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Old 04-17-2013, 07:44 AM   #1
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Chesapeake bridge tunnel rest area

Looking for a place to spend the night before getting to the OBX
Thinking about the Kiptopeke state park at Cape Charles or a rest area.
Never stayed (boon docked) at a rest area before.
Is there one near the bridge tunnel safe to stay the night at?
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:51 AM   #2
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Looking for a place to spend the night before getting to the OBX
Thinking about the Kiptopeke state park at Cape Charles or a rest area.
Never stayed (boon docked) at a rest area before.
Is there one near the bridge tunnel safe to stay the night at?
I don't know if I would stay at the rest area. You could, it's nice, but wide open and just off the highway between it and the ocean. It's only about a 1/2 mile wide at that point right at the foot of the bridge on the north bound side. The one on the south bound side is just a pull off overlook.

Kiptopeke is about 3 miles up the road and would be better for the extra few bucks IMHO.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:10 AM   #3
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Thanks for the help, we'll go to the state park.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:22 AM   #4
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WOW!
did you all know Kiptopeke state park charges $5.00 per dog per night on Reserve America or their own website states that they charge $10.00 per dog per night. Crazy!
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:25 AM   #5
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Sounds like their trying to soak us for every thing they can. Budget cuts.
I also wonder if the people that don't clean up after their dogs are costing the rest of us money.

I am trying to find a blade of grass here in TX for my dog to pee on lol

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Old 04-17-2013, 09:40 AM   #6
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I'd say, 3 dogs at 10$ each + 37 a night for the site plus 5$ booking fees: $72.00 for state park site? oh! and don't forget the taxes!
I think I'll take my chances on the dog thing. I'm not sure which is the thief, the people lying about having X amount of dogs or the state.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:09 AM   #7
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Try Cherrystone. They are not a state park and being only a night you might even go for a primative site for a deal.
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:25 PM   #8
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OR if you are looking for a cheaper alternative to Kiptopkeke or Cherrystone that includes pets free consider Pocomoke River State park, On Maryland`s eastern shore North East of the CBBT but only about 10 miles east of rte 13. The Acorn Trail loop allows pets for free, sites about 35 a nite. Electric only though.

There is also a Walmart at Onley, Va. I have seen RV`s there parked but not sure if you can spend the nite. The rest area on the north side of the CBBT should be secure, they have their own police force that patrols the property.


http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclan...omokeriver.asp
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All great tips.
Do you think I should reserve ahead of time? We'll be arriving around 3ish on Friday
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Can you take a TT through the tunnels? I thought that propane bottles were not allowed and that would stop you.

Of course I'm going back quite a few years in remembering the restriction so maybe its no longer an issue.
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