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Old 04-11-2021, 09:16 PM   #1
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NJ Turnpike Overnight Parking

Looks like there are a few Walmartís but those are hit and miss these days, I do see Cracker Barrelís and those are great. All the truck stops look small so Iíll leave those for the truckers. We are headed from Boston to the Outer Banks later this month, looks like weíll need to stop right in there late night, anybody have some insight? Thank you!
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Following. Will be headed from NH to outer banks in June... 12h drive time will look to stop overnight somewhere along the way.
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Old 04-12-2021, 12:34 AM   #3
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If you have time for a "civilized" pace of travel . . . . . . suggest staying closer to the coast south of NYC . . . Cape May NJ to Lewes ferry . . . Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel . . . etc. . . . in order to break up the trip . . . with plenty of rest or over-nighting possibilities IMO.

If no extra time for this, suggest reserving a one night pull-through site in a good CG, right on your direct route. Well worth the cost for this necessary rest stop IMO. No need to un-hitch or hook up even . . .

For instance, this KOA north of Richmond VA close to I-95:

https://koa.com/campgrounds/richmond-north/

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Old 04-12-2021, 06:35 AM   #5
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There are a few RV parks just off 195 just south of 95. This is about halfway through The Great State of New Jersey.

https://indianrockrvpark.com/

There aren’t too many convenient options along 95 in NJ. There is a Cracker Barrel Closer to the southern border but I have no idea what the neighborhood is like at night.
Like Otra said the Garden state parkway has lots of options and a nicer route if your not in a rush.
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Hi Ted,
These are not free but if you want to get past NJ, check out Lums Pond State Park in northern Delaware. It’s about 5 1/2 hours from Boston. Safe, quiet and clean. Destateparks.com

Heading south from Lums, there are lots of possible stopovers available, like Peter mentioned above.

Cherrystone Family Camping Resort in Cape Charles, VA is also one of our faves.
3 hours later, you’re in the Hatteras area. Comfortable, scenic leisurely ride.

Be safe and have fun!
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If you decide to take the Ferry, there is a good RV Park in Cape May. The Depot Travel Park.
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Cherrystone Family Camping Resort in Cape Charles, VA is also one of our faves.
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Thanks for the reminder . . . we stayed there back in the 1990's . . . the last century . . .

Is that campground, however, still under the flight path of the nearby Naval Air Station?

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Looks like there are a few Walmartís but those are hit and miss these days, I do see Cracker Barrelís and those are great. All the truck stops look small so Iíll leave those for the truckers. We are headed from Boston to the Outer Banks later this month, looks like weíll need to stop right in there late night, anybody have some insight? Thank you!


If you really need to, just bring some earplugs and park in any NJTP rest area. Technically, you canít stay more than 12 hours but I canít imagine you would want to.

If you decide on the Garden State instead, there is an Airstream Park, Jersey Shore Haven, in Cape May Courthouse.

The Cape May/Lewes Ferry is fun and not ridiculously expensive.

Down by the Chesapeake Bay Bridge/Tunnel, Kiptopeke State Park is really nice.
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Old 04-12-2021, 02:21 PM   #10
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Do your thoughts about I-95 in the 2018 Fort Wilderness thread still apply?

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We never go 95 north of Washington. I will take the beltway, 270/15/81/83/84/90 home to MA. Our first time to FL was 95- never again. Got stoped with the propane, turned around in Baltimore, I think it was 695 loop we got down on our third try. No thanks, I mean I like pop a wheelies on motorcycles but not when they are surrounding me while towing my trailer at 65 mph on the interstate.
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Do your thoughts about I-95 in the 2018 Fort Wilderness thread still apply?

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Ha! Yes most definitely. I am hopeful that mid week travel and Covid world tame down the traffic a little bit but I want to make time getting to the Outer Banks. So yes, Iím outside of my comfort zone. Besides, we donít get back on 95 until Washington DC on our normal route so thatís not gonna work here.

We typically travel late into the night and get as many miles in as possible and then when getting tired start looking for a landing spot.
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Not sure where your coming from but we did it from Michigan, we spent the night at Cabelas in WV on the way out there and back.
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The northern section of the Garden State Parkway is not RV friendly. I don't know if they are even aloud, but the lanes are scary narrow without a trailer in heavy traffic.
I do know trailers are not aloud on NY parkways around NYC, that's strictly enforced by 9' bridges.
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Unless you have deliveries in NJ, there is absolutely no reason to use I-95 to go south. I suggest you take this route: I-84 to Scranton, I-81 to Harrisburg, stay on I-81 to Charlottesville, I-64 to the coast.

A little longer, but way less stressful and with less stop/go traffic you will burn the same amount of fuel. One car crash on I-95 during rush hour can put you back 4 hours or more.
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Unless you have deliveries in NJ, there is absolutely no reason to use I-95 to go south. I suggest you take this route: I-84 to Scranton, I-81 to Harrisburg, stay on I-81 to Charlottesville, I-64 to the coast.

A little longer, but way less stressful and with less stop/go traffic you will burn the same amount of fuel. One car crash on I-95 during rush hour can put you back 4 hours or more.
I think youíre right. I was contemplating from Boston 90-84-684-287-Garden State Pkwy- NJ Turnpike to 13 down through Delaware to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.

Thatís how long itís been since Iíve done the route, long enough to believe itís the best way.

Iím going around, thanks for the help on NJ Overnighting, Iíll be hitting the usuals over in our beloved PA.
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