RV Route South through NY, PA, VA, NC, SC, GA

This Snowbird RV Route to Florida starts in Upstate NY, Canada or New England :

Follow I-87S (from Upstate NY) or I-84W (from New England) to I-287S around NYC.

From I-87 use the right lane to take Exit 15 for NY-17S/I-287 S toward New Jersey
Keep right to stay on I-287 S (for 45.6 mi).

Take NJ Exit 21B to merge onto I-78 W toward Easton Pennsylvania (for 107 mi)
to take I-81S (connecting just North of Harrisburg).

Take I-81, Exit 1B (right two lanes) to I-40.

Take I-40 to I-75S in Knoxville.

Take I-75 South to Florida.

.2016 Fall Snowbird Route
South to Florida - the trip by day

Days 1 and 2

1. Saugerties / Woodstock KOA Journey
882 New York 212, Saugerties, NY 12477
Reserve: 800-562-4081 - Info: 845-246-4089

Pull Thru, 50/30 Amps, Full Hookups These sites are over 65 feet long & wide enough to accommodate slides on both sides of your rig. Sites have water/sewer/50amp/ cable/wi-fi/fire pit and picnic table

Open mid March - Oct 31, 81 sites. All ages, Tents Only sites: 23, 100 ft max RV length, 286 ft elev, Accepts Big Rigs, 21 pull thrus, 29 full hookups, electric, 29 elec-water hookups, 23, 20/30/50 amp, 14, tables, grill, water, toilets, showers, dump, RV Storage, propane, laundry, firewood, internet, cable tv, pet friendly extra rules, pool, playground.


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From NYS Thruway I-87: Take Exit 20, go west toward Woodstock 2.5 miles on Rt 212, in the foothills of Catskill Mountains. GPS: N42.084017, W74.0183

I-87 toll charges (Class 4H/4 axles) - Albany to I-287 total $22.80.
WiFi is weak here at best. Cable TV excellent.
Hyde Park is about 1/2 hour away. The famous site of the '69 Woodstock Festival and Museum is close-by and there is also a train into NYC about 45 minutes away. Also interesting are the Saugerties Lighthouse and the Main Street in Catskill with their cat sculptures. Lots of little shops in the town, great places to eat - even a movie theater.

Our local restaurant suggestion:
The Saugerties Diner is just off exit 20
at the Howard Johnsons Motel.
Good food and good value. (Yes it was a HoJo Restaurant many, many years ago.)

Saugerties KOA in NY

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This campground is 178 Miles from our start:
Magic Pines, Lewis, NY - 200 Miles to our next stop: Bernville, PA and
428km from Montreal and
195 Miles from Boston.

Listing of
Interstate Rest Areas
along this North/South RV route

Why a listing of Rest Areas? On a long trip it helps to know where you can plan a lunch stop
or perhaps to answer the all important - "How far until we can have a bathroom break?"


Days 3 and 4

2. Pennsylvania Dutch Campground
136 Campsite Rd, Bernville, PA
PA $27 - Valid Sunday through Thursday. Reservations preferred.

Open year-round. 233 total RV sites, can accommodate RVs up to 40ft, 30/50 amp service, full hook-up and partial hook-up sites. Pull-thrus, Cable TV.


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Exit 23 and go south for about 100 yards and turn right (go west) on old route 22. 1.26 miles from exit 23.

Notes: The campground is close to the Interstate (I-78) as the crow flies but that's hardly the case by RV. It's a winding path of narrow back roads to get here. The campground home page boasts of cable TV, WiFi and a full service restaurant. After monkeying with the cable connection for a long time I gave up on it working and used our antenna which was more than adequate. Local WiFi service is non-existent and our paperwork alluded to the fact that the restaurant was only open on weekends. The next morning I visited the "Hostess" in the office to inquire about my misconceptions. She told me that "the WiFi is only receivable near the office area, the restaurant closed two weeks ago and your cable should be working fine!"
Pennsylvania Dutch Campground is a Passport America campground which offers half-price camping Sundays through Thursdays but the fine print reads *$3 additional charge for 30/50 Amp, pull thrus, Direct TV and A/C & electric heat. We rate it just "okay" for a stopover.

This campground is
200 Miles from 
Saugerties, NY
214 Miles to New Market, VA

Days 5 and 6

3. Endless caverns
1800 Endless Caverns Rd, New Market, VA
Toll Free: (866) 617-8464 Local: (540) 896-2283

PA - $25 PA valid 1 night. PA valid Sunday - Thursday only. PA is not valid during holidays. Reservations are highly recommended. MUST mention PA at time of making a reservation. Check In: 2PM. Check Out: 11AM. Credit cards accepted. Pets welcome! *Plus tax & 7% resort fee. Rate includes 2 adults and 2 children age 17 and younger, $8 add'l charge per extra person per day. Overnight guests are $12/night for both adults and children. Add'l vehicles are $3/day.

Open apr 1 - Nov 15. 100+ RV sites. Big Rig Friendly! Full hookup back-in and pull thrus. 30/50 Amp. Wi-Fi Hot Spots, restrooms with showers, laundry, zero entry swimming pool, gorgeous cave on property, playground, nature/hiking trails, biking, propane, recreation hall, catch/release pond, game room, gift shop, RV supplies, limited grocery items, planned activities and special events, horseshoes, volleyball court, and more!

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Directions: From Interstate 81, Take Exit 257, turn north onto Route 11 going towards New Market and continue for approx. 4 miles, turn right at the signs onto Endless Caverns Road - continue 1 1/2 miles into resort.

Notes: A campground built on the side of a mountain – a Blue Ridge Mountain. The climb is not a problem as we have seen all manner of motorhomes, trailers and toads come and go. The sites are graveled, fairly level and have 30/50A, water and sewer connections. No cable but the antenna brings in the major TV stations. Free Wi-Fi is available near the shower building. Most sites are pull-throughs and all have a picnic table and fire ring. Check-in at the office was pleasant and personable and first-timers are led to their site by a hostess that has a trailer in the campground. Nice shower facility and a coin operated laundry. There is a gate with code access making it a safe as well as a tranquil stopover. Campers receive a discount on the cave tour. Town is approximately 4 miles away with restaurants – including Mexican and Chinese - and service stations.

Jalisco Mexican Restaurant on Main Street in New Market is a good value with good food. It sits among Civil War themed art and antique shops.

This campground is
214 Miles from 
Bernville, PA
191 Miles to Wytheville, VA



Days 7 and 8

 4. Fort Chiswell RV Park
312 Ft. Chiswell Rd,Wytheville, VA 24360
Phone: (276) 637-6868
Good Sam -$35

Easy in and easy out. Large pull thru sites with full hook ups (water, sewer, 50 amp electric) make it easy for any size motorhome to come in without unhooking., cable tv, slow but usable WiFi, heated pool and a children's play area. Some sites are shorter than others so make sure they understand the true size of your rig. The park is open all year.

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Directions: Fort Chiswell RV Park is conveniently located off of I-77 and I-81. Just 3/10 of a mile off interstate 81. Get off exit 80 and take 52 south look for the park on the left hand side.

There are several service stations at this exit including a Flying J. Skip the Denny's though bland food and poorly pre;pared.
Visit Wytheville at the next exit (73) for a selection of restaurants including Bob Evans and Cracker Barrel. Wytheville is allso the home for the "BIg Pencil" a local landmark. Look for it on the front of the Wytheville
Office Supply building at146 W Main Street. Wytheville is also the birthplace of Edith Bolling Wilson, First Lady and wife of President Woodrow Wilson. There is an Edith Bolling Museum located at 145 E Main Street. Many people are unaware that when she was caregiver to the President when he suffered a stroke in 1919 leaving him partially paralyzed and though the First Lady publicly minimized her involvement in the affairs of state, her stewardship of government duties earned her such titles as “The First Woman President” and “The Secret President.”

This campground is
191 Miles from New Market, VA

175 Miles to Seveirville, TN


Days 9 and 10

5. Ripplin' Waters Campground
1930 Winfield Dunn Parkway, Seveirville, TN 37876
(865) 453-4169

Good Sam- $34/Cash

Located on a branch of the Pigeon River, our serene family campground is convenient to all area attractions in a peaceful setting of trees spaced specifically for shade that accommodates local wildlife e.g. birds, squirrels, woodchucks, etc. on well kept lawns with picnic tables that are bordered by excellent roads providing pull-through-spots with full RV hookups. Our amenities include free WiFi/TV (18 channels), swimming pool, bathhouse (showers, commodes, sinks, electric outlets) and when needed, a coin-operated Laundromat and small supply store.

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Directions: From I-40 take Exit 407, then 5 miles South on HWY 66 (Winfield Dunn Parkway). Get in the right hand lane as soon as possible on HWY 66 for right turn into the park.

Welcome to Dolly Parton's hometown!

One of our favorite campgrounds thus far on this route. Friendly folk check you in and show you to your site. Always a smile and a wave when they see you.

The "pull-thru" sites are actually back-to-back sites so if you need a pull-through it would behoove you to call ahead and reserve. The beauty of the campground is its closeness to all of the action without having to drive through it to set up.

Drop your rig and explore the miles of shows, restaurants and other activities - even a Bush Beans Museum.

Make your first stop at a Walmart or other supermarket and pick up some free coupon books to save $$$ on many things during your stay.

This campground is
175 Miles from Wytheville, VA

179 Miles to Adairsville, GA

Days 11 and 12

6. Harvest Moon RV Park
1001 Poplar Springs Rd, Adairsville, GA 30103
Good Sam Park- $36

Big rigs with slide-outs welcome, 54 Gravel pull-thrus (30X70) with full hook-ups, 28 Back-in sites with full hook-ups, 30 & 50 Amp Service, Complimentary Cable TV, Park store (groceries, ice & RV supplies), Laundromat.

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Directions: Harvest Moon RV Park is located midway between Atlanta, Ga. & Chattanooga, Tn. off I-75, Exit #306. From Ex. #306, head West 1/4 mile. Turn left at the Waffle House - they are just 100 yards down the street on your right.

One of our favorite campgrounds on this route. Friendly owner and hostess. Service with a smile, charming Southern drawls and maybe a fresh bag of popcorn at check in.

The Park is easy to negotiate even with the largest rig. The pads are gravel and level with FHU at the front and back of each site.

Free cable but the WiFi is really hit and miss. No charge for the laundry facility. Quite a few permanent or Seasonal rigs but their areas are neat as is the rest of the Park.

There is a nice sized pool and the laundry and shower facilities are neat. The activity center is a former chapel on the property.

Fuel, fast food, a Waffle House and a Cracker Barrel are all available at this exit off I-75.

We recommend a visit for the lunch buffet at the Adairsville Inn Restaurant. Friendly folks and really good homemade Southern dishes. It is now one of our favorite restaurants we have found on our East Coast Snowbird routes.

Visit historic downtown Main Street and
the Adairsville Rail Depot Age of Steam Museum - built in 1847 - to learn the real story behind the Civil War's "The Great Locomotive Chase" that happened through Adairsville.

They have a three-day Great Locomotive Chase Festival annually in early October.

This campground is
179 Miles from
Seveirville, TN
164 Miles to Perry, GA


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Days 13 & 14

7. Crossroads Travel Park
1513 Sam Nunn Blvd., Perry, Georgia 31069
Phone: (478) 987-3141

PA- $25. Open year-round! PA is valid for 6 nights.
Please see management for discounts on longer stays. Discounted weekly and monthly rates available. Credit cards accepted. No smoking. Pets welcome. *Rates include tax. $2 additional fee per night when using credit card.

“We came into ownership and management of Crossroads Travel Park in April 2015 and are thoroughly enjoying the many improvements and upgrades being done to transform our park. We believe you will enjoy them too! 74 total RV sites, can accommodate RV?s up to 70ft, 20/30/50 amp, full hookups, partial hookups, safe and easy paved pull-thrus, dump station, sewer, Cable TV, Wi-Fi, restrooms, showers, handicap access, 24-hour laundry, outdoor swimming pool, picnic area, propane, playground, basketball.”

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Directions: Located 14 miles from Warner Robins and 29 miles from Macon. Park is located less than half a mile off of I-75, exit 136. Going South - Turn RIGHT off of the exit, the campground is on your LEFT.

Easy off/on I-75 at exit 136. An older park but well kept. Sites are black-top pads with grass. Be sure to give your rig's true size when making a reservation as some transient sites are short.

Nice laundry and shower facility. Pool was empty when we stayed (late Oct). Grillmasters BBQ is within walking distance next door and will allow a 10% discount to campers. Cheap gas is also closeby. A Walmart, supermarket and all types of fast food places also nearby. 

Not a lot of local attractions other than the State Fairgrounds and Agricultural Center is in Perry. A drive through the countryside will take you past cotton fields and pecan orchards.


This campground is
164 Miles from 
Adairsville, GA
134 Miles to Lake Park, GA



Day 15 & 16

8. Eagles Roost RV Resort
5465 Mill Store Road, Lake Park, GA 31636
Good Sam -10%.

Amenities: 130 sites. Large Paved Pull-Thru Sites, 30/50 Amp Service, Internet: Wireless/DSL, no cable, Pool, Laundry & Vending, LP Gas,  Ice, Night Security, Flea Market Adjacent. 

Directions: Get Off At Exit 5, Lake Park,Georgia. Go East 1 Block, Turn Right (south) On Mill Store Road & past the Outlet Center. Follow Mill Store Road 3/4 of A Mile and Eagles Roost Is On The Left.


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Notes: Outlet stores nearby and a Weekend Flea Market adjacent to the campground.
Both The Farmhouse Restaurant, (
Mill Store Plaza Shopping Center), 5123 Mill Store Rd, Lake Park, GA
and Rodeo Mexican Restaurant, 1219 Lakes Blvd, 229-559-3320, Lake Park, GA are very good.

Flying J
, 7001 Lake Park-Bellville Rd, Lake Park, GA for fuel.

Though we enjoy this campground with its mighty oaks and Spanis moss there are also two other nice campgrounds near this exit that we have visited and think they are very suitable for stopovers.

Grassy Pond FamCamp
5360 Grassy Pond Drive Lake Park, Georgia 31636
(229) 559-5840

58 sites. Make reservation. PT, FHU, 30/50 A, WiFi, Lake. Moody AFB campground open to the public.
Directions: GA Exit 5 from I-75, .15 mile to left on 376, .9 mile to left on loch laurel rd, 1.5 mile to grassy pond, then .35 to park.
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Camping World of Valdosta's Campground
5244 Jewell Futch Road, Lake Park, Georgia
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Just on the West side of I-75 at Georgia Exit 5 making it an easy off/on stopover for a night or longer. Check-in is with the cashier in the Camping World store which is just North of the campground. It's nicely layed out with many more sites than we had anticipated .


This campground is
134 Miles from Perry, GA
5 Miles to the FL Border
205 Miles to Orlando

219 Miles to Tampa
222 Miles to New Port Richey, FL

337 Miles to Fort Myers


Day 17 - Our Final Destination

9. Seven Springs Travel Park
8039 Old C.R. 54, New Port Richey, FL 34653
"Our Winter Home-Base"



Total Miles:1,922
RV Tow Miles:1,661.6
Local Miles: 260.4
Gasoline: $460.30
Campgrounds: $567.74
Dining: $514.06
Tolls: $22.80
Total Cost: $1,564.90

Note: Prices and discounts are always subject to change - it's always best to phone ahead.

This campground is
222 Miles from Lake Park, GA


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