We started our trip in June 2015 to New Jersey from Buford, GA on I-85 north heading to Spartanburg SC and stayed a few days at Croft State Park. There were hiking and equestrian trails and a large lake for fishing. The park was nice and quiet but we couldn’t stay on the sites by the water because they were not level and small. The other side was wooded and we enjoyed the quiet. Read more at our Croft State Park page.
From Spartanburg we traveled to Greensboro NC and stayed a few days in a private campground called Greensboro Campground. Most all of the sites were not level and we had to move and still found it hard to level. We were right by the expressway and the noise made it hard to sleep at night. We cannot recommend this campground except for a quick overnight stay. It was pricey with very few amenities and many were full time in the park.
Moving on through North Carolina our next stop was Kerr Lake SRA-Henderson Point for three days. This is a North Carolina state park and the sites were well spaced and level. Our spot was on the water with a small beach area.
In Virginia we stopped for one nite at Aquia Pines Camp Resort in Stafford near Fredericksurg. The site was level but the roads were steep and narrow. We found $58 a little pricey. They did have a bar and made 10 different beers onsite. This was ok for an overnite stop.
We left Fredricksburg early on June 19th to tackle the DC and Baltimore traffic. We drove I-95 to 495 West around DC and back on I-95 to 695 west around Baltimore. We would not recommend this route to anyone as the traffic was horrendous.
We made it to Maryland and decided to give the Walmart Parking lot a try. We were in North East Maryland. Overnite was fine but the trucks were noisy although you can’t beat free.
From North East Maryland we had a short drive to our destination at Pine Cone Resort in Freehold, New Jersey.
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