John and Jan's Profile

Boondocking Available!

Location

Ottawa Pakenham Arnprior, ON

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Site Details:

2 spots available

2

any size RV

40+

We'll play it by ear

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Site Has Available:

No Pull Through Parking Available
Wifi Available
Electric Hookup Available
Water Hookup Available
No Dump Available

Site Welcomes:

Slideouts And Awnings
Generators Allowed
Lawn Chairs Allowed
BBQs Allowed
Pets Welcome

Availability

All year, but check with us first as we may be away. Winter (i.e. snow on the ground) is possible at the home location, but not at the undeveloped location (unless you REALLY like shovelling!)

Access Road Conditions

Paved road to both locations. Home site = no restrictions. Undeveloped site = pay attention to overhanging trees, fully navigable with judicious use of full road width; little traffic, so not a problem.

Site Description

Choices: We have two properties in the area. One is our home with services available, another is a mostly undeveloped 70 acre site with no services. Both sites are generally wooded but have clearings for RV use. Distance between the two sites is about 25km / 16mi / 20 min drive. Paved road access to both. Parking areas vary from native grass to crushed gravel. Pets only after discussion. Non-smokers preferred. Smokers must observe fire safety and dispose of butts in garbage - no butts on the ground please! Generators not likely needed as we may be able to supply power. Dump stations available with seasonal availability to both north and south of our locations - about 15 min drive.

Suggested Local Attractions

45 min drive to Canada's Capital, Ottawa.
Depending on the season, golf, skiing, sugar bush, swimming, watersports, hiking all under 20 mins drive.

About John and Jan

In A Few Words...

Outdoor travellers, field naturalists,retired managers and engineer

A Little More Detail

Jan and I like to spend time outdoors exploring wherever we are. We are constantly on the go around home and travels here and there. I have a workshop and Jan loves to cook. Value friends and family. Respect nature and always cleaning up the roadside garbage wherever we are. Photography, hiking, canoeing, field naturalist trips are our activities. We do like RVing a lot.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Desert states. National Forests

John and Jan's Pets

None - pets scare away the wildlife - birds, squirrels, etc.

John and Jan's Rig

2003 Titanium 32E37 5th wheel + 2006 Chev 3500 dually = 48.5 feet when hitched up. 600w solar panels + 4x golf cart batteries. One slideout.

Skills or Expertise to Share

Good as mechanic, BBQ, etc.

User Recommendations

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Response Rate

Response Rate: 100%
Average Response Time: Less than 24 hours
Recommended by Gordon Borg
Sep 21, 2017

We stayed on their property Sept. 2017. Excellent hosts providing many recommendations for sight-seeing in Ottawa.
Parking is in two driveways, backing in from the road is a bit of a challenge for our 60 ft truck and trailer, but do able.
Thanks to John and Jan

Recommended by Ralco
Sep 20, 2017

We had a good time staying 2 nights (Sept.12-13) at this location. Hosts were friendly and most generous supplying us with helpful information on the area and use of their gazebo! We highly recommend staying at this safe place.

Recommended by ACHENIER
Sep 15, 2017

We enjoyed a 2 night stay at John and Jan's with 2 friends in their own rigs. Space was tight for the 3 of us but John was very helpful getting us in. We were very happy with the hospitality and enjoyed an evening of getting to know them. The use of the screened in gazebo was a nice meeting place for our group. Thank you for a wonderful stay.