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Old 09-07-2016, 07:50 AM   #1
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washington dc stop over advice

We are planning a 'real' trip leaving this Friday from Windsor Ontario.
We plan to stop at a Walmart near Pittsburgh overnight Friday night and are heading to the Washington DC area for one night on our way to First Landing, Virginia Beach and Asseteague Maryland. Want to take in the sites etc in DC. Any advice on a campground. Doesn't need to be anything fancy, no kids or pets and we likely wont be on site much.


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Cherry Hill Park in College Park MD is the place where we stayed.

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I have heard lots of good reviews for Cherry Hill, We Have Not Stayed Though. There is a Metro stop at or near the park. Do Not Drive Into DC, much more enjoyable to take the Metro System.

Cherry Hill Park is the Closest Campground to Washington, DC :|: Cherry Hill Park

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DC Stop over

We stayed for extended period @ Pohick Bay Regional Park - lovely campground (power hookup only, but dump station in the campground). It's a short drive up Hwy 1 thru Mt Vernon & Alexandria up to DC (places you'll want to visit anyway?)
You can also ride the Metro from the Franconia Station - which is "fairly" close to Pohick.
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Further out from DC, far less expensive than Cherry Hill
Lake Fairfax ParkĀ*- Fairfax County, Virginia

We've stayed at both. Despite cost and kinda smaller sites, we'd stay at cherry hill if we were concentrating on DC sightseeing.
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Old 09-07-2016, 10:52 AM   #7
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I will add my indorse meant for Cherry Hill. The bus stop onsite was great for travel to the subway station then on to DC. We day tripped in our Jeep to Mt Vernon (George and Martha Washington's home). Lots to see in the area.

We also enjoyed Assateague Island, staying in the National Seashore Park campground. We stayed in the National Park, not the State Park, campground because of the reduced rate for senior pass holders. Both CG's would have been fine.

Sounds like a terrific trip ahead of you.
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Old 09-07-2016, 01:37 PM   #8
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The National Park Service has a campground at Greenbelt Park. It is down the street from Cherry Hill. Most likely cheaper, if you're only for the night.
Are you doing Assateague then First Landing?
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I've stayed at Greenbelt several times and will again if we get in the DC area again.
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We are doing first landing then asseteague
Looking forward to the trip up the causeway!

Thanks so much for all your advice. Greenbelt it is!

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If you want a bit of an scenic drive from Greenbelt Park to First Landing take US301 south thru Maryland then US17 to I64 in Newport News Va. A slight bit slower than I95 but a much easier drive.

Don't forget to stop at the bridge tunnel inspection stations on I64 east going into Norfolk. You'll need to shut off the coach propane for the underway tunnel. Same for the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel when you head north to Assateague on US13 out of Virginia Beach. US13 is an easy drive about the same as US301 and US17.

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