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Old 06-22-2018, 09:39 PM   #1
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First Long Trip, Tampa to D.C.

We are taking our first long trip in a few weeks from the Lakeland FL area to Washington D.C. The longest have been 1.5 hrs away from home. We were planning to traveling half way the first day and would like to rest for a day before continuing.

Does anyone have any suggestions of a nice campground in the S Carolina/N. Carolina boarder area close to I-95?

Also, is 7 hrs driving a day too much? When we drive to Chicago, I usually drive about 10 hrs then stop. The coach seems to be a very comfortable drive so I'm thinking it won't be too taxing.

Thanks for all the help and advice!
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I usually leave Zephyrhills and spend the night at Camp Lake Jasper RV Resort and drive home the next day. We live just south of Richmond, VA off I95. Nice campground, clean, long level sites and I don’t have to disconnect. Enjoy the DC area. You are probably aware of the heavy traffic in northern VA.
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We are taking our first long trip in a few weeks from the Lakeland FL area to Washington D.C. The longest have been 1.5 hrs away from home. We were planning to traveling half way the first day and would like to rest for a day before continuing.



Does anyone have any suggestions of a nice campground in the S Carolina/N. Carolina boarder area close to I-95?



Also, is 7 hrs driving a day too much? When we drive to Chicago, I usually drive about 10 hrs then stop. The coach seems to be a very comfortable drive so I'm thinking it won't be too taxing.



Thanks for all the help and advice!


Bass Lake, Dillion, SC
It is just of I95
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Santee State Park SC is nice. About 1/2 way.
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We are taking our first long trip in a few weeks from the Lakeland FL area to Washington D.C. The longest have been 1.5 hrs away from home. We were planning to traveling half way the first day and would like to rest for a day before continuing.

Does anyone have any suggestions of a nice campground in the S Carolina/N. Carolina boarder area close to I-95?

Also, is 7 hrs driving a day too much? When we drive to Chicago, I usually drive about 10 hrs then stop. The coach seems to be a very comfortable drive so I'm thinking it won't be too taxing.

Thanks for all the help and advice!
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Camp Pedro at South of the Border is right off I-95 on US-301, pull-through sites, fairly inexpensive plus has propane and diesel. The state border is literally at the north side of the parking lot.

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We are taking our first long trip in a few weeks from the Lakeland FL area to Washington D.C. The longest have been 1.5 hrs away from home. We were planning to traveling half way the first day and would like to rest for a day before continuing.

Does anyone have any suggestions of a nice campground in the S Carolina/N. Carolina boarder area close to I-95?

Also, is 7 hrs driving a day too much? When we drive to Chicago, I usually drive about 10 hrs then stop. The coach seems to be a very comfortable drive so I'm thinking it won't be too taxing.

Thanks for all the help and advice!
I-95 from Richmond to DC is a PITA.

Timing is critical, weekends and Rush Hour.

Unless Time and Mission dictate it, I'd slide off of the I-95 on the way up and explore - Lot's of Good Stuff between on your drive - we tend to try to make the drive as good as the Destination. Between the Beaches and the Mountains, I'd be hard pressed not to Explore on the drive Up and Back. Might even go up on the Beaches and Back in the Mountains, Just a thought.

Did I mention Timing - Cities - Rush Hour and Sunday Night - ...

Sorry no help as to where to Camp on I-95,

Best of Luck,



Edit - I serious doubt this is a 14 hour trip - more likely 20 hours plus in the Coach - if you average 50 mph on the East Coast you must be driving between midnight and 6 in the AM.
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