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Old 02-05-2015, 12:22 PM   #1
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Along the coast between Texas and N.Carolina and Galv, ferry.

My wife and I are presently wintering in rockport,tx. and plan on heading up the coast around the end of March. I was wondering if anyone out there could point out some sites to see along the way. We plan on following the coast up as far as North Carolina before heading inland. any info. would be greatly appreciated. Also , can anyone tell me if a 36'motorhome towing a jeep travel on the ferry between Galveston , and the bolivar peninsula. Thanks in advance for your help , Bruc.

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Old 02-06-2015, 11:09 AM   #2
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Camp Gulf in Destin, FL is a great place to stop for a couple days. Lots to do and see. Right on the beach and nice shopping and good restaurants nearby. From there, hug the coast on 30A toward Panama City if you are taking your time and want to see sites. Otherwise take I10 east to 95N

Fort McAllister State Park near Savannah GA has some spectacularly preserved Civil War fortifications, canons, etc. Downtown Savannah and Tybee Island are a 25min drive.
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Old 02-06-2015, 11:36 AM   #3
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Here are the limits for the Galveston-Bolivar ferry:

"Vehicles should not exceed 80,000 pounds, may have a maximum length of 65 feet, a maximum height of 13.5 feet and a maximum width of 8.5 feet."
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Old 02-06-2015, 11:45 AM   #4
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Topsail Hill State park in Santa Rosa Beach, FL. Just a suburb of Destin. This was a high end RV resort that was going under and the State got it and improved and has kept it running. It is GREAT and very reasonable price for that area. The biggest drawback is the walk to the beach.
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Old 02-06-2015, 12:07 PM   #5
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Go South before you leave

You should consider a trip down South Padre National Sea Shore prior to heading North. Be sure to fuel prior to leaving the paved road as the trip to the jetties at Mansfield and back will run at least 130 miles with zero services. Take 35 to 361 then take the ferry over to Port Aransas. Continue to Kennedy Causeway, turn left, find fuel, then drive on until you reach Malaquite (Park Road 22). It should be about sixty-five miles from there to the jetties. This is four wheel drive only past Malaquite so there will be few people here and less as you drive on. We used to camp for a week at the jetties and only see three or four people other than the park employees during that week on the beach.
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Concur w Topsail Hill State Park BUT reservations may be tough.
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Cajun Palms in Breaux Bridge, La. (just off of I10). Pretty central location if you want to spend some time in "Cajun Country". Lots of good food & sites to see around here.
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Gulf Shores Dolphin Island Fort Morgan. There is a Marine Biology station on Dolphin Island. Ferry runs from Fort Morgan to Dolphin Island. If you can't cross on ferry there is a bridge to Dolphin Island. Nice State Park at Gulf Shores.

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