(Last: 150 miles from Shawboro, NC)
(Next: 163 miles to Greensboro, MD)
Pull-thru, Full hookups, 50/30 amp, Cable, WiFi
Directions:If you do make a
stopover here at either campground, we highly recommend the Italian food
at Guido's just down the road; on the other hand, stay clear of the
China Star Chinese restaurant. We found nothing redeemable about the
place, neither atmosphere, food or service!
Less than one minute from Exit #89 on I-95 approximately eight miles
north of Richmond and about a mile from I-64.
Today we wrapped up our trek up US-17 that has brought us from
Charleston, South Carolina, through Myrtle Beach, up past the Outer
Banks and Virginia Beach. A nice scenic route, 4-lane for the most part,
and a nice departure from the tedium of I-95. In Virginia Beach and
heading North you have a choice of taking US-13 and the Chesapeake Bay
Bridge/Tunnel to continue along the Coast or turning Northwest onto I-64
up through Colonial Williamsburg to I-295 around Richmond to points
North and West.
We would have preferred the Chesapeake Bay/bridge experience but being
Memorial Day weekend and the official start of the Summer camping season
for many, we couldn't locate a campground that wasn't booked for the
I-64 did give us some interesting travel time as well with it's own
tunnel under a portion of the Bay. Long tunnels with 13'6" clearances
are NOT Niki's favorite travel experiences. Not a problem though as our
5th Wheel is only 12'6". That's a whole 12" to spare.
We did have to make a "comfort" stop shortly after the tunnel and found
an exit claiming to offer a "tourist information center". Now, those can
sometimes be tricky. Some info centers offer huge parking areas, snack
and picnic areas, comfort facilities and smiling helpful people. A
beacon for weary travelers. The "other" tourist information centers may
be a single building along a busy street with parking on a first-come
basis. Well, with this one we found the busy street part but never did
find the information center. We ended up just pulling off the street
using 4 or 5 parking spaces to get the job done. Thankfully our
semi-trustworthy GPS, "Thomasina" (Tom-Tom with a female voice), routed us
back onto I-64 with no muss, fuss, or other police interaction. I don't
know about your GPS but we have on occasion had Thomasina usher us to
closed back gates leading to some interesting back-up challenges.
We arrived at the Richmond North KOA Campground in mid-afternoon. The
trip took 3-1/2 hours and 149 miles. This campground is located 8 miles
North of Richmond just off Exit 89 of I-95. The campground has
approximately 200 campsites, three-quarters of which are pull-thrus, FHU,
with 30/50amp, free wifi and cable. The roads and pads are gravel. Each
has a picnic table and most have fire rings. The price is $45/night with
the 10% Good Sam or AAA discount. Note: If just stopping for the night
you might choose the Kosmos Campground
which we reviewed last year.
It's the same I-95, Exit 89 and $15/night less.
Local Attractions: Scotchtown & Joseph Bryan Park Azalea Garden,
The Museum of the Confederacy
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