We are a retired couple enjoying camping in our travel trailer, grandkids, family and friends, boating, kayaking, biking, card games, Sequence, Play Nine, Pegs and Jokers.
Butch- Wood working, handyman
Judy- biking, kayaking, love the outdoors
Occasionally keep our granddogs
Old Town a small rural town consisting of post office, grocery store, hardware store, gas stations, laundromat and Gator LP gas
2003 Jayco Designer pulled by a white 2000 F250 Ford Diesel
We must be doing something right as hosts, Butch and Judy stopped in again on their way through Tennessee. Great couple, always welcome.
We had the great pleasure of being boondockers at Butch n Judy in their home town in Florida. Now we had a chance to reciprecate back to them as good friends and as boondockers with open arms. We had a big feast together and played sequence. We will always have room and make room for them. Love you both.
We had such a good time with Suwannee 16, they are very considerate and kind. We feel like they are family.
Butch & Judy were heading north in heavy rain and bad traffic, when they decided to take a break. Found us on BoonDockers Welcome, made a last minute request, and came on in. Typical BDW guest - friendly, personable, grateful for our calm port in a storm. They were tired, so we didn't have much chance to talk, but I hope they stop by again.
Suwannee16 were a wonderful couple that are welcome anytime they are traveling through. I wish we could have had more time to visit. We hope you return and let us take you on a tour of Berry!
My husband and I live in Florida and decided to take a staycation to explore some other areas of our great state. We chose Suwannee 16 because we live on a small river and wanted to experience the great Suwannee river. We were not disappointed. This BW site is beautiful (we had a riverfront view) and the hosts are the most kind and welcoming folks that you will ever meet. We biked, kayaked, and played a new to us card game together. If that wasn't enough, we got some ideas of things to do at our homestead. If you enjoy being out in nature and spending time watching to river roll by, this is the place for you. We would love to return sometime during the cooler months and hope that we get a chance to host B & J at our BW site.
Our hosts were wonderful. You won't want to leave this beautiful spot.
Our hosts are kind, welcoming and so friendly. Their home is so peaceful and beautiful. Everyone that comes, won't want to leave. Thanks Boondockers.
Suwannee 16 made exploring our beautiful state a dream! They are the most friendly hosts and helped us resolve a camper issue that occurred due to big time "user error"! We are so thankful they are were willing to share their little slice of Florida paradise with us. It was very hard to leave but I hope we will be able to visit again soon so we can kayak the river together!
Thank you for EVERYTHING!!
Jen and Garry L
The beauty, peace, and tranquility of this location was only paled by the hosts. Suwannee16 treated us like family for a very relaxing couple of days. Thanks for your wonderful hospitality.
M & C
We had a blast. Thank you so much for the hospitality. The kids had a blast and we loved it.
We only stayed for one night but wished we had stayed for more. A hidden gem right on the river that was peaceful, relaxing, and fun. The hosts were great and welcomed us as if we had known them for years. Our kids got along great with their grandkids too!
They were most gracious hosts. Their large property is on the river. What a view, amazing. Weather was warm, but a good breeze from the river made it most relaxing. Lots of beautiful mature oak trees, providing ample shade. ATT provided one bar of service. Originally scheduled a three day stay two months ago, but cancelled because of the pandemic uncertainty. Would have liked to stay 3 days this time, but unfortunately we are behind schedule. Would definitely stay here again. Thank you Suwannee16!
Very nice people on a beautiful property. Looking forward to visiting again!
We had a lovely time meeting this lovely family. The space is perfect, right on the river and on the side of the property. The description was spot on and I’d say our stay was even better than we hoped. We dry dock often so it was absolute bliss to have such easy hookups and be able to use our A/C! Everything is convenient and detailed in the profile by these wonderful hosts. They let us take out their kayaks at sunrise and it was magic. 100% recommend!
This was our first BW stay and it will be so hard to top it! Our hosts have a beautiful spot directly on the Suwanee River, in a somewhat remote and unspoiled part of west central Florida. It was so quiet and pretty, and they and their family next door are very welcoming and generous. Our Roadtrek Class B fit great in a mostly shady and very level spot with some rocks and concrete pad, 30amp power and water hookups. They were so nice, even taking us and our kayak trailer upstream to drop us so we could paddle back with the current, and checking on us to be sure we hadn't died of thirst or gotten lost! We enjoyed their company and their wonderful property. Thanks so much and hope to see you again sometime!
We were looking for the perfect place to self quarantine before we headed to see our new granddaughter and take care of our grandson. We couldn’t have chosen a more perfect spot. It is right on the Suwannee River and as you sit looking out, the view is incredible. It is so peaceful and relaxing. Our hosts met us as we arrived and led us in to where we should park. We had a campfire that evening and they joined us. They let us use their wood for a fire and kayaks to go out on the river. They are the sweetest and most generous people. We wanted to stay a bit longer and said that we could. We just feel so blessed having met these hosts.
Suwannee 16 is just as described. We parked about 50 feet from the Suwannee River with an awesome view. Our hosts were very nice even in Covid times. We enjoyed learning about the property and how they had developed it. They gave us plenty of space to enjoy the view. Wish we had more time to do a little fishing. Overall this is our best Boondockers Welcome stay yet - and will be hard to beat ;-)
This was our first BDW experience and if they set the bar for the BDW community, we are really going to enjoy our trip back across the country. They are a very sweet couple.. kind, quiet, and caring. Their property is dreamlike.. you feel like you're on the set of a Turner Classic Movie. Fanning Springs, about 15 minutes away, is absolutely gorgeous. All I can say is, if the opportunity presents itself to stay here.. you will not be disappointed. A big thank you to the hosts :)
Awesome RV site right next to the river. The hosts were friendly and helpful. Their place is beautiful and the amazing grounds show how much work and care they put into it.
They are very much pet friendly and had no problem letting our dog run around their property. Very peaceful and calming sitting on the dock watching the river go by. We had the fortunate chance to see a few of the leaping sturgeon too. Wonderful live oaks and landscaping. And a few great stories shared.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we kept our distance while chatting with our friendly hosts and couldn't engage in activities or explore as usual. But we felt so fortunate to be able to stay here. We were parked on perfectly shaded lawn, facing the river where we were entertained by sun rises, soaring birds, and a variety of boaters. We also appreciated our hosts' generous amenities, including pumped-up river water to hose off the throng of "lovebugs" smashed on the front of our rig (yuk). Our stay was a delightful introduction to the Suwannee River, which at the time was brimming with Georgia rainshed and teeming with huge leaping sturgeon. It was lovely to walk in this rural neighborhood, as well; not a bit of litter to be found. This host couple takes pride in their property and they obviously enjoy sharing it and meeting new people. We could not recommend Suwannee '16 more highly!
Great hosts they made sure we got settled in when we arrived. My family and I went fishing in Suwannee River and enjoyed nature scenery. The neighbors even let us use their outdoor shower! My family and I will definitely visit again!
We absolutely loved our stay at Suwannee16! This is a very special location with equally special hosts. Communication and directions were excellent, and we felt so welcome once we arrived. These folks take hospitality to another level and we thoroughly enjoyed visiting with them as much as we could under pandemic circumstances. We look forward to seeing them again!
Anyone who is accepted for a stay at this site will be delighted with the ambiance and scenery. Beautiful .
Another fabulous stay down upon the Suwannee River. I don’t think I will ever get enough of that lazy, black river.
It is wonderful to see the love that Suwanne 16 and his wife have for this place. It not only includes a lifetime of improvements, but also small personal touches everywhere you look. What a beautiful place to re-coup after all this driving.
Thank you for sharing.
We were warmly welcomed by the hosts in their little price of paradise along the river. They were very accommodating and we had a very pleasant stay. Will definitely stay again when we return to the area.
What a wonderful place and so very peaceful and quiet. Took several pictures along the river that I will have made into prints to remember this location.
Hosts were out standing in every way! Hope to visit them again someday.
This is a must see BW stop! We were literally next to the Suwannee River. It was relaxing and peaceful. It's everything a stay should be and more. Thank you to our hosts who went above and beyond. We hope to visit again soon returning!
Many many thanks to our hosts for sharing their riverside family compound and the history of the area. Their warmth and generosity will be long remembered.
Suwannee16 were so generous to us. there hospitality and kindness just wormed our hearts.
There place is a piece of heaven, definitely one of the most beautiful places we ever camped in !
Hope that our roads will cross again :)
They’re the Best!
We’ve become great friends,
Thanks again for everything!
Such a great place and great hosts!!! We will be back!!! Good access with no problems!!!
Judy and Butch are such helpful, generous and welcoming hosts.
We were fortunate to be parked right across from the beautiful Suwannee River, the perfect location to enjoy the scenery on their property.
Our stay was like a taste of paradise so breathtakingly beautiful. We highly recommend them.
Thank you to our hosts for offering this chance for us on the road!
Rej & Lyne
I inadvertently requested the wrong date and didn’t realize until the day after we were scheduled to stay, but the hosts were gracious enough to allow us to come on the day I had intended, even though they had other guests. What a gorgeous spot, so serene and peaceful. Great stop!
We had a fabulous and unforgettable stay. B and J were such helpful and welcoming hosts, we almost felt like home. Our kids had a lot of fun playing in the yard and in the guest house. We could borrow their kayaks and went on the river to see alligators and turtles. You'll be parking right in front of the beautiful Suwannee river, perfect to enjoy nature and scenery. We highly recommend them and we would be really happy to see them again.
A wonderfully beautiful site, very quiet. Easy in & out for our motorhome & car.
Literally a few feet from incredible river views!
Felt like coming home!
After returning here for the second time we can honestly say that Suwannee 16 is one of the best we have ever stayed at. Their property is beautiful located at the Suwannee river, quiet but most importantly the hosts are the best you will find out there.
We cannot give enough praise for this wonderful couple. They accommodated our stay beside our friends at a moments notice. Location, Location, Location! Hopefully we can meet again.
...and it was great! J and B are wonderful hosts and their property is right on the Suwannee River. It's a real treat sitting on their dock at the rivers edge or looking out our RV windows as the river flows by. In the evening we were invited to visit with them in their home and they made us feel like long-time friends.
We can't compare this visit with any others as this was our first but we're quite sure Suwannee16 sets the standard of excellence. If your travels take you anywhere near them you must schedule a visit. We'll love to stop there again.
Thank you J and B,
Harold and Mary Ann
Had the most awesome time. So grateful that they shared their piece of paradise with us. From kayaking the Suwannee River to sharing meals, conversations and card games. Highly recommend and hope to one day return.
Couldn't believe how lucky we were that our hosts shared their little piece of paradise, right on the Suwannee River. Not to mention, their wonderful hospitality, making us feel welcomed and quite at home.
Also, this was our first motorhoming experience and their knowledge and help was invaluable.
Our hosts also allowed friends to share our spot at the last minute (they are from North Carolina and we didn't know they'd be in the area until the day before we were leaving).
We were able to put our canoe in from the ramp and enjoyed going up and down the river, taking in all the beautiful scenery and wildlife.
I'm sure we are spoiled now, and won't be able to expect all Boondockers Welcome experiences to be this excellent! :) Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
Great family! They welcomed me like family! Spent time with them in their home. I spent thanksgiving with her brother this year so I was happy to be around same family members! I gave them a small gift that meant a lot to me and they seemed to love it. I met Canadian Boondockers there and we all sat together on the deck watching the boats go by on the water. Loved and enjoyed EVERYONES company. Thanks for the stay and thanks for your kindness and care towards me. Please visit me on your way up north!😊😊😊
We were warmly welcomed by Butch and Judy. They are very generous. The place is a very well maintained little paradise. we will definitely return.
Judy and Butch were absolutely wonderful host. We felt very welcomed and at home staying with them. Thier home on the river is relaxing and they even took us line dancing. We enjoyed dining with them and sharing family and RV life stories. We can not wait to see them again at the Rally.
Our hosts were amazing. They were warm and welcoming and made us feel like family. We had an issue while staying here and B helped us solve the issue. The value of that is above and beyond.
This property is on the river and is so serene. We want to go back and we just left!
Thanks B&J. We will see you soon I'm sure.
Our hosts could not be nicer. We had dinner with them and another Boondocker the first evening and enjoyed the lovely property that they have made available to fellow travelers. We are even staying an extra night. Surrounded by Spanish moss draped trees with a view of the river makes it hard to leave. You'll feel like family here and that is much appreciated. Would definitely recommend this spot if you are traveling through and maybe we'll see them again on our way back by.
What a great place to stay! We enjoyed our stay right on the river. Our hosts made us feel right at home and even invited us to dinner.
This is was a perfectly beautiful spot on the Suwannee River! Everything you could want in a Boondocking spot!
Greatly appreciated the quiet peaceful spot for the night! Hosts greeted us and got us settled. Very helpful and friendly. Our dog loved the place too!
Thanks for sharing this awesome place with us!
Our stay was completely relaxing! Hosts go above and beyond to make boondockers feel welcome. The view is totally amazing and hypnotizing. Thank you so much for the much-needed oasis. We highly recommend this place and the hosts!
Butch and Judy are so kind to share their beautiful property with Boondockers. They make you feel like part of the family. This was our first Boondocker stay and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Even enjoyed the manual labor. Sorry we didn't get to that metal detecting. Maybe next time.
We enjoyed our stay at this amazing spot! So quiet, peacefull and friendly hosts.
We highly recommend them.
Thank you for your warm welcome,
Anet & Erich
What a great site. Lovely hosts, great scenery, hookups, peaceful, and safe. The site had so much character and honey! Thank you both so much for sharing your space with us.
Bill, Amber, and Herbie
I can't say enough nice things about this host. They were so nice, providing power, water, and wifi, along with access to the Suwannee River from their dock.
We have stayed at a lot of fantastic BW host locations but this was the best ever. Beautiful location and Judy and Butch are amazing people. We are really glad to have spent time with them!
We arrived much later than expected due to traffic delays after a long day of sightseeing. Our hosts were so gracious despite the change in pace our day took. We loved their beautiful site and wished we had more time to enjoy it before heading back up north. Beautiful birdwatching along the river. The scenery here is absolutely worth it!
We were warmly welcomed by our friendly and gracious hosts. Their property is beautiful, right on Suwanee River. Biked up the road to the rails to trails path. Great time!!
This is a great spot and is one of our go to spots when traveling trough the area. The hosts are gracious and accommodating. Once again we had the pleasure of relaxing with the hosts and other Boondockers.
You will not want to leave this place! By far the best Boondockers Welcome experience ever! Our hosts at Suwannee 16 are experts in pampering! It is clear that they want to spoil their guests with the campspot they provide being well designed! You receive water and electric and even a night light too! The hot outdoor rainforest shower was a wonderful touch and the serene riverside view just added to this retreat-feel package!
Thank you so much for sharing your slice of paradise! You are wonderful hosts and really do bless the Boondocking community.
First time staying with a host and I know I am spoiled... Super hosts and their property is so peaceful and quite.. I have some new found friends and really enjoyed playing cards, going to dinner, and kayaking.. I Also had some trouble with my water pump and I so appreciate the time and hard work you took to help me out... Thank you and I look forward to visiting again...
Wonderful hosts, very helpfull. The place is wonderful by the river, neat and clean. We really loved being here in quiet and nature. Squirrels and birds and we also saw 3 deers. thank you for the nice and welcome hospitality.
Anat and Ilan Sternberg.
This was the perfect stay for us. Directly at the river. Suwanee16 are both so warm and welcoming hosts and they are thinking of really everything to make it a perfect stay. It was such a pleasure meeting you! Thank you so much for having us!
Judy and Butch are wonderful hosts. They are very active and include their Boondockers in everything. Plus they have great knowledge to pass along and well as some amazing stories. We will be back for sure.
Also...their spot is beautiful...if you are active , you will find things to do and my re and likely Judy and Butch will join you!! Thanks again. Xoxo
Great host, easy access, peaceful, great host, provide power and water, beautiful view of river, great host, lots of wild crittters, game players, did I mention that they are great host.
What a great place! We really enjoyed it. The Suwannee16 hosts are incredibly gracious hosts and are extremely helpful. The river sites are beautiful and very quiet. The fog on the river on January mornings is quite pretty. Great for pictures.
- Mobile data was pretty "iffy" at the site, to be expected though. This is a rural area.
- The pull in is easy and level. Very nice.
This was our first BW and we think we are spoiled forever. The stay could not be any better. Judy and Butch are the nicest people you could think of and they live in Paradise. We loved it so much. Especially the hospitality, the river, the woods, the silence ... everything.
Thank you so much, Suwannee16, for sharing.
We had a good time on the Suwannee river. Our hosts were very nice! We had fun visiting and riding our motorcycles around the area!!
We had a very enjoyable stay with Suwannee16 on their beautiful property. It was extremely quiet and relaxing and we even ventured a few miles to Fanning Springs to see the manatees (bring your swim suit!). I was able to do some yoga on the lawn with a view of the river and our pup Tesla enjoyed swimming and jumping off the dock. We also shared some laughs and cookies and learned a fun new card game. Although we didn't have access to wifi, we were able to pickup enough of a data signal with our ProjectFi data plan to get some work done. Our hosts were very kind and accomodating and we'd love to stay again. Thank J and B!
Thank you Butch & Judy for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful property on the river and your company. We had so much fun playing board games! It was a nice birthday for Mark. Keep doing what you are doing. It is a blessing. Cathy & Mark
This place is right on the Suwannee river. It’s secluded and very quiet. An ideal place to spend a few nights. The hosts were welcoming and generous. Hopefully we will be back to spend a bit more time exploring the area.
We had a great time at Suwannee16! the location is peaceful and quiet, right on the banks of the river. Our hosts were very friendly and outgoing; we spent several hours together socializing and enjoying a delicious dinner. They had good recommendations for a local bike trail, as well as some nearby state parks. Had the weather been warmer and less windy, the Suwannee16 location would have been a perfect place for us to kayak. Maybe next time! In terms of logistics, the host location was easy to find with our GPS, and we had no trouble backing in /maneuvering with our 35-ft. 5th wheel. Hosts provided easily accessible water and power, very much appreciated!
Judy and Butch are two of the nicest people I have ever met. Both are so welcoming to their property, home and family. The river with all the nature and critters made for an amazing experience. So easy to be centered and maintain a sense of presence. Thank you so much Butch, Judy, and family for a beautiful stay!!!!!
The Best things in Life are the People we Love, the places we've been and the MEMORIES we've made along the way ......... Our stay with our hosts reflects this👍🏻
We spent 3 nights right on the Suwannee River .... so beautiful and peaceful.
Before we even arrived, we we invited to share Thanksgiving with them but did not expect to return for leftovers 😁
We spent fun evenings with our hosts, their son & his wonderful family and another Canadian couple (now their friends but previously Boondockers) .... we feel like part of the family now 😊
We also had so much fun learning new card games like Play Nine and Sequence.
Felt sad to leave this beautiful location and amazing people 😢
Hope we can return in the future and thank you again for your Hospitality 😎
Valerie & Darrel 🇨🇦
This is one of the most beautiful Boondocking sites that we have stayed at. It is right on the Suwannee River, so peaceful and so quiet. Butch and Judy are very friendly and helpful, we would definitely return here the next time we are in Florida. If you have the opportunity have a look at Butch's wood working shop it's fantastic.
Suwannee 16 are the best hosts. We had a very nice spot looking out at the river. Judy took me kayaking. We spent a fun evening with them and another boondocker couple. Highly recommend them.
Swuannnee16 were so welcoming to us. We really appreciated Judy finding out ahead for us about the Manatees being there at the springs. That was a wonderful experience. We enjoyed their company and met some fellow Boondockers in their home. This is a gorgeous riverside property that will calm your soul. We would highly recommend Swuannee16 Host location ! Loved it! Thank you very much.😊
A favorite place to be, sitting beside the river. THE song "Way Down By The Suwannee River" from my youth comes to mind and here I am sitting by it. What I thought was a unattainable goal has come to reality thanks to these most generous people. A big thanks for sharing your property and lives with us. A favorite star marks your listing. Please return a visit when in the Northeast.
We could not say enough about the location and hosts. If you want serenity, peace and and pure beauty this is the place to stay. What makes it even more perfect are the hosts. We enjoyed a very nice dinner and conversation during out stay. We will go back...
We were referenced these wonderful people from our very first Boondockers Welcome stay. And we are so glad that it happened and amazed how things magically work out. Nothing but the highest regards for Butch and Judy. We had so much fun, from meals together to playing games like Sequence and Golf. Lots of great laughs, and great conversations. Felt like old friends, not new acquaintances. I so look forward to meeting up with them again someday. Thanks for memories we will cherish always.
Nice quiet spot on the river. A little off the beaten path, but easily accessed. GPS navigated right to the location. Met several other great boondockers. We had a nice evening. A++
Our hosts went above and beyond with their hospitality.. We arrived tired and hungry, and they fed us pizza and a wonderful salad for dinner.. Soo appreciated! They were kind enough to allow our little dog inside, even though they have no pets of their own.
Host gave Ron an enjoyable tour of his workshop.. Something they have in common.
We would definitely stop again on our way back.. The view of the Suwannee River was spectacular! Good conversation!!
We had such a wonderful stay and felt like we were at home. Our kids played and had so much fun. The host were amazing and so kind and helpful. They treated us like family. Their yard is so beautiful and the river is amazing. Felt like we were staying at a resort. Thank you for allowing us to stay at your beautiful property.
Peaceful & relaxing! Butch & Judy are awesome hosts. Had a wonderful weekend with them. The view of the river is spectacular.
We will definitely be back! 😊
We wish we had time to stay longer. The setting along the river, the quietness, the owl and the hosts were perfect.
We had a lovely and relaxing stay at Butch and Judy's place. They were such a warm and welcoming couple and we felt right at home during out visit. Highly recommended and we would absolutely stay again in the future. :)
We’ve become such good friends and enjoy our visits together.
We share so many things and have common interests.
We are so glad we became members of Boondockers Welcome! We have met some of the most wonderful people since our travels began, and this most recent stay did not disappoint! Suwannee16 was awesome with a spectacular view and 2 of the most gracious and hospitable hosts! As usual we hated to leave our newly made friends - and we promised to return! This is a place that we would go out of our way to visit again - we hope they enjoyed our company as much as we enjoyed visiting and getting acquainted with them!
THANK YOU SUWANNEE16, and Thank You Boondockers Welcome for creating this site!!!
Peaceful Easy Feeling (Eagles 2013 Remaster)
We had a quiet and enjoyable stay at Suwannee16’s location! It is a beautiful property with Southern Charm written all over it! The hosts were super kind, generous, and very hospitable. We enjoyed vicisting with them when we arrived and would stay again if we were passing through! Thanks!
They treated us like old friends and went out of their way to help us. The place is beautiful and very neat. We hope to see them again soon.
They treated us like old friends and we had a ball. Their place is beautiful and so well kept. I hope they come to our home soon.
Suwannee 16 were wonderful host they made me and my dog feel very welcome. Helped me back up my trailer, sites over look the suwannee river on a very well maintained grass yard my dog enjoyed napping on it watching boats pass by. Highly recommend
We loved staying here. The site it right on the river and the couple were so sweet and accommodating.
My family and I had the most amazing stay with Suwannee16. The hosts are incredibly kind, generous and beautiful people. Directions were very helpful. We let them know ahead of time what our ETA was and they came out to help us park as soon as we arrived. We had lots of opportunity to converse with them and explore around the area. We took a day to visit Manatee Springs, then another full day to relax at the property and have dinner with our hosts.
We fished, enjoyed some paddle boarding and kayaking on the Suwannee River and had the opportunity to explore more of the river with the couple on their boat. The hosts were so informative and helpful. We all had such a blast and couldn't be more grateful to have had the privilege to stay here and meet these wonderful people!
Beautiful hosts, beautiful setting. Great night sleep on the river. Thanks for having us. See you in the fall.
Two sweet and loving hosts.
Thanks for a good evening.
Greet the neighbors
The place can recommend
Asta & Arne
This was our first Boondockers Welcome experience and let me just tell you- we are spoiled for the rest of them! First of all, their property is an oasis on the river. Honestly never seen a more beautiful river front property in my life. The peaceful setting is just the beginning though. They have full hookups, offered us use of their first level restroom and warm outdoor shower, and even had a baby swing we could use for our son! We had some trouble with our RV toilet we were trying to fix and had it not been for Butch and his help, we would’ve never figured it out. Truly the nicest people and best experience that we are so grateful for. We will most certainly be back!
After a 50-day travel in Florida, we were slowly on our way back to Québec City. Frankly, we were a bit tired... The forecasted weather for the coming days wasn’t very good... In our mind, we were a bit confused... : stay one more week as planned or go back home immediately and quickly? And then..., we discovered this oasis during two days... The second day was among the best days in our travel...
Out of the 10 to 15 Boondockers Welcome hosts members we have visited since 2015, Suwannee16 appears to be a treasure... including the following jewels : Judy and Butch are very kind people, generous hosts and interesting people to talk with, the Real Florida (yes, there exists something else than beaches, sand and... car traffic... in Florida... Yes, bear with us!), the Suwannee River, a nice spot to boondocke at less than 20 feet and... 8 feet high to the river... the Manattee Springs... The amazing Fanning Springs that Judy and Butch let us discovering in a boat tour of one hour on the Suwannee river... the crystal water from springs...
What a nice stop!!! Can you imagine being sat down and drinking slowly a coffee early in the morning at 5 feet from the river... while some 3-feet long Gulf Sturgeons are splashing loudly on the river... It is quiet... Wouah!!!
And the cherry on the top of the sundae... Judy and Butch invited us to visit them again next year... What ask else?
Thanks Judy and Butch. Hope to welcome you in Québec City...
We enjoyed staying with chose very kind hosts.
We were there just for one night, the place is simply beautiful.
Had fun playing card game with our hosts ! Guy is ready for a revenge, next time men will son ! 😉
Hope to see you again on our next trip.
Thank you for tour hospitality.
Linda and Guy
Our short stay at Suwannee 16 was suweeet! Arriving in the rain our hosts greeted us with open arms and made us feel right at home. We enjoyed a quiet morning walk and continued on our journey along the Gulf coast.
After a drive up from St-Pete’s through heavy rainstorms yesterday we were welcomed graciously on a same day request at Butch & Judy’s amazing riverside property. It was a real treat to spend time with these wonderful people and share our adventures and exchange experiences. They are truly great ambassadors for the boondocking experience. Thank you for your kindness and generosity. We hope we meet again someday.
Boondocking is a relatively new word to us. If all future Boondocking experiences are as wonderful as the time we spent with Judy and Butch, we are “hooked”!! Our hosts made this first experience delightful … a great site, a wonderful view of the Suwanee River, quiet and peaceful. THANKS AGAIN JUDY AND BUTCH – we shall return. Lloyd and Charlotte
These folks are GREAT! Southern hospitality at its finest. They were ready for my arrival, had power and water ready. They have great property right on the bank or the legendary Suwannee River. They have shower facilities as well as toilet facilities. And, you can be as involved with them and their family & friends as you care to be - or stay off to yourself. The location is quiet, serene and gorgeous other than the occasional speedboat going up and down the river - I found that entertaining, personally. I stayed with Suwannee16 once before about two years ago and that time was terrific and this time was better. Thanks, Judy & Butch. You really know how to host fellow travelers.
Stayed with Judy & Butch for the second time - felt like staying with old friends. My dog & I holed up in our rig, just relaxing & reading because it bucketed rain pretty much our entire stay. But Judy came down last night with an umbrella to see how we were getting along - they are really the sweetest people. I hope to be able to repay their kindness if and when they ever visit Vancouver Island.
Great site, great location, and great hosts. They even invited us in their home for dinner and introduced us to a new board game. Our two dogs loved the fact they could run out in the open. We had a great time! Thanks!
We ended up spending multiple nights at Suwannee16 and we loved it!
The hosts took us on a boatride up the river to Manatee spring and it was the best.
Ended up sharing a couple of meals and games in the evening.
We will definitely be back and try to beat the ladies in a game of Sequence at least once!
Thanks fot a wonderful and restfull stay
Our stay with Butch and Judy was wonderful, they are very gracious kind and nice hosts that were very accommodating friendly and welcomeing.
The spots that we parked in are right on the river and very relaxing with a great view of the river out of the front of our coach. There was bird life and we could see fish jumping in the water it was just a beautiful spot. Thank you very much for all your hospitality in a wonderful spot
Judy and Butch were great hosts. Wonderful listening to their stories about traveling.
We stayed two nights at Judy and Butch’s quiet family compound on the Suwannee River in rural Florida on our way north after visiting some Florida springs. We can ditto all the other reviews and can definitely wholeheartedly recommend a stay here. If you decide to do so, you won’t be disappointed. There are many surprises that await you! We arrived late one afternoon and joined Judy, Butch and their two old friends (plus more family members) for a dinner in town. It was a relaxed and easygoing evening. The next day was Thanksgiving and we were invited to join the group plus other family members for a big dinner. We so enjoyed meeting everyone and learning about their different backgrounds and travels. It was a real pleasure staying here and we hope to return next year. We certainly had a lot of laughs 😀😀
From the minute we began driving down the limestone road through the forest to Judy & Butch’s riverside paradise we knew this would be something special. That Judy & Butch are two of the sweetest, kindest hosts we’ve yet encountered was just icing on a very beautiful cake. We stayed two nights and thoroughly enjoyed doing nothing except sitting under the shade of one of their many giant trees and watching the Suwannee roll on by ... exactly what we needed after what seemed like days of endless driving. Having gratefully enjoyed many BoondockersWelcome venues during our 5 months on the road, there are just some places and some hosts that you’ll never forget - Judy & Butch’s Suwannee River paradise is most definitely one of those. We cannot thank them enough.
This is our second time staying at this location. The hosts could not be more welcoming or helpful! Their property is so beautiful and quiet, you’ll never want to leave! I really hate leaving to great of a review..... I’m afraid the words getting out and the next time we want to stay here they’ll be booked! It is truly one of the most serene, peaceful, lovely settings I’ve ever stayed! And they’re both so welcoming and helpful..(camper issues). I could go on and on, they’ve honestly restored my faith in humanity that there’s still honest to goodness decent people out there! Love it! Thanks so much for everything!
great location! awesome hosts, made us feel like family.
We always have fun there!
What a wonderful location you have here on the Suwanee River. Your site here is really beautiful, and the fact that you have taken it upon yourself to provide 30A and water is a testament to your love for sharing your place with others. It was a pleasure to be able to visit briefly with you and your family in the midst of the other activities you had going on. For anyone else wondering about getting here, we had no difficulty with our 40ft DP and toad. It is well worth the short distance on the gravel road. Thank you J and B!
Great place to spend our birthday.....Butch and Judy were perfect host !! Very peaceful !
Really enjoyed our stay and had lots of fun.......hope we can return the favorite, HINT...lol
Judy, we are thinking about you and ur family
again thx so much
The place itself is unbelievably magical. So calm and peaceful. The experience is multiplied by the hosts Judy & Butch who are an amazing couple. They are so welcoming, hearty and generous. It was our first experience with Boondockers Welcome website and honestly we think it can't get any better than this. :))) THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
Traveling with my sick pup and some kind of heavenly miracle happened. It is ungodly hot in Florida, but we were blessed with a few cool offs and we were able to enjoy a lot of outdoor time and sleep with out our air blasting. The cicadas, owls and frogs orchestrated a symphony. My rear doors on my van would not release to open and Judy allowed me to stay another night and sent her wonderful neighbor over to help me out. I was able to troubleshoot my problem and be able to get open so happy I don't have to spend time at the Dodge dealer... so I am headed north today after all. Hope to bring my hubby back with me this fall on our way to the Panhandle. So grateful for my stay here on the Suwannee River. Thanks Judy and Butch!!!!
Butch and Judy were amazing hosts and we were so grateful to spend time with them and on their property. Great, shady pad for our RV and access to land for our dogs to run and swim. We couldn’t have had a better time! O
If you have the opportunity to stay at Butch and Judy’s you will not be disappointed. They have a beautiful property right on the Swanee river. So peaceful and relaxing. Judy was away but Bruce was a wonderful host, even helping us fix a sticky door that had been a problem on our rv. We have stayed at many spots along our 5 month road trip and this one was by far at the very top of our favorites. Such gracious host. Thank you for sharing your amazing slice of heaven.
Beautiful location- great hosts! We kept pretty busy going to the local springs so I wish we had more time with Judy and Butch ( we planned too much haha) but they have to be some of the nicest people around! Thanks for taking our family in💕
After hosting quite a few boondockers on our own home front we finally had an opportunity to be on the receiving end of being hosted for the first time. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Our hosts, Butch and Judy were wonderfully helpful, friendly, and delightful hosts. We feel we have made two great friends and that we will enjoy spending time with them when our paths cross again. Their property on the Suwannee River was beautiful and so peaceful! We were able to try our hand at fishing on the river, we visited Manatee Springs where we saw lots of wildlife and overall enjoyed the great outdoors. They are welcome to our place in Mississippi anytime. Thanks Butch and Judy!
Recieved a prompt reply to my request in less than an hour.
The location is the nicest Boondockers Welcome location we've visited in North America. Suited in a beatiful nature, green, quiet, peaceful atmosphere beside the Suwannee River. It worths coming especially.
The hosts Butch & Judy were so welcoming. We had interesting conversations about their pioneering life in the earlly days in their location and the progressed development along the
years. Nice to meet a couple with a vision.
It was difficult for us to leave.
As our first experience with Boondockers, we are forever spoilt. We had the best experience in camping with this couple. We truly feel like we left family when we left. We felt like we were visiting family while here instead of just a camping. Butch helped us make a minor repair to our trailer. Butch took us and his wife Judy to put our kayaks in up the river and then came to check on us in his boat. He took my injured husband back with him and Judy and I continued down the river - more like friends than “hosts”. Cannot write here all the wonderful times we had playing games, river trip with gator viewing (they knew all the best places), and day trip advice.
We had a hard time leaving as it was as though you were leaving family. Forever in our hearts. These two take “hosting” to the extreme. We will be back not only because it’s the best camping spot along the river but because we miss them.
We had a lovely stay at their beautiful home right on the Suwannee river! They were very gracious hosts even though we took the slow route and came in later than expected. I would highly recommend this beautiful spot!
Beautiful, quiet, for nature lovers. Thank you Butch & Judy for this wonderful stop!
Take every past review and hit repeat. Judy and Butch are two of the most genuine people you will ever meet in your entire life. The welcomed us in like family, and I found myself in awe of how strangers can come together and within moments of meeting be so comfortable. We enjoyed meals together and lots of wonderful conversation over a campfire hosting other boondockers and friends for an evening filled with music, laughter, and great food. We only hope we get to reconnect with them one day either in Nova Scotia or again with them during our future winter travels. Judy and Butch, thank you again. (Susie and Matt)
This is our second time here. They go above and beyond being a host. Very friendly, fantastic campfires and potlucks with other boondockers and their friends. Beautiful sunsets along the Suwannee River. Lots of solitude. Very accommodating and helpful with our kayaks. They should be the super hosts. Thank you for everything
Virginia and Bob
The hosts are absolutely delightful. They have such a beautiful spot and have some pretty interesting stories! We loved our stay here and are appreciative they are sharing their beautiful property with fellow boondockers. Thank you!
What a fantastic location and hosts! Quiet spot right on the river with lots of space for our daughters and pup to play. We couldn't have asked for a better stop for our first boondockers experience. We'd love to stay again if we pass through that direction again.
We had a wonderful stay with Suwanee 16. They are such friendly and generous people and really make you feel welcome. Their home on the river is so peaceful, with birds & beautiful sunsets. We felt like we were seeing the “real” Florida. We are rving “newbies” and appreciated their hospitality.
Judy and Butch are extremely generous in sharing their beautiful riverside property. We were a very last minute booking and their prompt response was much appreciated. They went above and beyond in making our stay very enjoyable.
Nice quiet area. Wonderful hosts, could not have asked for a better experience. True southern hospitality.
Quiet, on river, spacious, experienced hosts. River, swamp, woodlands to explore. Good recharge space.
Host were GREAT right mix of attention and non-intervention.
Coffee group at Hardee's breaks up at 8 AM
It is hard to explain in words about our wonderful visit with Butch and Judy. Not only do they have an incredibly beautiful compound on the Suwanne River, they possess that warm southern hospitality. Loved learning about the locality, from the tree farms, to the Main Line Road, even a reference to a local mechanic.
Thank you Butch and Judy. We look forward to seeing you again.
Mary Ann and Bill
Suwanneee16 is a perfect quiet spot on the river. Butch and Judy made us feel like part of the family as soon as we arrived. We had a fantastic time around the campfire.
A great boondocking experience with power water sewer and wifi.
Thanks so much to our new friends.
Gord & Lynda Borg
Princeton BC Canada
Butch & Judy are the type of folks that we hope to ALWAYS run into! Super friendly and most accommodating. Kim & I both wish we could've stayed longer. Gorgeous place right on the Suwannee River, with full hookups, including 30 amp electric! Whenever we come back this way again, we will definitely give them a shout and hopefully get to know these fine folks a little better. Good People.
This is our first time using BoondockersWelcome and I can't imagine that there is a more beautiful setting or more friendly hosts. Butch greeted us and helped us get into the site. We had access to the beautiful grounds on the Suwannee River. Judy and Butch invited us to their home after we returned back from a nearby restaurant - delicious grouper. I wish we could have stayed longer. We will come back on our return to Florida.
We stayed six nights with another couple at Suwannee 16 and thoroughly enjoyed our visit and hosts. The hosts were gracious, friendly and so very accommodating! The spot we occupied was beautiful and surrounded by a variety of large trees and overlooking the Suwannee River. Full hook ups were provided as well as nice campfires. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this place!!
Judy and Butch are the greatest, they have a beautiful parklike property on the river. They very accommodating and friendly. We are staying on for a few more days.
Full hookups overlooking the river, evening campfires and conversation, a fantastic relaxing visit.
Thanks so much to Butch and Judy
They were great hosts with a beautiful location on the river! Wish we had some vessels for the water to really enjoy it. But overall the experience was great and we appreciate the hospitality they showed. Thank you!
What a great couple with an incredible location! Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us. We were treated royally by Butch (not Chuck) and Judy and enjoyed dinner and playing Sequence with them in the evening. Thanks once again and we hope to visit in the future.
Suwannee16 is a welcoming and fun couple who had us in stitches during our stay! We enjoyed them very much and hope to host them one day.
We stayed at Butch and Judy’s in January and had a wonderful time they open their home to us introduced us to their friends
The location is remote and beautiful and peaceful and we can’t wait to return the favour
We stay there this January as one of our first experiences Boondocking and we can tell you how wonderful. It was what an amazing little secluded spot and judy and butch are a wonderful couple who opened up their home to us and introduced us to their friends. We had a great night and can't wait to return the favour
Waking up to a still river, birds and the rising sun is an ideal way to start a crisp morning. This location is so good for the soul. It’s peaceful and is owned by some wonderful hosts. Butch and Judy were warm and welcoming to our family and made us feel at home. Plenty to see and do and finally got to see a manatee and a bald eagle up close. We thoroughly enjoyed our chats and found it very hard to leave. Sean was very grateful for the exercise as well. Thanks so much for accepting us and being great hosts.
We stayed here for our first ever Boondockers experience. The hosts have gone above and beyond the normal to accommodate their guests. We highly recommend this location and these wonderful hosts.
I’d have to say we enjoyed our one night stay. This couple are 5 star people. Thank you!!!
We hope to visit again.
Beautiful site along the Suwannee River. Butch and Judy were very helpful and very welcoming to us,enjoyed there company. Hope to see them if they ever come to Ludington Mi. This was our first time boondocking and because of Butch and Judy’s welcoming we will definitely Boondock again.
Gary and Colleen
If there was a category for super host's these people would be it. The most friendliest down to earth couple you would ever come across. There location is gorgeous and unbelievably tranquil settled on the suwannee river and amenities are all provided if need be.
What fantastic hosts. Beautiful location with our back window looking on the Swannee River. Campfires looking over the river at night and great company. We even kayaked down the river 3 miles. So serene and quiet. Could not of had a better visit. Great conversations. Highly recommendthis location. Thank you for a great time.
This location is spectacular and the hosts are extraordinarily accomodating and wonderful folks. They even invited me out to dinner! I may be passing this way in April and hope to swing in again.
Beautiful and quiet place. Our hosts were real friendly. Relaxing mood. We recommend.
Mr and Mrs Suwannee16 are the most wonderful and down to earth and kind hosts. What a delightful place to enjoy the natural beauty of nature around the Suwannee river. For being my first time using Boondockers Welcome, I am so happy it was this place. I so enjoyed our talks and walks and learned so much. I also know my dog loves this place as well and wants to come back. Thank you so much for everything. I feel that I've made long time friends.
What a lovely place to stay! Theses hosts are very kind and have such a beautiful location to share with visitors! The river is gorgeous and the boat rides are the best!
I was so ready to write a recommendation for this slice of paradise but then I realized I couldn't describe it any better than previous guests so I won't try but I will say you have NO idea what your missing if you pass this up!! We cannot thank them enough for their hospitality and if they are not the happiest, sweetest people in this world I don't know who are!
Not only is the site beautiful! With a riverside view, deer walking through the property, owl hooting their hellos, just a beautiful relaxing spot.
The hosts are super inviting, friendly and gracious.
We really enjoyed our stay, have developed a long and lasting friendship and are looking forward to another visit.
As soon as I arrived "Suwannee16" met me at the road and welcomed me to their "home". And as I parked my rig and started setting up the absolute grandeur of the location set in! This is one of the most beautiful spots I have ever been! Words are inadequate to share how glorious of a spot this is! And Mr & Mrs Suwannee16 were the most gracious of hosts! I was so tempted to pop the wheels off the rig and just move in! I cannot thank them enough for the grace and hospitality they displayed towards me during my visit. They are Boondocker hosts extraordinaire! Thank you!
This super-quiet spot was perfect for us for an overnight on our way to a conference in Orlando. The owners were so accommodating and provided everything we needed to relax after being on the road all day. The spot itself is beautiful, and a half mile walk up a quiet limestone / sand road takes you to a landing where we could take the dogs to jump in the river. We sure appreciated their friendly and kind manner, and their beautiful space. I highly recommend them.
The stellar river-front setting is matched by the hosts' wonderful hospitality. We like the spot and them so much we stayed twice - once going south on Jan. 11, 2017 and again on Feb. 11, 2017.
Oh what a beautiful, peaceful place! We camped right by the river, enjoying our first blackwater river scenery; ... something we had never experienced before. It was so different and so beautiful!
Suwannee16 were truly warm and hospitable hosts. They were out there to greet us upon arrival and made us feel most welcome. Thank you both so very much for inviting us onto your property, and for sharing your genuine warm southern hospitality.
Suwannee16 is the most perfect place we ever been since we are fulltimers.
The place is beautiful, the area is amazing and the most wonderful... the hosts.
Thank you so much for this time shared with you !
We really hope to meet you again some day !
It was a perfect weekend to see our friends on the river again. I'm so thankful to know such wonderful people. The location is excellent to visit both Manatee and Fanning Springs - we took the boat ride from Manatee and it was a beautiful way to get to know the river better. Until next time!
This place is as close to heaven as one can get. We would stay here again and again. Good thing we live hundreds of miles away - we would be on their doorstep on a regular basis!
Lynda and Dean
Doondocking was my first time.
But Swannee16 was very nice couple.
Great thanks to Swannee16.
Suwannee16 were splendid, extremely accommodating hosts! Waking up to a still, sunny morning on the Suwannee River was one of the highlights of our trip, so far. Thanks again for your hospitality!
Ryan, Katy Jo, Isaac, Agnus and Milkcow
Suwannee16 are busy hosts because they offer true southern hospitality to their guests. Not only do they generously offer all the services you could need, they truly enjoy meeting and getting to know you. Highly recommend a stay with them at their lovely river home site.
Suwannee16 are terrific hosts. They are right in the spirit of the nomadic travelers that RVers and Vandwellers are. They were awaiting my arrival, had power ready for me and made me feel at home. Due to extreme storm warnings, we didn't have much time to get to know each other. Their site is perfectly set up for a visiting RVer.
They did everything to make me comfortable including offering me a more protected location for parking my rig - we were under tornado watch at the time. You'll love Suwannee16 and you'll love their location. Thanks you guys, I hope we get to do it again sometime when we can get to know each other better.
What a great spot on the river! These hosts were very kind and their property was lovely! We backed up right next to their river and had plenty of space to ourselves! If it wasn't for us not having any cell service at all, we would've stayed an extra night!
The hosts were generous and gave us a bag of Florida oranges when we departed!
We would stay again if ever in the area!
We spent 1 night at this beautiful location. Very quiet and peaceful. The hosts were lovely people and made us feel quite welcome. We would absolutely stay here again.
We had such a wonderful experience there. The hosts were super helpful and were spot on with helping us get backed in. This was our first trip ever with an RV and our 36' long trailer can be challenging for us. Sitting talking with them in the evening, they made our family feel very welcome and gave us valuable info that we used on our next stop! The view was amazing, I wish it was a bit warmer and we could have stayed a day longer to enjoy the river. Definitely a wonderful and peaceful spot to stop.
This was our first boondocking experience and nicer people would be hard to find. We enjoyed the river, campfire but most of all the people. Thank you Suwannee16.
Suwannee16 are one of the friendliest, welcoming folks with whom I’ve stayed during my worldwide travels. We shared many stories of our adventures, a delicious fish fry, and many other happy moments. I highly recommend them as wonderful hosts whom I was so fortunate to meet.
Exceptional boondocking location with warm, generous hosts. Wanted to stay until spring!
Our hosts were very nice and invit us to take a shower in their guests house. We sent à very quiet night. We had all the facilities available. It was nice to meet them.
Thanks a lot !
We had a lovely time. They will send you precise directions, follow them and dont use your GPS. Only 15 min from HW98. Perfect spot, even had sewer hookup! We really enjoyed their company, and they even taught us 2 new card games. Thanks also for the loan of 2 kayaks so we could experience the river! It was so good we stayed an extra night.
We really enjoyed meeting the hosts. They were awesome about returning texts and gave great directions. The site was very spacious.
We had so much in common. We played cards with them at night.
only wish we could've stayed longer.
Will definitely go back.
Unfortunately the weather was a little chilly so we didn't get to go boating or kayaking together.
We are so grateful to Suwannee16 for all of their gracious hospitality during our short stay. The spot is just heavenly - right on the river. The perfect place to rest and recharge with lovely people who made us feel so welcome. Thank you!!
They are a delightful couple and wonderful hosts with a beautiful home and view of the Suwanee River. Our dogs, my fiancée and I had the most peaceful night’s sleep while parked on their property. We will definitely stop to see them again.
This place is stunning, what a lovely spot to rest for an evening or two! Right on the river, it was quiet and our hosts couldn't have been more helpful or welcoming! If traveling this way again we would definitely stop here!
We stayed with Suwannee16 for several days and we were amazed at their hospitality, their generosity, their overall kindness. They have a beautiful house in a gorgeous environment. They were very helpful to us and we appreciate all the advice that we were given. Don't hesitate to contact them if you're looking for a wonderful experience at the Suwannee River!