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Old 10-31-2014, 08:14 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone,

We are planning a trip to the DC area and want to stay near Dulles airport so we can tour the Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Museum. Any recommendations for a nearby campground?

Any great off the beaten path sites we should take in?

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Old 10-31-2014, 08:15 PM   #2
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Not sure where it is, but we just had friends that highly recommended Cherry Hill Campground. They said there is a shuttle bus that will pick you up there and take you into DC to see the sites. They were very happy with the campground. Good luck and safe travels!


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Cherry Hill. Bus from the park to train/subway into DC. Contact your congress person for congressional tours and bypass the long lines.
Trust me. It's the best way to see DC.


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Bull Run Regional Park ... Its not too far from the museum ... About 10 miles ... And its open year round


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Another vote for Cherry Hills, if it's in the right location for you. We stayed there a couple years ago. The local bus service stops at the park as part of their normal route. Grey Line tours also stops there and the Cherry Hills office sells tickets for their tours. Also very convenient.
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You can look at Lake Fairfax Park or Bull Run Park. Fairfax I think has just electric but Bull Run full hook ups.

Both are pretty close to Dulles Airport and Lake Fairfax is very close to the new Silver line metro stop. I have not been over to Lake Fairfax in a while but I believe there is a hiking trail from the camping area to where the metro is.

There was also a bus that you can take from Hazy to the Air and Space down town. It might be a good option to park and get down town.

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We have a 22 foot Interstate.

Do you think there is room to park at the Hazy especially if we go thru the week during off season?


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Another vote for Cherry Hill from my family. It's been 3-4 years since we were there, but would definitely consider it again now if going back to the area. The bus pickup at the park was a big plus for us. We never drove anywhere from the park but still did a lot of touring in DC.
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I don't think that you will have an issue parking at the the hazy center with your Interstate.

You should also consider stopping at Manassas battle field which is right there also.

There is a lot of possible places to park and get on the new silver line metro to go downtown. Tyson's corner mall on rt7 should be easy place to park and get on the metro or there is a bunch of commuter parking on Sunset hills dr by the last stop on the silver line.




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We were thru there a couple of years ago, stayed at Pohick Bay south of ther,

It was ghastly hot, just wanted to drive around a see a few things, as we couldn't leave Lily in the Interstate.

Did find that a vehicle the size of ours was prohibited on the street in front if the White House.

If you can stay someplace that has a shuttle in, that sounds like a great idea, to me. Those hop-on, hop-off tour buses, that go to everything, are a great way to see big cities, in our experience.

We got to the campground and were sitting outside, looking at the map, when that earthquake hit.....our chairs, and the Interstate, rocked pretty hard.



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Our group of four trailers stayed at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston, VA. It's a beautiful park, maintained by the county. There are not water or sewer hookups, only electricity... but it is in a lovely setting. There is a bus to the Silver Line Station here also, although we just drove to the station and parked for our trips into town.
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Bull Run Park is close. Just down hwy 28. You will want to check the Virginia Regional Parks web page to find out what campgrounds are open. The parks with camping are all very nice. We have stayed at several. There is a lot to do in the northern Virginia/DC area. Lots of historical sites, the zoo in DC, and of course, because we live among them, the wineries.
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Here ia another vote for Cherry Hill. The accomdations are great and the service to the DC is fantastic. Might be a little on the expensive side but well worth the price you pay.
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Thumbs up Cherry Hill

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Cherry Hill. Bus from the park to train/subway into DC. Contact your congress person for congressional tours and bypass the long lines.
Trust me. It's the best way to see DC.
Heartily give a second & third on Cherry Hill.

We’ve stayed there twice while we did the Smithsonian tours and DC tours... Taking the subway into the Capitol area was very easy and the bus taking you to the subway station stopped & returned to the campground... The park is convinient to grocery stores and the likes as well as restaurants (IHop at midnight was great!)... The campground store also has pretty much everything you’ll need. Nice park to walk around in in the evenings/mornings, too.

We stayed for 3-4 weeks at a time and the rates for that were not bad. It was well worth it given the location, facilities and convenience.
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