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.
was a pleasure hosting imccollim , friendly and respectful man, enjoyed the conversation around the campfire, welcome back anytime
Lmccollim is a super friendly fellow and very self sufficient, which worked out well because my husband had some medical issues which required my attention the evening Lmccollim arrived & us having to leave very early next morning for a medical procedure. Thus I only had a short chat upon his arrival and he had to leave before we got home late that day.. Sorry we missed his company, but hope to visit his hosting site in the future.
We always enjoy hosting a Boondockers Welcome host and sharing stories and ideas. lmccollin is a seasoned host and we enjoyed our short visit. We plan to be a guest at his site sometime and he is welcome to stay with us again. 😺
Larry is polite, keeps in touch, and is a pleasure to host. Welcome back to stay with us any time. Safe travels, Larry!
Larry is a very friendly gentleman who loves to visit with other boondockers. Not a problem, usually has places to go and people to meet during the day.
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.
We had a wonderful stay here. One of our favorite Boondockers Welcome spots. We loved lmccollim's stories about his travels and truly enjoyed our time. Thank you so much for having us!
Friendly and welcoming to us and our dogs, with thoughtfully planned setup.
We absolutely loved our stay at this property! It is nice and relaxing and you get away from all the city noise. The host was so kind and we loved hearing about his adventures. We hardly wanted to leave at all. Definitely recommend!
Wonderful stay at Riverside.
Such a nice and amazing property.
We recommend this place and would love to come back !
Just in short the wife and i had 3 so relaxed days at this beautiful place thks to a host who went all out .A hard worker who kept his yield from life so beautiful thanks so much Riverside we salute you. Trucker 105 and Vic
Amazing spot by the river with 30amp and water, we took our paddle boards on the river and enjoyed the amazing sunsets. Campfire at night with other guests and host was so great!
This was a very nice experience. I stayed at Riverside for 3 nights and really enjoyed it. The location is beautiful and very easy to get in and out. Water and electric was available which is always a nice treat.
The host is very helpful and nice guy. Quiet and just lets you be.
I really enjoyed this stay and will be adding it to my favorites.
Well traveled and interesting host. We loved our visit and hope to return someday. Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise on the river.
It was a nice river front property with beautiful views of the river. Thanks for hosting us.
Friendly welcome to spot which was just as advertised. Comfortable and safe in this quiet spot. Thank You so much for your hospitality:-)).
What a beautiful place! A gracious host, our pup loved it there as well as our kiddos. Thanks again! We will definitely come back if we are ever in that area again:)
Wow! we feel so lucky to have stayed at this wonderful spot. It was so beautiful!! And the host went out of his way to help us enjoy ourselves while we were there. We very much appreciate this great opportunity!!
I McCollim was a great host. Very friendly and helpful. He gave me a brochure of the Okeechobee Waterway upon my arrival and was available to answer any questions I had. He even assisted another guest with helping me check the water level in my house batteries. I’m glad his retreat is within convenient distance from my home base in FL. I look forward to returning!
Our favorite stay, again Riverside was great and the fishing was good. Our ultra host was awesome as always. Beautiful yard and surrounding area. Nowhere nicer for riverfront property!!
This spot is a dream and the host is great! He met us in the driveway, lead us to our spot, and got us set up with electricity. He also gave me a map of the waterway with local history. We feel so grateful that the host shares this special place and his kindness we wish we could have stayed longer than just one night. Our dog didn’t want to leave. Can’t wait to go back!
This is a fantastic property to stay in. Larry the host, have it set up with hook ups for water and electric. Fire pit is by the water were you can see boats passing by. Nice and quiet neighborhood.
Beautiful, peaceful location on the river. The host was welcoming and offered information on local attractions. We enjoyed our 3 night at this property and would stay again if we are in the area.
This was my first stay at a Boondockers location and it will be a tough one to beat. Beautiful location on the river, I sat in my camper and watched boats wait on the drawbridge to open. Large well landscaped and maintained parking area. Imccolin was a fantastic host, I really enjoyed hearing stories of his travels. I'd love to stay there again next time I'm down in that area.
How lucky we are that Larry makes his idyllic spot available to us. Rolling pastoral hills with the clapping sounds of the meandering river. Never a dull moment watching the boats pass under the swing bridge. My pup Bode and I enjoyed every minute. Thanks Larry for your hospitality!
What a beautiful area and the host is extremely kind and generous. We can’t thank him enough for his hospitality!
This man has been everywhere. Great view of the river and we got to see the swing bridge letting boats through. Campfire talks with 2 other couples. Definitely recommend... thanks again!
This place and surrounding area is like you are in Hawaii. Gorgeous river side property with tons of space. The host is very generous and interactive with his guests. Thanks so much Larry.
This was a great stay! The host is very accommodating and attentive. His property is pretty and entertaining. 😊 Thanks for having us!
Larry provides quite the view from this property. Would stay again in a heartbeat. Thanks Larry
We absolutely loved our stay at Riverside. The host is one of the kindest, most generous men we have met & we enjoyed our time getting to know him. The site is absolutely beautiful & peaceful. We had so much fun hanging with other boondockers and getting to know the area. Thank you so much for your hospitality, we look forward to visiting again!
This was our second stay at this lovely piece of property and the host goes overboard to make you feel welcome! We will most certainly be back!
Had an absolutely wonderful time. Larry is an amazing host. Hope to return next year. Thank You
We stayed 1 night here on our way to the Everglades. Our host works tirelessly making the property so beautiful. We wish we had planned more time here. Our spot was adjacent to a beautiful river and his grass was better than most lawns. He was wonderful with our dogs!
This was our second stay here, and it was as enjoyable as last year’s. Many thanks to the generous and friendly host! Highly recommended.
Such a beautiful property and really awesome host. Couldn’t have asked for a better place!
Our stay for 5 nights was very nice in this comfortable location. The amenities at this site are handy. The scenery around the river and the boats passing by make an interesting experience. Our host made us feel very welcome as well as the stories were great. It’s a spot we would stay at again. The beaches are a medium trip away but Sanibel Island was a fun day trip for shelling and fun In the surf. Thanks to our host for his generous sharing of his place.
The host is very accommodating and could not have asked for a better site!
Very kind host, with a wonderful site. Gladly helped a solo camper with some electrical issues. We look forward to our next trip here!
We enjoyed our stay with host very much! He kindly assisted another camper that was experiencing electrical issues, working with her and giving her insight.
Riverside was a beautiful location. lmccollim promptly met us as we pulled into the drive, guided us where to set up and made us feel very welcome. The weather and scenery were perfect. We even had a campfire down by the river.
Enjoyed this host’s site on the River greatly. Host was friendly and informative about the area. Loved the chats with other boondockers also.
We had a wonderful stay at this resort. It was a beautiful setting. Larry was an awesome host. We will definitely like to stay here again. Thank you Larry for a wonderful stay, will see you again.
Riverside has an excellent view of the river (and the fishing was quite good also). The host is one of the nicest (and friendliest) hosts I have met. Throughly enjoyed our days and nights at Riverside.
I love staying here. Beautiful view of the river with a large yard. Host is great... He met me on my arrival and showed me where to park and hook up at... Very helpful and kind... Thanks again and I hope to see you next year...
Amazing host, awesome stories, and a stunning location! Will absolutely be back.
We love being on the river and watching the boats come thru. Our host has many many stories. We never run out of conversation with him.
Incredibly kind and helpful host who went above and beyond to provide a wonderful experience. The location on the river is beautiful and peaceful. Can’t wait to visit again!
Thanks for hosting us again Larry. We certainly enjoyed the nice view and got some good aerial pics of the swing bridge operating!
We were only with Imccollim one night, but had a great time at a fabulous location. Our host was very helpful in getting us settled in and describing some of the history of his location.
There's a reason this location has great reviews! It's a boondockers dream come true. Easy in, good level spot, excellent power hook up. After a stressful day of traffic the genteel river flowing just outside you rig is just what the Doctor order. Chating with Host is added joy for this location.
Larry is wonderful, friendly, generous and a great story teller. His place is beautiful and welcoming. We had a great stay, thank you Larry.
Gorgeous view, level spot! So nice to meet our host and chat. This is why we love BW! Thank you!
Wonderful place and host.
Definitely a little piece of paradise he has there. And a fellow adventurer.
Lmccollim is a delightful host and his property is truly a special spot to stop for a few days. So relaxing sitting by the river and watching the boats!
Thank for sharing such a special place. I hope to stop again when I can.
Once again a great stay. The view at Riverside is awesome. I love listen to Riverside’s travel stories. On a side note, following the directions to Riverside, especially if you have a large rig.
Beautiful quiet place on the water. Host keeps everything immaculate. Highly recommend.
Our stay at Riverside was amazing. lmccollum was a great host, very welcoming and helpful. We were able to relax with the best view for Christmas. We had a bonfire one night which was great since it was chilly. Our host shared many great RVing stories with us. We can’t wait to go back sometime.
Nice warm spot with plenty of elbow room and a host that let me do my own thing for 3 days. My only issue was the noise from the nearby road, which made it hard to sleep with the windows open. Otherwise, no complaints and a very positive experience for my first boondock.
What a fantastic place! The location is beautiful and the host is very friendly, helpful, and knowledgable. A++
This is one loveable human with great stories, and a generous heart. The beautiful Riverside property was merely a side perk. Super grateful for this experience. It was just what I needed to unwind!
What can we say? This host lived up to all his previous positive reviews, and the location is spectacular! The site was very easy to get into and setup....and the host came out to greet us and help with getting situated and hooked up. Great conversation - despite the temperature being a bit chilly for Florida - and the view was fantastic. We watched the boats go down the canal and through the swing bridge. Just be careful if you visit Riverside.....there is a lot for sale next door and you might be tempted to splurge and stay longer.
A wonderful spot along the
The host was wonderful and full of knowledge on boondocking. His boondocking knowledge was not just National but International. It was great to pick his brain and listen to his wild adventures.
Can't wait to visit again!
A little piece of paradise! What a great place boondock, and what a fantastic host. We will definitely look forward to another visit. Imccollim is a great host and very interesting to talk with. He made us feel totally at home and he was very accommodating We truly hope he comes our way in the future.
This site is beautiful, quite and in a rural area. The host met us at our appointed time, pointed out the parking area , utilities and made us feel welcome. We stayed here for three nights. We enjoyed visiting area beaches and parks that were only a short drive away. Our host checked on us daily to see how our visit was going. Thank you for your generosity by allowing us to stay at your beautiful place.
We had an amazing stay with Imccollim! he's super nice and welcoming, the property is amazing. we stayed with our RV in front of the river. we spent there only one night, we went there from Miami, to escape the big city and relax. and we completely got it. the place is so beautiful, so relaxing. We are so happy we found this place only 2 hours away from our apartment... so we can do our relaxing escapes there often :)
Was a great stay! The host was very nice and where I parked was quiet, clean and very well kept. Thank you for the hospitality!
Loved loved loved!!! Beautiful place to stay. Our doggies loved it too. Larry was a great host. Very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this peaceful spot.
This is one of the nicest guys ever! Not only did I stay the week I reserved, but I was able to book (at least) a second week. With all state parks, etc.. closing, this was a Godsend! I consider myself SO fortunate!
This is such a great spot with a very accommodating host. He was more than happy to still take us in during these uncertain times. We were scheduled for 5 days but had to make the tough decision to head back to Michigan after the first night. The river view is great and the yard is massive. We would definitely recommend stopping here if you are in the area.
We were so lucky to be able to stay at Riverside. lmcmollim is an incredibly gracious host who made us feel very welcome on his beautiful property. His response to our request was very timely and directions were excellent. This was a perfect location for us to visit friends in Fort Myers, but also be able to just kick back, relax, and hear some adventure stories. A real treat!
A very courteous host. We greatly appreciated and honored his trust in us. We felt us very comfortable. We say thank you for the many interesting discussions in which we have learned a lot.
We will never forget the trip with the kayaks on the river.
What a beautiful place! Would recommend this to ALL of the members!
The host was so helpful and friendly. He had great stories about his life and travels. I felt very welcome and loved singing for him and the other boondokkers! I hope to come back sooner than later. What a relaxing, stress free stay at the Riverside!
What a great spot with a fun and welcoming host. Many travel stories were exhanged! We were delighted with every aspect of our visit. Hope he will let us reciprocate next time he's up our way.
Enjoyed our short stay at Riverside. Beautiful location on the Caloosahatchee River. Convenient location for us as we had business in North Fort Myers. lmccollim had lots of adventures to share, including his travels in Italy. He also provided us useful information about the Okeechobee Waterway.
The views from our spot were wonderful. We had great conversations with our host and other guests. Relaxing visit and enjoyed our time there.
Super well-maintained, unique river property. A slice of heaven, actually, on the Okeechobee Waterway where swing bridge allows International watercraft to pass through. Host is a friendly, generous guy. Highlights were hanging out with him, his neighbor pal, and other boondockers, and our drive to Manatee Park, Fort Myers, less than 30 minutes away.
Riverside is an amazing place with an equally amazing host. How fortunate we were to enjoy this million dollar Caloosahatchee River view for three nights and visit with it’s one-in-a-million owner. It’s a rare individual who has a property like this and is willing to share it with his fellow boondockers. You will love everything about it from the swing bridge to the stories to the sunsets. Reserve as early as you can, as it is always booked.
This was our first stay with BW and we couldn't be happier. Our host was welcoming and helpful. The site was so beautiful. What a great view of the river and the boats going through the swing bridge. Access was easy and the site was easy to set up in. We enjoyed a visit to Sanibel beach, the Ah-Tah-Thi-ki Museum and just chilling out by the river. We hope to come back next time we are in the area.
Absolutely love the spot and host. He was very helpful and friendly. Hope to visit again next year. Thanks for the very thing.
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