May 29 2009, 09:35 AM
I am hoping someone can help us find a decent place to stopover night on our trip from the middle of Illinois to Washington DC. We were hoping to do 75% of the journey on the first day, meaning that we would be looking to stop on the I70 in eastern Ohio or I79 S toward Morgantown. Any suggestions?
May 29 2009, 11:40 AM
Check the reviews for parks around Cambridge, OH. That is roughly halfway between Columus, OH and the WV border.
I haven't stayed at any of the places listed but have researched them for a future trip. Looks like there is a private campground just off the highway for convenience, and then there are a few state parks near there that could give you more peaceful surroundings, probably at a lower price, if you are willing to go a few miles from I-70.
May 29 2009, 02:37 PM
Thanks Christopher. I have looked at the Spring Valley Campground, Cambridge and that looks good, plus good reviews on here. In fact, I think I will have a hard time getting our children away from it! I was hoping to go a bit further on the first day of our journey but haven't had any luck finding suitable campsites further on our route.
May 29 2009, 02:47 PM
If you're going to get all the way to Morgantown, I'm assuming that you'll be taking I-68 into DC. If this is the case, try Coopers Rock State Park (304 594-1561). I *think* it handles RVs, but if it doesn't there is another campground a couple of miles from there that does (and the Rangers at Coopers Rock will let you know). [Edit: Other place is Chestnut Ridge Park. Water, electric, no sewer, (304) 594-1773. Possible dump site there, if not possible one at MD welcome center a few miles down the road.]
If you stay on I-70, I'd look for CGs in or near Washington, PA, but aside from driving through there occassionally in a car, I've got little recall of RV facilities there.
May 29 2009, 08:15 PM
Thanks Trentheim for the suggestions - I will look into them.
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