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  1. Default I-95 Camping Question?

    Hey I have a question for everyone...

    I am going on a trip down I-95 and making quite a few stops along the way. Does anyone know where I can camp for very cheap. Also I saw this website that had a camping special where you pay $34 and you can camp at a list of campgrounds for $10. Is it worth it?

    Otherwise just really cheap campsites?

    Thank Alot!
    Matt

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    Default Camping Options

    Quote Originally Posted by mjstopera
    I am going on a trip down I-95 and making quite a few stops along the way.
    Welcome to the Great American RoadTrip Forum!
    Does anyone know where I can camp for very cheap. Also I saw this website that had a camping special where you pay $34 and you can camp at a list of campgrounds for $10. Is it worth it?
    I am not sure what site this is, but we do recommend the Happy Camper Club with 50% discounts at a bunch of parks. Cheap camping along I-95? Hmmm, I do have a list of all of the campgrounds found along this highway -- it is listed in the Addendum of the Drive I-95 Guide, but I can't remember any that are especially "cheap".

    Perhaps our local roadtrippers will pitch in here?

    Mark

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    Default Some suggestions

    I can't speak to much to the "deal" you've found without knowing a lot of the specifics. You have to consider what kind of places you can stay at using the card - if they are all aimed at RV's, and you like to tent camp, or they are places that only cost $12-15 without the card, its probably not worth it. If they are places you'd want to stay at and you'll use the card enough to actually make your $35 back, then go for it.

    I only have a limited amout of experience camping near I-95, but there are a couple of state parks in Maryland, just north of Baltimore that are pretty nice and should only run you $20 or so a night. There are also a couple of large state forest areas in New Jersey that aren't too far from Interstate. The Wharton State Forest has some "Wilderness Camping" with little to no services that cost just a buck a night. But those are the only places I have personal experience with.

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    Default Cheap Campgrounds

    If you stick to BLM campgrounds, you might be able to find decent spots for less than 15$/night, but don't expect flush toilets and hot showers. Check out the State and National Forests Campgrounds as well (usually around 10-15$). Here's a website where you may find some interesting spots.

    Good luck!
    Gen

  5. Default Eastern US Highways?

    Hey I have a question about some great highways in the Eastern US.

    I was wondering if anybody knew of some great highways that go from north to south in the eastern part of the US? Think US RT 1.

    I know its a confusing and vague question but were looking for something that can bring us down south and is scenic, exciting, and adventurous!

    Thanks!

    Matt

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    Default There is one I want to do!

    Quote Originally Posted by mjstopera
    I was wondering if anybody knew of some great highways that go from north to south in the eastern part of the US? Think US RT 1.
    Highway 61 from Pigeon River to New Orleans has been on my "short list" ever since I read Tim Steil's book!

    Mark

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    Default My Pick

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America forum.

    I'm going to assume that you're talking about US highways rather than the more well known Interstates. In that case:

    US-1 clearly has the edge for historic sites along its route but is highly urban and/or developed with vacation and amusement attractions, and so is a very slow drive.

    US-11 from Rousses Point, NY to New Orleans would probably make the top of my list for such highways, because it basically follows the Appalachian Mountains and avoids most, but not all, of the large cities of the eastern US while coming close enough to them and other attractions to make side trips short and rewarding.

    US-15 from Rochester, NY to Waterboro, SC has its moments, particularly in central NY and Pennsylvania, and through Virginia where it is known as the Madison and Monroe Highway.

    Others worth a look include US-17, US-19 and US-23, but for your stated purpose of getting from the northeast to the south by a scenic, exciting and adventurous route, I'd easily pick US-11 as my primary route.

    AZBuck

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    Default Stretches

    I was wondering if anybody knew of some great highways that go from north to south in the eastern part of the US?
    I've never driven only one highway from north to south, but here are a few interesting stretches of routes (north-south) in the east :

    -Route 108 between Stowe and Smuggler's Notch, and highway 125 between Middlebury and Hancock, VT;
    -Route 9 between Portland, ME and Rye, NH;
    -Route 2 through the Lake Champlain Islands from NY to VT
    -Routes 6 and 6A to Cape Cod, MA;
    -I-81 through PA;
    -I-93 through the White Mountains, NH;
    -US13 (Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel);
    -Route 12 through the Outer Banks area, NC;
    -US1, the Overseas Highway to Key West, FL;

    Gen

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    Thanks for the information!

    Also it doesn't have to be just one highway that goes south... we could switch different highways and don't have to stay on the same one the whole time.

    Thanks!

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    Default In that case...

    ...starting and ending points of your trip would be extremely useful bits of information, as would your preference for freeway vs parkway vs two-lane blacktop, as well as what you consider interesting and exciting!

    AZBuck

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