Darrell and Candice farm in SE South Dakota. Darrell is 65 and Candice is 61. We've been married 42 years. Our children are grown and we enjoy spending time with them and our grandchildren. We love traveling in our motorhome, meeting and visiting with new people. We like to travel south in winter to the Texas and Arizona area. We like to ride our Polaris RZR, do some kayaking, attend NASCAR races and make new friends along the way.
Darrell is a welder and very handy with many things. Candice loves her flower and vegetable garden.
We have a golden lab/retriever mix dog. Her name is Star. She cheerfully welcomes all our visitors. Unfortunately, she doesn't travel well so she stays at home and watches the place when we are gone.
We've boondocked at Quartzsite, near Yuma and at Glamis, CA. Can't wait to try other spots!
Darrell grew up on a farm just a mile from where we live right now. Candice grew up in another small town about 20 miles from here; Irene, SD.
2018 Newmar Dutch Star 4369. We tow either just our Jeep Wrangler or a 24' enclosed trailer with the Jeep, RZR and our kayaks inside. Gotta have the toys with! We are approximately 72 feet long when we are towing the trailer.
D&C were great guests, with lots of experience hosting other BW members on their farm up north! They communicate well, showed up when they said they would and brought positive energy with them. No doubt that we will cross paths again, either at our farm or theirs.
We thoroughly loved this location. Not only was the view spectacular, there were hook ups, which was a great plus. The Riversedge hosts couldn’t have been more accommodating or welcoming and as many others have mentioned, their sweet dog, Star, was the “star” of the place.
We would have loved to stay here a week!!
Beautiful location right next to the Vermillion River. Quiet with full hookups and a "greeter" dog, Star. YES, we would definitely stay there again. Darrel greeted us as we arrived and assisted us in backing into the most amazing spot near the river. We made 2 great walks during our stay. Thank you Darrel and Candace!. Star too!
Awesome camp site as we begin our trip to Albuquerque Balloon Festival. We were greeted and shown our place to back up to the river. Very quiet and peaceful place. Met the campers next door chatted about our trips, got our rv settled and relaxed the rest of the evening. We recommend the short drive off the highway to enjoy these hosts and the get away they offer. P.S. sorry we left before we could thank you today but pls look for our card in the electric post as next time you are up our way we have a hookup for you!
Paradise! It was peaceful-lovely spot
The do’s star was just that - she was a star
She made you feel safe at night- she was just around to almost tuck you in at night
Very nice folks
So generous to share this pretty and peaceful farm
The area is beautiful and to have full hookups is a
Star is just that She is a star- friendly and she makes rounds at night to make sure you are safe.
Thank you for your generosity.
It's hard to come up with even more wonderful things to say about the amazing River's Edge that others have not already said. For us it was a short stay. Darrell had us taken care of in no time for where to park and set up. Star was there to help. Our site was level and we had 2 bars of Verizon service. Sorry we didn't get to meet Candice but she was busy with chores. It was the quietest night and best sleep we've had in a long time!
Great stay. Nice people. They done a lot of work to make it a great place.
Great location, easy access, lovely property, a friendly dog and great folks! Couldn’t be better!
Fantastic location and great hosts. We enjoyed a quiet stopover on our way west. Thanks!
The hosts are most gracious, their home and rv set-up is one-of-kind. Overlooking the river, complete with fire flys, moon light, soft breeze, and a sweet dog!! How does it get any better than that?
Hosts were great. The sites are higher than the river for a nice river view. Our site had electric, water and dump. Very peaceful night where we caught up on our sleep. As a bonus, their friendly dog slept under our rv with a watchful eye for wild critters invading our save. Recommend staying here if you are traveling near by.
This was our first attempt at using Boondockers Welcome and Rivers Edge was the perfect introduction. Darrell and Candice were very welcoming. My wife thought it was a bit weird that we would stay at a strangers house, but now she has asked to go back as a weekend get away. She really enjoyed talking with Darrell about some of the old farm equipment around the flag pole and the boys loved the play set, catching a few small catfish and of course Star. We were on our way to Custer State Park and then to Rocky Mtn. National Park and I can tell you that this site was as good any that we had on this vacation. Thank You!
This was our first experience with BDW and we couldn’t ask for a better one!
Candice and Daryl are very cordial and you could not ask for better hosts.
Easy to get to, easy parking, full...yes I said full hookups and location, along a beautiful flowing river!
And the there’s Star (who truly is). Star was our greeter and escort to our parking spot. We have three dogs of our own, and they all got along beautifully!
We thank them all for a wonderful respite from our travels and the heat!
The most peaceful spot in South Dakota, on the banks of a small river. Great people, willing to visit and share their story. They are more than welcome to come to our spot in Ohio and watch barges on the Ohio River.....
River’s Edge is a great place to stay. Our hosts were accommodating, thoughtful and very welcoming. Two of the sites they have are full hookups with 50amps. This place is 10 times better than some of the RV parks we have stayed at. Beautiful farm setting. Star, the wonderful lab even greeted us as we were coming in by the road. Overall, it was a great stay and would recommend it to anyone.
This host has a top notch area for hosting. Easy access, power and water. Great people. One of the best BW hosts we have had.
We enjoyed a two night stay at Riversedge. We we're greeted by the hosts who we're very warm and welcoming. We didn't have much of a chance to visit with them, but in our brief interactions you can tell they're the nicest people. They take such great care of their property and the area they open up to boondockers. We would have loved to chat more with them and hear about their RV experience.
We explored the river bank a bit and caught two small catfish one evening. This was such a nice and relaxing place to stop on our travels through South Dakota! Thank you so much for a wonderful stay.
Riversedge exceeded all expectations. The campsites are perfect, the setting is lovely, and our hosts were so friendly and engaging. We thoroughly enjoyed our time visiting with them. Star was so much fun for Koda, and kept a quiet watch over us under the trailer all night. Thank you so much D&C & 🌟.
Such a wonderful stop. Hosts were super nice and had so much room. Star, their dog was so sweet too. They had full hookups for us, a firepit, picnic table and we overlooked the river. Would recommend this spot to anyone passing through!
although our entire two days was punctuated by rain and winds this was a lovely stuff. We were welcomed and showed our site even though the weather was lousy when we arrived. Later on we were given information about which routes were closed which helped us greatly on our trip to the ashfall Fossil Beds in Nebraska.
Star greeted us and it became quickly clear that our cat, Cadbury, and she would not be best friends. So Cadbury hung out with us which was a nice treat as he normally likes to go and sit out in the sun. Waking the first morning to the sun rising over the fields and the river, was beautiful, and we welcomed the half-hour of sun that day.The site is lovely, level and having water and electricity was in a special treat.
We are first time travel trailer owners and were taking our newly purchased RV back home after buying it in another state. This location has everything you would want and the hosts are just fantastic folks. Their dog Starr is as friendly as can be and had no problems getting along with our small dog. We will actually go out of our way to plan trips that us allow us to stay here again.
Highly recommend an overnite w these folks. Directions were spot on & host assisted w parking as well as offering valuable RV/travel info. Full hook-up was wonderful. Property is beautiful, quiet & accessible. Thank you👍
RiversEdge was amazing! They greeted us and were extremely responsive in our communications. They offered full hookups for us to use. The property is amazing; very tranquil and right on a small river. Their setup is very beautiful and convenient for overnight use. Definitely stay with them if you are in the area. You can even meet Star the dog :)
Our stay at River's Edge was short but very sweet. Upon arrival we were greeted by a helpful four-legged friend, Star. They were sure to give us very clear instructions, which led us to a beautiful site that sat right at the river's edge. The sun rising over the frosty November fields was beautiful. Their sites are better than many campgrounds - a real treat!
Wonderful couple and a place of rest. Hope vidit longer another time. Star the dog is a great host/protecter.
What a beautiful place to stay. Darrell and Candice are great hosts. (OK I have to put in a plug for Star as well- great dog!)
Thanks for your hospitality.
We had a wonderful stay at Riversedge. The dogs were able to run around and play with a new best friend. Having the river right next to you was a delight. A full hook-up is such a nice treat as well, especially after going without for a few days. A great and very welcoming place to stop! Thank you again! :)
This is by far the best spot we have stayed at so far, since joining..but to be fair, have only stayed at 2 others..😁to have peace and quiet, as well as the river and fields, with power, water and dump if needed..love the dog, but didn’t get his name. Candace was prompt to respond, gave great directions, and met us outside to show us the spot. Thank you so much Darrell and Candace!
Rivers edge was the most relaxing and inviting place to stay. Our host greeted us with a very warm welcome and with great communications/directions on the best approach. Once we got settled in Ms. Star joined us and kept our four paw traveler very happy, both pups got along very well.
We would highly recommend staying on the Riversedge and we are truly happy to have met our wonderful host and enjoyed hearing about the history of their farming days. We look forward to meeting in the future.
I had such a great time here. Fantastic location on the river and the hosts were so helpful with business I had to take care of here. Thanks!!
Sorry for the late review no internet the last few days. We will come through again, hopefully next time not as much rain.. Riversedge is a pretty place we just couldn't enjoy it for all the rain. The host were very helpful and communicated with us well even though their plate is kind of full now. Would have loved to tour the area on the dual sport.
Maybe next time
We were originally scheduled to stay two nights at Rivers Edge, but due to strong winds, we were delayed and only able to stay one.
Candice and Darrell are incredibly kind and gracious hosts.They were excellent about communicating with us regarding location, our delay and some flooding in their area. The site is on a gorgeous piece of property and they have gone above and beyond to make it as RV friendly and accommodating as possible. We have stayed at full hookup campgrounds that were a hundred times less pretty and convenient than the set up they provide. Also, the resident Labrador retriever, Star, was super friendly and showed our dog Ruckus a great time, running and playing in the grass.
Wish we could have stayed longer, but we would happily drive out of our way to stay here again!
This property is located not too far off of interstate 29 or interstate 90, this site backs up to a nice river, and although the weather didn’t cooperate while we were in town, we had a great stay with wonderful hosts!
This was our first stay as a guest. The experience could not have been better other than we were there for such a short time we did not get to visit much with our hosts. The facility is better than many campgrounds with water and electricity at each of the four sites. We visited with two other guest campers that evening, both of which were from out of country. Also got to see Darrell's beautiful '69 Mustang as well as get acquainted with the "greeter" dog . Would certainly stay there again and invite the to visit us in Kansas.
We really appreciated the amenities during our two-night stay at River’s Edge.
River’s Edge was a perfect spot to spend two nights on our journey from Michigan to California. We enjoyed the tranquil setting and conversations with our wonderful hosts. Their farm is amazing and the boondocking spots were incredible.
River's edge and especially star made our stay so nice and convenient. If we had more time would definitely stay more.
We spent two fantastic nights at Riversedge.
Once you have been pampered by these hosts you won’t want to leave!
Stunning property with the most gracious hosts and Star, the guard dog!
We thank them so very much for taking the time to explain their operation to us as well as making us feel so comfortable at their beautiful residence.
Can’t recommend them enough to fellow Boondockers. If you’re in the area you won’t be disappointed staying with them for a night or two.
All the best to them both with their retirement and travel plans!
I had such a wonderful stay at River's Edge. Hosts Darrell and Candice were as nice as they could be. I had opportunities for hiking and enjoyed a beautiful garden area with small Koi pond and waterfall. The house dog Star is a real sweetheart and loves campers! The property was very quiet and private. Would definitely consider staying with them again.
i was so grateful to meet candice and darrell and to have the opportunity to stay at their beautiful farm. they are truly kind people and were also super accommodating with my travel plans changing a bit. thank you for an amazing stay :)
Candice & Darrell were the best hosts we could ask for! They have a beautiful property and wonderful camping area and oh so level 👍. We were so happy we chose to stay at their place for our overnight stay, and will definitely schedule again if we're in the area again.And I also have to give a kudos to their mascot "Star" for keeping a watchful eye over us while we were there, and for leading us out on our departure! Had a great stay 😄
We were over the moon to be able to stay at River's Edge. Amazing hosts. Their area had just been hit hard with about 7 inches of rain and many framers including them were probably losing some of their crops. Although they were dealing with a serious situation they still welcomed us and even came out to meet us to make sure the bridges were not flooded. They helped us get settled in our full hook up spot including 50amp. Thye got us extra blocks to help level as the ground was very muddy. We chatted quickly and then they let us get set up as they had to continue checking on their area. Their farm dog Star was super welcoming to our dogs and they had a great time running around together. Our view of the river was amazing. We saw deer across in the meadow along with the evening lightning bugs. We had a great nights sleep and in the morning as we were packing up our amazing hosts came out to check on us, and again they went to check the roads and rerouted us out due to more flooding. We enjoyed a quick chat in the morning before heading out. Great time thank you to our amazing hosts!
Thank you to our host even though we didn't visit to much as the 4 inches of rain kept us indoors alot we still had a needed rest and was able to cook a couple of meals ahead of time. We loved the farm and met there dog that run the roost our dogs got along one day in the future we will back thru happy RVing. Thank you
They were nice enough to let us stay even though they were not home.
Fantastic set up. The power, water and sewer was a pleasant addition.
We were entertained by fire flies, star filled skies and their very freindly dog.
Wish we had been able to meet each other.
What a wonderful stay at Rivers Edge.
The camping spots are well engineered and tidy.
The whole property is a gem on the plains!
Their dog is a happy companion that got along great with our two dogs.
The hosts are a gracious and warm hearted couple.
I highly recommend these folks if you are in the area.
We had been traveling for three hard days We so needed a day to reset. Fishing. Bike riding. Walking with views. Great dog. Very welcoming to children. Also a playground they let our six year old have at it. Can’t recommend enough.
Rivers edge is wonderful’s spot with a full hook up and very very nice hosts
No one could ask for more. Star the dog to keep me company and watching wildlife including a bald eagle & deer at the rivers edge. Very gracious and accommodating folks thank you.
These hosts were so very helpful, and such lovely people. Wish we could have spent more time here, they have the most beautiful peaceful setting you could ever wish for. Fell in love with their Dog Star too!
We loved our stay at rivers edge. We were greeted at the gate and shown to our spot which was right next to the river. Our hosts were very friendly and accommodating and our children loved thier dog who was very friendly. Thanks for the peaceful stop.
We can’t say enough goodthings about this place or the host. Our dog Jax and two boys played & played with their dog star until she was tuckered out. Can’t wait until our travels bring us back to this place again.
The hosts couldn’t have been more welcoming and friendly and the spots were in a grassy area overlooking the river. A wonderful experience.
River’s Edge is situated amongst miles and miles of farmland in the beautiful heart of America. The stars at night were amazing! The parking location on the property was a very easy in and out and there were FULL hookups - water, sewer, 50amp electric, and a picnic table! Our kids loved playing with their dog who is incredibly friendly and gentle. It was a very easy 30/40 min drive to Sioux Falls and a doable four hour journey to the Mall of America (our kids were dying to see it lol). I would gladly return if we find ourselves in the area again!
This was truly a great experience. Great place to stay. Our host were the best we could ask for. Very accommodating and engaging.. I just can't imagine anything better..Thank you so much for the privilege of staying with you.
We made short notice request (less than 24 hrs) for an overnight stop. Hosts responded within a few hours and welcomed us to stay with them the next day. Fantastic communication the following day. We arrived last in the evening just after sunset. Darrell meet us and we chatted briefly. We were tired and he gave us directions into town to a great place to eat. When we returned it was straight to bed. Slept great and well rested the next morning. Their RV sites back up to the river. Easy in/easy out to interstate. Candice met up with use before we left. You could not ask for better hosts. True RVers. We hope to stop by again next year.
Really enjoyed our stay here. Great down to earth people. Very beautiful quiet place out in the country. Only regret is not spending more time with them and Star....
Thank you both for your hospitality! And yes....... we will will call before showing up!
We had a very nice time at their place ! It is an oasis in the green desert. A lot of love and work went into setting up their place and it shows. Thanks a lot for hosting us, and sorry for the late review as internet is not always available to us on our trip.
Mary & Al
We stayed over one night with Riversedge. This couple over welcomed us, although we arrived late in the evening and lost our way in the dark. They droved specially to meet us to show us the way to their 2000 Acre farm.
The full hookup spot was discovered the morning near a nice river.
We wish we had more time to stay.
Pay attention: CENTRAL Standart Time.
1st things 1st. If you are ever needing an overnight in the Sioux Falls area, this is were you want to stop. Beautiful place, very warm & friendly couple, terrific dog, & great boondocking spots right on the Vermillion River. And be sure to step outside at night & enjoy the dark star filled sky. I will definitely be stopping here again in my travels.
We had a great time, and this being the first place we have stayed using Boondockerswelcome, the bar has been set high! Green manicured grass, full hookups, nice picnic tables, playground, fire BBQ pit, easily accessible, and fantastic host! The kids loved playing with the dog, and we loved grilling fresh sweet corn from the farm. We highly recommend this host for anyone who wants a nice quiet place to boondock for a few nights. It is about 30 minutes south of Sioux Falls, which was a cool city to visit. We recommend checking out Falls park if you make it here.
Absolutely fantastic this is an oasis after a long day on the road. The camp site is green and very well kept overlooking a river and corn fields as far as the eye can see. Our hosts greeted us with a warm Midwest welcome and we very munch enjoyed the evenings conversation. Star was a steadfast supervisor and assistant (lumber dog) as we set up our rig. We would absolutely recommend Riversedge as an outstanding boondocking location with exceptionally gracious and friendly hosts.
You could not ask for a better place to stay or friendlier, kinder hosts.
Darrell and Candice waited up late for us after we blew a tyre enroute and ended up needing our truck fixing as well - and still welcomed us with smiles.
The site was spacious and green and the view was gorgeous. Our kids enjoyed roaming the river and the farm and playing with their sweet dog, Star. All in all it was an oasis of peace in beautiful countryside with kind, friendly hosts who were quick to smile. Highly recommend them to anyone. <emoji>
What a beautiful, peaceful place to boondock. My wife and I were so pleased to find such a lovely place. Our hosts couldn't have been nicer, and their dog, Star, is just a delight! We would definitely stay at Riversedge again given the opportunity. Highly recommended!
This place is amazing!! The most peaceful and relaxing spot we've been to in a long while. You can't find this kind of peace in any campground. The hosts were so welcoming and hospitable and kind. And their dog Star was icing on the cake! Star is so playful and funny and cute. You don't want to miss this place! AAA+++
Beautiful site right on the river, view of fields and a sweet old guard dog named Star who protects your campsite at night and plays fetch with sticks in the morning. Hosts were extremely hospitable and it was like being at a state park with all the amenities! Thanks again, Riversedge!
Great hosts with beautiful property. We enjoyed our time and our site was great, right on the river. Easy in and out. We would definitely use them again.
We stayed 2 nights here and were greeted by a full hookup great hosts and Star the lumber dog This is boondocking at its best
We stayed at Riversedge while in the Sioux Falls area to set up our residency and Riversedge were amazing hosts. Their farm dog, Star, is as friendly as can be and the location is peaceful and perfect. The spots are beautiful, easy to get into with views of the working farm and river. We rode our bikes all through the back farm roads. This was our first stay on Boondockers Welcome. We highly recommend Riversedge if you are in the area and they have an opening.
We stayed here in June and were new to boondocking. Staying here was exactly what you would hope for when boondocking...serene location yet not too far from highway, very nice family-oriented people, friendly dog who escorts you out, plus they leave the light on for you! We definitely hope to stay here again if ever in the area!
We had a wonderful relaxing time on Riversedge property. We were able to completely recharge ourselves, while taking care of all the RV living essentials.
Our hosts were very kind and helpful, greeting us with a smile and making us feel at home, and a big bonus was their dog Star, who was playful and sweet.
We highly recommend Riversedge, and hope we get a chance to see them again down the road.
Highly recommend staying with these folks. The highlight was their small retriever Star who captured our hearts with his friendly company. The property had full hook ups and was right beside a small river. Peaceful, and we even had a firepit!
What a wonderful boondocking location! Full hookups, great views, sweetest puppy EVER, and amazing hosts! We stayed for a few days in June 2017, and our hosts made us feel so comfortable. They took us on a tour of their grounds and buildings(and enjoyed an adult beverage with us). We couldn't have asked for more gracious hosts, and having full hookups was most excellent! One note: our GPS tried to make us turn left onto the side road before the location instead of taking us directly to the location, so we had to call and figure out what was going on. It did it twice, so just be prepared to call them.
Riversedge is amazing. The hosts were so gracious the moment we got on property. We learned so much about the farming community in the South Dakota area thanks to both of them and their friends. The setting is perfect, the 3 full Hookup sites back right up to the river that runs through their property. Their dog was just hanging around all day, made you feel like you were home. If you are lucky you may have their super nice friends camp next to you for a night! Thanks again and look forward to coming back soon!
Mary and Sean
Pulling into the property actually feels like coming home. You will be greeted by the friendliest farm dog ever, then escorted to a full hookup site. Thanks so much River' Edge Farm for being so generous and gracious. We hope in your future travels we will be able to host you at Travelers Rest. We stayed at River' Edge Farm on May 17, 2017.
Truly, a wonderful place to relax and enjoy. Farmland all around; a river right behind; and these wonderful people know how to make guests feel welcome! I know they love to travel by the way they have prepared their Boondocking campsite! 5***** Star recommendation. Thanks from both of us
Beautiful spot with full hook up and picnic table right on river. Host was great to communicate with, friendly and happy to answer my burning Midwest farming questions. Make sure you check out the water feature the host built and say hello to Star for us. Loved this stay! Thanks again.
Darrell and Candice are two of the friendliest, most generous folks you could ever hope to meet! Despite our last-minute request to boondock on their property, we were welcomed warmly. The spot was beyond perfect with a wondrous view over the Vermillion River and beyond. Our kids spent hours exploring the banks of the river and hunting for rocks. Can't recommend this place highly enough!
I drove in to Darryl and Candice's place and was in awe of the beauty! They have campsites set up right on the Vermillion River and it's breathtaking! They were so welcoming and are such a nice couple! And their dog, Star, greeted us and kept us company. What a sweetie! This is a Boondocking experience you will never forget!
We are also new to boondocking, so were wonderfully surprised that they so readily accepted our request to boondock with them. Not only was the property beautiful, we parked right next to the river and they provided full Hook-up. It would be wonderful if the whole country was made up of people like them! And they could be our lifetime neighbors. Maybe we can run into them again when they take their travel in the fall.
Ty, Maggie & Fifi.
We originally were stopping at Riversedge for one night, but due to a flat tire and then some snow we stayed longer, and it was great. They were so kind and accommodating and really went above and beyond in every way. The property is AMAZING. Our pup got to run and play with theirs and we got to have a great night of rest and relaxing after a long drive. We hope to see them again in our travels!
Our criteria for a review is would we stay there again. Absolutely, absolutely, ABSOLUTELY! Greeted by Star, the greater dog, and directed to our level back-in site with water, 50amp elec, and dump by Darryl. Located in the bend of a river, easy access. You can expect there to be other RVers as the accommodations are wonderful. A class B came and went and a couple on their way to California stayed the night. Ample spacing between rigs. River's Edge lived up to all previous reviews. Thank you for sharing this beautiful site.