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Age: 55-65

Member since October 2016

Retired fulltime rvers offering down-home hospitality

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Wife is a retired teacher and husband is retired from National Defence. Bought 5 acres of maple grove, natural evergreen forest and open sloping field with a small stream 10 minutes from Kouchibouguac National Park gates. Looking forward to welcoming fellow RVers.

We boondock on our own land, so you must be self-contained (water, power, sewer). Sorry. There are facilities nearby for water and sewer dump.

We can offer parking for any size rv with plenty of shade or out in the open, whichever you prefer.

Plenty of room for kids and pets to run and play. Please maintain control over your pets as we have 2 older cats and 2 friendly dogs who live there freely and off leash. If yours is/are friendly, trained and well-behaved, you are welcome to do the same.

We plan to be there from April to October and travel about for the winter months (no fixed address).

Area offers miles of beaches, fishing, swimming, cycling, hiking, canoeing/kayaking (river and sea), shopping, touring, etc. 30 minutes south of Miramichi City and 20 minutes north of town of Richibucto.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Some bush craft, well-versed in local sites and people, including honest tradespeople, great restaurants, and various activities.
Bilingual (English & French)

Johnna123's Pets

Yes, 2 friendly dogs (one small, one medium sized), and 3 indoor cats.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Hiawatha National Forest, MI, Dead Man's Flats (Canmore) AB, Nehalem Bay, OR, Bakersfield, CA, Quartzite, AZ, Valley of Fire, NV, Port Aransas, TX (right on the beach), Holly Beach, LA, Brunswick, GA, and our own property in NB, (thus far)

Johnna123's Hometown

Kouchibouguac, New Brunswick.

Johnna123's Guest Details

Johnna123's Rig

Rig Type: Travel Trailer

35 feet long

2015 Cruiser RV Enterra 316RKS TT that we pull with a 2012 Ford F150 EB.

Johnna123's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets
  • Has slideouts

Johnna123 Has 1 Host Location

Giv'r on the River

Miramichi, NB, CA
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Johnna123's References (45)

References from Hosts (1)

Big Mike

March 2017

Great meeting them

Really nice couple. They will always be welcomed here

References from Guests (43)


September 2021

Great place

Super friendly hosts. We loved chatting with them and could have done for a lot longer. Easy to get our 25ft trailer onto their space and get it turned around. Lovely location next to the river.


September 2021

Welcoming hosts

Friendly and welcoming hosts. Much appreciated


September 2021


Beautiful spot on the river, super friendly, welcoming hosts! Close to everything and right on an amazing path! Thanks so much!


September 2021

Wonderful host

Great stay, host very attentive, great stories. Next time through we will ask to stay again.


September 2021

Great stay!

We had a great stay with Giv’r. Our host was so friendly and helpful and their location was really convenient for exploring the local area. Great for walking and biking. Hopefully our paths will cross again.


August 2021

Perfect 2 day stay🙂

Our hosts where very kind people..John was a knowledgeable guy about the area and other things..pleasant to talk too..the spot was perfect ..looking on the river and a sunset to relaxing we stayed two days 😁 would stay again for sure..Thanks John and Donna


August 2021

Very knowledgeable host

Thanks for all the input into trip.


August 2021

Pleasant restful stop

Stayed one night on a very nice spot to park. Trailer area is fairly level and over looks the river. There is a quad/bicycle path close to the property but did not interfere at all with our stay. Wonderful hosts, very accommodating offering electricity hookup.
Word of caution when traveling to the area, avoid hwy 108. It is in rough shape with many logging trucks. There are other options and is not near this home.
All in all, a good stay with pleasant conversations.


August 2021

Quiet place

Thanks to our host, good tips to visit the area, quiet place


August 2021

Nice view of the Miramichi River!

Our hosts were very friendly and accommodating! Had a nice grassy area for our trailer with a beautiful view of the river. Chatted with our host who regaled us with the history and attractions in the area. Short but pleasant stay; two thumbs up and thank you for your hospitality!


August 2021

Great host

We were so short notice but they got back to us real fast and with a great hospitality. Can't ask for more . All the tips and help he gave us was very welcome. Would go again :)

TandT Travel

July 2021

Near the river

Quick response to questions before our arrival, easy in/out with our truck camper and very accommodating folks. Short walk to beach and sat to view sunset on the river. NB Nature trail next to yard with infrequent ATV traffic that stopped before RV midnight. It was an easy 1+km walk to the downtown area. Unfortunately the local Irish pub was closed. We used the BW spot as home base to golf in the area. Recommend golfing both Pokemouche Golf Course (approx 110km) and Miramichi Golf Course.


July 2021

Short stay great hosts

Such nice people. We hope to connect again soon. Big flat lawn at our disposal. So nice with our doggie.


July 2021

A nice family

Incredible how most of the BoondockersWelcome hosts are welcoming and helpful. I enjoyed very much my stay.


July 2021

Great rest stop!

Our host was very accomodating, willing to help if we needed it. The view is of the river, which is so relaxing.
A rig bigger than ours would have difficulty turning up the steep driveway, we think, but once up there we had room to choose our spot. Thank you for a good night's rest!


September 2019

Tranquil spot

Though we didnt meet, the hosts were welcoming, friendly and helpful. Recommended!


August 2019

Great semi-remote location.

Easy to find and plenty of room to maneuver and park, sun or shade. The National Park is very close but if you're looking for a camping experience, this is ideal. Good host, friendly and flexible. I enjoyed my stay.


July 2019


This area was nice and quiet. Pretty location right near the park. Spent 2 days kayaking and walking. Their neighbor came over and brought us bread jam and sweets to welcome us. Another boondocker arrived and we enjoyed chatting with them also. J&D were great. Came by and gave us advice of where to go also. Would recommend staying here esp if you plan to visit the park.


July 2019

Heart of Miramichi Excellent hosts

Our hosts went out of their way to assist us and bring us from Saint John to Miramichi when our truck needed service. They showed real Maritime Hospitality. Wow! We enjoyed the tour of the area, their caring concern and tasty blueberry cake! Their dogs Fudge and Sadie were an added delight coming to visit each day. The Miramichi site was really pretty, right next to their house on the river next to the bike path. We used their 15 amp power cord for lights and small appliances but couldn't use AC. No problem as the breeze was wonderful even on hot days. Our hosts showed us where to buy water in town. They took us to their other site near Kouchibougiac park and it is a nicely wooded, quiet area really close to the park. No services but our solar panel would work well as there are sunny and shady sections. Thanks so much folks. We will be back!!!


July 2019

Beautiful spot!

Thanks for letting us enjoy your place for a couple of nights! It was great to meet you both and hear some of the stories of the area. Everything we have heard about the Maritimes is true...the people are so warm! Have a great summer and thanks again.


July 2019

Awesome stay, thank you!

Loved our stay here! Interesting, generous, kind folks who we really enjoyed chatting with. We picked up a lot of helpful RVing tips! Thanks so much and hope to see you again, Johnna123!


July 2019


J&D are consummate BW hosts - a wonderful and quiet 5 acres with a perfectly level gravel site for our 43' DP MH. We backed right in - and our rooftop DirecTV dish picked up perfect satellite reception as well. A very short drive to Kouchibouquoc National Park makes this a wonderful property!!

We really enjoyed getting to know J&D, and they are just outstanding people. Our lab, Sampson, got along great with their 14yr old "Fudge", and they played together so nicely. We loved Maple Haven so much, we stayed a few extra days when J&D extended the option to us. We drained our tanks and topped off our fresh water at Kouchibouquoc NP.

We'd really hope to see J&D again in our travels, and we'll certainly return to Maple Haven the next time we're in the area.

Gerard&Mari (&Sampson)


July 2019

Short but helpful

We got in very late forgetting the time change and making the mistake of taking hwy 108 (very bumpy and construction) instead of hwy 8.
The host immediately greeted us with a warm welcome and backed up our new trailer saving us the stress which was very much appreciated. In the morning he had his brother come over and grind off our lock which we had lost keys to. Such a huge help saving us time and money. This was our first boondocking as guests and we were so thankful for the hospitality.


July 2019

Great Stay at Maple Haven

This was just what we needed after a long day. We didn't even unhitch. We parked right on the gravel, exercised the dog and went to bed. The next day we had such an easy drive to the national park. We will want to come back. We had kayaks which were perfect for the salt marsh. Next time we'll bring bikes.

The hosts were wonderfully communicative and flexible with a delayed arrival. I bet they would have been great to meet in person.


July 2019

Clare loves Fudge

We stayed an extra day because we loved the location and our 2 hosts, we even went looking for moose down the road from our site. Best neighbor also, brought over some goodies. Hope to make it back here some day. Thanks so much

GA Gypsies

July 2019

Super A+

We were warmly greeted by our host and made to feel right at home. Great people and a lot of fun to be with.

If you are looking for peace and quiet. And, if you are looking to commune with nature, you’d better check this place out. Very close to Kouchibouguac National Park. Highly recommend a stay here.

Lots of places to park. Sun? Shade? Pick your spot. You have plenty of room to maneuver your rig.

This was the perfect recipe for us! Our host promised to come to Georgia and visit us this winter. We will be looking forward to seeing them again.


May 2019

Wonderful people, great location!

We couldn’t be happier with our stay with Johanna123! They are such genuine, warm people! The location is great too, just up the street (we walked) from the main town square. We enjoyed their stories of their big RV adventures and would happily stay with them again or host them.


October 2018

Very helpful for our first BD experience.

A great 'first experience', as we wrote in personal references


September 2018


Nice and quiet like my first stay here a few months ago. Still haven’t met the host but good talk on the phone. Likely will find myself back here again.
Had to leave early to get on my way to Toronto to visit my 96yo mom.


August 2018

Very Helpful

Our hosts were gracious enough to allow us to stay at their property even though they were not there. Offered helpful advice about the area. Property was easy to find.


August 2018

Great experience!

Though the hosts weren't there for our visit, they opened their site for our use and even had a neighbor provide a warm welcome. The site was so relaxing - just what we needed.
Thank you for a great experience!

canada cold

August 2018

great place

Great couple; Excellent place to stay. Quiet and peaceful, lots of room to park. We have been there two years in a row and have been more then welcomed by these hosts.


July 2018

Quiet, peaceful.

I stayed here with hosts phone permission but he could not be there. I stayed 4 of the 5 scheduled days, needed to get some maintenance done.
The neighbours across the way were very nice, came to visit and offered water.
Very quiet full of the moon. Calming experience.

Graham and Betty

July 2018

Peaceful, quiet stay

Even though our hosts needed to be away much of the time we were there, we enjoyed a peaceful, quiet stay, and appreciated the opportunity to hear about their favourite boondocker spots when we finally met. It was a nice visit.


July 2018

A little piece of natural beauty

Hosts were quite responsive and helpful- even pointing us in the direction of a local mechanic for our AC!
Property is Park Like with beautiful trees, grassy areas and benches for resting. Close to the national park.


July 2018

Great spot!

Very nice spot to spend a few days. Quiet and serene. Friendly host and neighbours! Close to Kouchibouguac National Park.

Thank you!


July 2018


Actually looking forward to seeing them again this winter.


June 2018

New Brunswick

Five stars for visit. Plenty of room for parking, both shade or Sun. Host were very friendly and had a lot of local knowledge. Lots of visit time or alone time, our choice.


June 2018

First rate!

We have stayed twice before and as with the other times we had a great stay. We look forward to staying there again and talking to these fine hosts.


September 2017

Fantastic stay

Thanks for having us!
We had a wonderful stay in the maple trees on the property, spent the days at the Kouchibouguac NP down the road and the nights having great chats.
The recommendations for drives and attractions were super helpful.


September 2017

Great introduction to boondocking

This was our first boondocking experience and we felt like we hit the jackpot. They were about as nice as can be, helping us get set up, pointing us in the right direction and letting us know where we could pick wild blueberries. We had a great first experience boondocking and we wrote more about it and added some pictures of the area on our site:

The Hartmans

August 2017

Perfect spot

We found this property to be the perfect spot for a well needed rest on our journey. We were warmly welcomed by these wonderful hosts and even shown where the wild blueberries grow.

Larry and Rose Ann

July 2017

What a great stay!

Lovely place in the country but close to amazing park and lovely sea towns. Quiet and peaceful. Amazing hosts who shared lots of info on travelling as well as info on attractions in the area. Recommended as hosts or visitors.

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September 2018

Great first--time boondocking

'Johnna123' set the bar pretty high for our 1st boondocking experience. They were extremely accommodating and flexible with our schedule, and their friendly neighbours even brought us some home baking! Couldn't have been better.