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Old 01-22-2014, 05:23 PM   #1
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Overnight parking near washington dc

I am planning our summer 2014 trip. We would like to visit Washington, D.C. I like to over night park and not pay for rv parks. Is there a place where you can catch the bus or train to the major sites outside of the city? I would love to park at a walmart, Home Depot something like that and catch the bus in and out of town. Suggestions? I would plan my trip to get to that town so I don't care if it is north, south, east or west.
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I don't think I'd want to leave RV unattended all day in a shopping center while sightseeing in the city. Most people speak highly of this park: Cherry Hill Park is the Closest Campground to Washington, DC :|: Cherry Hill Park
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Most don't know about Fairfax County Parks. Pohick Bay in Lorton VA is not to far from the VRE station (communter rail). There's also Bull Run in Manassas. In Dumfries, VA there is Prince William Forest state park. These should all be more economical than commercial parks.

Although not allowed, when I lived in Belmont Bay in Woodbidge, VA it was not uncommon for an RV to spend the night in the far reaches of the Woobridge VRE parking lot.
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You could try the Green Belt National Park but you would have to drive to the train station. Not free but certainly less expensive than Cherry Hill.
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I am planning our summer 2014 trip. We would like to visit Washington, D.C. I like to over night park and not pay for rv parks. Is there a place where you can catch the bus or train to the major sites outside of the city? I would love to park at a walmart, Home Depot something like that and catch the bus in and out of town. Suggestions? I would plan my trip to get to that town so I don't care if it is north, south, east or west.


what kinda rv do you have? you can update the signature portion of your profile with that info. it will look something like the info at the bottom of this post.
per allstays, there are several wally worlds in the dc area that allow overnight parking and a few that do not. the allstays website is free to use and is kept up to date by users.
there are also state and county parks in the area.
you would have to ask the manager of each store that you are contemplating staying at for permission for multiple days.
this strategy worked out well for us for staying multiple nights in reno.

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DC area is no place to leave an RV unattended. Pick a cheap state park or camp ground.
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