Welcome to our boondocking site and we truly look forward to meeting you! We are excited to be joining this group of fellow RVers.
Kevin is recently retired from a 30-year career as a fire captain for the city of Chehalis. Julie is a stay-at-home mom/wife. Together we operate a wildland firefighting suppression business.
When we are not fighting fires we enjoy RVing and are looking forward to many travels around the United States.
Our first serious traveling adventure on the road was the year we graduated from college (Yea WSU Cougs!) and we hit the road in our pickup and camper. 2 1/2 months and 48 states later we were back in WA and working at our jobs. We have since hit the other two states. Over 30 years and a career later we are looking forward to traveling more in our semi-retirement. We are now looking forward to really experiencing the awesome sights our country has to offer at a more leisurely pace.
If you have minor repairs to be made or maintenance you need to do on your RV we may be able to help out. We have a well equipped shop and are more than happy to help a fellow RVer out with minor repairs. We have full sets of tools, welders, cutting torches and woodworking tools.
No pets at this time so we are more free for travel but pets are welcome at our Boondockerswelcome site.
South in the sunshine! We have had some great travels in the south but we also have many beautiful and enjoyable state parks in WA that we enjoy.
Chehalis is our nearby town with a population of 7000. A few miles from our home is a WalMart, Home Depot as well as all the other stores downtown. We also have a couple of RV stores nearby if you should need anything from there.
2014 32' Arctic Fox that we tow with our 2017 Ram 2500.
They arrived, settled in and left. They left early the next morning, so we never saw them except when they arrived.
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Had a great visit. Interesting couple. Enjoy your trip. Welcome any time.
We enjoyed hosting Kevin & Julie as Boondockers at our home. They were friendly, and Kevin took the time to share information regarding his business with our son. They came to our door to let us know they were leaving the following day and even gave us a chocolate mint candy bar from the area they live in. We would gladly host them again!
Kevin and Julie stayed with me in Tucson one night while on their way back North to their home in Chehalis Washington from Galveston Texas where they were helping with their church to rebuild homes that were damaged or lost due to the recent hurricane. They are so friendly and fun to converse with. They have a brand new beautiful 5th-wheel which really prettied up my parking spot. I hope to see them again in the future for a longer stay and perhaps boondock at their property someday.
We really enjoyed the evening with Kevin and Julie. It is always interesting to visit with people from another area of the world to peek into how they live. This couple was easy to talk to and very interesting. I'm confident anyone hosting this couple will enjoy their company.
Wonderful, friendly hosts. Quiet country setting with everything you need. Close to groceries, gas, etc. Great place. Enjoyed our stay.
Thank you Kevin and Julie for sharing your beautiful property. It was a stressful day of traveling and relaxing my night away at your home was rejuvenating.
It was an honor to meet Kevin and talk about wildland firefighters. I only wish we had had more time, but we each had appointments. I hadn't made it as far as planned and this host provided a restful spot. The yard is lovely and lush and the side street was a good walk for Robbie and me. I hope we get to connect again while we are in the area!
Seriously. Peaceful here. Lots of level room and Kevin a good guy. Thank you once more for the space.
We really enjoyed getting to spend time at Kevin and Julie's place! They are perfectly located by great sites to see and Kevin had some great recommendations for us to check out! They even had a huge field for our doggy to run and play in! An overall relaxing stay and would definitely come to see them again!
Thank you for the hospitality!
Puneet and Mashall
Kieth met me as I drove onto the property and showed me where to park. Beautiful rural location only a few minutes from I-5. I was busy and so were Kieth and Julie so I didn’t see them again. Slept great both nights. It’s a quiet location, didn’t even hear any coyotes!
Keivin and Julie have a beautiful location. We were parked backed into a gorgeous green meadow. Went for a walk and saw two deer bedded beside the trail. Kevin was super helpful getting us parked and hooked up to power. Unfortunately we didn’t get to meet Julie as she was away for the afternoon. We had to leave early Sunday so didn’t get a chance to say goodbye. Hope to visit again in the future.
Want to thank Kevin and Julie for a wonderful 5-day stay at their property. I had a great dinner with them at a local restaurant & learned quite a bit about the area and about the Firestormers! The spot was quiet and the frog song from the nearby creek at night lulled me to sleep. I was provided 20 amp service which was more than adequate for my little trailer, and their wi--fi was top notch. My BW experience is llimited (this is only my second location) but I've been very impressed with the hosts. Thanks again!
We really enjoyed our stay at Kevin and Julie's property. The location was easy to find, and the site was very accessible. Our three small kids loved being able to play in the yard and playground. As host, they were very accommodating, and assured we were comfortable. We would definitely recommend staying at this location.
A quick stop on our way home from down south, Julie and Kevin were great hosts, and have so much that they offered to us and other boondockers! There were 3 others there on the same night! We loved meeting them, and welcome them to our place anytime! And congratulations to Julie for placing so well in the World Pickleball Championships!
Incredibly nice people with great location! We were only there for a quick stopover but it was perfect! Thank you so much again!
Just love staying here! Kevin and Julie are just great and their place is so relaxing!
I had a great time meeting Kevin and Julie this past weekend! Loved staying with them and truly enjoyed their wonderful property, so peaceful. Especially loved the deer grazing in the field in the evenings.
This is a lovely property, and so quiet, just outside the charming town of Chehalis. Our hosts were very friendly and accommodating. We would surely request another stay if we're ever in the area again.
It’s a great place to stay. Thank u very much for the opportunity!
It was a great start to our trip!
A real heart of hospitality! We enjoyed their place and also the conversation. Thanks folks! Keep up the good work!
Thanks to Kevin and Julie for allowing our group of 4 people and two rigs to stay on their rural property. Although our hosts were not present we appreciate the quiet surroundings of their beautiful property and a campfire on a cool damp night was a bonus.
thanks so much
Gord & Lynda
Princeton BC Canada
Thanks for allowing us to stay two nights. It would have been great to meet you.
Maybe next time,
Our hosts were away during our stay but were very friendly in messages, have a great property with a nice level spot and hookups. Would definitely stay here again!
Unfortunately we didn’t have the pleasure to meet Kevin and Julie, they were traveling.
Even though they were not there, they kindly accepted us to stay 2 nights at their place.
Thanks a lot Kevin and Julie, hope to meet you one day.
Mike and Linda
We stayed at this fantastic gem of a Boondockers Welcome site last night. The owner met us and helped us back into the dedicated RV spot that he built at the rear of this shop. Power and water are available (we just used power for a fridge). With the owner's directions we found a Walmart for groceries and also found a dozen places to eat, shop, fuel your toad all in the Walmart area.
I would definitely recommend this location for any size of RV.
This is the second time that we have stayed at Kevin and Julie's. Both times they have been terrific hosts. We were able to spend some time with them this trip and we thoroughly enjoyed their company. With such gracious and welcoming hosts you'll be glad that you stopped and we highly recommend that you do.
They were great hosts who made it a pleasant experience for me. As this was my first stay I did not always know what to do, they were great.
Kevin and Julie hosted us a second time in same month. We absolutely loved their little paradise.
This time around we were able to actually hang out with them and another boondocking couple around a fire.
Some of the nicest people we have met.
Kevin and Julie's place was great and truly go above and beyond your normal hosts. Their property was gorgeous and conviently located to so many things. I am just bummed there was a fire ban while we visited so we didnt get to join in on a group fire.
Kevin was awesome and even helped with a repair i was doing. Welcomed me to his workshop if I needed anything. His wife brought us some amazing apple cider on our last day. They were so nice. We tended to keep to ourselves but they always let us know they were there if we needed them. Keep up with the good work on your garden, they have a cute pumpkin patch growing in it too.
Great spot to stay for a couple nights. Kevin was so nice and always offering help. Great stay!! Thank you!!
We loved our stay at Kevin and Julie's. Went above and beyond our expectations. Very clear instructions on where to set up. Our children loved the use of the play structure and the ride on Kevin's firetruck. We enjoyed walks in the woods, through the neighborhood and around the yard to pick plackberries. Very, very beautiful place with very nice hosts.
What a great couple and location. Easy off the I-5 and they couldn't have been more accommodating. We dry camped on the back 40 and it was so peaceful and quiet. Our Scottie enjoyed herself tremendously visiting with the neighbors cattle at the fence line. Thank you Kevin and Julie so much.
My second stay here because these people are so nice and wonderful... Thanks again. And the advice about taking Highway 12 was spot on; much appreciated guidance. Hope to see you next year 😊
There were four rigs other than ours during our stay but there was plenty of space and adequate privacy... not cramped like many RV parks. The site we had a 20 amp connection which was nice. Water and dump was offered but not needed in our case. Our host was happy to accommodate all of us and went out of his way to make sure everyone was situated. We would be happy to stay here again.
It was our first guest experience. It was awesome. Kevin and Julie gave us a couple of site choices. We choose the true boondock experience in a lovely quiet setting. After the crazy Seattle traffic it was a welcome retreat. Lucky for them they live far enough away. They had just finished up cooking a Dutch oven dish over coals. We were able to roast corn on the cob and our dinner. Thanks guys. Hope to meet up again. If you get to north Idaho check us out. If we head to the coast again we will surelyake your place a stop over again. Hope to visit a bit longer next time. Great people.
Warfull and generous couple. We spent a quiet night at their place.
This site exceeds many RV parks! Highlyrecommended! We enjoyed chatting with Kevin!
We could not have had a better introduction to Boondockers Welcome. Kevin and Julie were great hosts in their beautiful setting. It was the perfect place to explore Mt. Saint Helens and Mt. Rainier. Water and 30 amp hookups were icing on the cake. And the blackberries growing in the nearby hedge were delicious.
Very much enjoyed the refuge here from a slow, hot day of smoky travel. We got in late so didn't have much time to visit with Julie, who is a kind and generous host. She took care of us, got us settled and made us feel welcome. This is a picture perfect place in the countryside complete with gardens, trees/forest and plenty of space to spread out.
One of the best boondocking host and location ever. We were welcomed by Julie and shown the main site which included water and electric. Very quiet and peaceful. Was a real pleasure to see the deer each morning and evening. We were invited to help ourselves to their vegetable garden and also pick all the blackberries we wanted. We boondockers are lucky to have such wonderful people host to us.
This was our first experience as new members, and what a great experience it was. Our hosts were prompt to respond to our request. The directions to their park were spot on and the camping instructions were perfect. We pulled in and the location was exactly as explained. We backed into our spot which was level and clean. Our location (one of many available) had water, power, and black water dump available. We did not use the water or black water service but we did plug in to their power post (even had a pigtail available)
The site was between a neatly mowed lawn and a huge vegetable garden. The gravel was spotless and very level. We took the opportunity to pitch our lawn chairs out and watched the local deer graze alongside the black berry bushes. Upon arriving home, Our hosts made their way over for introductions...a very sweet couple who are certainly paying it forward. In the morning, they stopped by once again and apologized for having to run some errands. They just wanted to ensure that we experienced a comfortable night.
Located about 5 minutes off of the I5 Freeway it is a quick, quiet, and beautiful place to rest for the evening. We would hope they would accept us again for a little longer stay when we are in the area. This place is a gem. Thanks again for your hospitality.
We had a fabulous stay with K&J they were very accommodating and they had plenty of entertaining things for our kids to play with. Thanks for taking them on your fire engine they loved it. Really appreciate our fresh garden produce as well. Thank you and looking forward to returning again soon.
Kevin and Julie made us feel really welcomed. It was our first stay with boondockers and we are pleased to say this was a very positive experience. Thank you Kevin and Julie for your kindness.
We enjoyed our stay. The hosts were very accommodating and even sharing. We enjoyed our stay!
We ended up staying a further 4 days at Julie and Kevin's as circumstances necessitated .
So glad we did! Julie came over and gave us some lettuce from her garden 😃
Would love to stay again if/when we are back this way!
Thanks again for your friendliness and hospitality!!
Great hosts and thank you so much for opening up your lovely place to us Boonies. We were not able to make the first night of our stay so we let them know and it was no problem. Very accommodating and very easy communication. We were not able to meet Kevin and Julie but hope to do so on our way back down. Wonderful experience, thanks so much.
Kevin and Julies place is awesome!
We stayed out by the firepit the first night and were treated to a doe and 2 fawns grazing near by. Beautiful!!
When the other boondockers left the main site in the morning, Julie and Kevin let us move into it to stay another couple of nights. Nice level spot with 30 amp service was a godsend with the heat wave. A/C and all..... :-)
We didn't get to meet Kevin but did meet Julie, very nice lady!
Thanks both of you for being so accommodating!!
Len, Sandra and Scamp
Thanks to our hosts for allowing us to stay at their home. We enjoyed a great location to visit some of the nearby attractions. Our host was very thoughtful and we also got to enjoy their resident deer that frequently visits their apple tree.
My wife and I were fortunate to have stayed at this location. Beautiful and quiet! We didn't have an opportunity to meet Kevin and Julie but chatted with them on our phone. Verizon had 3 bars of 4g signal, and the wifi worked well also. Many thanks, and we're looking forward to meeting them in the future.
We had a great night at Kevin and Julie's place, albeit they were not there. Thanks you very much for your services.
Pete and Ally
We enjoyed meeting the other Boondockers that were there. The kids had a BLAST.
This was our 2nd stay with Kevin and Julie. Half of our family had to fly to the east coast for medical appointments, so the other half of the family stayed here, knowing it would be a safe place. Julie, Kevin and their family are warm and welcoming. Their piece of property is so calming and peaceful. Deer visit daily. We walked around the neighborhood this time and everybody knows everybody and are as nice as can be. Truly, you can’t go wrong by choosing to stay here.
We passed through on a long journey to Seattle for business travel. Our host welcomed us and showed us our options. We chose the secluded area in the back around the beautiful firepit. It was amazing!! We were so exhausted from days of travel, and this little slice of Heaven provided us the rest we needed. We wanted to stay longer!! I hope to go back one day when we have more time. What an amazing place and such a gift :)
It was so great staying at Kevins and Julies place! Greatest hosts and fantastic spot. We liked it so much that we stayed for an extra night :)
This property is so beautiful and has wildlife all over! The hosts are generous enough to provide hook ups, which is always a huge bonus! The hosts were away while I stayed at their place, but were in touch to make sure everything was going well. They were very kind and welcoming, and I hope to return at some point later in my travels. Definitely recommend this spot to anyone passing through!
This was our first time using Boondockers Welcome and we couldn’t be happier with the experience. Our hosts we welcoming and lovely. Their property was quiet and peaceful. We are happy campers!!
This was our first BW experience. I think we’ve been spoiled. Kevin & Julie were amazing hosts! Their home/property is beautiful & quiet with lush grass, a walking trail through the forest, & deer grazing in the evening. They encouraged us to relax, put out our chairs & use their fire pit, & the play area for our daughters. We enjoyed talking around the campfire & getting to know them. They are convinient to shopping, Mt St Helens, Mt Rainier, Olympia & more. They RV themselves & have great stories & advice. We were saddened to leave, but grateful for the peace & friendships we experienced. We hope to stay again sometime.
Our hosts were so friendly and open. We enjoyed our visit with them and learning a bit about them. We would love to stay there again.
Very accommodating hosts. I got to use the dispersed camp site and enjoyed watching the deer and listening to the birds. Enjoyed short walks in their personal forrest. Hope to be able to stay again sometime in the future. Thank you for everything!
Un endroit splendide avec un beau jardin et la visite inattendue de chevreuils les deux jours que nous avons passé là. Kevin et Julie n'étaient pas là mais ils nous ont accordés leur confiance. Voilà six semaines que nous sommes sur la route à la découverte de l'ouest américain et nous n'avons jamais eu un endroit aussi beau et paisible pour passer la nuit. Merci beaucoup et nous recommandons cet endroit.
A splendid place with a beautiful garden and the unexpected visit of deer the two days we spent there. Kevin and Julie were not there but they gave us their trust. It's been six weeks since we've been on the road to discovering the American West and we've never had such a beautiful and peaceful place to spend the night. Thank you very much and we recommend this place.
Endroit charmant et tranquille avons pas vu nos hote .eux MËme parti en voyage mais est survenue un petit problème que meme a distance ils ont pu réglé, endroit parfait, merci beaucoup, je recommande ce 5 étoile.
We really enjoyed meeting Kevin and Julie. They are warm, welcoming and interesting - we enjoyed learning about their work in fire fighting and disaster relief. They are great hosts, and they have a lovely quiet location for an overnight stay.
Great host. The site is very private in beautiful rural setting. Kevin and Julie went out of their way to provide us with everything we needed. Very nice people and I would recommend them to other Boondockers.
Our first experience with Boondockerswelcome and it was very positive. They were so welcoming and accommodating. Hope we can return the favor one day.
This was our first stay as members of this group. They answered promptly, assisted me with backing up to their driveway because I was looking the wrong way :D and have been very kind and generous hosts. I hope we are presenting as good an impression on them as they have on us.
Adding to this as we get ready to leave, I once again stress how kind and generous this couple is. We will, without a doubt, be stopping by here again later this year. I look forward to a long friendship with Kevin and Julie.
Great hosts and very welcoming, even though they weren't home at the time. We contacted them and even though they were away volunteering they offered us their spot. We really didn't expect this and were very grateful. We waited for them to come back so we could thank them in person. The spot is nice, large and private. Great experience and hopefully we'll be back in the area to say hi.
I was blown away by their hospitality. The location is beautiful and hosts incredibly friendly and generous. I would highly recommend to anyone.
What a beautiful treat to stay here. Deer passing through in the morning and a nice quiet garden and yard. They are so hospitable. A loving family and so engaging. I would stay here again in a second. The spot was great also, so level with amenities. Like a class A RV resort, except you are one of the only occupants. I wish I could have stayed longer.
Very nice place not too far off the highway. The primitive campsite is absolutely perfect! Didn't have the chance to meet Julie, but Kevin was very welcoming and easygoing. Would go back anytime we are in the area!
Kevin & Julie's hospitality was was and genuine. We were greatly blessed not just by the provision of a lovely boondocking site, but primarily by their cheerful and encouraging presence. It will be a blessing to be able to host them in return one day, Lord willing.
We stayed one night, along with a few other boondockers. The hosts were away, but still allowed fellow RVers use their property. Amazing. We did meet them in the morning, and they are very nice people! I wish we would have had time to stay longer so we could have gotten to know them better. This was our first Boondockers Welcome experience and got us off to a great start!
We spent two nights with them although wew were only able to spend time with them our last morning. The site is just great. Level and roomy..and aour conversation and the stacking of firewood with other boondockers was great fun. Kevin and Julie did all that anyone could yo make is feel at home.
Kevin and Julie are just good people!! We loved getting to know them and they were some of the best hosts we've stayed with! Not just because of Julie's zucchini bread :) Look forward to seeing these two again in the future!
Both Kevin & Julie were great hosts and have a beautiful setting for overnighting!
One night we got home to find that Kevin and Julie had started a fire and were visiting with the other BoonDockers that were also staying. A great stay and very hospitable folks! Mark & Patsi
We stayed on a Saturday and Sunday at Kevin and Julie's property. It was an incredible spot and they allowed us to use their 30 amp hookup as well as water. We even dumped our gray water tank on our way out the next morning.
They were a delight to talk to and we would highly suggest them to other boondockers in the area.
Thank you, Kevin and Julie for a great place to rest a couple nights.
This was a perfect stop for me. On the way to the Olympic Peninsula, not far off the highway. Several spots, nice and level. The hosts were so kind. We had a chance to visit and a campfire with two other boondockers. Really pretty spot and such nice people! So glad people are willing to host!
Kevin & Julie were wonderful hosts! Very welcoming, friendly and personable.
We sat around the fire pit with 2 other boondockers and our hosts and traded travel stories and tips.
Just a great experience, this is what Boondockers Welcome is all about.....
Thanks Kevin & Julie, hope to see you in Florida sometime.
Kevin and Julie were wonderful hosts to us for our one night stay. They provided excellent communication about their plans and instructions. Their home and property is beautiful and just far enough away from freeways and towns to be in the country yet still be accessible. Deer munched grass near the trailer while we relaxed inside. Cows were nearby and helped to create an aura of quiet country life.
Kevin has water, power and sewer connections available, but we didn't need them. The site is level, nicely graveled and easily accessed from the road. Turnaround space was ample.
Finally, I just have to say how great these people are. We talked with them for an hour or more after they came home from their family obligations. We just had such a wonderful time with them.
Thanks Kevin and Julie!!!!
Although Kevin was fighting fires away from home they still excepted us to stay on thier property with full hookups.
Julie immidiatly let us feel at home which she left open for us at all time.
I think we will stay here for ever....
More people like those two will make the world a better place.
Thank you very much Kevin and Julie.
Kevin and Julie were fantastic hosts, going above and beyond in ensuring we had everything we needed while we were visiting as well as to be on our way again. We unfortunately didn't get to meet Kevin, but Julie was very welcoming & helped us with some tools we needed to make some minor repairs. Their space was lovely and we enjoyed exploring the nearby town of Chehalis. Thanks very much for a great boondocking experience, hope to see you down the road.
Kevin and Julie's space is so beautiful. I feel like I'm in a park (a well-manicured park). The space is off the road behind a large shop and is surrounded by green. It's very peaceful.
Even though they were off on their own adventures, they were wonderful hosts - responsive, accommodating, and gave clear instructions on how to get here and where to park.
Thank you so much for making my first Boondockers Welcome experience a great one!
We stayed 2 times (once when we were going north and once when went in the south). They are very nice and friendly people. They made us very comfortable and made all the facilities available.
Thank you very much for your great welcoming!
Just wanted to drop a quick note about Kevin and Julie, it shows that RVers are AWESOME people! I am late in writing this review. We were up in the Northwest in the summer of 2018, when a family member passed and we had to head south to Utah. I messaged Kevin and Julie to see if we could stay on their property and I immediately received a response back that although he was fighting fires in Oregon, we were welcome to stay. AMAZING!!!! We didn't end up staying, but we sure hope to meet these folks either during our next trip to the Northwest or somewhere on the road! Thanks Kevin and Julie for being such amazing people and so flexible with my very crazy schedule this summer.
Hope to see you on the road!
What friendly and wonderful people. I will see them again on my adventures. Thank you so much for your hospitality.