imaginative. His place is beautiful and peaceful and we had a great visit.
This was our 2nd time staying with Imccollim and it was as good as the first. He was flexible with our flexible schedule and I tell all the people that stay with us about his parking spot right along the caloosahatchee river.
Thanks again L!!!
This property was beautiful! We had a great spot right on the river, complete with a hammock and fishing dock! Our host was unbelievably generous and welcoming! We stayed two nights and our children cried when it was time to leave! Another camper was there with their small child and we had fun spending time with them! It did not feel like we were at a stranger's home for two nights! We were visiting our uncle in Florida! Haha
We would definitely come back again if ever in the area!
What a wonderful boondocking location and generous host! Larry made us feel so welcome; offering us a 2 night stay at the shore of his lovely riverfront home. We were not the only ones overnighting there but both his property and generosity are so big, everyone was very comfortable. Our dog Sonny really enjoyed the 2 days off leash and again we thank Larry for embracing all of us. This host will make you feel like you spent a day with your favorite Uncle Larry! Highly recommend a stay but wish we could keep this secret for ourselves!
Regret the late posting of this recommendation as we have had limited cell/wifi coverage during our travels. So happy to post it now! Thanks Larry!
We can't say enough nice things about our stay with lmccollim. We really enjoyed our time and great conversations. The property is beautiful. In all, a great place and amazing host!
It was a very quiet and nice place. Lmccollim is a great host and he was very generous of his time.
We were in a bind looking for a place to overnight on our way to Miami and I reached out only in the evening. Lmcollim got back to me within an hour and opened his beautiful yard to us. He was very friendly also with my boy and my dog. We are very thankful for the hospitality we were offered.
This host offered us a simply beautiful site on a river that had yachts and fish boats passing by. He is a great friendly host and storyteller of his extensive rv travels. In the time we spent Larry went above and beyond to even take us to a rodeo and show us around a very interesting community. We know we have found a new friend.
Imccollim is a terrific host!! Very generous and helpful. Accommodations are so very relaxing and peaceful, it is just incredible. Wonderful place and wonderful host.
Had a very nice stay, at a beautiful place. Kids loved it and so did we! If ever in Holland Imcollim, come over and boondock with us!
Imccollim was out on an adventure of his own but left us with easy instructions and contact info. We were warmly greeted by the neighbor. Larry has a great slice of property right along the caloosahatchee river! We had kayaks and he made a great put in for paddlers. He was even kind enough to offer a shuttle up to Labelle and we were able to paddle downriver back to his property. He is a great example of the perfect boondockers host. May his good hospitality be a lessen for us all. See you soon!
He is a really wonderful and welcoming host. And he has a great piece of land he gladly shares with other travellers! Near the river, the view is beautiful. Really quiet. He always has interesting stories to tell about his travels. It was nice meeting you lmccollim. Hope we meet again.
What a great stay, we parked by this beautiful river, enjoyed the lovely company of our host and spent beautiful quiet nights on the property. The scenery was so beautiful I had to take a bunch of pictures. Thank you so much for letting us stay it'll be a stay to remember.
Larry is a world traveler with endless adventures to share and his home on the river is just perfect. I'll be back soon.
We stayed with this member at his property by the river, he could not be a more hospitable host. We felt very welcome
and got along very well and enjoyed his stories about his travels with his beloved dog "Goldie" just a bit sad that we
didn't get to meet Goldie and very obvious that he missed her so much. On a brighter note, you need to take your sense of humor with you as he had us in stitches laughing at times, well most of the time. It was wonderful to meet a man in his sixties who is so house proud, he keeps his home spotless both inside and out as he does his motorhome.
We thank you so much MATE!
Larry was a great host and if he would have me back I would definitely definitely go back