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Old 06-19-2012, 03:32 PM   #11
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I've heard really nice things about the Prince William Forest RV Campground in Dumfries, VA. That is just a short ride up I-95 to the Metro Station in Springfield/Franconia.


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Old 06-19-2012, 03:39 PM   #12
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Boston: Minuteman CG
NYC: Newburg KOA
DC: Cherry Hill CG or Fairfax Lake Park (Fairfax Co., VA owned)

In all four cases, public transport to the tourist sites is available.

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For your own safety please be aware that, for strangers, I95, the beltway, etc are difficult for at the best of times and a total nightmare during commutes. JMHO
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:14 PM   #14
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Thanks all, with a combination of those we are good-to-go.

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Old 06-19-2012, 05:03 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Fire Instructor View Post
Boston: Minuteman CG
NYC: Newburg KOA
DC: Cherry Hill CG or Fairfax Lake Park (Fairfax Co., VA owned)

In all four cases, public transport to the tourist sites is available.
Newburg KOA was awesome for our kids. We have been there twice and they always had a blast. They made sure there is plenty to do even in the spring.
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:26 PM   #16
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Minuteman Campground just west of Boston. We will be staying there this weekend. Boston Minuteman Campground

KOA in Middleboro Ma is about 35 miles south of Boston. Very close to Plymouth (10 miles). Cape Cod is about 20 to 25 miles and Newport 35 to 45 miles. My house 1 mile. Boston / Cape Cod KOA | Camping in Massachusetts | KOA Campgrounds
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:11 PM   #17
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We stayed at Prince William for our DC trip and it was one of the nicest and cleanest parks we stayed at that trip. They are a Good Sam club and have all pull thrus. Our NYC trip we stayed in Jersey City at Liberty Harbor Marina and RV park. Its basically a parking lot with full hook ups and bath and shower facilities. You can see the lady liberty from your site and its about a three block walk to the PATH station that takes you into the city. In fact we are going to be there over the 4th of July in a couple of weeks. There is a nice little out door bar right outside the gates of the campground that over looks the marina. There is also a water taxi that will take you across if you aren't into the subway scene.
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:54 PM   #18
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We'd like to do the tourist thing around Boston, NewYork and Washington DC but would be happier to have a base camp out of the city a ways. Anyone have any recommendations for campgrounds within 60 miles TOAD driving, or with bus/subway/train connections to any of the above cities?

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Pohick Bay Regional Park is about 20 minutes from DC. Alot closer than fredericksburg. Fits most rigs, if you are interested, let me know and I will get you prices.
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:36 AM   #19
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Thanks all, decided to skip Boston as we have been there a couple of times before. Just booked a week at Liberty Harbor, the concept of driving right thru New York and over the George Washington bridge has me a wee bit nervous but we have our entry and exit days pegged on Sundays so hopefully that helps. The $75 for a full service site and $50 for a boondock site right downtown was just too attractive to pass up. We have to move sites a few times and boondock for two nights as there were not a lot of sites left but thats no big deal. Now the drive in/out of New York on the other hand...... Did thru Chicago as a warm up

Still reading up on all the DC options. And are now thinking we'll do a couple weeks on the Jersey Shore area, mayby a week by Atlantic City area and a week down on the cape. Good 50% off Passport America campground 25m north of Atlantic City.

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Old 08-17-2012, 11:41 AM   #20
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We just stayed at the Cherryhill Campground in DC last month. Awesome. Skip the waste of time bus to the Metro. Drive yourself. Takes 3 min easy drive. Cost less to park at the metro station then taking the bus. You can come and go without waiting for the bus. Green line metro takes you directly to the Smithsonian and other sites. Cherry hill was perfect. Great pools, site, etc.

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