(Last: 177 miles from Rehoboth Beach, DE)
(Next: 240 miles to Catskill, NY)
Passport America $19.50/2 nights, Sun-Thurs, PT, 30/50A
100 total RV sites, can accommodate RV's up to 40', 30/50 amp hook ups,
full hook ups, large bathhouse, laundry, dump station, swimming pool,
clubhouse, horseshoes, billiards, campfire rings, and propane sales.
Closest RV Park to Atlantic City.
Directions: GSP (Garden State Parkway) South Exit 40 onto route 30 east 1/2 mile to 6th ave.
Left on 6th ave 1.5 miles to park entrance on the left. GSP North enter
Atlantic City Rest Area at mile marker 41.2. Follow signs to Jimmie
Leeds Rd exit at north end. Right at light onto Jimmie Leeds 1.5 miles
to 6th Ave. Right on 6th Ave .5 miles to park entrance on the right.
Comments: Just 8 miles from Atlantic City's Boardwalk and beach, Shady Pines
Carefree RV Park, is a beautiful small park in a residential area. Only
100 sites, this 55+ park has many trees and is immaculately maintained.
The majority of sites hold park models for year round tenants and they
are well-kept with colorful plantings of flowers and bushes. They have a
large community/activities center, a pool, dog park, and 30/50amp FHU.
The campground also honors Good Sam and AAA club discounts.
Shady Pines is 177 miles from our last stop at the Delaware State
Campground in Rehoboth Beach, DE. We passed by the large Dover AFB and
also Dover International Speedway where NASCAR weekend was revving up
and we could see dozens of RV's parked on the grounds ready for some
Friday afternoon tailgate parties.
We also passed through some road construction but the majority of the roads
were 4-lane and smooth. GPS works well for the trip and the lowest
overpass we encountered was 13'11". The only bad parts were the
seemingly umpteen toll booths. We paid a total of $23.35 for our 4-axles
coming in. That includes the Delaware Turnpike ($8), the NJ Turnpike
($6.35), and the Atlantic City Expressway ($9). The staff recommended a
local Italian restaurant and we found the food to be very good.
Saturday Afternoon on The Boardwalk in Atlantic City has to be one of
the top ten spots for people watching! It's an easy drive from the
campground down Rte 30. The streets are congested but
easily driven with the help of a trusty and watchful Navigator. Parking in AC
depends on what you want to see and do. We wanted to make a circuit of
the city, and have a walk on the famed Boardwalk. We first attempted to
park in the garage at Trump Plaza but seeing the sign stating the
clearance was only 6'6" we did a quick turnabout. The casinos have
parking and will be either free or just a nominal charge if you have
your parking voucher stamped by the casino. There are dozens of parking
lots on the side streets leading to the Boardwalk. They charge $5 for 6
hours, and the lots closest to the beach and Boardwalk charge $7 for the
6 hours. We parked a couple of blocks from the beach and walked to the
Boardwalk. Niki did well for quite awhile before her new knee told us it
was time to stop. The food on The Boardwalk was surprisingly very good.
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